Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why I’m Grateful for Yoga Pants, Costco, Eavesdropping and Other Things

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I’m Grateful For:

1. Sweatpants and yoga capri pants~ These are the pants that make you feel alive by their sheer comfort. Even if you don’t do yoga, it’s okay to wear yoga pants (I’m almost sure). And the older you are, the less concerned you are about yoga and the more concerned you are about comfort. That’s the beauty of it.

Why are these women laughing? They aren't wearing yoga pants. They also probably don't shop at Costco.

Why are these women laughing? They aren’t wearing yoga pants. They must be laughing through their pain.

2. Costco~ A guest hollered at me from inside my bathroom,  “Hey Bronwyn, you’re out of toilet paper!” This unfortunate crisis occurred in the pre-Costco days and caught me off guard.

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What All Women Must Have

 Girlfriends…

A study conducted by the UCLA School of Medicine found that when we're with our girlfriends, our bodies emit the "feel good" hormone oxytocin, helping us reduce everyday stress.

A study conducted by the UCLA School of Medicine found that when we’re with our girlfriends, our bodies emit the “feel good” hormone oxytocin, helping us reduce everyday stress.

You can talk about things you’re interested in with your girlfriends. And, avoid the kind of topics men find fascinating, such as the workings of an engine or how .30 caliber rounds will reach terminal velocities of 300 feet per second.

You laugh at each others’ jokes. Some men, more specifically husbands, don’t understand real humor. Tell a husband a joke and he’ll squint his eyes to slits, scrunch his face as if he suddenly came down with intestinal gas and utter, “I don’t get it.” Girlfriends laugh with you and don’t even care if they don’t get it. They think you’re funny anyway and they love the way you added your sultry Mae West impression to your story. Really good girlfriends not only laugh with you but slap their knee and say, “You are soooo funny.” Those are the girlfriends whose birthdays you remember.

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Beware the Toilet in Room 26

Hotel Vendome, Prescott, Arizona (where your life is never the same once you stay here).

Hotel Vendome, Prescott, Arizona (where your life, and perhaps hairstyle, are never the same once you stay here).

“I can’t find the key,” I told Jerry and dumped the contents of my purse on the Victorian carpet of the hotel’s hallway.  My wallet, driver’s license, lip gloss, Tic Tac mints, and receipts hit the floor. Jerry stood silently as I searched for our room key, the only one issued to us. Jerry held a luggage bag strapped to his shoulder and a suitcase propped beside him.

“I’ll tell the lady at the front desk,” I said as Jerry continued to stand silently in front of our locked room, number 26. He had a long-suffering, trying-to-understand-how-this-happened expression.

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Life at the Wilson’s

"Being in a long marriage is a little bit like a nice cup of coffee--I might have it every day but I still enjoy it." ~Stephen Gaines

“Being in a long marriage is a little bit like a nice cup of coffee–I might have it every day but I still enjoy it.”
~Stephen Gaines

 Coffee cups (no sharing at our house)

“Jerry, are you drinking coffee from my cup?”

“Oh, is this your cup?”

“Yes, all of the Polish pottery coffee cups are mine and you’re drinking out of one. I would let you drink out of it except those cups are very expensive and if something should happen to one of them while in your possession, I’d have a hard time forgiving you.”

“Oh. Well you know what? I have coffee cups I don’t want you drinking out of. I’m going to put all my coffee cups that I bought at Disneyland in this cupboard right here. These are my coffee cups and this is my cupboard.”

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