The Way It Is

The Way It Is

Pink Sky
Pink Sky

Pink Sky

Since I’m selling my house, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a collection of pictures as promotional material.

I started out by selecting a few photos of the beautiful skies; sunrises, sunsets, storms, rainbows. I have a lovely view of the vast Alberta sky and I’ve been taking pictures for seven years. At one point I thought I was taking too many sky pictures, but still…

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Just One Banana

Tomato Plants
Tomato Plants

Tomato Plants

I only want one banana, but they come in bunches.  Sometimes I break up a bunch and buy about four instead of eight, but I’ve never actually tried to buy only one.

The reason I want just one is the same reason I want only one brown paper bag. I want to ripen my tomatoes, and I learned from WikiHow that the way to do this is to put the green tomatoes and a banana together in a bag.

T…

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The Value of a Garage Sale

The Value of a Garage Sale

Garage Sale
Garage Sale

Garage Sale

$260. That’s it. That’s what your excess miscellany is worth.

In order to earn that, you must spend weeks sorting things out, carrying the sale items to your garage, and pricing them. You will have to get the help of friends to move the big stuff and you will have to borrow folding tables. You will need at least one friend to join you on the day so that you can go to the bathroom…

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Anonymous said: Do you have "This is Where I Want To Be" posted up somewhere?

mustbetuesday:

Hi, thank you so much for asking! I haven’t posted the song in its entirety anywhere. It’s available on iTunes at this link though. I will put it up on my web site soon! (I should have time this weekend.) Thank you for getting in touch!

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Between Rocks and Hard Choices

Between Rocks and Hard Choices

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Rock Collection

What should I do with all the pretty rocks my children and I collected over the years? It doesn’t make much sense to pay to move them all, so I have compromised and separated out a few. The rest will go out in the back yard to be discovered by someone else’s children.

The physical part of packing up my house doesn’t bother me much, although hauling boxes of books up from the…

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Staring at Ugly Curtains

Staring at Ugly Curtains

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Vital Signs

The triage nurse asked if I had driven myself to the hospital and when I answered that I had, she looked directly at me and said “Oh, hon…” It was a delightfully personal moment when I least expected it.

I had been feeling some pressure and tightening in my chest, needed to take deep breaths, and felt really tired. When I checked with WebMD it said I should get medical advice. It also…

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A Tale of Two Cities and Three Realtors

A Tale of Two Cities and Three Realtors

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Girl Waiting By Phone

Dealing with an uncommunicative real estate agent is a bit like having a bad boyfriend. You know he knows you are waiting to hear from him, but he just doesn’t call. Worse than that, he shuts off his phone after 9:00 PM so that he can’t be bothered by the sound of the phone ringing.

I’m in the process of buying a house in Edmonton and selling my house in Red Deer. It’s a…

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Reflections on Reflections

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Scarf

My neck doesn’t match my face. For some unknown reason, the skin on my face looks smooth and fresh while my neck looks wrinkly and tired. Recently, the receptionist at my car service place commented on how good my skin looked. Then she looked at my neck and changed the subject.

Back when it didn’t matter to me, I heard a man say you can always tell a woman’s age by looking at her neck. So,…

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Signs, Symbols, and Dents

Signs, Symbols, and Dents

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Carpet Dents

One of my friends was formerly a carpet wizard. By that I mean that he knows how to clean carpets, remove stains of all kinds, respond to the needs of different carpet fibres, remediate the damage from floods, and be charming at the same time. You see? A wizard.

Sadly, he changed careers and I can no longer call upon him with my carpet needs. Today, though, I find myself in need of…

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