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Category Archive for 'My So-Called Life'

Project Grandma

I bought my first grandmotherly item at a yard sale yesterday. It was an impulse item, a cute little baby reclining seat — $3. I get it in the car, and by the time I’ve driven the mile back to my house, the interior is beginning to smell a lot like skunk. Or no, wait […]

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I went to sleep about midnight and shortly before 2, C. woke me up. “I just got this alert on my phone. There’s a tornado warning and we’re supposed to take shelter.” I call the front desk. She tells me there’s no alert, and I said, “Just for the sake of warning, if there is […]

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Weekend away

I went down to the restaurant this morning to grab some breakfast, and was sitting across from a middle-aged couple who were probably on their first weekend away together. You could tell they were still new to each other, because they were trying so hard to impress. He was laughing a little too heartily, she […]

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On the beach

I knew that traveling the day before the Mercury retrograde was tempting fate, and sure enough, my GPS stopped working. At all. So I had to stop at a very crowded store to buy another one (that took about 45 minutes). I also picked up a half-dozen Lean Cuisines, but when I got here, I […]

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Change of scenery

I’m on the 27th floor, and from here, you can see just what folly it is to keep building on these barrier islands. Today I’m at the beach, courtesy of my best friend and her husband. I don’t have any more vacation time, so they arranged to have me use their timeshare at the beach. […]

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God, I’m old

Happy birthday to me!

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Found out I’m going to be a grandmother, AND I don’t have a brain tumor*. So I got that going for me, which is nice. Oh, and I had a dream about a talking dog. *Hearing loss in one ear that required a brain MRI. Everything’s “fine.”

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My birthday’s coming

And I really need new glasses. My posture’s been screwed up for a long time because I’m pushing my face right up into the screen. I’ve been planning to buy glasses for over a year, but every month, something comes up (car repairs, Christmas, etc.) and it gets pushed to the back burner — again. […]

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Important announcement

I’m going to be a grandmother in March!

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If you feel the drama coming on…

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