Guest Napper #134 – Waiting for Weather

This week, those of us in the D.C. area who aren’t petrified by the prospect of (gasp) WINTRY MIX were briefly tantalized by the possibility of the first light snow of the season. Sadly for Santa watchers, all we got was a frigid downpour – in my opinion, the worst type of gloomy weather. Nevertheless,…

Guest Napper #124 – Chilly Charlie

Which of you is a Fall enthusiast? How many of you secretly watch the Peanuts holiday specials during the warmer months, dreaming of falling leaves, sincere pumpkin patches, and small-but-mighty Christmas trees? Guilty as charged. But I’ve got good company, apparently, in Charlie. This is a fellow cold weather enthusiast, friends. Although I would counsel…

Guest Napper #104 – Beauty…no, Booty Sleep

I’ve been working really hard to get my garden producing actual, edible vegetables this year. You know, edible by us and not just for the critters who seem to end up devouring my three tomatoes and one squash each year. Well, I have to say, this picture Laurel sent me of her daughter really felt…

Crashed-Out Christmas Help

So, what was your first job? As the holiday season gets into full swing, I am reminded of my very first minimum wage position at Miller’s Outpost in Moreno Valley, CA.  I think I had just turned 16, so it was December of 1988.  I spent Christmas selling acid-washed jeans, studded denim jackets and pleather…