The Dog Ate My Planner: Tales and Tips from an Overbooked Life

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2009 - Humor - 194 pages
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Doggone it! No matter how carefully you organize and plan, some dog comes along and eats your day. Could be the computer freezes, or mom misplaces her purse over at the assisted living center, or a brand new granddog is experiencing separation anxiety.

In "The Dog Ate My Planner," Pat Snyder offers the sandwich generation a whole new approach to getting organized: lots of fun stories about life gone wrong, plus 74 fun tips for setting it right. Laugh away the chaos!

  

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Prepare yourself for one long laugh as you go through the same scenarios she does in your own life. She makes you realize laughter can get your through anything. If you're looking for a laugh as you ... Read full review

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Contents

To E or Not to E
1
Im Not Ready to Hold the World in My Palm
2
A Closet Palmist Comes Out
4
Cell Bill Surprise Not a Pleasant One
6
Free Upgrade Is Nothing to Cellebrate
8
Message Eddiction Needs a Rest
11
This Robot Can Get Lost
13
Help Ive Lost My Identity Through PINs
16
Leash Laws
106
How About a Holiday from Holidays?
108
Holiday Sparks Skirmishes Between the Two of Me
109
Lets Stop Denying Men Holiday Joy
112
Stocking Stuffing Stress Still Stalks Me
114
Only One Wise Man Brought Gold
116
January Ushers in Queen of Clean
119
Leash Laws
121

Digitals Arent a Pretty Picture
18
TV Skills Are Remote
20
Leash Laws
23
If It Werent for Kids and Dogs
26
Parents Search for Lazy Days of Summer
27
Can You Bake? The Answer Is Easy
29
DeStress with a Sigh of Relief
31
Tracks Hard to Fit into FastTrack Life
33
Helicopter Parent? Who? Me?
35
Theyre Only a Phone Call Away
37
LongDistance Granddog Is a Handful
39
Leash Laws
41
Fashion and Other Time Wasters
44
Long Fingernails? Give Me a Break
45
A wrinkle in Time Management
48
Winter Adds an Extra Layer
50
On eBay Addiction Is EZ
52
Volunteering to Simplify Is Complicated
54
Leash Laws
57
Not What the Doctor Ordered
59
Its No Fun Keeping Weight Off
60
Please No More Great Material
62
Visits to Doctor Can Cause Headaches
64
Flossing Could Be HeartFelt Exercise
67
My Health Care Plan Unveiled
69
Leash Laws
72
The Stress of Stress Relief
74
Life Is a Series of Open Loops
75
Five Big Rocks Make Quadrants a Quandary
77
Flying Light in the War on Paper
80
Dont Say Theres No Time to Exercise
82
Vision Board a Must for Retirement
85
Leash Laws
87
If You Can Build a House and Stay Married
90
Building a House Is No Big Deal Right?
92
Dont Be Fooled by The Villa Vanilla
95
Yo Baby Its Moving Day
97
Were Unpacked If You Like Your Coffee Black
100
Cabinet Space Leads to GadgeDiction
103
Food Eats Time Like a Hungry Dog
123
Deliver Me from the Big Oven Please
124
Gourmet All Comes Down to Garnish
126
Cooking in Italia Cannot Be Rushed
128
Serial Cookings Out Cereals In
131
Backyard Grills My Dirty Little Secret
133
Leash Laws
136
When Retail Is Not Therapy
138
From Clueless to Wireless
139
Speed Shopping Gives Time to Chill Out
141
Confessions of an Errant ErrandRunner
143
The Perspiration of Expiration
145
This PennyPinchers an Organic Cheater
147
Few Happy Returns
149
Leash Laws
151
Bright Ideas or Possibly Not
153
The La De Das of Cheating
154
Theres Comfort in Finding the Nutmeg
156
Poor Memory? Lets Celebrate
158
Overweight? This Plans a Sleeper
160
Some Days Id Rather Be an Aries
163
Leash Laws
165
Stuff and Other Gifts from our Parents
167
Downsizing Parents No Simple Matter
168
Maybe General Sherman Could Help Us All
170
There Is No Simple Answer for Us
173
NoSizing Is Tougher Than Downsizing
175
The Gift of Goose
177
Leash Laws
180
Your Father and I Have a Date
182
An Expensive Nap
183
Ballroom Puts Dance in Busy Marriage
185
With this Ring Ill Eat Jalapenos
187
Home Is Where the Help Is
189
Leash Laws
191
About The Author
193
Acknowledgments
194
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About the author (2009)

For nearly a decade, Pat Snyder, a lawyer and mother of three, has chronicled her crazed struggle to lead a balanced life in "Balancing Act," a regular humor column that appears in Suburban News Publications, a chain of twenty-two weekly papers in the Columbus, Ohio area. When she is not dancing around in a Dr. Seuss hat and leading laugh-ins as a certified laughter leader with the World Laughter Tour (www.worldlaughtertour.org), Pat, an award-winning writer, speaks on life balance and leads workshops to help others bring more humor into their lives and their writing. Pat lives with her husband and whomever the revolving door brings home in Columbus, Ohio. Her online home is www.PatSnyderOnline.com.Columbu

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