Category Archives: Life’s Challenges

“Down Time Hobbies” and Other Fun Mysteries

Y’all didn’t hear from me for my usual Monday giggle-fest because some hideous beast sous chef slipped me gluten over the weekend. For me that equals several days of vicious migraines and spinal misalignment, so it’s been a little quiet … Continue reading

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20 Kickass Things About Being 40 (And Beyond)

Yesterday, my brother posted this on Facebook – 40 Effed Up Things About Being 40 – and his crowd went wild. The author of the post, Amy Wruble, from Carriage Before Marriage is awesome, but in this case I’m going to disagree with … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex, Part 2: My Fave Tweets So Far

As trying as awful weather is, it sure brings the sunshine out on Twitter. When Hurricane Sandy hit, I spent an hour on Twitter delighting in peoples’ creativity. The result was Hurricane Sandy By The Tweets. This week, with Winter … Continue reading

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Why Yearly Goals Are THE DEVIL For Me

“There isn’t any secret. You sit down and you start and that’s it.” ~ Elmore Leonard This month I’m taking a course with Margie Lawson called Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors, which I would recommend to anyone. Margie might have geared the course toward writers, … Continue reading

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How Do You Accidentally Wax Your Butt?

This question came from my husband yesterday at breakfast. (Y’all know I like to share these bloggable moments with you.) First, I should say, I was on my first cup of coffee. Also, I might have a touch of PMS. (Yeah, … Continue reading

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Getting Thrown Off a Cliff Changes Things

Now some of you are probably waiting for a deep meaningful discussion on philosophically getting thrown off a cliff, but this is a real-life cliffhanging story.  The up side: At least I had a rope. A while back, we had a post … Continue reading

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Shaking My Cowbell at the ‘Gods of Chaos’

It’s been a bit of a wild week over here at the Hansen House! Monday, I was cruising down the freeway when it sounds like pinball is happening inside my right front wheel well. All of a sudden my “Check … Continue reading

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5 Places That Make Me Want to Pee

I was so happy when I made this discovery: One sign of fear or stress is the uncontrollable urge to go pee. That explains a lot. Seriously, my whole life, whenever I’ve been in a stressful situation or time…I’ve gotta … Continue reading

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5 Vices I Get To Keep (Sweet!)

I read a post on vices the other day that made me feel so much better! I just had to share my fabulous find with my posse here at More Cowbell. :-) I mean usually, I console myself that my … Continue reading

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N is for Never, Ever, EVER Quit

The stories I always come back to for inspiration are the ones where people quit right before achieving their goals. They remind me to never, ever quit…even when things look bleak. We all know what that’s like, to feel that you’ve … Continue reading

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