Category Archives: Obsessions

A New Year, A Clear Mind

        I was reading an advice column the other day, and someone asked about the proper cutoff date for wishing someone a Happy New Year. The answer? Oh, about the time that most people have given up … Continue reading

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Now, About Those Resolutions

  This post was originally written – but not posted – in January 2012. Now, a full year later, it is fun to look at last year’s musings on the topic of New Year’s Resolutions. And a little insightful, too.  … Continue reading

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Legacy

The kids were toddlers, and money was tight. The TV ad promised hours of holiday fun with the “Disney Christmas” LP; I must have seen the ad a dozen times before I dared to give it much thought. With shipping, … Continue reading

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Turkey Mummy

Yesterday I went to three different grocery stores. Thanksgiving is next week, and my shopping list was ready to go. For everyday shopping, I almost always keep a skeletal grocery list on my cell phone, and browse just a few … Continue reading

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Making A List….Checking It Twice

 ‘Tis the season for making lists of all kinds. I’ve always been a “list” type of person and still find joy in crossing things off of my various lists as they are completed. Friends Jay (www.twowomenblogging.blogspot.com) and KJ Dell’Antonia (http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/should-kids-write-their-own-holiday-gift-lists/Continue reading

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The World of Barbie – Literally

It’s been a while since I thought about Barbie dolls, but today’s trivia question on our local radio station got my attention. It turns out that 2 Barbie dolls are sold every second, worldwide. That’s 1.5 million Barbies each week. … Continue reading

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Not Now, I’m Busy!

Hi, how are you? It’s the cookie cutter, socially appropriate greeting. I say it every time I answer the phone…greet a friend….an acquaintance at work….a waitress at the local diner. And it has a cookie cutter, socially appropriate answer. Fine.  … Continue reading

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No Thank You

   I love giving gifts. I will never be one of those shoppers who plucks a handful of gift cards from a carousel at CVS on Christmas Eve. I have never joined the crowd of bargain hunters out before dawn … Continue reading

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