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The Frustration of Mental Energy

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All of last week was frustrating.  I just hate not having the physical energy to get things done.  We’re talking such fatigue that truly showers were difficult.  Most days included eating and watching TV.  Sometimes reading was even too much focus required. Do you know how annoying it is when you look on Facebook or Pinterest and see a fun project and when it’s time to get up to get the paint out, you’re already […]

Dancing with the Stars: Episode 1

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I had enough people mention interest in me recapping Dancing with the Stars, so I figured I would.  I’ll be watching anyway. Let me start by telling you the facts.  Sharna is the best and I always root and vote for her and I tolerate no bad comments about Sharna.  So, now that the facts are out there… I can probably be mostly objective for the rest. Since they only have two hours and thirteen […]

Bachelor in Paradise: Finale & New Bachelor Preview

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It’s time for father Chris to sit the kids down and have a talk.  It’s time to decide.  Do you want to leave as a couple and try to make this work in the world?  Or do you leave as a single?  There is the option if you are staying a couple to stay in paradise and go on one more date with the option of a fantasy suite.  Talk amongst yourselves, the SUVS are […]

Bachelor in Paradise: Episode 7

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Shoot. Just saw this on my DVR list. My bad. New Arrivals Jaimi – The chef who is a bisexual. She scared Nick on his season The Twins- Haley & Emily- they tell the camera that they are only there for Derek and Dean.  I don’t know which twin says which though.  This should go well.   Kiss Count Derek & Taylor Lacey & Daniel Domonique & Diggy Christen & Jack Stone Diggy & Jaimi […]

American Pickers: Amy’s Picks- Mineral Museum Grabs

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There are many different types of friends in the world.  I’m a big fan of the ones who I can text and say, “hey wanna go to a definitely weird, probably scary sale with me in the middle of nowhere?” and they reply with “Should we take my car? And mimosas here or buy coffee on the way?” I’m reminded again of this picture, and thankful for Monica. So we headed up to a mineral museum […]

Bachelor in Paradise – Episode 6

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My apologies for the late recap.  Life was happening.  Better late than never though. Oh, Dean.  He finds out Kristina was right next to the pool when he and D-Lo were making out, you know ten hours after he and Kristina were in bed together post rose ceremony.  Shoot.  He talks to Kristina who is pretty much not having it.  He says he has the most amazing girl yet he is still doing stupid stuff […]

Bachelor in Paradise- Episode 6

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If you remember, we left off with Daniel walking in to save the day with a rose.  Lacey sprints over to jump and straddle immediately.  Daniel seems somewhat alarmed. It’s crunch time for all the ladies who need a rose.  Lacey pulls him away quick. “I’ve been waiting for you.” -Lacey “That’s kinda creepy, no?” – Daniel Lacey informs Daniel that everyone is paired up except Lacey, Christen, and Jasmine.  He is not pumped to […]

Bachelor in Paradise- Episode 5

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Apparently they are not allowed to have Monopoly in paradise. Therefore Alexis plays blindfold Jack Stone and put random things in his mouth.  Papaya, jalapeño and candy were ok.  Of course that’s not fun so she tries to put a dead rotting crab in his mouth.  I don’t understand why that is funny.  Plenty of others don’t get it either.  Jack pulls away and calmly describes it as crossing a line.  That’s putting it lightly. […]

American Pickers: Amy’s Picks- My Recent Favorite 3

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It’s no secret I like buying things.  Findings treasures is my favorite.  I’m not scared of getting a little dirty digging through a barn sale or showing up early for an estate sale. Sometimes I find something to refinish and resell, as I have time and my health allows, sometimes I find the perfect piece for a room in my house, and occasionally I find a little piece for a friend or family member’s house. […]

Bachelor in Paradise- Episode 4

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Welcome Sarah.  All the girls tell her just how much she should be with Ben Z.  She wants to take Adam on a date, but they just keep selling Ben Z to her.  She chats with him and he only talks about his dog.  Sure, maybe it’s editing, but he sure is giving them a LOT to work with. New Arrivals Sarah- who says what I am thinking every time, “damn this is a lot […]