Category Archives: Humor

And the Lizard Asks, “Would You Care for a Dog Poop Bag?”

When I was walking along the sidewalk at Hampton Lake in South Carolina I saw this delightful machine. It dispenses free pooper scooper bags. And it was manned by … a lizard?!

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The Greenhouse: To Heat or Not To Heat. That’s Always the Question

A few years ago I convinced my husband Mike to buy and assemble a 6’x8′ greenhouse … I presented him with a couple of super logical reasons why the idea was a good one: (1) I would save money by overwintering the kind-of-expensive summer tender tropical … Continue reading

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The Poshest Toilet Ever

My husband Mike and I stayed at the best Hyatt timeshare ever: Hyatt at Siesta Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Everything there is near-perfect: The beach is made of the softest, whitest sand; the pool is surrounded by lush tropical trees … Continue reading

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Exercise: Cleaning House versus Running

Exercise is alive and well at my house. It took me 5 hours and 15 minutes to dust, vacuum and scrub 6 rooms, 3 flights of stairs and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Do I win a medal for shiniest surfaces? Based on … Continue reading

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Cleaning Like a Pro … Football Player

My Mom is coming for a visit coinciding with the start of football season. She has her preferences — and just like daughters everywhere I try to honor her and them. My Mom said she wants to sleep in my daughter Tory’s bedroom … Continue reading

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Dress Code: No More Panty Hose

For many years I suited up and commuted into New York City to work as a financial editor. After almost two decades, it got so I hated putting on my suit. And panty hose and pumps. To sit on my … Continue reading

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Cool, Hip & Happening: Emoticons in Text Messages

Emoticons are little pictographs that you can insert into a text message to help describe how you’re feeling or to convey a message with more feeling than by using just words. My girlfriend Peggy started using emoticons in  text messages to me in … Continue reading

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“French Women Don’t Get Facelifts” And Neither Will I

French women don’t get facelifts and neither will I. Yes, I’m in my mid-50s and some of my “stuff” is starting to sag and bag. Mostly my skin:  on my neck, on the backs of my hands, and (Lord, why?) … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block at Adventures of a Middle Age Mom

Have you noticed the lack of blog posts at adventuresofamiddleagemom.com? My imagination is in a deep freeze. I can’t blame it on the weather since my brain froze well before this atrocious weather began in Northern New Jersey. Have you … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: When a Wild Dog and a Bat Visit

My sister Cindy and her husband Bid are vacationing with my husband Mike and me  in sunny Dorado, Puerto Rico. We are staying at one of our fave Hyatt timeshares, the Hacienda Del Mar. So far, we’ve survived two hit and … Continue reading

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