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Are You Still Facebook Friends With Former Coworkers?
Do you have co-workers you chat with about each others family and life events? You seem to be friends -- at work anyway.
Then that co-worker gets let go by the company and all of a sudden you get unfriended on Facebook! Huh? You weren't the one who let them go or had anything to do with it.
Good Samaritans Helped My Son Get Home Safely
We hear stories about them ... they are quietly among us. They appear when needed then fade back into obscurity.
No, I'm not talking about superheroes, although you could call them modern-day superheroes.
They are good Samaritans. A couple of those good Samaritans helped my son recently.
The Thanksgiving Dish That No One Eats
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family, friends and FOOD!
My hairdresser -- Alex -- asked me the other day if I make a dish that no one eats. She said her mom has to make a pistachio pudding that only her mom will eat, but it was a dish that her grandma always made...
What Are You Thankful For This Year?
Thanksgiving traditions -- a lot of families have them.
For some, it's a certain dish served each Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe playing games, watching football. Or, if you're like my family, each person goes around the table and says what they are thankful for each year...
Real Seahawks Fans Show Respect at Games
When I chose to attend Monday's Buffalo Bills-Seattle Seahawks NFL game, I had one person in mind: my friend Sheri, who is a diehard Bills fan! My goal was to invite her and her husband to the game with my husband and I.
I was a little worried that they wouldn't be able to attend, due to the game fal…
Is This Your Bunny? It’s at Lowe’s in Yakima
This cute stuffed bunny kept popping up In my Facebook newsfeed, which piqued my curiosity.
So I read the post that accompanied the little bunny.
The post was put up by Amy Wallawine. She works at the local Lowe's and posted the bunny pic on multiple group sites that I'm a member of.
When I read the po…
Teal Pumpkin Project Didn’t Draw Any Takers This Halloween
I'm feeling a little bit let down after Halloween ... Why?
I decided this year that I would participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project for kids with food allergies. I painted my pumpkin teal, bought non-food treats, registered my house on The Teal Pumpkin Project website and stayed home instead of …
The Kids Haven’t Outgrown Pumpkin-Carving Yet!
With my two older sons out of the nest, it's nice to still have two younger kids in the house who still want to do all the fun holiday stuff -- which means carving pumpkins. And now, we also have my niece, who recently moved from Texas, living next door, so she joins in on the family fun.
They a…

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