Author Archives: Joyce

About Joyce

40-year-old university advisor, 10-years married with two small children, trying to do it all and have it all and still manage the occasional social interaction through the wonderful world of blogging.

A list of the reasons why I love February (and it does not include the Super Bowl)

In the post-holiday slump, when the very last sparkly decoration has been boxed up and hidden away, and the festive spirit has faded but several months of winter remain, I have but one thought that has always sustained me: February. … Continue reading

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When your TV fantasy dad is probably a serial rapist

My fantasy dad has been in the news lately.  A lot in the news.  And not in the good way that beloved icons are in the news. My fantasy dad was Bill Cosby, and he has probably raped lots of … Continue reading

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2015, the year of connections

It’s mid-January, yet the holidays seem far behind us now. While my extra pounds may linger, the decorations are stored away and winter, at least in my neck of the woods, is in its final stages, alternating between cold snaps … Continue reading

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New life for vintage postcards

I used to be a maker of gifts. My gifts were typically the crocheted variety. Every year some lucky soul received an afghan from me. Over time I picked Halloween as my start date so that it could be guaranteed … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful day of the year (so say I)

A few weeks ago I took several days off from work in order to give myself a head start on holiday preparations. This has become tradition for the past few years, as I tell myself that if only I can … Continue reading

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A sour bite of envy

  My in-laws just returned from a trip to visit my niece and nephew’s school for Grandparents’ Day. “Oh, you should see their school,” my mother-in-law gushed, “it’s so nice.  They have a computer lab about four times the size … Continue reading

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The Bug That Loves The South

When I was a child growing up in Connecticut I loved all creatures.  The ones I could readily get my hands on were caterpillars, and I played with them all the time, sometimes bringing them indoors to visit my dollhouse.  They … Continue reading

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