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Sunday / February 26 / 2012

Mastering the art of cramming

Skip-n-Donna on their 2008 Oscar Quest in Westminster, Maryland -- about to see "There Will Be Blood" with Carl & Kathy Freundel [Pic taken by KathyFreundel.com (February 12, 2008)]
Skip-n-Donna on their 2008 Oscar Quest in Westminster, Maryland — about to see “There Will Be Blood” with Carl & Kathy Freundel [Pic taken by KathyFreundel.com (February 12, 2008)]

Cramming-in our annual quest to see every single movie nominated in the major awards categories before the big reveal tonight, Skip-n-I headed to Crossgates Mall in Albany on Saturday to see, The Artist and then headed home to watch Woody Allen’s, Midnight in Paris. This following a Friday night hunkered down with calzones from East End Read the full story…

Thursday / February 23 / 2012

[VIDEO] Why you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously

It was the season of Lent four years ago when my then four-year-old niece Lainey used her charming innocence and candy corn (…yes, candy corn) to teach me an unforgettable lesson.  Read the full story…

Tuesday / February 14 / 2012

The shocking truth about time machines

Roses from my Love Bug (Valentine's Day 2012)
Roses from my Love Bug (Valentine’s Day 2012)

I’ve already fessed-up I like to argue. And so does my husband. If we go several weeks with no debate, our palms get sweaty. (See how I resourcefully used the word, “debate”?)

En route from “wage war” to “debate”, Skip-n-I had a handful of Read the full story…

Sunday / February 12 / 2012

Innocent enough, this is a loaded question

Kenis Sweet leading the children's message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York
Kenis Sweet leading the children’s message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York

My son used to jokingly respond, “Not that I know of.” when people inquired, “Do you have any kids?” Perhaps you have to know him to understand the humor. Funny.

I find myself struck with this question, or more specifically, “So, how many kids do you have?” Read the full story…

Tuesday / February 07 / 2012

6 truths to normalizing depression (part II of II)

“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast. You may escape without a mauling” – Dr. R.W. Shepherd.

I love this quote currently featured on Martin’s website, TooDepressed.com. Read the full story…