Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Ups and Downs

The first house I ever owned was a little tract home with a yard the size of a piece of lunchmeat. The long hallway was lit by two absolutely uninteresting overhead lights. There was a light switch. In the living … Continue reading

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I’d Be a Wicked Good Nature Show Host

This weekend I took my life in my hands. Armed only with a cup of coffee (a disaster in its own right- we ran out of coffee creamer and tried to buy a carton at Whole Paycheck Foods, which meant … Continue reading

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The Baby or the Candy?

Much like that classic story of temptation, “The Lady or the Tiger,” there was a choice before me. My adorable, one-month-old nephew (who I’d not been able to meet yet owing to the rampant plague that kept swinging through our … Continue reading

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Giant Fireplace Doom Plumes

Is there anything in the land of home decorating that says “coziness and charm” more than a fireplace? Ok, yes, an actual sign that says “coziness and charm” would probably do better but I am known for my subtlety and … Continue reading

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MORE things I do wrong.

Once upon a time I had to be on a yucky medication. The medication, in addition to doing what it was supposed to, made me feel horribly fuzzy-brained and exhausted. And then the medical fix-it part stopped doing its job. … Continue reading

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Bear in mind I MEANT well.

It really all started as a way to commune with nature. *thump* Since it’s been well documented in the blog that I really am pretty dysfunctional at houseplants, and although I’m better with things that grow in pots outdoors, I’m … Continue reading

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Who’s On First, British Version

The scene is a ward of a hospital in Southern England. I am chatting with a friend, another speech therapist who’s from South Africa. She and her roommate are joining us for dinner that evening. She’s asked if she can … Continue reading

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Liquid Motivation

There’s gotta be something right? Something that can help me over the hump? Just a little pick-me-up? Because I admit it. I am motivationless. Laundry? Still unfolded. Cat hair? Still unswept. Hair? Still unstyled. Mascara? Still raccoonesque. Garden? Still amok running. … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Car Buying

I need a new car. For clarity, you should know that in Lori-speak “new car” never means an automobile with less than 50 miles on it that is being sold in the year it was manufactured. Never. Because amongst my … Continue reading

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New Rules

It’s official. I can’t keep up with my life. My life is racing ahead of me, accruing debt, getting dirty, eating all the food in the house, and I’m straggling many days behind hoping that my direct deposit hits before … Continue reading

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