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I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to the Hallmark Channel.
Oh, not all the time. In fact, the channel has been available to me all year and I didn't even know it. But something happens to me around Christmas. I get ... softer. Sappier, even. I want cute stories. I want happy endings. I want everything tied up with a bow and a smile in 90 minutes.
It's so out of character, it's alarming.
"WHAT are you watching?" my husband said as he…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 27, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments
I've been wanting to write a Thanksgiving post for a few days now, and I've had some trouble starting. Not because I have so little, but because I have so much. Now, if you had told me a few years ago I might have this problem, I likely wouldn't have believed you.
Because I was angry. And sad. I had lost my sister, my journalism career had ended, and all my pets died. It wasn't a good year, to say the least.
My creativity, my saving grace, disappeared. Just…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 20, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
I made it to the elementary school this morning in the nick of time, bedraggled and out of breath. It wasn't even 8:30, and I had already made three breakfasts, walked the dog, found lost homework, conducted a mock spelling test, located misplaced socks, cleaned up cat barf and packed three lunches.
Now it was time to go to work. You know, real work. The kind where you collect a paycheck.
I felt beat.
A pretty blonde woman sidled up next to me,…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 18, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments
When I was a reporter, I had a certain feeling about advertisements: Yuck. Advertorials? Even worse. Fill those pages with good, solid news content. Let "other people" worry about bringing in the bucks.
But I'm not a reporter anymore. My personal writing now is for blogs and books - I have two blogs and a book that sells for 99 cents. My book sales are pretty steady - and I'm grateful for every sale - but at that price, I certainly won't get rich. The blogs are all…Continue
I watched a very special episode of American Idol the other night. Mickey Mouse was the host. Raggedy Ann was a pretty awful contestant. And Woody from Toy Story sang the theme from the popular show "Victorious," besting competitor Barney by a mere boot length, as noted by Judge Mario.
It was put together by my young son, who has a new hobby - raiding our expansive, little-used toy chest in the basement for characters, then making up skits and filming them on our new…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 9, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments
I love Halloween. I love it so much I decided to head up my little boy's class party for the holiday. Now, assuming that someday you, too, will want to head up a class party, allow me to share a few things I learned:
Added by Diane Majeske on November 1, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments