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Everyday chores - who needs them?

Everyday chores - who needs them?

Some people enjoy the structure of having a daily routine. I am not one of those people. I can do it for a time, and then I have to give myself a firm talking to. Where I would be happy to eat chips and onion dip for supper at least three times a week, I realize that I spoiled my family by feeding them a meal every day and now they actually expect it.

LISTEN UP: It’s time: Publicity can’t fix that

LISTEN UP: It’s time: Publicity can’t fix that

I returned from picking up one of my vehicles from a repair shop on Nov. 17. The front end of the vehicle needed an alignment. A previous visit earlier this year required alignment and other front-end repairs on my other vehicle. I average about two and a half frontend repairs a year. I travel Linwood Avenue a lot, near the Loop especially. Parts of Linwood in that area are like war-torn roads.

A grownup fairytale

A grownup fairytale

Let’s talk about weddings. So, my best friend is tying the knot, and let me tell you, it is a process. A process in which I love every detail. You see, I love weddings. I love every aspect of a wedding from the dress shopping to DYI touches.

LISTEN UP: The devil went down to Georgia

LISTEN UP: The devil went down to Georgia

When I was a freshman in college, I got a job at what was then Kelly’s Truck Stop. Located off I-20 West at the City of Greenwood exit, Kelly’s was billed as a model facility for truckers in the early ’70s. The truck stop environment was truly a cultural awakening. I would say that during that time it was as much of an education for me as any college class I took.

This is the time of year for cold days - not sweltering heat!

This is the time of year for cold days - not sweltering heat!

I am far from the first person to complain about the weather, but OH MY GOSH! This weather is killing me. Mid-October it fooled me. I thought, Wow! We are going to have a true autumn! There was a cool breeze in the air. I pulled out my long sleeves and prepared myself for hot soups and warm socks. Then, Bam! It warmed up. One morning it was rainy when I got up, so I dressed accordingly for a cool day, and I walked outside and it was muggy, oppressive and hot.

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