11 or so Things I Don't Want to do before I Die

by sybil sage Those lists, whether it's 10 or 100 things, to do before you die mean nothing to me. I won't feel bad if I die without going on a gondola ride in Venice or jumping out of a plane. I would, in fact, feel bad if I the gondola tipped over or the parachute didn't open and I died. There are two things I would like to do before I die: Use up most of what's in our pantry and use my miles. More important is what I don't want to do before I die, like:1. Be in assisted living...more

Don't Judge Me; I have a condition

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What it's Like to be Married to My Wife

Lately, I've been more scatterbrained, and while I can usually keep it all on the DL, I've been messin' up and my husband is noticing. By that, I mean, I've been laughing at myself a lot this week. I thought, why not have him tell you what it's like to be married to me, just this week. I have to say, I crack up when we're with friends talking and the subject of my "supreme organizational skills" comes up. I leave you in his hands....more

What kind of shoe are you?

I am a shoe bore. Yes, that’s a “b” not a “wh.”Why? Because every pair of shoes I own are black and no higher than three inches (and I’m rounding up).Even my husband tells me that I need to expand my horizons and his idea of fashion forward is a tie-dyed t-shirt from a Grateful Dead show and a cheese-shaped wedge that he wears as a hat (thankfully only when he’s watching a football game)....more


You're Not Alone VIII

I’m not saying these are all about me. I’m just saying if you feel the same, or you have done it too, you’re not alone.You’re not alone if……when you try to use your DVD or TV, you have to say the steps OUT LOUD because there is a lot to do and it is very confusing.…you stop in the middle of exercising to get a snack....more

BINGO! Are You Ready For Summer Break?

Are you one of those parents who is counting down the last few days of school before summer? Or do you dread the prospect of having your kids home with you for the next few months? Either way, you gotta make it through the last few days of school before the kids are free! ...more

Confessions of a Substitute Teacher

Rows of desks.  Colorful supplies.  White dry erase board covering the walls.  I love the classroom.  But I'm not quite ready to go back full time.  So... I signed up to be a sub.  Once a week, my cell phone wakes me up at 5:30am where an automated voice offers me a job.  I usually accept the first job I am offered.  I view subbing as an adventure to experience new schools and grade levels.   Anything goes....more


Remember how at the end of summer last year the internet almost imploded on itself because of the billions of articles and blog-posts written by stay-at-home-moms who were practically having an orgasm over how delighted they were for their kids to finally be going back to school? I was quite perplexed by all the glee. Am I seriously the only mom who thinks summertime is significantly less sucky than school-time? ...more
Simply hilarious! I have been looking forward to summer for the last month.more

Girl’s night out. Better than therapy.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.comI have a question for you:When was the last time you had a “girl’s night out”?PS. I don’t want to sound racist or anything but if you’re not a girl, this question may not be for you.Why do I ask?...more