WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INDULGE
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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INDULGE

This restaurant has been a part of my family since about 1993 when my sister worked at the very first San Diego location that had to move into a new larger location within months of opening. Truth be told, each menu item you could probably find anywhere else, but the preparation set it above the…

GETTING IT OFF MY CHEST: A HEARTBREAKING SITUATION
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GETTING IT OFF MY CHEST: A HEARTBREAKING SITUATION

Bitter divorces hit front page this week and I keep thinking about the aftermath. To couples that reach a quick amicable divorce, I applaud you. For the rest of us, it’s rough, exhausting, and sucks. Usually, divorce results from years (or 72 days) of an inability to compromise, so why would people become agreeable just…

HUNGARIAN FOOD TRUCK DREAMS
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HUNGARIAN FOOD TRUCK DREAMS

My family and I visited family in Hungary recently. I won’t bore you with tales of family fun and unforgettable memories; I’ll get straight to the food!  One day I’ll drive a truck full of mouth-watering Hungarian food to a neighborhood near you if I can talk my family into quitting their day jobs to…

HOW DID I WIND UP HERE – A MOMAGER?!
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HOW DID I WIND UP HERE – A MOMAGER?!

In a meeting, a professor lamented, “Don’t parents know if they let their kids study what they want, they’ll be better students?!”  My head rotated 360 degrees experiencing emotions from being those college students choosing a major to satisfy everyone, to now holding a higher-up Mom position to the future Presidents! I teach my kids…

MONDAY CHALLENGE IN THE LAST TWO HOURS OF MONDAY!
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MONDAY CHALLENGE IN THE LAST TWO HOURS OF MONDAY!

At 10pm I received a Monday Challenge (reblogged below) to do something nice for myself.  Not one to turn down a dare, I felt ideas boiling immediately.  Truthfully, the thought of staring at Alex O’Laughlin for 2 hours made me blush like a crushing schoolgirl but I settled for celebrating the highlights of today, and…

BEST DAY EVER – I WONDER AS I WANDER!
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BEST DAY EVER – I WONDER AS I WANDER!

My son gave me a Valentine’s Day certificate for a day to do anything I want!  I carefully considered my plan, sorting events into two days – with or without kids. This reflects Part I of “My Day” (I go by hours, not calendar date). Picked up before cleaners: The early morning wake up, to…

HOT FLASHES – AKA: THE POWER OF RICKY MARTIN
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HOT FLASHES – AKA: THE POWER OF RICKY MARTIN

The summer of 1984 we moved from San Diego to a town that originally served as a stagecoach stop between San Diego and Los Angeles. Moving to this po-dunk dustbowl instantly set me into withdrawals for “big city” energy. That summer huge things squeezed my teenage heart: The Outsiders. Wham UK. and Ricky Martin joined…