Author: Trina Machacek

Is This You? | a Calendar with Doors

We have an advent calendar. It’s cute and means Christmas is nearing. It has the required 25 little doors. One to open each day from December 1 all the way up to the Big Day, December 25th. Behind each door there is a little surprise and each one has some meaning denoting the coming of the Christian side or the Santa side of Christmas. See our advent calendar and our family are equal opportunity Christmas celebrators. A door may be hiding an angelic angel or a teddy bear holding a gift or maybe a cross with a red ribbon...

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Is This You? | Problems with Nails

Do you know what carpenters say when you go to pound in a nail and it bends over before you get it all the way pounded in? Snidely you might hear, “Hey what’s the matter, is the wind blowing?” Meaning the wind blew the nail over. That has got to be some wind! I should know I never pound in a nail without the wind blowing. No matter the size of the nail. A little finishing nail up to a big ole 60 penny ring shank spike. They will not stay up and straight. I usually put the blame...

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Is This You? | Ever Been Googled?

We all get them. The phone calls. The robot calls. The mind numbing calls that bring you to the edge of the cliff. The ones that come during dinner or at the exact time you are up to your eyeballs in making lunches and pouring cereal in the mornings. This is not a secret note about what to do to stop those calls. I’m afraid that there will never be a true end to those calls so just know that the hang up is nearly the best revenge. But—here are a few of the ideas that have come across...

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Is This You? | Just Pick One!

Sometimes I think if I have to make one more choice I’m going to melt into a puddle of goo. Do I really have to know the best detergent to use? I’m tired of deciding which soda to drink so much so that I have started to drink some kind of instant fruit punch. It’s good but it turns my lips a very bright almost glow in the dark red. Like the red lipsticks used in the 1940’s. WOW! Not a good look for me. There are more than a few times in daily life that unconscious choices are...

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Is This You? | Life Changes Us All

We sit in the back row at church. No real reason for this. It just happens that way. So the back of my head of hair has not been an issue—until now. I was drying my hair after a shower and I happened to see what I thought was a lone stray gray hair swishing at me from the back of my head. Devious little thing. So I thought I would see where it came from and picked up a mirror to check out the back of my front. Do not do this! Do not I say! I found...

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