Author Archives: Sheila Moss

About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.

Hamster Goes from Buddy to Third Wheel

If you’ve never had a hamster for a pet, you just don’t know what you are missing. I thought I had graduated from befriending rodents when my children grew up and left home. At last, I thought, no more hamsters. … Continue reading

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Personal Shopper

I was going out of town on a trip. Like most women, I had nothing to wear, or at least nothing that seemed good enough to wear. All my clothes were a bit on the shabby side with those little … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

How do you know when it’s going to be a bad day? For starters, it might be a bad day if you wake up to the sound of the smoke alarm going off at 5 AM in the morning like … Continue reading

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Shopping Fever

It’s hard for me to admit, but I’m addicted, a habitual offender, hooked. No, NO, not on drugs – on clothes. I’m a shopaholic. I never thought it would come to this. I seldom went shopping at all. In fact, … Continue reading

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Grandma the Babysitter

The other day I was invited to baby-sit my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter while her mommy and daddy went out. The plan was for me to go to their house so she would be on familiar turf. When I arrived, … Continue reading

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A Star Lady is Hiding in the Car

Some time ago, I wrote a column about GPS, the global positioning system in cars. It’s a navigation system that can help you find your way from point to point by using an electronic mapping system – to explain for … Continue reading

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The Decorator’s Dream Home

Although most people wouldn’t know it, I have been blessed with a number of talents. One of these is interior decorating and painting. Unfortunately, I don’t get to practice this very often. It has been several years since any painting … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Spring Yet

The pear trees are starting to blossom. They are the first sign of spring, with crabapples, redbuds and dogwoods to follow. Daffodils are in full bloom. Can tulips be far behind? But don’t get spring fever — it isn’t spring … Continue reading

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The Therapeutic Massage

I have seen massages on television, usually in comedy skits. The masseuses always look like sumo wrestlers and throw a towel across your bottom while they knead you like a hunk of dough and then beat you to a pulp … Continue reading

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New Car or New Toy?

There is no point in arguing with a man when he gets that “I-want-a-new-car” gleam in his eye. My man got that gleam in his eye nearly two months ago. By now, it is no longer a gleam, but more … Continue reading

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