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Upon Installing a Hive, or Two, of Bees

Upon Installing a Hive, or Two, of Bees

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything.  And by a minute, I mean about 3 and 1/2 months.  What can I say? Punctuality and consistency aren’t my strong points.  A lot has happened in the intervening time.  Let’s recap: Daniel earned his Associate’s degree (YAY!) Molly has spent the 2nd semester of kindergarten in a different teacher’s class than the first (Again, I say yay.) Daniel finished his first semester at UAB (complete with night classes) I started a new job after going through an intense and several-month-long recruiting process Amelia turned 4 with a big ol’ Frozen party ... Read More »

I Don’t Think I’m Fat

I Don’t Think I’m Fat

There, I said it.  Let’s just get it out there and let it breathe… And I’m a liar, because also, I think I’m fat. Sometimes it feels like I’m SUPPOSED to think I’m fat, because well…all the media & commercials & clothing sizes & stores like to make us feel that way.  (Pssssst!  They’re trying to SELL us something!) And at the beginning of the year, what with all the talk of resolutions and new beginnings, we get told a LOT that we’re supposed to be some other way than what we are.  And then, when I don’t think I’m ... Read More »

Pay for Christmas Presents with an Hour & 1/2 of Your Life: A How-to Guide

I’m fairly savvy when it comes to direct mail, since I’ve worked in print advertising for close to a decade.  And as we ALL know, FREE stuff gets our attention.  So when we got a postcard from DirectBuy of Birmingham offering a FREE 7″ Android tablet with wifi and USB plus a $100 Restaurant.com gift card, how could I resist? Before I get into this story, there’s a couple of things you should know: We only have 1 television in our house. Neither Daniel nor I particularly enjoy watching either Peppa Pig or Paw Patrol on repeat. We are trying VERY ... Read More »

My Renaissance Weekend

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