Take a Break, Stay (Mostly) Sane

From time to time even housewives and mommies need a break lest we snap and burn the house down in an attempt to scrub that stubborn stain out of the bloody carpet once and for all. So ladies, here's to taking the time to take a break!


Happy weekend everyone!


Image courtesy The Feral Irishman



The Apple Obsession

Hi there, my name is Sally and I’m an Apple addict, or an iAddict as I like to refer to it (yes, I’m hopelessly uncool, glad you noticed).

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, you name it and I’ve got it. I realize of course that at this point, all of the above are basically different versions of a computer so it doesn’t really make sense to own all of them, but come on, who can resist? A Mac is all well and good, but I need a tablet as well. You know, for all the on-the-go computing a stay-at-home mom needs to do. What do you expect me to do? Carry my Mac all the way from my bedroom to the living room and back again? And of course I need a phone, so why not an iPhone? An iPhone is pretty much a mini tablet, a phone and an iPod all in one, but come on, why would I buy only one Apple product when I can have three?

My precious...

Of course simply owning one of each product isn’t enough for a true iAddict, you have to own the latest versions of each. After all, everyone knows that iPhones have an inbuilt mechanisms whereby they become completely unattractive, slow and dissatisfying the minute the newest model comes out, right? Ditto for the iPad. I mean I know my ‘old’ iPhone 5 functions fine and all but have you seen the iPhone 6 and 6+ people? It would be irresponsible to not throw all my money at Apple at the earliest opportunity!

Pictured: me throwing all the money at Apple

I know I’m not alone in this addiction, I know too many fellow addicts to think that. In fact, at this point the people who aren’t iAddicts are probably in the minority which… which means we’re the normal ones, right? So it’s totally normal to camp out all night outside the Apple store so you can give them a large portion of your savings in exchange for something you may or may not actually need? Or to own more tech than a small school did a few decades ago? Or to watch the Apple ‘unveil’ with the same devotion as most would reserve for a religious sermon?


You guys?

*Crickets chirp*

Umm.. Soooooo… Who all is buying iPhone 6 as soon as it is available? Anyone?





5 Rules for a Happy Marriage

Happy marriage

So here’s the deal, I’m a married girl, have been for almost 3 years now, but I don’t pretend to have it all figured out. Hell, there are people who’ve been married 10 times as long as me who still don’t have it figured out. There are a few things though that I DO know: Marriages may or may not be made in heaven, but how strong or fragile a marriage is depends to a great extent on how you treat it here on earth. For instance:

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The Lovely Blog

As most of you are probably aware by now, Monday is just not my day. It really really isn't. And that is why I am particularly indebted to Karen over at Walk Talk for making my day on this particular Monday by nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award! Thank you Karen for a lovely surprise that made this Monday-phobe have a lovely Monday! Your blog truly is lovely and a great inspiration for walkers and wannabe walkers alike.

One lovely blog award

Nominating Rules:

* Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

* Share 7 things about yourself.

* Nominate bloggers you admire.

* Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.


7 things about me:

1) I am incapable of resisting a chocolate frosted chocolate cupcake, especially one with rainbow sprinkles on top.

2) I used to teach Anthropology to undergrads and I loved every minute of it no matter how often or how loudly I complained about my students' paper writing skills (or a lack thereof).

3) This is my third attempt at a blog and the first one I'm actually happy with.

4) I love watching horror movies even though I ALWAYS get scared afterwards and insist on sleeping with the lights on, much to the dismay of my husband. Did I mention that my husband is a very patient man?

5) I had a completely arranged marriage and my husband is the best thing that has ever happened to me

6) I completely and wholeheartedly believe that everything happens for a reason

7) I really really can't stand the Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey series, for too many reasons to list here.


So my lovely readers, I know you are probably wildly entertained right now what with me talking about myself and all, but if you are in need of some further entertainment, here are some lovely blogs that you should most definitely check out:

Writers Notebook

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

The Nutshell Version

Making Memories in the Chaos

Behind the Willows

A New Life Wandering


Hope you all have a lovely week!

The Most Annoying Questions to Ask a Girl


As a normal, everyday human being, chances are you’ve been asked questions in your life. Some questions are good, some are bad, some awkward and some completely random. If you’re a girl though, especially one from a family-centric or ‘traditional’ culture, chances are you’ve been asked some (or all) of the following (progressively) annoying questions. If on the other hand you are someone who has in his or her life asked any of these questions, here’s a little advice from a victim of The Questions: asking these questions too often may get you killed.

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