Politics Not As Usual

It’s taken me a day to write this.  I’ve sat down numerous times over the past 24 hours and tried a myriad of different beginnings to this post.  I talked about how long I’ve been writing here and how I’ve tried to avoid things like this because, sometimes, when you love your friends sometimes things…

‘Tis the Season

Most of my classmates are turning 40 now. I think there are a few stragglers that won’t turn into later this year (I’m looking at you, Nanners), but the vast majority of us have turned over another milestone age. You know, before Facebook, I always wondered what some of my old friends were up to…

How NOT to be THAT Mom

I think most of the nations kids are now officially back to school. My facebook, which shows friends from across the country, have all featured their First Day of School picture, so I think this is time to have a talk with all of you. Maybe some of you are sending your first little one…

40

So, this is happening. I have crow’s feet and I think I found a liver spot on my arm and I don’t want to talk about the gray hairs that look like tinsel.  I’ll just buy another box of hair dye and I think I found a gray arm pit hair a few weeks ago,…

It’s Monday

Most of the kids are back at school now, right? The excitement of last week is wearing off, now. Oh, no one is dreading the school day, but the wake up early, can’t eat, be at the end of the driveway ten minutes early has ended, like it always does. It’s not hard to resettle…

Great Things to Sew: The Vivie Dress by Blaverry

Many many years ago, my grandmother taught me how to sew on a button.  She taught me how to neatly, knot off your sewing by passing your needle through the loops of thread and pulling the string tight.   I had just finished re-reading the section in my sewing machine manual that explained how to sew…

Great Things to Sew: Classic Panties from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop

I bought a serger on Prime Day, too. Prime Day was good to me this year. My interest in sewing clothing has been piqued this year and I’m looking forward to turning out more professional looking clothing items and the serger is a part of that process. I decided to be brutal while sorting my…

I’m a Sheeple or Why I Own an Instant Pot and You Should, too!

I make no bones about how much I love Amazon. I’ve been a happy Amazon shopper since 2000. I ordered two Harry Potter books and a Creed CD. We won’t talk about that last part. We’ve been Prime members since the very beginning and even at the increased price, we still feel as though we…

Happy Monday

School starts in 17 days. If you know me, you know I’m not totally happy about that. I enjoy being home with the girls all day although I do admit that this summer has tried my patience a bit. Because of the age difference between my siblings and me, sibling rivalry really wasn’t a thing….

Too much

Saturday night, after a day of driving across Florida, Big Daddy and I arrived in Orlando. We picked up a pizza and collapsed into bed in our hotel around midnight. Just a couple hours later, twenty miles away 49 innocent souls would lose their lives and thousands of others would die in a million other…