Category Archives: Unchained Observations

We’re back (to reality)… or How walking 10 miles a day on a beach is different than walking 10 miles a day at home…

Whenever I return from a vacation break, lots of feelings and thoughts flood my mind.  One, I’m re-invigorated to jump back into my life and wipe the slate clean.  I mean really clean.  After spending two weeks in an easy breezy condo … Continue reading

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Ringing My Bell On Valentine’s Day: The Morning After

  For moi?   Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite holiday.  Some years it’s been high and some years it’s been low.  I still remember the shoeboxes I decorated with paper doilies and red construction paper in grade school … Continue reading

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The Best Thing I Liked About Zumba Was My Instructor’s Outfit.

  Seriously, her clothes were really cool.   My instructor could have been this example!  If only I could swivel my body and look anything like her… wow. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I sailed into a trial Zumba class … Continue reading

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Pardon Me If I Scream Out Loud.

 You might have noticed (or not) there weren’t any new posts from me during the month of December 2010.   In the same sentence I can honestly say I love technology and I hate technology.  Do you remember what it … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need Bangs If You Look Like Halle Berry.

It all started when my husband mentioned he needed a haircut.  I offered, but he declined. On my way to the shower I stopped in front of the mirror, pondering my bangs.  Time for a trim.  And my special “notched” … Continue reading

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No “Easy” Button? Try This.

Whoever came up with that magic “easy” button on the Staples commercials is a genius.  Wouldn’t you love one of those?  We could all be walking around as the best versions of ourselves living the best lives we could dream … Continue reading

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Top Ten (Thousand) Reasons Your Significant Other Should Not Pay The Bills.

When I was single I paid the bills.  When I first got married, I paid the bills.  In fact, I paid the bills for fifteen years. One day my husband opened a phone bill and flipped.  He thought the finances … Continue reading

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Now Where Did I Put My Husband? or… What Really Happened After The Garage Sale.

    After we cleared off the driveway, we counted our money and celebrated at our favorite Indian restaurant; then we returned to the aftermath created by frantic garage sale preparation.  A topsy-turvy frayed-at-the-edges home awaited. Sated by garlic naan, … Continue reading

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The Final Results of How To Prepare For A Garage Sale Without Losing Your Mind Or Your Husband: Part IV

Our garage sale Saturday wasn’t my first time to the rodeo, but there’s always room for a new trick. Two hours before we officially opened, a woman with bright yellow uncombed hair spilling over her Harry Potter glasses appeared and … Continue reading

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How To Prepare For A Garage Sale Without Losing Your Mind Or Your Husband: Part III

With two days left before our garage sale, my husband and I were tripping over boxes of cookbooks and the collection of sun faces I’d decided to purge.  The man who wanted me to get rid of anything and everything balked … Continue reading

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