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I wrote a guest post over at Atelier, titled “American Schlump Tries On Parisian Chic For Size.” Part of me is still trying to figure out why the other part of me feels a need to make a fool out of myself for the whole world to see. Probably because the latter part of me loves to be called “erudite and hilarious.”
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Within the last few weeks, there were at least three nail polish related posts (here here here) within the Catholic mom blog circles I frequent. I never quite understood nail polishing because it always chipped off for me within a few handwashing, definitely after the first shower.
I gave up and figured people who paint their nails (a) are less clean than I and (b) have too much time on their hands.
Recently it dawned on me: maybe I should try something other than my cotton candy pink $1 Wet n’ Wild from 10 years ago. Just maybe. Painted nails (I’m partial to bright red) would be a nice pick me up and would anyway cover up the dirt.
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I accidentally deleted the header for Quick Take #4, and I think I’ll just leave it that way.
Oh wait! I remembered what I was going to tell you:
Remember my gross, mildewey failure of a front-load washer? I put it on Craigslist for $75 OBO and got an immediate offer of $50. Before the first offerer came, though, another guy called me the next day and offered me $100 if I would give him priority over the first guy.
This was with full disclosure of the mildew.
the new-to-us washer cost $75. So overall I made $25 off the ordeal.
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Girl 1 was looking over my shoulder yesterday as I re-read some of my favorite posts from Mama Knows, Honeychild.
This morning, she recreated this from memory.
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Have you been eating your veggies lately? I generally think of myself as a big fruit and veggie eater, but lately that has not been the case. I’m trying to cut out snacking so there goes most of my fruit intake. And vegetables lately have meant either a salad or some frozen green beans or broccoli heated up, with our main meal. And then we eat leftovers for the next meal, and if there aren’t leftover veggies we just don’t eat veggies. . . . I’m hoping to get a CSA share this summer and be forced to cook more vegetables.
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