Category Archives for Sanity

When you’re really really really down, you need a LifeCharge

When your life is falling to pieces and you’re losing hope and losing your grip, what do you do? “Count your blessings,” some people say, and you know just where you’d like them to stick their blessings. Have you been … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Pam
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Life begins when the kid leaves home and you can take over and redecorate her room: iPlanit

Imagine living in a two-bedroom apartment with a husband and his two kids (half the time) with both you and said husband working full time from home. Exactly. In this configuration, my personal space — the space that is an … Continue reading

28. July 2013 by Pam
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Remember those paper chains for counting down to Christmas? Now there’s Countdown+

There aren’t that many huge events in our lives, but sometimes we attach great importance to less significant events, depending on what’s going on with us. You need things you can look forward to when the grind is grinding you … Continue reading

02. June 2013 by Pam
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As if I can remember the last time I had my teeth cleaned! But Time Flies remembers for me.

I have Too Much Information to deal with, and my memory is getting flakier by the day (because of age, or outsourcing my brain functions to digital tools, or both). So I honestly couldn’t tell you when I last saw … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Pam
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SOLAR, because even crappy weather should be pretty weather

At least once a week I look at the weather in San Diego (because I’m a masochist), and I look at the weather on Guam because my son’s there, and I occasionally check a few other cities where people I … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by Pam
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An immersive design experience that happens to be a mobile game: PUK

You should know by now I don’t do games, but I do do pretty, and PUK, despite the rather unfortunate associations its name evokes (probably because I’m a girl and hockey was not the first thing I thought of…), is … Continue reading

01. April 2013 by Pam
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It doesn’t get more zen than jigsaw puzzles, and we can all use a little of that: Join the Hearts

Grandma’s garage had shelves and shelves of ancient, semi-flattened jigsaw puzzle boxes, which I’d paw through on long summer days at her place as a kid. (There was a certain stress involved because you never knew if there were pieces … Continue reading

13. March 2013 by Pam
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You won’t be so crabby in the morning with Oscar and Erik waking you up: DayDream

It sucks that sometimes you wake up with residual anger (or sadness) because of dreams, and it sucks that you often have no recollection of what made you angry/sad, and it sucks that whoever’s waking up next to you usually … Continue reading

03. March 2013 by Pam
Categories: Fun, Health/Fitness, Life, Music, Sanity, Travel | 1 comment

Color is happy and it’s everywhere and you can collect it and use it with Color ViewFinder

If you’re into mobile photography, you’ve probably noticed that it makes you hyper aware of the world around you; all its little faults, but especially the hidden beauty. I found a seedpod in the country one summer and I wanted … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Decorating, Design, Fun, Life, Sanity | 2 comments

A spoonful of live music is a sure-fire cure for old fuddy-duddiness: Timbr

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I fall into a routine and start feeling like I’m my grandmother or something. My life feels like nothing but work eat sleep and it’s seriously lacking in shiny sparkly moments. When this … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Pam
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Let your kid toss a (cartoon) hamster rather than his food: Geared 2

I brought along a little baggie of cheese crackers to my cousin’s wedding because my kid was two and I figured I’d slip him one every time he started to get fidgety. It worked for a bit, but then he … Continue reading

17. February 2013 by Pam
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I’m just not quite desperate enough to listen to these Audiobooks right now

I listened to an audiobook once long ago, a cassette of some borderline pulp novel that I’d borrowed from the library for a long road trip up the middle of California. Here in Paris, I don’t have a car (most … Continue reading

11. February 2013 by Pam
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