I know you have been wondering about things that happen to me that I just don't get. I don't understand many things about life. Ignorance is my middle name and I'm not afraid to spell it out... I Am Dumb For instance...how does the cellular telephone work? Texting...calls...what is happening?!?! I've been boggled by television … Continue reading I Don’t Get It
Did you know that if you let your teen daughter (who isn't officially a teenager for two more weeks, but it's close enough so I'm just going to call her a teen from now on) go online to Amazon to buy something with her Christmas gift cards that she will, without a doubt, buy something … Continue reading Did You Know?
The first week of the new year, 2018, has already come and gone. Days are still cold and the nights even colder. In Illinois, we are used to the cold blowing across the prairie, causing the snow to drift into largish mountains of white. Blocking the view, hampering the walk to the mailbox. We haven't … Continue reading First Week Of 2018 Review
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warm, yet breezy, and today is cold and mucho breezy. It's flat-out windy. And I remember why I so dislike winter. I mean, give me a crisp winter day where the air is still and there's a few inches of nice compact snow. The sun is shining … Continue reading Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift
My youngest has been asking me, since last year, to take her ice skating. I really like ice skating. I remember first learning to ice skate in high school. We had a PE class that allowed us to go off campus to learn how to bowl, how to shoot an arrow from a bow at … Continue reading Ice Skating
I'm baking pies today. Thanksgiving is in two days. I'm going traditional with my baking. Pumpkin and pecan will do it for us. My dad is known as "Plain Bob" and he doesn't like anything too fancy. He usually finds out that he actually likes fancy when he eats fancy, but he's happy with only … Continue reading Pies, Aging, And An Empty Sh*tter.
I have been a stay at home mom since my first baby was born. We lived in Chicago. I didn't have some fancy, high-payin' job at a hoity-toity downtown firm. It was cheaper to stay at home and not pay for daycare. We lived in a rented apartment so we didn't have a mortgage and … Continue reading I Bake Memories Into My Cakes
Another week (or two) has passed and another week in review is here... We have had encounters with pumpkins, a theft, illness in the family, a concert, and a holiday. October has come and gone and today is November. The month that gives us turkey and the birth of Gigi. Who was the devil for … Continue reading Another Week, Another Review
Being a parent is a very difficult job. There are so many different variables that need to be met. Basic needs. Food...check. Shelter...check. Clothing...check. And those pesky EXTRAS... Educational opportunities...check. Music lessons...check. A few pets at home to provide companionship and to help foster compassion...check. Hair braiding...FAIL. I seem to have the basics down okay. … Continue reading I Want To Be A Better Mom…
I got such a good response to my last post that I thought I would give you an updated version today. This one's called My Week In Review...Week 2. I know that the last one was so riveting and you were all thinking "GAWD! I wish her life was my life! So interesting!" I know! … Continue reading My Week In Review…Week 2