Self Checkout at Stores: Pros and Cons


More and more stores near where I live are installing self checkout aisles — including grocery stores, discount stores like Walmart, and drugstores. What are the pros and cons of self checkout to the customer? Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Amazing Dad

A Tribute to My Amazing Dad

I’ve always been a daddy’s girl and I’ll admit it. (Maybe every girl is.)

My dear dad passed away in November at age 94, and this “tribute to my amazing dad” was the eulogy I gave at his celebration of life.

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My One Word for 2020 is One Phrase

MY ONE WORD FOR 2020

My one word for 2020 is one phrase this year, combining two pretty different goals, which I believe do not have to be mutually exclusive…

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Rage Room: Relieve Stress, Stop Being a Good Girl

Rage Room: Release Stress, Stop Being a Good Girl

If you’re like me,  people have been telling you not to break things and “be a good girl” your whole life. Visiting a rage room allows you to break free of those constraints — and it’s a great stress reliever, too! Continue reading

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Hurricane Evacuation with Elderly Parents to Hotel Hell

Hurricane Evacuation with Elderly Parents to Hotel Hell

During September 2019, monster Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and took a path up the East Coast, threatening the Charleston, South Carolina, area where I live and where my 92- and 94-year-old parents live in an independent living community. Little did I know it would result in a hurricane evacuation with elderly parents to Hotel Hell… Continue reading

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Visiting Russia on a Baltic Cruise

Visiting Russia on a Baltic Cruise

One place I never thought I’d go was Russia — but I spent two days in St. Petersburg on a recent Baltic cruise. And it wasn’t anything like I imagined. For starters, it snowed there in May! Continue reading

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Amazing Copenhagen on a Baltic Cruise

amazing copenhagen on a baltic cruiseMy friend and I took a two-week trip to the Baltic in May on the Regal Princess, and this was the first time it ever snowed on a cruise!  Copenhagen was amazing, Russia was COLD — and, as always, it was a fun adventure. Continue reading

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Adventure Awaits: First 90 Days Progress on My Theme for 2019

adventure awaits first 90 days progress on my theme for 2019

My one little word for 2019 turned out to be two words — Adventure Awaits. Since 2018 was a rather challenging year that was not full of fun activities, decided to go for the gusto this year and actively pursue having more fun in 2019. Here’s the progress report on my first 90 days. Continue reading

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Goat Yoga is Great: Unique Fitness Fun on a Farm

Goat Yoga is Great: Fitness Fun on a Farm

Have you heard about goat yoga? It’s a health and fitness “thing” now that’s gaining popularity all over the country, and it sounded so unusual I just had to try it! Continue reading

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Do a Body Composition Test, See How Much Fat and Muscle You Have

Do a Body Composition Test, See How Much Fat and Muscle You Have

I had the chance to get a free body composition test at work and the results provided an eye-opening opportunity to see exactly how much fat, water and lean tissue I have — plus an indicator of metabolic rate. Continue reading

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