Grieving A Bad Parent

Grief is always hard no matter who dies. Grieving someone you love is difficult but what if it’s someone that was not very lovable? If your parent dies and he/she was awful, the grief is very different. When my mother died in 2014 I was at first shocked because it happened suddenly. She had aContinue reading “Grieving A Bad Parent”

A Visit for Bridgette’s Birthday

Bridgette asked us to come for a visit, to get together for her birthday. Sounded like a great idea to us! I don’t know what was going on in the Apex/Cary/Raleigh area, but all our regular hotels were already full. So we ended up in Cary, in a cute little suite at a Springhill. ItContinue reading “A Visit for Bridgette’s Birthday”

Too Cold For A Firebowl?

That looks ridiculous typed out but that is exactly what happened this past weekend. For my 54th birthday I just wanted a few friends around a roaring fire outside, sipping spirits and playing some silly board games. I got two out of three so I really have nothing to complain about. JoAnne and her guyContinue reading “Too Cold For A Firebowl?”

Teenagers’ Halloween

Halloween was busy and it came and went. This year I was not feeling up to decorating so I didn’t. The kids did not seem to mind. At 12 and 15 they have finally realized that if they want something they might have to do it themselves so they kept quiet. LOL I raise smartContinue reading “Teenagers’ Halloween”

Happy Anniversary To Us!

Has it really been a whole year since we began this blog? When JoAnne reached out to me and said, let’s do this I was not really sure what to expect. But here we are and what a positive influence it has been to both of us! For me, it whet my writing skills andContinue reading “Happy Anniversary To Us!”

I Am Not An Infinite Source Of Energy

Happy Friday readers! I don’t even clock into a paid job and I STILL look forward to Fridays every single week – crazy right? LOL Today I want to talk about something that is super important – SELF CARE. There is a lot of talk about self love and that is really important as wellContinue reading “I Am Not An Infinite Source Of Energy”

Zero to 100

I have not been very active for a few months. I have been dealing with some things at home and I have allowed myself to chauffeur the kids, do my chores and then pretty much just sit and brood. Of course that is bad for me and of course I gained 15 lbs. Duh! IContinue reading “Zero to 100”

The Karen Haircut

Menopause marches on even though my periods have stopped for over a year. Apparently you can have these damn hot flashes FOREVAH! First a woman is premenopausal, perimenopausal and then finally in menopause. According to my not so thorough research on THE INTERNET, during the menopause transition women often have changing menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness,Continue reading “The Karen Haircut”

A Love Letter To My Besties

I dedicate this blog to my two best friends. They are so very different and I love that about them. They have similarities too – they both work hard whether they like their job or not, they are loyal to their families even when the family members can be stupid, they nurture with every ounceContinue reading “A Love Letter To My Besties”