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Category: living

Life Hacks by me – minimizing holiday stress

The holidays always seem to come out of no where. Yet it is a calendar constant. It is a very busy time of year and quite stressful at that. A lot of the stress has to do with the financial burden associated with the…

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Life hacks by me no 3: children

Children are gifts that are loaned to us from above. Our job is to nurture them and get them ready to fly and survive out there on their own. Each child is different and will have to be handled carefully. Whether or not what…

The Golden years

What I know now in my fifties is so different from what I thought I knew when I was younger- in my teens, twenties and thirties. As I get older, I realize that I did not know it all when I was a teenager…

The marriage box

We are celebrating 24 years of married life this month. And like all married couples we sometimes get on each other’s nerves. There are days when if I said it’s sunny out, he would swear it is cloudy. And if he says something is…

Are we all hoarders?

I really believe that to some extent we are all hoarders. I would never have even put myself in that category one month ago, were it not for recent events. So background: I am a prototypical type A personality. I am a self diagnosed…

Freedom to Live and let live

  Live and let live. This is one of my favorite sayings. Not just because I am a big James Bond fan but rather because I am a big fan of every human being having the right to live their true god given life….

Bidding Adieu to a legend

The 3 day long celebration of my grandfathers long life started with the slaughtering of cows and goats. These were gifts given to the family from various family members, in-laws and well wishers. In keeping with tradition the different parts of the cow is…

Life hacks by me #2- cooking

I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I really do love to cook, but what I resent is the amount of time I have to spend in the kitchen that I could spend with my family. Generally I am the one doing the cooking…

Taking stock

As 2018 comes to a close, it is a time to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and what you hope to accomplish in the new year. My year started with the celebration of a milestone birthday and ended with laying my 105 year…

Why do I Instagram?

Those who know me know that I am a very private person. I had to be dragged kicking and screaming plus a whole lot of peer pressure into the social media craze. I started tentatively with LinkedIn as this was professional, then ventured into…

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