Author Archives: larablair

Anyone else have a lot of party gear, but never use it?

Entertaining the Joneses: Illusions of Grandeur Yet another quandary of suburban living: habitual get-togethers. Currently, I do not make a practice of cooking and party-planning for the masses. I think in my 20’s I had visions of the neighborhood sauntering over … Continue reading

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A teacher’s thoughts on the madness

  Every person in the room is crammed into a corner, muffling giggles and whispers. My arms are out wide, Stretch Armstrong-style, as I attempt to cover the third grade bodies with what appears to be a self-made Super Safe … Continue reading

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A couple of reasons to avoid cleaning for company

  It never fails to amaze me how neurotic I can become when there’s company on the way. I can practically hear the excessive eye rolling from my offspring and my spouse becomes strnagely stealth in his whereabouts. I begin … Continue reading

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Wondering if you’re still there? (Also…an amazing pilgrimage to Santa Fe)

Hello, from CrazyLand! My 3rd grade teaching position and current role as taxi driver of teens has kept me absolutely entrenched in my off-line life. I miss you all. ‘Thinking I might start up the MPG engine again. Are you … Continue reading

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New Life…New Blog

  So Lovelies…I’m understanding that we all go through different seasons in our lives. Of course, there are the usual ones (singlehood, marriage, family, retirement), but there are also seasons of the heart and what it wants. My heart tends to … Continue reading

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