Category Archives: life

Carbon Leaf, Recess Monkey, and Friends

What a great weekend so far. Action packed and 115 degrees! Last night, Husband and I went to see Carbon Leaf at the Birchmere. If you’re from the D.C. area, you are probably familiar with the Birchmere, and you probably … Continue reading

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Relaxing Vacation

So guess what. I went on vacation! Did you guess? I don’t like to advertise when I will be away (and when my house will be empty, etc.) but it’s sort of obvious when I drop off the face of … Continue reading

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For Crying Out Loud, Just Do Something!

One of the most popular interview questions is “What is your biggest weakness.” I always ask this question, because it can be very telling. Some people have obviously planned answers (“I work too hard!”). Others tell you something completely irrelevant … Continue reading

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Do you know what we play a LOT of in the Merf household? Sorry, the game of sweet revenge… J-Man is usually red… K-Dub plays too, and is usually blue. (Oh wait, you’re telling me he’s only 9 months old? … Continue reading

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Treading Water

Good evening! I don’t have much time,¬†because¬†I am sleepy, it’s late, and I want to read a little bit more of the Patricia Cornwell book that is on my nightstand, since it has to go back to the library on … Continue reading

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Serendipity Smoothie (and my Blog’s Purpose)

Hey peeps. A couple of pieces of administrivia before we get started. Yes, I said administrivia. Can you tell I am a businesswoman? First, I wanted to thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart. I dropped … Continue reading

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The Dentist (and WIAW!)

My washing machine broke. My washing machine is like one of my limbs. The instant it broke, I felt useless, hopeless, and confused. It’s a Kenmore, and Sears can’t get out to fix it until June 28th. So yesterday, I … Continue reading

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