Category Archives: life

My 2016 Word of the Year — and 247 Ideas for Yours

It’s not in the Microsoft Word dictionary, but in my book — it’s a real word, and a real thing.

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Highs and Lows of October

October has been an incredibly action-packed month!

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Super Fun Fundraising Idea Inspired by “The Donald”

You can host a unique and amusing fundraising event to benefit your favorite charity — by cashing in on the notoriety of “The Donald.”

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Highs and Lows of July

The beginning of July wasn’t super-exciting, but it got more interesting in the second half — at the beginning of my “vacation season!”

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Highs and Lows of June

Wow – is it ever hot this month! The heat index has been between 105 and 112 nearly every day  — yikes.

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A Great Way to Look at Birthdays

  Today’s my birthday!

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Other Bloggers’ Great Blog Posts #2

When They Come Home – a touching story (how true it is, too!) about how a mom feels when her child grows up and comes home to “visit”  101 Things in 1,000 Days – a 3-minute video about my blogger … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned This Week

1) That my new car’s side-view mirrors do fold in (if only I’d known that earlier…) 2) That a website called Nextdoor is a free and private social network for people living in specific neighborhoods. Locate your neighborhood, join at … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of September

September’s been sort of a crazy, busy month. And it sure went by fast! Good things 1) Have been spending a lot of time at work planning and coordinating about 14 different Combined Federal Campaign (annual government charity drive) fundraising events for … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of August

Here’s a recap of the good, bad and weird things that happened during August: Good 1) Bought a new car – after 11 years! (You’ll hear more about that – the car’s very nice but the car-buying experience was unbelievable.) … Continue reading

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