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Best Email Ever!

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So, you know how you are sifting through your junk email and every once in a while you get something that is just priceless? This is by far the best message I have ever gotten. I have not embellished it at all, totally didn’t need to. It is absolutely perfect the way it is . . . enjoy!   Mrs Rose Holtsbery <sad9@uykuyuyuyuy.sg.tn> Subject: I want you as God fearing person   Dear Friend, Greetings in the name of God, Please let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died late…

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My 21st Century Family

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So, I walked in the door the other day and no one answered my call of “Hello”. Hmmm . . . where was everybody? As I slowly made my way around the house I discovered that everyone was in fact home but each so wrapped up in their own technology bubble that they didn’t have time for little old me. Not too long ago technology was merely a bunch of cool toys used as entertainment or a distraction from everyday life. Now it is a vital part of our lives, both personally and professionally. Here is a quick tour of…

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Ding, Dong

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Did you ever try to think of something clever to say that makes you sound worldly and interesting and everything you come up with seems boring and lame?  I’ve been trying on and off for the past two weeks to come up with a subject for this month’s blog, but I can’t think of a damn thing to write about. So much is going on with work and kids and responsibilities, but nothing seems worthy of writing here.  Rather than spew a bunch of nonsense, I thought I would offer my favorite joke, instead. It is a little risqué, so…

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Bruises

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This morning, as I was getting dressed, I noticed a big bruise on my knee. What the hell had I done to myself now? I wracked my brain to remember where I got it and finally the answer came to me. My son had built himself a blanket fort in his room and I had crawled in to check it out. Thinking about it more, I did remember a second of pain, but then it was gone and I forgot all about it. What struck me more than anything was the realization that the momentary pain could lead to something…

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The Sleep Story

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It all started when I got an activity tracker as a free gift. You know, those digital bracelets that keep tabs on your steps, sleep, etc.? So I downloaded the free app and put on the bracelet. Worked like a charm. I walked down the hall and quickly checked my wrist. Cool! Back to my office and smiled as I saw the count increase. This thing was awesome!! I took it home that night and was super excited to have it track my sleep. Now I’d finally see what was really going on and how I could achieve perfectly restful…

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My Secret Obsession

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It all started so innocently . . . I was on Christmas vacation, bored at home, with nothing going on. I did it once, then one more time, and now I hate to admit that I am hooked. I never thought I’d be one of those people. I mean, I looked down on them for years. Now I am doing it every spare chance I get, over lunch, at night, on the weekend. Okay, okay, I’ll admit it here among my chix – I am a Dog: The Bounty Hunter addict! I can’t explain why I am so into this…

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Early Mornings

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  I used to not be a morning person – and I’m still not – but lately it seems to be the best time of the day. Every morning at 6 AM, I walk into my 12-year-old’s room, sit down on the edge of his bed and gently wake him up. “Good morning, sleepyhead. Time to rise and shine!” He turns over, rubs his eyes, lights up with a brilliant smile and nods his head. Satisfied that he is not going to fall back to sleep, I walk across the hall and do the same thing for his older brother,…

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The Ten Commandments of the Bathroom

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Being the only female in our house has some distinct disadvantages – especially when it comes to the bathroom. So for all you women out there dealing with men/boys and their disgusting bathroom habits . . . these are for you:   Thou shalt not leave the door open Thou shalt not leave the seat up Thou shalt not leave the seat down Thou shalt not leave pee on the seat after leaving the seat down Thou shalt not run in and out so fast that you leave a trail on the floor Thou shalt not expect someone else not…

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Attempted Murder in the Laundry Room

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My dryer tried to kill my favorite bra this morning. Okay, it was probably yesterday afternoon, but I didn’t really start looking for it until six o’clock this morning when I was already running late and trying to get dressed. Which I couldn’t . . . because I didn’t have my favorite bra. You see, my husband does the laundry in our house every Sunday. Sounds good until you read the part about how he didn’t mention the fact that my bra was fatally wounded until early the next morning.  Actually, I take that back, he went to work and…

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The Volume Knob

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I have made myself a volume knob. It is invisible and only for me, but every time I use it, I feel infinitely better. In my mind I can turn down the too-loud talker, the obnoxious music, the co-workers droning on about nothing at all. Just a moment’s peace where I don’t have to pretend that I’m interested, come up with a clever answer or that the noise of life is not drilling a hole in my head. Sometimes I actually find myself with my hand in the air, turning the knob all the way to the left and basking…

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