Monthly Archives: August 2008

Hurricane Gustav

Okay, Gustav, you win. We cannot travel to see my mother. Even if we could, there is the possibility that we will only get so far and have to turn back due to mandatory contraflow lane reversal. Meaning all major … Continue reading

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Currently, Tropical Storm Gustav has my mother in tears. Double D and I planned to drive to Baton Rouge on Sunday to see her. We were only going to be there a short time. Monday we were going to shop … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Things

DHC Hand RevitalizerI don’t quite remember how I discovered DHC products, but almost everything I’ve tried is great. This hand cream is no exception. I think it’s my favorite product of theirs by far. It instantly softens and smooths my … Continue reading

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Dear Me

I am shamelessly copying this from Shamelessly Sassy’s blog. In an issue of Marie Claire, a contest was held for people to write letters to their 18 year old selves from today. I found the concept fascinating. Dear Gail at … Continue reading

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Archer Farms, how I love thee

I have always been the type of person to turn my nose up at store brands. Even when I was poor, I refused to buy the generic version of my favorite foods. I tried to buy them a few times … Continue reading

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Still Sizzling

This is timely! I can complain in two languages now. The high today is supposed to be 98. Hey, at least it’s under 100! Some relief.

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The Dallas Morning News has the following posted on their web site: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues through this evening, and an Air Pollution Watch Level Orange is in effect for today. Dangerously hot weather will continue today. And only slightly … Continue reading

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