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monkeyfrog:

This is a wonderful camp that is free for kids with heart problems. My friend Summer lost her stepson to a congenital cardiac problem yesterday, and this camp meant so much to their family.

If you can spare a few bucks, please consider a donation in Riley’s name.

Thank you.

Oh and she’s getting paid to walk … sort of

As a little commercial break from my last post I should mention that if you use something like Fitbit and you shop at Walgreen’s (others likely have or will have similar programs) you can get bonus points on your rewards card for fitness activities. For every mile you walk, for instance, you get 20 points. Mom and I would both be walking anyway, but hey if the store is gonna toss a few pennies our way too, it’s just a little extra boost.

She has learned to walk four times … and is still pushing to improve

I’m putting the full story below the fold so as to not fill your dashboard up with this long post, but I encourage you to click through. For every day you make an excuse about not exercising maybe you should read about my mom.

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The Passive Aggressive Raven - Nevermind (via Grammarly)

The Passive Aggressive Raven - Nevermind (via Grammarly)

Tech(not) Monday

Well played Monday. You know that it’s my first day back in the office and I have a big presentation to do at lunchtime and so you choose this day to screw with mom. Like cats, technology likes to bewitch those least able to withstand the challenge. She calls in tears at 6:30am to tell me she thinks she’s gone crazy because her phone says she has three missed calls from October 19, 1900. 

Also heard that one of the three of us who is being booted out of the offices is already throwing temper tantrums about not being able to use the cubicles we have been assigned because none of them face the right way for her to put her arm up the way she needs to because of her carpal tunnel. Next it will be that the screen can be seen. Cue dramatic music in 3, 2, 1.

Loantaka Brook Reservation was perfection on a crisp autumn day

Shroomsville aka Loantaka Brook Reservation

Jill was normally a lovely dinner companion … until she started using that new make-up by Jack of O’Lantern

Jill was normally a lovely dinner companion … until she started using that new make-up by Jack of O’Lantern

NOLA is always fashion forward with the latest in propeller-wear.

NOLA is always fashion forward with the latest in propeller-wear.

So many cool touches on houses in my NOLA-hood.