Balancing Parental Involvement

Remember when your parents told you they walked to school uphill both ways, carrying water, in 8 ft of snow? They wish they had it as good as you! All kidding aside my dad carried his one pair of GOOD shoes as he walked barefoot to school for several miles because they had to lastContinue reading “Balancing Parental Involvement”

First OVERNIGHT School Trip

OMG it has been almost two years since my 15 year old has been on any sort of school trip. I have enjoyed not having to get up at some insane hour to put her on a cramped bus so she can have a hurried and usually poorly planned field trip. I do not missContinue reading “First OVERNIGHT School Trip”

The Karen Hair Cut Part 2

I shared with you that my last hair cut was not to my liking. I am not blaming the hair dresser. She did a good job. She listened to what I wanted and created the hair cut I asked for. The problem was that I don’t know what I’m talking about. LOL Today, after plantingContinue reading “The Karen Hair Cut Part 2”

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”

When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More

There are two types of people in the world. One type like JoAnne and I LOVE smoked meats. Oh my goodness how we both love pork barbecue. It seems fitting we are best friends since Koreans love their own style of barbecue and she loves the American version. With her, I have tasted all sortsContinue reading “When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More”

The Not So Common Cold

My youngest woke up with a sore throat. She had no fever but did have a runny nose. She felt tired and was not as bubbly as she normally is. Pre-pandemic, I would have given her an ibuprofen for her throat pain, made her some hot herbal tea and sent her off to school withContinue reading “The Not So Common Cold”

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”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

My Junk, Your Treasure

Have you ever had a garage/yard sale? In the US there are actually groups of people that find treasure hunting at garage sales a hobby or a passion. They love digging through other people’s castaways and finding something unique. Sometimes it is so they can resale and sometimes it is because they are trying toContinue reading “My Junk, Your Treasure”