In Pursuit of crazy Eyeris: Week 1

Whoo hoo! The first installment of the weekly series In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris! I’m so excited!Things are moving along SO FREAKING FAST!...more
Well, since you asked...my goals for the week: 1. No barfing 2. No elliptical 3 No Wii 4. ... more

Zen and Granite Countertops

Have you noticed how people whine and complain on HGTV’s House Hunters and Property Virgins shows? Oh, lawsy. They criticize Formica counters, funky wall colors, small bathrooms from the '60s with pink tile, vinyl flooring. Whine, whine, whine. No house is “perfect,” they sigh. Why isn’t there a perfect house for them for a reasonable price? Oh, cruel world. ...more
Great post, Melanie. We sold our home of 26 years -- a conventional 3-bedroom home with two ... more

Crazy Eyeris - Why I Plan To Be a Roller Derby Roller

That's my Derby alter-ego. If I make the team.I'm trying out next [this] year. Going to train and soak in as much Derby as I can in the meantime. I am beyond excited. Scared. Overwhelmed....more
OK, so I'm a few days late. Doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the post as much as everyone else did. ... more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
@DawnsRecipes Your to-do list strategy is hard to beat. Good to know there's something already done. more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
@anotherjennifer Amazingly, some still do send faxes. Whether anyone actually reads them is ... more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
@alienbody Hey Melissa, if we are EVER on an escalator together, I give you my solemn promise... more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
@Milaka What a great list! I'm with you on No. 1 and I'm laughing at the vision of No. 5. Thanks ... more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Hello back at you, Robin. Such an intriguing profile pic you have! Thanks ... more

12 fail-proof resolutions for 2012

Seems everybody and his dog is pledging this and resolving that as the year comes to a close. That's cool. So let me begin this final blog post of 2011 with a round of applause for those who resolve to rid themselves of extra pounds or bad habits (smoking, drinking, chronic lateness). Same goes for those who vow to get organized in 2012 or spend more time with family and friends ... and their dogs. As for me, well, I've got a slightly different list. I hereby pledge not to: 1. Grow a ponytail. 2. Dye my hair....more
Only if I run for public office. :) @victorias_view more

Nifty Things I Did in Year Fifty (50)

I have to make a few notes based on the tendency we all have to reflect at the end of each year, on the events, the people, the things that have happened that made it all combinations of happy, sad, joyous, painful, emotional, exhausting, invigorating and just generally the human experience.Here are a few notables:I went on a cruise to Alaska, with my Mom. It was the first thing we've done togther in a couple of decades, of that length of time, anyway....these next few are from that experience~...more
Good things seem to happen for you when you get out of town. :) Alaska, Denver... What's ... more