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To Do May 11

get beer get gas trim Crepe Myrtle tree cook veggies Urban Promise plant remaining seeds cash for Susan make appointment medical massage Voorhees

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To Do May 1

call Gyn for appointment call Future Scripts re: Rxs gym return library book cauliflower celery Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream

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To Do – Sunday

soy milk and bananas gym Reiki - 1:00 Mother - bananas,Geraniums, dog statue, wind chimes Andrew's office make stir fry

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To Do Sunday April 22

Re-bar at Home Depot Miriam - plants too gym RELAX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TO Do Friday April 20

Lentil Soup Laundry Detergent Cauliflower Homeless Shelter Michael Miriam - soup and flowers Urban Promise

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To Do April 16

amended tax returns colonoscopy laundry gym? clothes to Madison clothes to Urban Promise Thrift Shop Kombucha @ COSTCO

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To Do Saturday 4/14

Dogs to vet for nails gym Urban Promise Thrift Shop - drop off shoes, get little basket Brownies for Charlie and Liz Iron clothes for…

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To Do Thursday April 12

Call vet for boys' nail appointments. Friday afternoon appts. Organize kitchen pantry (oatmeal and Chia seeds) Make oatmeal Amended tax return - new 1099B Susan…

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TO DO Wed April 11 2018

Mail CJ's birthday card Mail receipt for car repair to Toni Make appointment for the boys' nails Pick up book at Library Kindergarten volunteer 12:00…

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Be Kind To Yourself

I just received a box from Sundance.com. Overpriced shoes, overpriced dress and reasonably priced cross-body purse (CLEARANCE). Because I overpaid and Sundance likes to think…

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Barbie Rules

I was born in 1958. So was Mattel’s best-selling toy ever, the Barbie Doll. These are not unrelated events in my mind, or my life.…

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp It was an enviable life. From Monday to Friday I was top drone in a hive whose queen wore stripes of the pinned…

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Bow Down Rita

Bow Down Rita There I was, arriving in Houston just as all of Houston was fixin' to get out of Dodge. Workers and residents of…

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Brand New You

Brand New You So you want to change your look but don't have the money to hire professionals for the job? No problem. There's a…

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Pass the burnt sienna

Pass the burnt sienna It was late August. I took my twelve-year-old daughter on our ritual back-to-school shopping trip to K-Mart, purveyor of anything a…

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Christmas Letter

Christmas Letter December 2005 Dear Loved and Liked Ones, Another Christmas. Hard to believe that another year has passed. Even harder to believe that each…

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It’s a dog’s life

It's a dog's life I definitely was not a dog person. Not dog-person, as in those infamous poker-playing dogs immortalized on black velvet (don’t look…

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Downsizing

Downsizing Like thousands of others in my generation, I have decided to downsize. Not my waistline, but my lifestyle. I am just two short years…

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The Ego Hangover

The Ego Hangover Saturday, 8 a.m. My head throbbed. “What did you do last night? What did you do last night? What did you do…

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Getting the upperhand

Getting the upperhand Who Needs Berlitz When You’ve Got Two Good Hands? There’s been a big flap about Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia’s recent response…

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Kitchen Kaper

Kitchen Kaper I had decided to renovate my kitchen. Not that I would do the renovating, mind you. I was definitely leaving this to the…

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Kowabunga

Kowabunga When Life Gives You Snow… Another snowstorm. Another round of dire warnings by our local weather celebrities. Another day of scraping, shoveling and skidding.…

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Madonna, 2005

Madonna, 2005 Madonna's back in the news again. Surprise! She's reinventing herself. Surprise! I used to look forward to that event. It added spark to…

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My Mo Jo’s Risin’

My Mo Jo's Risin' as printed in The Philadelphia Daily News He's back. Who is "he"? Darth? Arnold? MacArthur? Nope. Better. Much better. Mo's back.…

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Motherhood Rules

Motherhood Rules I remember when my children were very small and I thought I had made a big mistake.   They weren't the mistake, I…

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Moorestown, My Moorestown

Moorestown, My Moorestown Moorestown was something I aspired to as a kid growing up in Riverside and Cinnaminson. They were both fine communities but Moorestown…

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My Mother

My Mother My mother is extraordinary.   Smart, beautiful, charming.   And a survivor.   The Depression, dysfunction, discrimination, me.   She lived through it…

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Nipper Napping

Nipper Napping I’ve lived in Moorestown for 12 years now and I’ve always believed it to be America’s number one town. Now that we’ve got…

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Look Ma’, No Hands

Look Ma', No Hands Thank goodness New Jersey’s wise and caring lawmakers have seen fit to enact a hands-free cell phone law. . What a…

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Obnoxious Car Decals

Obnoxious Car Decals Whatever Happened to "South of the Border?" I just saw another one of those obnoxious decals on the back window of one…

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Ode to Dad

Ode to Dad I'm not much of a Phillies fan, but it's nothing personal. I'm just not much of a baseball fan. I hear that…

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One More Milestone

One More Milestone I've lived 46 years, 8 months and 6 days as I write this. I've had quite a few milestones so far, some…

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Onward Christian Soldiers

Onward Christian Soldiers I'd bet that I have most of the usual back-to-school memories of anyone who went to first grade in 1965. A plastic…

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Pet Teacher

Pet Teacher As a Catholic school survivor I've had some pretty memorable teachers. Most of them wore black drapes and were heavily in favor of…

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Please let it be Friday

Please let it be Friday I remember when summer days meant sleeping ‘til noon, lunching on a tomato sandwich and lolling on a beach towel…

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Rite of spring

Rite of spring It’s spring. For me, being of a certain age and traditional upbringing, this means it’s time for “Spring Cleaning.” When I was…

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She cooks, She cleans, She writes

She cooks, She cleans, She writes From all appearances, Susan McQuilkin is an average Moorestown wife and mother. Any weekday finds her dropping 9-year-old Kevin…

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Slow Down Santa

Slow Down Santa My wall calendar, the one those nice animal welfare people sent me, reads "October." My backyard tells me that fall has arrived:…

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Swing and a Miss

Swing and a Miss There are serial numbers, serial films and serial killers. I’d like to add “serial monogamists” to that list. Serial monogamists, like…

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Tanning Salon or Abu Grhaib?

Tanning Salon or Abu Grhaib? Tanning Salon… Or Abu Grhaib? Winter is almost over. Spring is almost here. The “almost” has been maddening to me.…

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Thanks

Thanks When I was a kid our Thanksgiving tradition was similar to most. A big meal of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie…

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The Cut

The Cut Photographs Courtesy of:Matte Studio & NJ Lifestyle Magazine Hair Styling by:Signatures Hair Salon Well, I did it. Or, I should say, I got…

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The Kiss

The Kiss I'm going to kiss and tell. Actually, I've already done the kissing.   This is the telling part. Okay, I admit it. I've…

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Barbie Rules

Barbie Rules I was born in 1958. So was Mattel’s best-selling toy ever, the Barbie Doll. These are not unrelated events in my mind, or…

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The Latest

It's been a year since I've updated this site. Life got crazy busy and some things had to give. The website was one of them…

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