Blast From The Past: The Ouija Board

February 11, 2014 Unplugged

This morning I came across an article from The Smithsonian about the history of the Ouija board. Now I ask you, whom among us mid-century modern women, didn’t consult the Ouija board during our teens? The mention of the name Ouija board takes me straight back to a group of me and my junior high […]

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Because Smiling Is Important

April 23, 2013 Unplugged

Nancy and I had the best day today. First, awesome lunch at Comida in the Prospect neighborhood of Longmont.  It was easily one of the best lunches I’ve ever had.  If I didn’t have a pig/goat/chickens, I’d want to live in Prospect so I could walk to Comida every day. After lunch we browsed in […]

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Preparing for Alzheimer’s?

March 8, 2013 Unplugged

Chances are you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Chances are you’ll be in that position one day too. This week I was moved to tears by a short (6-minute) TED video, entitled “How I’m Preparing To Get Alzheimer’s” by global development expert Alanna Shaikh. Alanna’s father suffers from Alzheimer’s. From observing her father’s […]

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Took An Online Photoshop Elements Class From Nicole’s Classes

March 1, 2013 Unplugged

As bloggers, one thing Joan and I bemoan over and over is our lack of photo-taking and photo-editing skills. It all seems so complicated. Our heads spin over apertures and ISO. Is it because we have crappy cameras? Does one magically take fantastic photos if only they own a $1000 camera? (Answer: No.) We both […]

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The Yellow Dog Project

February 20, 2013 Unplugged

If you are a dog owner you should know about The Yellow Dog Project.

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Must Know Facts About Taking a Break At Work

February 7, 2013 Looking Good

Last July I wrote about How to Get the Most from Your Nap. Included in the article was an excellent infographic about napping that I have been putting to good use. In November, Allison Morris, one of the creators of the nap infograph contacted me to share a new infographic she helped develop about the […]

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Goodbye, 2012

January 1, 2013 Unplugged

Nancy and I have both been gone for a month.  A break was needed. But now, here we are back again in full force.  And to start off, I’d like to recap 2012.  (Me and every other person in the world with a blog. But hey, it’s what we do.)  I’m going to focus on […]

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Close To Perfect

November 9, 2012 The Chicken Mama

Some days are….close to perfect. Not fancy, not special. Just close to perfect. Today was one of those days. And not a single photo to prove it (o.k., one photo). You’ll have to take my word for it. This “close to perfect” day might sound ridiculously boring to you. So I’ll be brief. Started reading […]

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September 10, 2012 The Chicken Mama

Hello again!  How have all of you been?  Me, you ask?  Well, August was quite the crazy month. The universe alternately whispered and shouted to me for 30 days straight. We sent kids out into the world.  Now all three are in college.  (Can I hear an “amen”?) There’s no empty nest – too many […]

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Where Does The Time Go?

September 4, 2012 Unplugged

Where did August go and how did it get to be September? Joan and I have been AWOL from Just the Right Things over the past month with travels and various family events. I’ll leave it to her to share her own craziness but thought I’d get back in the posting groove with some photos […]

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