When the People of Walmart Seek Retail Therapy

When the People of Walmart Seek Retail Therapy

Walmart is an easy target — long lines, few checkout lanes open, and don’t get me started on the fashion fiesta that is Walmart at midnight! But I’m not going to jump on the “dump on Walmart” bandwagon. I frequent our local Walmart because most of the time, I can get everything on my list (or close to it) and they have the lowest prices and the easiest store savings app in the biz. So, this morning, when I heard the anchor tease a news story about mental health therapy services being offered as a pilot program in a Texas Walmart, I was intrigued.

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This is Why We Have Rules

This is Why We Have Rules

I hate to use public restrooms. When I think of the microbes and germs crawling all over every surface, it makes me anxious. I try very hard to not touch ANYTHING I don’t absolutely have to. I have a routine for minimizing my toxic exposure — a routine which, of course, includes, “hovering.” Women know what I mean — the “squat” position one assumes over the toilet to avoid contact with the seat. Yes, men, you’re not the only gender which pees standing up. When possible, I avoid public restrooms altogether. For example, if I know we are going to an outdoor concert or anywhere I might be forced to share a port-o-potty with drunk people, I stop drinking liquids for HOURS before the event. But that isn’t always an option since typically, I drink over a gallon a day. (more…)

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10 Things Women with Immaculate Houses do Every Day

10 Things Women with Immaculate Houses do Every Day

Do you know someone whose house is always spotless and ready for company? Do you wonder, “How on earth does she do it?” Do you wish your home could be perfect, too?

I followed a dozen women whose homes always look like magazine covers and discovered several behavior patterns — things most of these women do every single day. Try incorporating some or all of these into your daily routine and in no time, I’m sure your house will be your pride and joy as well.

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Say What?

Say What?

I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. Next to me, a woman is helping an elderly patient (presumably her mother) fill out the paper work.

In the couple of minutes I’ve been here, I’ve listened to this (a summary):

Daughter: Primary care physician?

Mother: WHAT?

Daughter: (LOUDER) PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?

Daughter: Last tetanus shot?

Mother: WHAT?

Daughter: LAST TETANUS SHOT?

This carried on for several minutes, page by page. Then, I heard, “Is patient hard of hearing?”

Mother: WHAT?

Daughter: NEVERMIND.

That’s when I lost it. I’m not even sorry.

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Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets

When temps get down into the 40’s at night, I’m breaking out the fleece. So last night, I went in to the bedroom about an hour before we planned to retire for the evening to “pre-heat” my bed. You see, when it’s chilly, I will sometimes turn my side of the heated mattress cover to high for an hour or so, then turn it off when I get into bed — takes that icy chill off the sheets. (Feel free to make a joke about romance if you want. I would.) So, I was surprised when I climbed into bed to find it was still very cold! (more…)

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