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jolanamalkston.com · 3d ago

The Joys of Retirement

When my MG retired, I thought our pace of living would slow considerably. I was wrong. You should see our kitchen calendar. Nearly every box for each day of the month is filled. To keep trac...
jolanamalkston.com · 1W ago

Quiet Little Rascals

When our offspring are very young, we know where they are, most of the time. We arrange play dates, and we have baby-sitting exchanges with other moms. We usually know what our kids are doin...
jolanamalkston.com · 2W ago

Why Oh WiFi? #Orbi #WiFi #WirelessNetwork #GeekSquad

I admit to being a bit of a geek girl when it comes to computers and other electronic gadgets. Love’em when they work properly; loathe’em when they don’t. I suspect you think I’m obsessed wi...
jolanamalkston.com · 3W ago

Necessary Evils or Guilty Pleasures? #TVads #TVcommercials #advertising

Television commercials are necessary evils. Some are more evil, prevalent, and maddening than others. A lot more. Too many more. Particularly annoying are the ads for pharmaceuticals that cl...
jolanamalkston.com · 4W ago

Recipe for a Successful Book Signing #Authors #BookSigning

On Tuesday evening, I attended a book signing for five female authors at a Schuler’s bookstore. On Tuesday evening, I attended a fiction writer’s panel comprised of five female authors at a ...
jolanamalkston.com · 1M ago

The Hostess with the Mostess #Family #Picnics #Summer

The mostess guests, that is. I’ll explain in a bit. First off, we were asked to pet sit Buddy, our younger son’s miniature golden doodle, while he and his family vacationed up north for the ...
jolanamalkston.com · 1M ago

The Write Place #Brainstorming #Writing

I didn’t post on Wednesday. Instead of writing the blog at the scheduled time, I spent Tuesday getting ready for a brainstorming/write-in session with writer pal Margo Hoornstra. We met at t...
jolanamalkston.com · 1M ago

Handyman Hero #Husband #MrFixIt #Pontoon #Summer

MG is a handy guy to have around. He can fix just about anything in the house and in the garage. The just about caveat refers to the computers and electronic devices. Those are my babies. If...
jolanamalkston.com · 2M ago

Credit Card Switcheroo #CreditCard #Bank #BankFees #Hacked

We switched bank credit cards a short while ago. It had nothing to do with fees, interest rates, or those 800 phone calls about lowering our interest rates. Those calls are aggravating to be...
jolanamalkston.com · 2M ago

Gossip Girls of a Certain Age #gossip #adults #cafe #coffee

Every week or so, a few of the “adult girls” in our neighborhood get together for coffee and conversation at a local café. I join them when I’m not having a pajama day. In other words, a day...