Category Archives: I Remember When… (my OWN stories)

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

Grandparenting: Not for the Faint of Heart

Greetings! We’ve just had a wonderful, whirlwind visit from our son and his family. I’m catching up on sleep and may be lucid enough to write a blog entry… The littles were great fun. The older two entertained us in … Continue reading

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Hittin’ the Brakes

How are you at time management? Maybe you can multi-task, but apparently, I can’t. Case in point: blogging twice a week is keeping me from writing my humor series. Also I’m organizing my interview transcripts, preparing to plunge into writing … Continue reading

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Pandora FAIL

How do you fail at Pandora? To be clear, I’m talking about the online-radio app, not the charm bracelets. Technically, it’s just an app, not an appliance… but I shouldn’t have been surprised. Sunday evening, we had our Liberian friends … Continue reading

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Learn to Relax!

Last week, I went to my first-ever yoga class. Some friends I’ve consulted recommend yoga to correct my posture and ease my chronic knotted-up shoulder, so I thought I’d give it a try. It went better than you might think, … Continue reading

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Fajita Magic

Y’all, I’ve accidentally invented the best entree ever. It all started when Brent and I planned a dinner party for ten friends. What to serve? “Fajitas,” I declared. “You just grill some meat and veggies, and everyone piles whatever they … Continue reading

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Cat-and-Mouse

Here’s a riddle: What gets underfoot, completely ignores humans, carries filthy things in its mouth, and generates a steady supply of hairballs? In our case, it is not a cat. No, it’s the Roomba Brent gave me this past Christmas. … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Fun

Ah, spring in Washington State. Majestic mountain views, blossoming trees, and heavily overcast skies putting forth a nearly nonstop drizzle. Oh, sure, sometimes the sun comes out. But by the time you can say, “It’s sunny! Let’s go for a … Continue reading

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