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What Do You Hate?

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We all have things that are part of daily life that we hate.  Some people hate going to the grocery store.  Some people hate making small talk.  Some people hate going to the doctor or the dentist. I hate car shopping.  I hate it with a passion.    Alas, this past week my 2008 Chevy Cobalt decided to give up… Read more »

Just Because Day

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Today is National Just Because Day. Today please feel free to do something you wouldn’t usually do or are on the fence about…….. just because. Buy that outfit.  Try out that new lunch place you’ve been driving by for weeks. OR, you can do something super nice for someone “just because”.  That would be great too. Celebrate any way you… Read more »

Getting Knotty

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I’ve attempted several times before to explain why I put myself through the sometimes stressful and sometimes frustrating process of having a regularly updated blog. I will probably never be able to fully express it to myself, let alone anyone else.  The short answer is that it’s half therapy, half creative release and half just plain fun (some days). One… Read more »

National Cheer up the Lonely Day

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Today is the kind of hopeful, lovey day we need more of- it’s National Cheer Up the Lonely Day. This day was founded by Francis Pesek of Michigan.  His family says he had a heart of gold and was always looking out for the folks in his neighborhood and just about anyone he came into contact with.   Today was his… Read more »

International Panic Day

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How many times have I stated that a holiday is just perfect for me?  Quite a few times, but it’s certainly true again today.  Today is International Panic Day. I am certainly prone to fits of panic.   For the first 20 odd years of my life “I’m having a crisis” was a pretty common thing for me to be thinking… Read more »

Put a Pillow On/In Your Fridge Day

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You are probably wondering what on Earth this one is all about!  I did too, but yes, it’s true, today is Put a Pillow in/on your Fridge Day. This unusual day started in the 1920s. Throughout the United States in Europe it was considered good luck to put cloth/ bedding in the larder once a year for good luck.  Of… Read more »

Maritime Day

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Duluth MN Joseph Block

Today is Maritime Day! Today is all about the history of the maritime industry and the men and women who have, and will continue to shape it. At first glance this might seem like an odd “holiday” for me to be excited about as Iowa is, as you should very well know, land locked.  However, as most of you also… Read more »

I’m Still a Woman

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Last week marked a milestone of sorts for me- the 10 year anniversary of my hysterectomy. I had very large uterine fibroids that were growing rapidly and causing a variety of very unpleasant symptoms that would have only continued to worsen had I not had the surgery.  And, I won’t lie- not having to deal with monthly periods anymore has… Read more »