Category Archives: Warm fuzzies

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There’s Nothing Like a Book

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Recently I rediscovered how comforting it really is to disconnect from everything electronic and just get lost in a good old fashioned book.  I own lots of books, and I continue to buy books.  I just wasn’t reading any of them! Sure, e-books are convenient and often less expensive.  And yes, they weight a lot less.  But they just aren’t… Read more »

Ideas/ Help Needed!

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While it seems in some ways like 2020 will never end, we are just over a week away from Thanksgiving- traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season.  I usually don’t have a ton of gifts purchased by this time, but I’ve picked up a few things. This year I don’t have a single thing bought.  Even more worrisome, I… Read more »

Reflections of Portland

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As I mentioned last week, my husband and I recently took a short trip to Portland. When I told people where we were going almost everyone had the same reaction “Are you sure you want to go there? Isn’t is dangerous?”.    A couple folks were worried about travelling in general, but most people were only worried about us going… Read more »

Iowa Nice

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As many of you know, my husband and I had a visitor from California last week.  Herschel has spent his entire life in large cities- grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved to San Francisco and later Los Angeles.  The only place in the Midwest he’s ever been is Chicago.  So, coming to my town of 4500 people was a… Read more »

Waitstaff Day

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Today is Waitstaff Appreciation Day. If you ever were a waiter or waitress yourself, you know what a lousy job it is.  Crazy weird hours, unreasonable customers, aching feet, the list goes on.  It’s a necessary job in today’s world but often one that’s looked down upon by folks who think they are “better than that”. The year 2020 has… Read more »

Counting On Gratitude

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To put it mildly, 2020 has been a dumpster fire so far and I’m not holding out a lot of hope for it to get much better anytime soon.  This pandemic has upended everyone’s life in some fashion. But we can’t forget there ARE still good things going on.  People are having babies.  People are getting married.  People are falling… Read more »