I Refuse to Buy Bigger Pants

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Who is stupid enough to begin a weight loss plan weeks before Christmas? Me. I always know when it’s time to start watching my weight. When my pants no longer fit. I refuse to buy bigger pants. I decided to let #SecretShopperMichael try something new, figuring I could hide behind…

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Take it Like a Loser

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Do my nails really look like that? I was out for dinner and everyone at the table finished their meal, except me. The restaurant is a favorite and, although I didn’t know the name of our server, he knew mine. I am always surprised by that. When he came to…

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Gobble Gobble

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I have always hated the budgeting process. Until now. Throughout my career, I dreaded creating a budget each fall. I found it difficult to make predictions on income and expenses when I didn’t know what might happen. In reality, I was afraid. What if I project revenue that I can’t…

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Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Are some people allergic to smiling? In the past 24 hours I have encountered numerous people who seem unable to smile. One person at my bank and another in a clothing store, were so particularly gloomy that I can’t stop thinking about either. They didn’t appear sad as if they…

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Intergalactic Escape is Harder Than You Think

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I’ve always worked well under pressure. Until this. My first Escape Room experience was frustrating to this over-achiever. I didn’t expect to feel like such a failure. Trapped in a room with 4 smart and talented people, I found myself doing things that surprised me. Although we had some early…

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