Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bargain Hunting

My brother loves a bargain and he’s a master at finding one.  Not only is he a master, he loves showing me his prowess every time I see him.  He’ll come home with seven free quarts of spaghetti sauce from … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Gluttony

I’m sitting here at the Coffee Beanery eating my second breakfast of the morning, a vegetarian omelette on a hefty ciabatta roll, and trying to think of what to write about gluttony, this week’s Red Dress Club‘s Red Writing Hood … Continue reading

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Raising Daughters

I only have one daughter, but while visiting her this week and watching her interact with her two daughters, thirteen and nine, I’m grateful that after my girl was born, I had two boys.  Boys are easier.  One girl is … Continue reading

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Clothes and the Modern Woman

“You had no right to go into my closet and help yourself to my new cap!” “But I need one for the play I’m in, and the one with Tigger is too babyish.” “Well, you should have thought of that … Continue reading

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The Sibilant Sound of Sand

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club. This week’s RemembeRED prompt was to write about sand.  My mother hated sand.  She suffered no sand in her house, no sand in her car, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife

When I first saw this week’s photo challenge, I took a picture of the first butterfly I saw in my garden this season.  It was unusual, at least not like the ones I was used to seeing in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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Beware the Tongue

All of us, without exception, I’m confident in saying, have said things we wished we hadn’t said, or wished we had rephrased, or wished we had thought about more before we said them.  I remember many years ago when my … Continue reading

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Today’s Daily Post Topic

The WordPress Daily Post topic for today is “Pick something you don’t like and choose to accept it.”  Usually, the things I choose to accept are the things I can’t change anyway.  Seems pointless to say I choose to accept … Continue reading

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All Good Things Must End

Do you ever notice, the older you get, the more things you took for granted seem to just disappear from your life, and you can’t even put your finger on their passing?  Take phone booths, for instance.  I saw one … Continue reading

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