Things that grow
I went out and drenched my plants with my fancy new poison. I even used my thus far unused official looking neato spritzer thingy I bought at Poverty Barn last winter. I looked like the Orkin man.
This is the Sobczynscy family of Poland. They spend about $151 on food each week for five family members, averaging about thirty dollars per member.
The Sobczynscy family seems to have bought a lot of fresh foods and vegetables. How does this compare with the rest of the families we have featured? Are your family’s shopping habits similar or different?
As with every family, we’d like for you to answer this question: Have they spent too much—too little—or just enough, and why?
I realized something yesterday as I walked past a mirror and saw my
reflection...I finally look like myself again! It's been a long time
Last March I had to chop all of my hair off. The
October before, it had started to fall out and what was left by the new
year was a knotted frayed mess. Before it started to fall out in
clumps, my beautiful blonde hair was long, healthy, silky and all the
way down to my butt! However, due to adrenal inefficiency (that would
take another year to truly diagnose) my body started to break down,
starting with my hair.
On Saturday, I was looking for feminine hygiene products in my
bathroom cabinets and stumbled upon my measuring tape. It was tucked in
next to my flab pincher--aka body fat measuring/torture device--in the
corner of a cabinet.
Women apologize more frequently than men, it’s a fact. Most of the time we say “sorry” to be polite but it’s diminishing our credibility. Our power.
Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases?
• “I'm sorry, but I think...”
• “I'm sorry you have to do this, but...”
• “I'm sorry to bother you with...”
• “I'm sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted...”
Ah, my heart went pitter patter when I opened my Google news reader.
How could it not with a headline like this: "Childless is not a synonym for weird." The story goes on to attack the myths associated with women who don't have children. I didn't bother to read the comments since I know only too well the ugliness the very idea of "childless women" elicits in society.
There is a stomach bug running rampant through my kids’ school,
which of course means that it passed through our home as well. And what
you may ask does this have to do with obtaining my perfect weight? It
means that after it hit me, I was my perfect weight – those last five
pounds were gone – just like magic, well, not quite, but close enough.
Dear Dr. Pat,
I am 54 years old and want to have surgery to correct the droopy skin of my upper eyelids and the puffy bags of my lower eyelids. People who know me well tell me that I look tired all the time even though I sleep well and am fortunately in good health. I am, as so many of us are these days, in a competitive job market and can not afford to be thought of as “tired.” I understand that eyelid surgery can result in dry eye, and I really would not want that. What are the chances that I will have this problem?