HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS

For those who read A Pain in the Neck, you will understand that there is no possible way to take five prescriptions without there being some side effects. Mine range from heart burn, nausea, blurred vision, slurred speech, hallucinations, drowsiness, and a sudden desire to be crafty. As in MAKE CRAFTS. It all began when … Continue reading HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS

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OH, THE DRAMA

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is: What did you want to be when you grew up? I can tell you this sincerely. I NEVER said to anyone during my childhood, "What I want to be when I grow up is a marketing person for an architecture and interior design firm,  because there I will find appreciation, encouragement … Continue reading OH, THE DRAMA

WHAT CAN GO WRONG

Back in my previous life as a producer of TV commercials, part of my job was to anticipate any potential disasters that could occur on the day of the shoot and be prepared with a solution. As a natural worrier, I was really quite good at this. I spent much of my life imagining the … Continue reading WHAT CAN GO WRONG

GRADUATION DAZE

In two weeks, my youngest stepson is graduating from high school. I feel Jurassic. This is the kid that was 9 when his dad and I married. I amused myself with the idea of people exclaiming, "You can't possibly have a 9-year-old!" The truth was, I could easily have had a 9-year-old at that time; … Continue reading GRADUATION DAZE

AND THE DIAGNOSIS IS…

This whole post may be in bad taste. That said, I was on the phone with my mother yesterday and she was telling me a friend's daughter had been diagnosed with some sort of mini-seizures. Apparently, the child may have had them for years but no one noticed until recently. From somewhere in the recesses … Continue reading AND THE DIAGNOSIS IS…

CLEAN UP! THE MAID IS COMING!

I had a maid when I was single and living in a two-bedroom apartment. She came once every two weeks. I was completely spoiled. Then I got married and moved in with my husband and my stepsons who were 9 and 12 at the time. Much to my husband's dismay (he'd never had a maid before) I brought Atilana as … Continue reading CLEAN UP! THE MAID IS COMING!