Tag Archives: Beauty Queen

A is for All Aboard

Or Ahoy. Or Allons. Or After you. Or get your ass in the car. Whatever. We’re embarking on the journey of A-Z. I am good with the letters, but not with the numbers. It’s like how I’m good with directions … Continue reading

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Turning Chaos Into Order Since…

For many years, I’ve said my job is making order out of chaos. There were times I had two or four kids and a paying job, but they were short stints, and quite honestly, they overlap with the worst times … Continue reading

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Share Your World #5

If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronic devices and things stored on them, people or animals), what would you put on it? Stuff on a shelf. Hmm. So not furniture or blankets, … Continue reading

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I’m flummoxed. Elegance eludes me. Perhaps the most elegant solution is to explain that I have no admiration¬†of elegance beyond the aesthetic of “Ooh, pretteh!” Elegance is not my forte. I recognize elegance and I’m tellin you, I ain’t got … Continue reading

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#ThursdayDoors — It’s So Much More than Doors

Still northeast of the center, but farther in than Indianapolis’s Old Northside, there is Woodruff Place. Ah, Woodruff Place is a magical land for Joeys, where much of time has stood still for about 200 years. Woodruff Place holds many … Continue reading

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Walk-Ins Welcome

Yesterday, I took the girls to¬†Fantastic Sam’s to get their hairs cut. We go to Fantastic Sam’s because it’s close, and because we like the stylist, Jeff. We weren’t looking for Jeff, but we’re sure glad we found him. Beauty … Continue reading

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Cherished Blogfest, Cherished Chicken

There are two types of things in my house: useful things and special things. The best things are generally special useful things. I’m a purger. I don’t like to waste energy on things. When it came time to write about … Continue reading

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O is for Options

Not too long ago, someone commented that I hem and haw about doing things, right up to doing them, and then I commit fully. It’s true. I hadn’t noticed this about myself, but I had to agree with the validity … Continue reading

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Meat and Me and Moo and Stew

For a long time, Moo never ate meat. I don’t know why. I never asked. Having been a vegetarian for six years, this never bothered me. There are always people who comment about how important it is to eat meat … Continue reading

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The Least You Can Do

A long, long time ago, we were homeless and living with another family. I bet most of you never read that post, because it only has six likes. At any rate, that was the darkest time of our marriage, a … Continue reading

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