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December 9

Material Pixy

1.  At some point during the Thanksgiving festivities, Knobby made some comment about that little TTS that I had circled at the Audi lot when he bought the Jetta. It was an odd comment . . . odd because it didn’t have the usual tone of the button-pushing we tend to perform.  Further pressing revealed that […]

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December 2

Tis the Season for Sephora

We went to Garm and PopPop’s house for Thanksgiving this year. I had some returns from my four boxes of Sephora goodness (shock), and I hoped to hit their mall as we drove in on Wednesday night.  Obviously — they have a store, and we don’t. We were running late, and the thought of going […]

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September 18

Flame

Well. I need to get this blog back into gear. Somehow days with nothing on the schedule turn into the most frantic. Big weird paralyzing pass-out type panic last night. (Gave Minion a bottle, laid about watching him play while the dread approached . . . waited in hopes it would go away . . […]

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August 3

WaterPumps and SeatbeltBags

Good news: The problem with the Jeep was the water pump. Why is that good news?  Still covered under warranty. The dealer service told Knobby that he was overbooked through August 14, but that if he could bring it it and leave it, they’d try to look at it during gaps.  Not like we could […]

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July 31

Medicinal

I shop too much. Do you ever “fear” a shopping opportunity? Say . . . when you know a store is holding a big sale.  Or when a brand you like is releasing new products. You get the email (or, if you want to be old-fashioned, the flyer in the mail), and while you’re eager […]

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July 18

Speculation

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here . . . I’m suddenly wishing I hadn’t done that bit of revenge-shopping this past week when Knobby stayed up very very late playing video games. That’s what happens, you know, when the husband decides to sit at his computer yelling into a headset microphone at his friends in […]

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June 24

Carolina Inn Wedding Weekend

We attended a wedding this weekend, and turned it into a little mini vacation getaway. Thursday, we drove down to Garm and PopPop’s, in one of the worst rainstorms.  From Marion to Hickory, we crawled.  I say that as “craaaawwwwwwled”.  Couldn’t see past our hood, everyone had their flashers on, it was interstate crawl.  Just […]

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April 25

Little Minx Dance Party

Oh hai. I have a Zappos return all ready to go to the UPS Store, in a fit of productivity this morning, but now it’s started raining and honestly I didn’t even need that much of an excuse to put off going out for another day. In a bit of sadness over the car, I […]

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April 9

Owen and Marty

Knobby feels good today because he’s cancelled our Sirius. I’m somewhat sad to lose it, because I enjoyed commercial-free music and not having to search for new radio stations whenever we travel. But. Sirius has been incompetent at every turn.  Incompetent any time we had to deal with employees doing anything whatsoever to our account. […]

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March 10

Revenge of the Scentsy

Weekend Recovery Day. I haven’t yet started on painting the last wall in the guest bedroom (you really have to wait for the mood to strike)(and the Minion to cooperate), but I HAVE been trying to organize and de-clutter that room. The trick to keeping spaces clean for me seems to be using them.  You’d […]

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