Apr 17

Zip-a-dee Do!

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time with my recipes lately.  Forget that I am trying like the devil to find healthy, real-food recipes the whole family can enjoy.  I get distracted.  Online recipes are more attractive to me than Sam Elliot.  Seriously.  (Don’t judge…I’d follow that voice anywhere!)  If only …

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Apr 14

Why No Wheat?

I had the “wheat-free” conversation with two friends recently, which prompted me to write this post.  Over the course of the last year and a half whenever I tell someone that I try to follow the Paleo lifestyle for eating, they always ask why I don’t eat grains.  I suppose sugar is a no-brainer for …

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Apr 03

Where Did I Go Wrong??

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. I know exactly where I went wrong.  No need to rub it in. It all started a little over a week ago when Victoria popped a piece of Juicy Fruit gum in her mouth.  Wow…Juicy Fruit.  I used to LOVE that gum when I was little.  My immediate reaction, …

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Mar 27

The Minimum

While driving to work a while ago I noticed a new billboard.  It has a smiling man on it with five simple words: “Do the minimum.  (I do.)”  Way to instill confidence, SafeAuto.  I can see how “good neighbors” and “good hands” would be a turn-off.  Your marketing reps must be proud. Despite that this …

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Jan 25

Here But There

Sorry for being  MIA again.  I haven’t been able to complete a blog post for what, four months now? I’ll start one and then it just sort of fizzles.  I think I have writer’s block.  It’s showing up in other areas of my life, too.  Time to banish the demons.  ;)  I once read that …

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Sep 10

My Wishlist for App Developers

OK, the last time I ranted about my information needs I got a pretty good response.  And my previous posts about iPhone apps have gotten decent attention from the developers.  So here is my Issue Du Jour: I recently upgraded my phone and lost most of my apps in the process.  Not lost as in …

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Jul 19

Catching Up

Sorry, y’all.  I took a little unintended snooze for a while and neglected my blogs, my email and life in general outside of Poca Voglia.  I practically dropped off the map.  I’m actually surprised the Internet still knows me.  I logged in only to pay bills and buy things from Amazon.  (I heart Amazon.)  My …

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Jun 17

Keep Calm and Carry On


Victoria and I did a novel thing Friday night.  At least, it was novel for us.  No one else in a three hundred mile radius would have blinked an eye, but we established a new mother-daughter bonding activity: Trampoline Manicures.  You must realize that the novelty of this is that I actually, in fact, enjoyed …

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Jun 02

And Now We Juice


A couple of months ago my parents introduced us to juicing.  Mom and Dad were experimenting with juice recipes and happily sharing their discoveries.  A few days before my own introduction, they showed my husband the wonders of the juice machine and enthusiastically gave him a glass full of some celery concoction.  Dom is NOT …

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Mar 11

You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!!

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  No one knows this better than the mother of a teenager, and no one anticipates the learning curve ahead like the mother of a ‘tween. Heaven help me. Five months and two short weeks ago my daughter got her ears pierced.  The golden rule of …

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