Lisa Lucke

I am moved by nature's beauty, preferably when viewed over the shoulder of my loving husband, a double Martini, extra dirty, up with two olives sitting on the table in front of me, from the deck of the lakeside saloon somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains. When I'm not doing that, I'm writing, running, kissing, hugging, waiting, chasing, folding, sorting, peeling, chopping...

Web Site: http://surrealhousewife.blogspot.com/


The Stick Diet

Jul 18, 2014

For me, just thinking about a state or county fair brings to mind fond childhood memories of hurling through the air on the Scrambler, clattering through the fun house, and most vividly, the smell of goat manure in the morning. There really is nothing quite like it, except for possibly the smell of a...

Talkative or Silent: Which Kid Do You Prefer?

Jun 6, 2014

Recently, on Geniusbook, a friend of mine groused about her teenager, who seems to be perpetually on mute. She can’t get a word out of him. The responses to her post were split pretty evenly when it came to what’s worse: verbal diarrhea or the silent treatment. Some moms complained of constant chatter and...

The Ultimate Diet Plan: Do Nothing

May 30, 2014

Doing nothing is not only not exhausting, but, as luck would have it, calorie-burning. Check out this data from ScientificAmerican.com:
Although the average adult human brain weighs about 1.4 kilograms, only 2% of total body weight, it demands 20% of our resting metabolic rate (RMR)—the total amount of energy our bodies expend in one very lazy day...

Menopause: A Beginner’s Guide

May 15, 2014

About the only times I’ve really spent any money on myself to get in shape throughout the years is for gym memberships and yoga. I think I’ve belonged to a gym three times in my adult life, for about a year each time. The first time was post-first baby, when I lived in Southern...

The Surreal Housewife does breakfast: “You got more sauce on your cinnamon roll than me”

Apr 28, 2014

Sometimes, the lines that define the relationships around our house get a little blurry. Like a recent Sunday morning, when I served up a hot breakfast, including cinnamon rolls, to my husband and daughter. Breakfast for three. Easy, right?

The patrons sat down at the table, side by side, eyeing one another’s portion of...

I Love You, Long Timers

Apr 18, 2014

Recently, I was invited by my mom and aunt to be their guest at the Long Timers’ Luncheon. This group gets together once a month (some say it takes the place of that other thing that happens to women once a month that none of the members have to worry about, “thank Heavens!”). These...

Commuting to Work, Vegas Style

Apr 14, 2014

It isn’t often that my job requires me to travel; in fact, it isn’t often that my job requires me to get out of my pajamas. But once a year, the biggest trade show of the year for electronics manufacturing takes place. For the last two years it was held in San Diego, but...

How I remember things

Feb 27, 2014

I have a multitude of safety nets in place that protect me from forgetting appointments, meetings, meds, etc. Those raggedy nets, in no particular order, are: Post-it notes; alarms on my cell phone and laptop calendars; a 4 ft. x 3 ft. chalkboard on the wall of my kitchen, which I divide into 14...

Love is remembering; continuing to really see the person who shares your life

Feb 14, 2014

If you’re a fan of popular music, a small sampling may lead you to believe that: love is in the air (Tom Jones); love is all around us (The Troggs); love stinks (J. Geils Band); and love hurts (Nazareth). Is love all these things, and a lot more? Maybe, maybe not. Of course, there...

Top Ten Time: Things That Really Bug Me

Feb 7, 2014

A great thing about being a writer is that I can cleverly disguise things as humorous rants in my blog, or my column, which would otherwise be tricky to tell people to their face. Did I just blow my cover? Oh, rats.

So without further ado, here’s my Top Ten Things That Really Bug Me:

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