I'm Just Saying

C.R.A.P. method

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That doesn’t look good,” said Paul, happening upon me icing my leg at the kitchen table, after I’d smacked and twisted it while unloading hay out of the truck into the barn.

(In case you didn’t know, if you’ve ever wondered why trailer hitches were invented, it’s so that you can locate your shin in the dark.)

“Does it hurt?”

Bulletproof backpacks

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The saddest commentary I have ever witnessed occurred Tuesday evening while I watched a segment on a national newscast reporting that the sales of bullet proof backpacks for children have spiked. I didn’t even know there were bullet proof backpacks. However, need being the mother of invention...

Not a cheap date

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This is quite difficult to believe, but according to a well-researched article in USA Today, many Millennials (those young’uns spawned between 1981 and 1996) are eschewing dating because it’s become too expensive.

They call her, Shirley

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Welp, it’s been hot. And last week I felt as if I were walking side by side with Matthew Broderick as he grunted through basic training in the film, ‘Biloxi Blues.’

‘Man it’s hot. It’s like Africa Hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.’

Bat poop crazy

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It’s not as if I need another reason to love Queen Elizabeth, but an article in British papers this week made me want to go against all royal protocol and hug her neck.

Enjoy it while you can

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Coming across an article featuring Nadya Suleman, the renowned ‘Octomom’ who was roundly criticized for becoming pregnant with 8 octuplets, when she already had 6 other children, I was taken aback to see that her octuplets are now 10 years old.

Sit, heel, open!

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A few weeks ago, Paul, laden down with grocery shopping bags having done all of the week’s shopping because, evidently, I “can’t be trusted to bring home anything else than cold beer and frozen pizza with the bounding enthusiasm of a Golden Retriever”, became frustrated with trying to keep a hold of everything and turn the doorknob at the same t

Truck off

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After appealing to prayer warriors on FB to send thoughts and prayers to our old truck, in the end we realized that the most compassionate decision we could make was to put it out of its misery and to let it live on by donating its V10 engine to those in need.

A full heart

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Paul is currently beginning his second week of leading a tour of historic rose gardens throughout England, and the rest of us, state-a side, are following along with the daily photos he is posting on social media: Sissinghurst, Mottisfont Abbey, a lunch and wine tasting with Lord Throckmorton of Coughton Court...

One stop shop

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This is how old I am’, I thought, as I maneuvered my shopping cart around a display of flip flops and just missed an orderly line of patio umbrellas, ‘I remember when grocery stores only sold food.’


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