Happy YOU day!

You read that right. Today is one of my BFF’s birthdays. I know most people say Happy BIRTHday because duh, you were birthed on that day. However, as I penned an email to her I realized her birth nor mine were all that happy. Without going into too much detail just know neither of usContinue reading “Happy YOU day!”

Clara!

Does your significant other talk in his/her/their sleep? Mine does. In fact, he SHOUTS in his sleep. That is right. I sleep with a man that sometimes screams aloud. It scares the ever living poop out of me. He does it infrequently enough that I am lulled into sleep thinking it will be a quietContinue reading “Clara!”

I Am A Cliche

. . .and I think I liked it. You’ve seen it in RomComs and other movies – the writer in a coffee shop getting inspired and working feverishly while sipping coffee they paid too much for. Well, that was ME yesterday! There were even trains passing by that I could see and hear through theContinue reading “I Am A Cliche”

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach

You know how you can love someone but also hate parts of him/her/them? My relationship with the beach is the same. My sister and I just scheduled a trip to Carolina Beach for just us girls. She likes going in the summer and I hate the beach in the summer in NC which seems counterintuitiveContinue reading “My Love/Hate Relationship With The Beach”

Tweens Hang Out!

My kiddo turned 12 last week so she had 4 of her friends drop by and hang out in the driveway last night. Usually people will talk about how their boys eat them out of house and home but I was really impressed to see how much 5 11-12 year old girls could put away.Continue reading “Tweens Hang Out!”

My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!

Yup – today my youngest turns TWELVE. How is it that time flies so fast when you have kiddos? Instead of a birthday cake, she asked for Dunkin’ Donuts so I got her a dozen and decorated the box like this: It occurred to me that it was quite coincidental that she wanted a DOZENContinue reading “My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!”

Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Whoo hoo! Barbecues, an extra day off on the weekend, furniture sales. . .wait, what is Memorial Day? A lot of people are apparently confused about this federal holiday which was previously known as Decoration Day. It is a day of mourning and honoring the military personnel who have died inContinue reading “Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration”

Friendships Change When You Are Grieving

Friendships wax and wane as each of us grow, learn new things, shed old ideas, age, marry, have children, change jobs, etc. So it stands to reason that friendships can change when one is grieving. Depending on the level of grief it can be a life changing event for a lot of people. My fatherContinue reading “Friendships Change When You Are Grieving”