Weight Struggle

There seems to be no secret to successful weight loss. If you do a simple search on the internet you will get an infinite variety of crazy advice to sound but hard to stay with advice. Throw in everyone’s chemistry, metabolism and situation is wildly different and you really don’t know what to listen to.Continue reading “Weight Struggle”

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!”

Alone Time Is So Near!

Now that many restrictions are being lifted people are so excited about many things: returning to theaters, eating inside of restaurants WITH FRIENDS, shopping without masks, hugging the grandparents, traveling etc. I’m not excited about any of that. Do you know what I am most looking forward to? Alone time. Yup, this introvert is lookingContinue reading “Alone Time Is So Near!”

Driving Anxiety

I have for the most of my life been able to handle just about anything that was handed to me. My mother was abusive but I learned how to survive and even have some happy memories even though I had to tap-dance around her craziness. I was molested and date raped but with therapy andContinue reading “Driving Anxiety”

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

I think the official term is “kinship care” or something like that. Grandparents have been raising their children’s children for a very long time. There are all sorts of circumstances that lead up to grandparents becoming “surrogate” parents for grandchildren. War, poverty, death of parents, abuse and neglect, mental illness, teen pregnancy, military deployment andContinue reading “Grandparents Raising Grandkids”

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”

I Respect Divorce Now

When we are younger we judge a lot of things. We do this because we are inexperienced, immature idiots. We can not help ourselves. We have never experienced something but think we’ve seen a lot and hence judge and say dumb shit like, “I’m NEVER doing X” or “If I were a parent I wouldContinue reading “I Respect Divorce Now”

What’s Up Chicken Butt?

I like chickens and I can not lie. . . you other bloggers can’t deny. . .sorry I fell into a time loop and ended up in the 80s again. So, chickens. They are the magical creatures who produce eggs that we enjoy eating. I’m sorry vegetarians – this blog is probably not for you.Continue reading “What’s Up Chicken Butt?”

My Daughter Is Friar Tuck

OMG I finally have a genuine funny story to tell on my blog! Hooray! I’m glad I have not been naming my daughters or showing photos of their faces because I can now tell you a story about one of them and not worry about ruining her life. Yes, I know some of you knowContinue reading “My Daughter Is Friar Tuck”