Archive for the ‘The Art of Commerce’ Category

September 18

Flame

Well. I need to get this blog back into gear. Somehow days with nothing on the schedule turn into the most frantic. Big weird paralyzing pass-out type panic last night. (Gave Minion a bottle, laid about watching him play while the dread approached . . . waited in hopes it would go away . . […]

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August 3

WaterPumps and SeatbeltBags

Good news: The problem with the Jeep was the water pump. Why is that good news?  Still covered under warranty. The dealer service told Knobby that he was overbooked through August 14, but that if he could bring it it and leave it, they’d try to look at it during gaps.  Not like we could […]

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July 31

Medicinal

I shop too much. Do you ever “fear” a shopping opportunity? Say . . . when you know a store is holding a big sale.  Or when a brand you like is releasing new products. You get the email (or, if you want to be old-fashioned, the flyer in the mail), and while you’re eager […]

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July 18

Speculation

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here . . . I’m suddenly wishing I hadn’t done that bit of revenge-shopping this past week when Knobby stayed up very very late playing video games. That’s what happens, you know, when the husband decides to sit at his computer yelling into a headset microphone at his friends in […]

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June 24

Carolina Inn Wedding Weekend

We attended a wedding this weekend, and turned it into a little mini vacation getaway. Thursday, we drove down to Garm and PopPop’s, in one of the worst rainstorms.  From Marion to Hickory, we crawled.  I say that as “craaaawwwwwwled”.  Couldn’t see past our hood, everyone had their flashers on, it was interstate crawl.  Just […]

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April 25

Little Minx Dance Party

Oh hai. I have a Zappos return all ready to go to the UPS Store, in a fit of productivity this morning, but now it’s started raining and honestly I didn’t even need that much of an excuse to put off going out for another day. In a bit of sadness over the car, I […]

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April 9

Owen and Marty

Knobby feels good today because he’s cancelled our Sirius. I’m somewhat sad to lose it, because I enjoyed commercial-free music and not having to search for new radio stations whenever we travel. But. Sirius has been incompetent at every turn.  Incompetent any time we had to deal with employees doing anything whatsoever to our account. […]

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March 10

Revenge of the Scentsy

Weekend Recovery Day. I haven’t yet started on painting the last wall in the guest bedroom (you really have to wait for the mood to strike)(and the Minion to cooperate), but I HAVE been trying to organize and de-clutter that room. The trick to keeping spaces clean for me seems to be using them.  You’d […]

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January 13

Move On Up Out of It

It is way too early on a very chilly morning, for me to be up (whew), but these are the breaks I suppose. —– Saturday was a big day in our house.  Furniture Delivery Day! We’d only ordered it Thursday night, so that gave us one day to prepare . . . and with me […]

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January 1

Bitter Pill

Two positive things today. 1.  I’ve just finished a run of Metronidazole that was prescribed while in the hospital.  A giant, uncoated, bitter pill.  (Just like ME!)  Impossible to swallow.   Oh, you’d finally manage it, but rarely before the bitter powder had distributed itself on your tongue and down your throat . . . […]

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