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This my entry into  Kathleen Daniels' November ActiveRain Contest - I Cannot Believe I Just Did THAT!  In my case, I actually can believe I did that!    Things that don't mix: Oil and water Texting and driving Me and some home security alarms - I can't believe I just did that!!!    I've tripped s...
To prepare my business for fall and winter, and the year to come, I have been reaching out to past clients.  A good reason to call is to inquire if they need any referrals to assist in updating or decorating their new home. We have a large database of vendor referrals so I can find someone to ful...
It's only been a few months since this sports crazed city went into sports-mania overdrive in support of our Blackhawks.  We don't like having to go very long between victory celebrations.  We do go for long spells between celebrations...but we don't like it.  I know, I know, what city does?    W...
Today was the perfect day for a walk along the lakefront.  Mother nature provided excellent "staging" in the form of brilliant sunshine glistening off the blue Lake Michigan water and gentle breezes blowing through mature shade trees.  The walk was actually a walking buyer's tour.  It was a nice,...
So I just got a call from a "John Roswell" but the person on the other end gave his name as something entirely different.  Plus, let's just say that although the caller ID registered a NY area code, the phone call seemed to originate from a call center that could have been elsewhere--non-US "else...
"No thanks, I'm just looking."How often have you said that to a store salesperson inquiring if you needed any help?  It's not that you don't appreciate the help.  After all, the salesperson is the specialist.  She knows when new inventory comes in.  She has seen how the various items in that inve...
A post came across my Facebook time-line this evening.  It caught my attention because it was from a friend I have not caught up with in person for a very long time.  When I saw her avatar come up, I immediately scrolled to her post and read it.  It was about her friend and fellow church member w...
And They're Off!           Black Friday has long felt as though it was the start of a several weeks long marathon. And it is of sorts.  It's the start of a month of marathon holiday shopping.  This year, Black Friday began early with "Brown" Thursday but today is the day. The holiday shopping sea...
  After the that last bite of turkey and slice of pie, many people will be heading out in search of bargains.  For those who may want to find some unique gift ideas or take some time away from the stores to relax and recharge, here are a few ideas.       Each year, a portion of Daley Plaza is tra...
It's not unusual to see a good Samaritan make a donation to a homeless person.  What is unusual about this story is the donation itself.  When New York software engineer Patrick McConlogue passed Leo Grand on the street, he decided to make the homeless man an offer.  Mr. McConlogue was willing to...

Karen Winters

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