Banana Bread or Cake?

My neighbor, when I lived in Fuquay-Varina, used to make me banana bread often. OMG it was such delicious goodness. She would make us a loaf and I swear it was gone by the end of the day. It was breakfast then it was a snack and then dessert. She did not make it withContinue reading “Banana Bread or Cake?”

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”

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”

Independence Day Makes Me Anxious

July 4th is right around the corner. I have watched firework sales tents pop up here and there. I will say, this year there are not as many and I’ve heard whispers that it is hard to get fireworks this year. I, for one, am glad. I know, I know I’m no fun. I’m sorry.Continue reading “Independence Day Makes Me Anxious”

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!”

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”

Landscaping Part III

Stones were delivered today! I bought Tennessee river rock small pebbles, a variety of bigger river rocks/stones and gorgeous natural edging stones in complementing colors from Soil Toppers in Fuquay Varina, NC. I rounded up some young kids to help me haul the rocks so I do not injure myself. My 4 helpers aged 11,Continue reading “Landscaping Part III”

Landscaping Part II

Happy Friday everyone! I spend three hours in perfect weather outside yesterday prepping my planted areas for the arrival of pea gravel and river stones. They should be here Monday morning. I thought I would share my project with you. My good friend Aga who is a phenomenal amateur landscaper was kind enough to helpContinue reading “Landscaping Part II”

The Furry Therapist

A lot of people will call themselves Dog People or Cat People. I like most animals except rodents. Rodents can die and go to hell – they are nasty! Sorry, Rodent People. I like snakes because they EAT rodents, so there. Anyhoo, I guess I am mostly a cat person. I like other people’s dogsContinue reading “The Furry Therapist”