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Siri

The Selfless Good Deed Challenge

Someone asked me the other day to describe my husband and the simplest explanation I immediately thought of was, “Well, Bobby is the only person I know who says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to Siri.” Seriously. He does. What’s most impressive is that there is seemingly no benefit that comes from being polite to an inanimate object. But think about it, think about the small …

Want Need

Need It? or Want It?

I have always been fascinated by the subtlety of words and their meanings. Too many of us get in the habit of saying things that we don’t mean, myself included. My current reference is when we say we need something when what we really mean is that we want something. This struck me the other day when I was having a discussion with a young …

Alarm clock

Miss Val’s Morning Hacks for Non-Morning People

This is so exciting… I have had my first Musing request! I was asked to share how I manage to be a morning person for someone who isn’t? I can definitely speak to this as I am NOT a “morning person.” I don’t wake up feeling refreshed, regardless of how long I’ve slept. I don’t bounce out of bed with vibrancy and energy. And it …

Real Simple Makeover Issue

8 Days a Week

If you could add an extra day to the week, how would you spend it? I saw this question in the current issue of Real Simple magazine. This is extraordinarily fun to think about! I’d also add, where would you insert the extra day? My extra day would come between Saturday and Sunday. That way I could still fill up my weekends without having to …