Deb's Diary

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Dear Diary Have you heard? I'm moving soon. Well I'm supposed to be but that's another story. What I'm trying to concentrate on now is getting my soon to be old house set up to be a short term rental. Mentally, this has been a full time job. I've got to figure out which...
Dear Diary I've been preparing my house and life for the big move next week. It's been a multitude of things really, ranging from canceling old utilities, ordering new ones, to packing, cleaning, fixing, de-cluttering, drop offs at Goodwill and posting things on Craigslist. Now...
Dear Diary Remember back a few months when Niece Denise was staying with me? We had a lot of fun and it was nice to have a girl around who likes getting mani/pedis and going shopping, as most of my other friends have kids and therefore no freedom. Unfortunately for me, Niece...
Dear Diary A couple of weeks ago I decided that it was time for a change. So i rented a storage POD, hired the help of a painter, threw out a bunch of junk that had accumulated over the ten years I've lived in my house, and began the search for another one. All of the packing,...
Dear Diary When I was home at Christmas I stumbled upon something about my parents that weirded me out at the same time as impressing the hell out of me. My mum and stepdad Greg have been together since I was about 15 or 16 and they moved in together when I was 17. And...
Dear Diary Remember last week when I was complaining about not sleeping well? Well it was more than just not sleeping well, I was sleeping terribly. I feel like I had tried everything, adjusting the temperature, moving my dog off me, eye masks and ear plugs, everything! But...
Dear Diary Today, we're going to talk about sleep. The whole time I was in England, I was dreaming about the day I'd be back home in Austin and how I'd run into the loving arms of my bed and not have to put up with the substandard bed's I'd been forced to sleep in the whole time...
Dear Diary Seeing that it's Christmastime and all, I'm hoping for a Christmas miracle. An act of forgiveness if you will. A little understanding if you can muster it. OK, here goes. I, Deborah O'Keefe, started watching the Bravo scripted original series, Girlfriend's Guide To...
Dear Diary Remember when I told you that my neighbour put up a carnival ride of a Christmas display on his house? Well I finally broke down and put lights up last night in a weak effort to compete. I say I, but it was really a we. My friend, Jason's roommate Jeff has been eyeing...