Jury Duty Survival 101

I could spend hours going through my initial thoughts when I got my jury summons, but if you’ve ever received one, the feelings are probably pretty universal: Oh crap. I hope my panel number doesn’t get called. How do I get out of this? As luck would have it, from Friday through the next Friday, […]

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The Fallout 4 Hike

I decided to make my hike fun.  Once I figured out that I had a theme, the rest fell into place.   Now, this page has a video!  Most of the same pictures, had to remove a few to fit the song.  Enjoy! ~Melissa Preston Garvey is starting to grind my gears. Who’s the General? […]

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Alum Rock – First Hike of 2016

I decided, after eating way too much food in general over the last several months (Stress eating, what is that?) that I was going stop whining about all the weight I’d packed on and since I was feeling like crap in general (I’m full. Oh is that a cookie?), I’d take stock for the new […]

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Everyday Heroes – Inspiration Behind the Novel

I always get so excited when I finish something.  When I wrote Real Life, I wanted to do something fun and light with lots of humor and (admittedly) some pretty ridiculous situations.  Still, I love a happy ending so all’s well that ends well, right? The idea for Everyday Heroes actually came from a ridiculous […]

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Arbonne – No It’s Not a Highway in Germany

It’s a pretty pretty amazing health and beauty company that’s been around for 35 years and I’m now – dun dun dunnnnn! – an Independent Consultant. What does that mean, exactly? I’m not sure yet. I just signed up a few days ago. But I LOVE the products (especially the ones you see in the […]

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Happy Short Girl Appreciation Day

How great is it that they created a day for li’l ole me?   I’m flattered!  

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Cat in Shark Suit on a Rhoomba

I truly believe the shark suit sells it.  There are no words for the awesomeness that this is.  If I’m having a bad day, I come back to the cat on the rhoomba.

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Creativity in Church

Give a person an old-school version of an iPad (read: chalkboard) and some chalk during a church service – this is what they come up with. Every week I collected these little treasures before wiping down the tablets.       

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I Love My Body

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”       (Psalm 139:14)   I love my eyes.  They see the beauty of the natural world around me and guide my path every day. I love my nose.  It smells delightful aromas such […]

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The Paper Girl

The paper girl came into being on the day that Judy Lancaster, age five, drew her on a paper napkin at McDonald’s on a cold November evening.  She had no name.  She had no distinct features, other than two arms, two legs, a very large head, two long strands of hair, and a smile. The […]

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