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I’ll Just Stick My Finger In My Eye…Gina’s Favorites

I’ll Just Stick My Finger In My Eye…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
My brain is a bit stretched this week. I’ve just returned from a 10 day trip, and would like to blame jet lag for my fogginess, but I didn’t leave my time zone. Whatever the reason for it, my punchiness made my I’ll Just Stick My Finger In My Eye post seem perfect for Throwback Day this week.

Top 10 Reasons My Teen Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Cleaner

Top 10 Reasons My Teen Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Cleaner
by Gina Valley

It’s a terrible burden.

In our house, before you vacuum, you have to empty the vacuum cleaner canister. Every time.

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We tried using the “empty it if you find it full” rule, but, even when it was overflowing and dirt was flying out,

I Have Elevator Impairment Disorder

I Have Elevator Impairment Disorder
by Gina Valley

You’d think that with the nearly uncountable rides I’ve taken, or at least tried to take, in elevators over the past week, that I’d be ready to go pro with my elevator skills.

But, you’d be wrong.

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Call it sleep deprivation. Call it distraction. Call it brain misfires. But, whatever you call it,

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital
by Gina Valley

I’m staying at the hospital with my dad this week.  He had open heart surgery to correct 5 blockages in his heart a couple days ago.  He is doing amazingly well, and now that he’s out of ICU and in a regular room, he’s getting a bit tired of the whole hospital thing.

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How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

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I’m loading this Gina’s Favorites post at 3AM while I sit at the end of my dad’s hospital bed listening to him softly snore, signalling the first real sleep he’s had in the 36 hours since his quadruple bypass heart surgery.
I’m so thankful for that sound, as it reminds me that he is still here.

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics
by Gina Valley

The pageantry and spectacle of the Winter Olympic Games always fills us with inspiration and wonder.

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