For once there is a reason to be happy that I’m “middle-aged.”
Brenda Davy, Ph.D, R.D., associate professor, department of human nutrition, foods and exercise, at Virginia Tech and her pals conducted a study examining the effect of drinking two cups of water prior to each meal.
The old diet myth is proved true; drinking water before [...]
Not the actual doctor in my story.
This week, specifically because I attended an important mammogram appointment, I get to celebrate living another eight years, which is awesome.
I had cancer, and now I’m well. For the drama of the discovery and diagnosis, see the story at Gray James. And schedule a mammogram.
We all spend so [...]
You want to give me HOW MUCH? SOLD!!!
This whole de-cluttering thing? WE’VE BEEN DOING IT WRONG.
As I was thinking about my mixed marriage (one pretty hoardish, one only a teeny bit hoard-y) I idly surfed around the ‘net and found a site about hoarding with a page for visitors to [...]
I need one of these that makes food.
I’m interested in a lot of things: music, art, books, ideas, travel, dogs, and TV, for example. I’m wholly uninterested in a lot of things too: cleaning, decorating, cooking, writing lists of things down on lined paper, organizing, remembering dates, filing, knowing what to do if [...]
From the actual entry of the owner of Trouvais design blog. Very inspiring. Note the lack of knotty pine.
But First! Regarding Knotty Pine:
Knotty pine is pine with many knots. This is thought by some to be very charming and warm. The dots on the walls are a pattern, and interesting. To [...]
If you were a mom on the internet in the early 00′s, you already know about the Fly Lady. Fly Lady is a fun-loving, high-spirited gal who discovered the secret to making you clean your house. Through working together with imaginary companions, being ruthlessly cheerful, wearing shoes at all times, abbreviating everything (FLY=Finally Love Yourself [...]
Everybody has stuff hiding in their closets that’s super-embarrassing. Some people have teal prom dresses, or reams of dark poetry, or damning vacation photographs. I have a dress with a metallic purple astroturf collar. Maybe you have one too. We hide these things in the backs of our closets, cover them with baskets, crates, trombones, tarps, [...]