Monthly Archives: September 2014

Poop Happens

Poop Happens 14 September 2014   Each year, to re-teach the Elements of Story, I use David Sedaris’, Big Boy. In the story, he visits the powder room and finds a large turd in the toilet. The ensuing battle illustrates … Continue reading

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The Only One with Opposable Thumbs

The Only One with Opposable Thumbs    As the only member of the Hooker Horde with opposable thumbs, several jobs fall to me.   I pick up poop, open cans of dog food and pumpkin, cut bags of buffalo flavored … Continue reading

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Being a Cheapskate

Being a Cheapskate 7 September 2014   My ex-husband and best friend used to say, “You are such a cheapskate!”   The Urban Dictionary defines cheapskate as “A stingy person. Somebody who buys cheap in favor of higher quality or … Continue reading

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More from Betty White

I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot! Betty White       When Betty White took the name Hooker and joined the Horde, she strutted right in the front door, jumped on the sofa, and then … Continue reading

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Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne

Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne, Dogs and Fire 6 September 2014     After eleven days of school that include a 5:00 am wake up call from my iPhone singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” it felt juicy and decadent to … Continue reading

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I Have Faith

I Have Faith 2 September 2014   Sometimes I envy those with blind faith. I envy my mother who believes, with her whole heart, that there are three kingdoms in heaven and, if she keeps the covenants she made in … Continue reading

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Introducing Betty White

Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. – Betty White   This is Betty White Hooker.   A sweet senior without teeth, she joined the Hooker Horde on Friday, … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends

With a Little Help from My Friends   Even though he is not a big Bible reader, over and over, my ex-husband said, “the truth will set you free” from the Book of John. Dwight told me, “When you write, … Continue reading

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