When Businesses Do a Little Extra

In an age where customer service often seems to be a lost art, businesses that take the time to do something a little extra always get my attention. This Christmas season, three people/businesses stood out by taking an extra step to send a personal connection: The Short Story Book Club, The Switcheroo Kangaroo and Wild … Continue reading When Businesses Do a Little Extra

We Got Hit with the Flu

I felt like I was just getting caught up after the holidays, crossing things off my to-do list and getting things done. Then suddenly, with no warning at all, my son was full blown sick. Then later that same day, it hit me like a ton of bricks. That is one evil flu. It wiped … Continue reading We Got Hit with the Flu

Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

I got to go to dinner recently with a couple of good friends that I've known for 25 years! We used to be crazy raver kids that danced until dawn, and now I have a kid and have to get home early so I can wake up at dawn. Times sure have changed, but our … Continue reading Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

Welcome to 2020! Now Get Back to Work

I'm finally home from all my Christmas travels and getting the ball rolling again on all the blog stuff. I took a little blogging and social media break for a couple weeks at the end of the year so I could just enjoy the holidays. I have some cleaning up and rearranging planned for the … Continue reading Welcome to 2020! Now Get Back to Work

The Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

A few weeks ago I did a post asking people to send me Christmas cards. I deleted it after less than a week because I ran across a couple of other card requests and I felt like those people might need them a little bit more. In the end, I got NO CARDS AT ALL, … Continue reading The Christmas Cards that Never Arrived

Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I think this will be my last post for 2019, unless I feel like I absolutely have to write something. I don't want any deadlines or work stuff looming over my head for the holidays. It's time to get offline and enjoy the moment. Or just be able to … Continue reading Going On Christmas Break, Goodbye 2019

10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

In my Christmas experience, stocking stuffers are sometimes overlooked or just filled with random last minute things picked up at the dollar store. One year my mom put in grapefruits from our tree outside. This really lowered my stocking expectations to the point where sometimes I forget about them. But not anymore! Starting our own … Continue reading 10 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are officially here and with it I'll be taking some blogging breaks. Unless of course the holidays drive me crazy and I feel the need to soothe myself by writing. I have a few posts in the works, including a Geeky Holiday Gift Guide and maybe a new Keane Interest wrap-up post. But … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Making Happy Halloween Memories

My very first Halloween memory is from around 3-years-old, when my mom took the clothes off a giant doll and dressed me as Raggedy Ann. We went around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and when one house turned off its lights and wasn't quite in the Halloween spirit, my mom picked me up, handed me a bar … Continue reading Making Happy Halloween Memories

Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

A few days ago I thought I was being pranked when a bunch of random subscription notices started showing up. Then it became a flood of messages, at least 10 every minute. I suspected some kind of cyber attack and immediately turned to Google, where I discovered I was experiencing a Denial of Service Attack … Continue reading Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists