Archive from December, 2013
The Thing About Nerds
By     |    Dec 29, 2013
Posted in: Little Lady     |    5 Comments

The Thing About Nerds

I had a strange experience happen to me at work the other day. I was standing at the cash register at the fast food place where I work. And one of my co-workers (let’s call her Jenny) walked up to me. “Grace,” she said.  “Do you smoke?” I stared at her for a moment. Why would she ask me that? Did I smell like smoke? This wasn’t likely, no one […]

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Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)
By     |    Dec 24, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Sandwich Lady     |    3 Comments

Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey by Deborah Shouse Publisher: Central Recovery Press Review by Margo L. Dill (The Sandwich Lady) The holiday season can often bring anxiety and depression for caregivers and their loved ones. What is refreshing about Deborah Shouse’s book is that she offers hope, practical advice and inspiration for caregivers, especially those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Buddhism
By     |    Dec 19, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    2 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Buddhism

When I envision a Buddhist, I always think of someone very centered, in the moment, and peaceful. And I can relate to the need for inner balance because I have always been naturally drawn to Eastern practices like meditation and yoga. I grew up in the Midwest where I had very little exposure to other cultures, so I have no idea where that tendency came from. Every time we visit […]

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Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team
By     |    Dec 17, 2013
Posted in: Family, Humor, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team

The following is an essay I wrote about my mom, before I had my daughter (now 3) and before my mom’s infamous knee surgery, which I’ve written about numerous times on here (see the Sandwich Lady posts). This essay involves activities on the holidays, so I wanted to share it with you this season! Happy holidays! My mom is one of the best teachers. The lessons she taught me about […]

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Editing…Bah Humbug to Holiday Cheer!
By     |    Dec 11, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Editing, Publishing, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    3 Comments

Editing…Bah Humbug to Holiday Cheer!

Editing your work can be a difficult task. I find myself too attached to my manuscript to “see” all its flaws. I am blessed to have a wonderful critique group and highly suggest you get yourself into one. If you haven’t been able to find that right group of fellow authors, there are other options. Our very own Sandwich Lady is a professional Editor (and is quiet amazing if I […]

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If Someone Asked You To Move, Would You?
By     |    Dec 10, 2013
Posted in: Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady     |    16 Comments

If Someone Asked You To Move, Would You?

I have had a series of weird things happen to me in public this fall–I wrote about the guy touching KB in Penn Station & the lady telling her to scream in Target. And now another one happened to me at the movie theater on Friday night when I was on a date night with my husband to watch Catching Fire. Here’s what happened. We got into the theater about […]

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7 things high school theatre taught me
By     |    Dec 8, 2013
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7 things high school theatre taught me

Recently I had the pleasure of performing in my high school’s rendition of Once Upon a Mattress, and being a senior, this was perhaps my last theatre performance in high school. As I got back home after the show’s last run, I sat in my room looking through old Playbills and pictures and reflecting on how amazing my theatre experience had been the last four years; I realized then how […]

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