Celebrating your birthday after the fact can be glorious for the simple fact that it usually involves mother’s guilt. And mother’s guilt is a powerful force to behold. So it was that after my week-long convalescence – a week where no celebration, nay, no smiles, were deemed possible – Daughter was treated to a Belated… Read More A Belated Birthday Celebration Involving Second-Hand Clothes, a Stoned Clerk Named Ryan, and Several Doggies
The other day I was in Costco buying dog food. Heck of a deal, 24 cans for $19.99. That’s less than a dollar a can — 83¢ to be exact — for good quality dog food. This is smart shopping in action, folks. Since it was just the one item, I didn’t bother with a… Read More Cash, Credit, or… Does Anyone Still Write Checks?
“Let’s do our Family Shopping Trip this weekend,” Son says. “But no one needs to buy anything,” I point out. “We do everything online.” “But it’s Tradition!” You gotta watch out for the ol’ Tradition trap. It’ll get ya every time.
Got a lot of shopping to do this holiday season? Unless you’re doing everything online, you might have to battle heavy traffic and crowded stores. I can’t help you much there. But if you fear getting stuck in line with the slowest cashier in existence, let me put your mind at ease. Turns out the… Read More I Found Her: The Slowest Cashier in Cashier History
Thirty-one years is worthy of a celebration, right? Funny though, what counts as a celebration when you’re young isn’t quite as enticing when you’re… not so young. We decided – five days after the event, because we were gosh-darn busy on the actual day – to go to Black Angus. Husband had a coupon for… Read More I Feel it in My Soul, It’s Meant to Be…
Here’s something you may not know about me: I love thrift stores. If I see one, I gotta stop. This includes on vacations. Which is why I now know Oregon has some mighty nice thrift stores. Even their Goodwill stores border on classy. At one, the outside sign said, “Goodwill Boutique.” You think I’m kidding, but… Read More Say What?
That’s Husband looking in, rather forlornly. I think he had his heart set on a scoop of Chawklit. 🙂
We all need certain people in our lives, right? Good friends, people we can be ourselves with, people we can have deep conversations with — people like that there. I need an additional person: someone who will wander aimlessly in a parking lot with me looking for a lost car and not wig out. Fortunately, I have Daughter.… Read More Parking Lots, Lost Cars, and You
As I was out and about this last weekend enjoying enduring the holiday shopping madness, I couldn’t help but notice the variety of winter sleepwear available to women. The reason I couldn’t help noticing is that Husband has an uncanny knack for parking by entrances leading straight into lingerie departments. It’s like some sort of… Read More A Guide to Women’s Sleepwear, Winter Edition