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DIY Friday – What the heck was I thinking?

Posted by Laurie on February 7th, 2014
filed in DIY Disasters, Weird things I do

So somewhere around the new year, I got a wild hair up my…um, you know…to do some DIY. Now here’s the thing. I am not Martha Stewart. But at one point in time, I considered myself crafty. Heck I even owned craft paint. In more than one color. And I had a glue gun.
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Welcome to the Annual Cleaning of the Car

Posted by Laurie on February 3rd, 2014
filed in Weird things I do

Welcome to 2014. To celebrate the New Year, I decided to do my annual Cleaning of the Car. OK, it’s not really annual, because it’s happened once in 8 years. So it’s like octo-annual. Yeah. So, you know, it wasn’t always like this. I once drove a nice car. It wasn’t mommy-like at all. I [...]

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Happy Black Friday or how Thanksgiving gets the shaft

Posted by Laurie on November 26th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

This is the story of poor, neglected Thanksgiving. You remember Thanksgiving, right? It’s the holiday that comes between Halloween and Christmas. There’s turkey. And pumpkin pie. And your Aunt Helen sticking olives on all of her fingers even though she’s a 107, if she’s a day and far too old to be doing that.  (Please [...]

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Pinterest intimidates the craft outta me

Posted by Laurie on November 4th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

I think Pinterest has ruined the world. And possibly it’s quite evil.
Pinterest is like a bulletin board – only it’s on the Internet. You take all the pictures of everything you’ve ever seen and you post them to different boards. You stalk other people’s boards and they stalk yours. This is euphemistically called “following,” but [...]

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Give me my coffee and nobody gets hurt

Posted by Laurie on July 17th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

My coffeemaker died the other day. Now before you tell me that it’s no big deal, let me add this: my coffeemaker died on the same exact day I woke up with a headache from drinking port wine the night before. And when I say “headache,” what I really mean is an entire high school [...]

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There’s a song in my head and it won’t leave!

Posted by Laurie on May 18th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

Last week something awful happened. I got a song stuck in my head and I couldn’t get it out. And this was not just any song. This was a super-annoying song. A song that nobody in their right mind would want rattling around their brain. Yes, it was the song from hell.
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The Keeper of Lost Stuff (aka Mom)

Posted by Laurie on April 18th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I have become the Keeper of Everyone’s Stuff.  I probably should have known that someday this would be my job, mainly because I spent most of my childhood losing stuff, which I then wanted my mother to find.  Consequently, my mother’s favorite lectures included #459, “A Place [...]

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