Patti the Dragon Slayer

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I was minding my own business, just brushing my teeth, when I heard it. An unusual crinkly sound coming from the direction of the washer and dryer, just a few feet away.

Having experienced a few traumas in my life, I am pretty much perpetually on alert. And I tend to have a very good sense of where my folks and my critters are when I am in the house. I knew our cat, Maggie, was fast asleep in our bedroom upstairs and I knew our dog, Buddy, was lying on the floor at my husband’s side, in the living room. Besides me, our many plants, one wayward fly and perhaps a few house spiders, there was nothing else alive in the house: certainly nothing big enough to make that much of a ruckus.

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Circle of Friends

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I always wanted a brother: an older brother, to be exact. I pictured him as big and strong and kind and protective. He would affectionately Continue reading “Circle of Friends”

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When I was growing up, there was not a lot of money for extravagant holidays. Most of our vacations were spent Continue reading “Some People Are Just Not Good in a Crisis”

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The Queen of the End-of-the-World Movies, at Your Service

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Note to my fellow bloggers: I do apologize: I have been suffering from a deplorable lack of energy and a ‘slight’ (!!!) case of writer’s block. I THINK I am back – I sure hope so. Looking forward to catching up on your blogs…

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I am fascinated by end-of-the-world movies. Continue reading “The Queen of the End-of-the-World Movies, at Your Service”

I Don’t Like Shopping (Part Two: The Bra)

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If you follow my blog with any regularity, you have probably discovered that I am not a shopper. In our household, I don’t even do the grocery shopping. Continue reading “I Don’t Like Shopping (Part Two: The Bra)”

I Don’t Like Shopping (Part One: The Purse)

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Our Broken Driveway (a.k.a. Life in a Small Town)

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My husband and I knew one another at least 20 years before we became a couple and got married, but in fact, he remembers me from even earlier than that: Continue reading “Our Broken Driveway (a.k.a. Life in a Small Town)”