List of things I’ve closets cleaned in the past week: 1. Pantry. 2. Bathroom linen closet. 3. Pen drawer. List of sample items found and tossed: 1. The kid’s old lunch pack soy milks; fermented. Walmart brand (“Great Value”) Hot Chocolate; six small packages of solid brown milk-product bricks (not such a great value). 2. Corroded batteries; tylenol – two years expired. 3. One dried up Little Mermaid pen. One dried up Aladdin pen. One dried up Harry Potter pen. One dried up Hercules pens. I sense a theme. These pens are not as magical as they seem. Birthday Countdown: 5 more days until I’mRead More →

Woohoo! We bought new cars! We bought his and hers matching Suzuki Aerios. Mine is a yellow, hatchback, standard. His is a blue, automatic, sedan. Jag colors. It’s so exciting. I had great fun watching him negotiate with the car sales people. What a riot. He is so smart about it and good at it. I’ve been surfing the net to learn more about my Aerio. When we were in the midst of shopping, I read a bunch of stuff on line to help us make the decision. Since then, I’ve learned that all these reviews are really just “preferences” like movie preferences. But hereRead More →

On June 28, my husband and I bought our first home. Yes, we are a little late in the game, but we don’t want to grow up. Buying a first house was a stressful and time-consuming experience, just as everyone warned. I didn’t believe them. Then we were in the thick of it. Then we learned. Folks told us we would collect a number of stories about house-buying. They were right about that as well.

For instance, the alarm company ripped us off while

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