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  • Order in the House

    A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our kitchen. I’ve watched a lot of HGTV, so I know a thing or two about how to make this happen. All we needed to do was pick out the countertops, cabinets, hardware, sink, fixtures, appliances, flooring and paint. Then, just like on […]

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  • What the Heck is a Spring Chicken Anyway?

    While I’m not certain what a spring chicken is, it seems I am not one anymore. In fact, I recently read an article and discovered I am technically considered a member of the “older worker” demographic. I suppose that explains the constant barrage of AARP mailings and questions from well-meaning cashiers who think I might […]

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  • It Can Do What?

    My seventeen year old thinks I need an Apple Watch. She has one and, from what I’ve seen, it’s strapped to her left wrist to notify her that the iPhone she’s holding in her right hand just received a snap-gram insta-text. To convince me to also get one, she describes the features designed for old […]

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  • Intentions. Outcomes. Mine are Converging.

    In the last MESHage, I boldly proclaimed my intention to earn a second MESH Certificate! So, here’s where I am so far—in October 2014, I completed the Core Course requirement and my first 30 hours of MESH credit by taking the OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry. All 100 MESH hours must be earned […]

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  • Clear Out. Restock. Let’s Plan A Resolution Together

    Well, we got the kids officially back to school and not a minute too soon! The retail space that just last week was filled with binders, book bags and blunt-tipped scissors has been cleared and re-stocked in record time. After all, December 25 is right around the corner and stores must move quickly to make […]

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  • Heat. Humidity. Havoc. And Hazardous Waste

    For. The. Love. It has been hotter than proverbial Hades in my part of the world and don’t tell me “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Whatever it is–it’s wreaking havoc and, to quote Jane Austen, I have been in a “continuous state of inelegance!” Not to suggest that I am ever particularly elegant, […]

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  • Goats. Yoga. And Fall Prevention for Youth Workers.

    On a mission to plan a family weekend adventure, I recently googled “things to do” and “events calendar” for a multitude of nearby towns and boroughs. Imagine my surprise when I came across an opportunity for an afternoon excursion to Chapel Hill where the whole family could participate in Goat Yoga. Yes, you read that […]

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  • March Madness Takes on Whole New Meaning

    The NCAA and 64 college teams think they have ownership of “March Madness,” but I’m here to tell you my family is knee-deep in March Madness and it has nothing to do with basketball!  You would think we would have adjusted by now, but my entire household is still reeling from losing that one precious […]

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  • Two Novel Ideas for the New Year

    Happy New Year! It’s Holli Singleton, your MESH spokesperson here wishing you a safe and prosperous 2018! As usual, my family celebrated the New Year by eating! And it’s the same every year—Grandmamma cooks the ham and my sisters and I bring the rest—collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, deviled eggs, peach cobbler and pants with […]

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