Dance lessons

When Suzi heard that I was enjoying taking dance lessons once a week, she told me that she was going to sign up for for private dance lessons in santa monica. I don’t know if she really will do that or not, she has a tendency to tell people that she is going to do something and then never follow through with it. But I really hope that she does sign up for them – getting out of the house and taking dance lessons is a great way to boost your energy and improve your attitude!

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Freezer latches

One of the things that has been bugging me the most in the past year or two is the fact that we have a spare refrigerator (and a spare upright freezer) in the garage that seem to have the doors “pop open” by themselves. I’ve noticed that when I go into the refrigerator and close the door sometimes it pops back open immediately, and sometimes the door closing makes the freezer door (to the little freezer on top) pop open just a little bit. So I’m always careful to make SURE that both doors really ARE closed before I walk away. I’m sure that no one else in the house is as careful about that as I am because there are been several times that I’ve had to throw away all of the food in the freezer because it had been open long enough for everything to thaw. Well, as you can imagine I am NOT happy about throwing food away! So I have been asking my hubby (repeatedly) to put some kind of latch on the doors to keep them from popping open. And I am getting the “Yes dear” response for over a year now. Time to take matters into my own hands I guess!

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Have you ever listened to a podcast?

Susan was telling me that she was invited to watch her friend Stan do a podcast from his home. To be honest, I’ve never listened to a podcast, and I really don’t grasp the significance of how the podcast is having an effect on society, but I tried to pay attention. I was thinking that I might learn something that would help me to keep from falling too deeply into the abyss of being technologically challenged. To be honest, pretty much all I really remember about Susan’s story about the podcast was that he said that he was using the best podcaster microphone to do the podcast. Other than that, I really don’t remember anything about what Susan told me. Does that make me a bad person?

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The power outages have been wreaking havoc with electronics

I was sad, but not surprised, when Judy called me and told me that the power outage that happened last week in her neighborhood that happened because of the thunderstorms that raced through the eastern seaboard caused several of her household appliances to break. She told me that in addition to her whole-house air conditioner breaking down, she lost a microwave oven, a wide-screen television, a toaster-oven, her refrigerator, and several lamps. She has been spending a lot of time waiting for repairmen to come to her place to fix the different items. She was really lucky that the weather was on the cool side until the Morrisville ac repair technician could come to her place to fix her air conditioner! She had to wait a whole week for the repairman to come to fix her refrigerator, and two weeks for the television repairman!

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Advice given, not taken

Have you ever had people come to you asking for your advice on how to handle a situation that they are struggling with, then find out they did not take the advice and had bad results, and then they back to you complaining that their situation has worsened and ask you for more advice? That happens to me a lot! And believe me, it gets tiring because you KNOW that if they followed your advice in the first place the problem would have been solved, not worsened! So when they come back the second time begging for advice I’m not really sure how to respond! I rather feel like I’m hitting my head against the wall sometimes! I find it hard to NOT scold them for ignoring the first advice! How do YOU handle situations like this?

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