Category Archives: Family

If You’re True To Yourself, Everything Will Fall Into Place

I’m not sure what’s up with the cosmos, but if you dig into my career history, you’ll notice a Professional Push pattern emerges during the month of February.  I’m a Cancerian, and I’m wondering if that has anything to do with planetary lineup in my career house at this time of year.  I don’t know […]

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Doilies And Plastic Covered Furniture

Check out the wallpaper behind me.  It’s so old, it’s actually kind of pimp.  I am blogging to you today–a quick little bloggity-blog update–live from my new (temporary) Command Central….my brother’s childhood bedroom.  My laptop sits on his old bureau sits on a table length doily that spans the length of his bureau. My butt […]

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Happy New Year, Like Ten Days Late.

The only good thing to happen to me in 2013 was the birth of this website, and even then—it only became a reality because of shitty circumstances that left me no choice but to walk out on my job the month before. When Christmas was over, I eased into Buffer Week…that seven day stretch where […]

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That Christmas When No One Had A Job

A few things happened since 12/25 that delayed the publishing of my Christmas blog post.  Parenting.  Relaxing.  Surprise snowfall.  Enjoying time with family.  Tearing open new toys and putting them together.  Sleep, sleep, and more sleep.  Aaaaaaaand…disgust, anger, and depression.  Yeah. Chances are, when you casually admit to not feeling much in the way of […]

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The World Conspires Against Me!

To blog, that is.  Hellooooo, my homeslices!  I didn’t think I would ever make it back to Glitter & Bruises, but sure enough–here I am.  It’s been an interesting week, with an anniversary, some wintry weather, and some Christmas fun.  Oh, and a power outage–which totally worked in my favor. So this past Sunday, Ron […]

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My Big Greek Winter Christmas Wedding

Greek Orthodox Winter Christmas Wedding, Bride's Father's Store -- Chris' Buy & Sell, W. King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- Jeremy Hess Photographers

The Marriage of Sophia Efthymiades & Ronald Wybraniec December 8, 2007 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Lancaster Pennsylvania Reception:  Mulberry Art Studios Photography:  Jeremy Hess Photographers Catering:  Rettew’s Catering Cake:  Rosie’s Creative Cakes Flowers:  Flowers By Paulette Please LIKE Glitter & Bruises on Facebook HERE. Please LIKE Glitter & Bruises on Facebook HERE.  

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Well I Didn’t Get Trampled, So That Was Good.

Is it too late to dish about BLACK FRIDAY?  I say NO WAY!  The Deals, Steals, and Doorbusters went down exactly one week ago, and if you’re anything like me, it’s taken a full 7 days to recuperate from the all-night shopping spree. I am a faithful Black Friday shopper.  I live for Black Friday.  […]

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Christmas Countdown Labels With Vintage Flair! (Free Printable)

Yesterday, I had a lightbulb moment.  I’m a little embarrassed to share it, but I will–with the hope that many of my readers will stop and think… “OMG. Yes.  Duh.  YESSSSS.” Let me state the obvious, first.  Here are the known facts.  1.  Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  2.  Christmas countdowns […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Debacle Of 2006

This is a story that must be told. It was Wednesday, November-something.  I don’t remember the date…I just know it was the day before Thanksgiving, and it was 2006.  I was teaching at Head Start and had a Jersey Shore boyfriend.  It was an even-numbered year, so we’d be spending Thanksgiving with his family in […]

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Where Has The Ambassador Of Fun Gone?!

I’m here!  I’m here!  I’ve been kind of, sort of MIA for almost two weeks now, and it hasn’t been entirely by choice. Someone knocked the wind out of my sails.  That’s what started the hiatus.  When I decided to start this blog, I knew it was going to be a huge commitment.  For years, […]

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