Author Archives: ellen

lazy?

Is it lazy to spend a day reading?  Why should I feel guilt over that?  Should.  Hmmm.  I am going to declare that reading is not being lazy, that pursuits of the mind are acceptable forms of movement.  My body … Continue reading

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Real History of Ellen.

At the forefront, the trigger for many of my issues is an event that happened I 2005. On a Wednesday evening in the first week of school of my daughter’s junior year of high school, she and I sat on … Continue reading

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kitchen refresh

Having l lived in many homes growing up and as an adult, I’ve always just dealt with whatever kitchen I had.  In this house, I have not done much since it was fairly new when I moved in.  Over the … Continue reading

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How to be a proper hooman to cats….

Ok, we have a large number of cats.  We couldn’t have children of our own, besides Katie, who is an adult now, so the cats really are our babies.  We are both very attached to all of our cat children.  … Continue reading

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Life Insurance

I guess this post could go with the turning forty six and the New Year’s one.  Recently, we’ve discussed life insurance.  And death, and what we would do with our corpses.  Bleh.  It has made me think again with some … Continue reading

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New Year…

So, another year dawns.  I am so much better at reflecting than I am at resolutioning, or predicting.  So, here goes: Today, my (beautiful, articulate, intelligent, and congenial) daughter and I had a good time.  It has been a very, … Continue reading

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The Reality of turning (ahem) Forty Six.

Nobody told me the realities of things growing up.  Or, maybe they did but I didn’t listen. Having children for starters.  That was way harder than I thought it would be, not glorified babysitting at.all.    But, turning what I am … Continue reading

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Earrings…

I lose them and consequently, I have an extensive collection of single earrings….  But, I want to win these anyway!  I’ll  probably give them as a gift.  But, maybe not.  Maybe I’ll keep them in the box, wear them, and … Continue reading

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My Thanksgivings…

Food, Family, and Football are the perfect trifecta of my favorite holiday. First off, don’t fuck with the FOOD!  On this holiday, any changes should be kept to a minimum.  Make the traditional turkey (butterball) stuffed with Pepperidge Farm herbed … Continue reading

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The History of….my CATS!

Some people are cat people, some are dog people, and some are just plain animal people. I am the latter. I love most animals, excluding arachnids, bugs of any kind, snakes (as pets, but I am not afraid or weirded … Continue reading

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