You may have heard by now that my husband moved out of our house and marriage of 25 1/2 years a few months back. If not, you can read about it here and here. Before my husband moved on with his life, I requested he be kind enough to leave all three pets with me;… Continue reading A Rocky Start to An Unhappy Ending: Discovering I can do anything in my pink rubber gloves.
I’ve been sitting on my couch staring at a blinking cursor for a while now. I’ve been on Facebook four or five times, scrolling through Twitter far too many times to count, and have sipped several cups of coffee while the cursor consistently blinks in the background; these are the only words I’ve written in… Continue reading Childhood Fears Still With Me Sometimes
A few years ago, I ran out of ideas for birthday parties that the girls would enjoy. We’ve done the character visits, the bounce houses, the trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave and Busters. We drove a few friends to Disneyland and Boomer’s. We have done everything there is to do on a birthday… Continue reading What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?
A walk down memory lane…I am going through all the unpublished posts I have to see if anything started and not finished is worth looking at again. This post was written so long ago that my youngest daughter is already in high school. I think this is from when she was in third or fourth… Continue reading Poem Written 2 Minutes Before School
I remember a time in my youth when I complained to my mom that I was hungry and needed a snack. Did she pull out a satisfying sleeve of graham crackers? How about a salty/sweet peanutty Snickers bar? Or heck even a cheese stick or two? No. No. And no. She told me to go… Continue reading War of the Radishes
My love/hate relationship with Facebook continues but I’ve recently noticed something that had not been readily apparent to me before, and that is Facebook has brought out the sweetness in my male friends who have recently become fathers. One friend of mine posts so many cute pictures of his newborn son that I feel as… Continue reading What I’ve Noticed Today Is…Facebook is Fantastic for Fathers
No doubt there is more to the story, but when a child in 7th grade is given a detention for working ahead of the class, there is clearly something wrong with the educational system. The call came in on Wednesday to my friend from the teacher. I cannot imagine how that conversation went although she… Continue reading What I Noticed Today Is….My Friend’s Daughter
Facebook has made it so that trends start easily. Ideas by one can catch on by many. I can’t remember where or when this trend of sharing daily posts about what one is grateful for got started. To me, it’s not a worthwhile exercise. I start to read what someone wrote about being grateful for… Continue reading Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For
I want to be honest here and say that the posts some of my friends are writing on Facebook in anticipation of Thanksgiving is bugging me. For example, Day One: I am so thankful for my amazing husband who puts up with all my stuff, and still manages to love me.” Hmmm….I wonder if this… Continue reading A New Look at the Thanksgiving Posts
…this is going to be a new way in which I communicate with you. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I will write a short (hopefully I can keep it short) something that I’ve noticed. Whatever I happen to notice that day will be included — nothing is off limits: kids, husbands, houses, people I meet, etc.,… Continue reading What I’ve Noticed Today Is…