January 29, 2018

That Time Big Daddy was Right–and the Menu Plan

A couple of times a year, I freak out about menu planning and grocery shopping. I rant. I rave. I tell other people YOU can do it (and then don’t like how they do it and throw up my hands and say that I’ll do it anyhow). This happened recently. Poor Big Daddy.  I’m high […]

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January 23, 2018

Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bite Knock Offs

There’s nothing like a good copy. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of websites devoted to restaurant recipe knock-offs, allowing you to make your favorite take out foods at home.  I won’t say they’re at a fraction of the cost because a lot of times it’s cheaper to go out after you factor in the […]

January 22, 2018

The Season of Last Times–and the menu plan.

This weekend, Big Daddy, the little girls and me drove out to watch the Princess perform in her last band competition. We’ve never done this before, but this is our last chance. Her clarinet group played Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to record inside the competition room, but it was beautiful […]

January 15, 2018

Another Fridgid Monday-and the menu plan!

On Thursdays I volunteer in Baby Bee’s classroom. It’s some f my favorite time of the week. I like kids and I like getting to know things about Baby Bee’s world that she isn’t so inclined to share with me. On Thursday, it was 63 degrees and I had to crack the windows in the […]

January 12, 2018


At some point last year, I finally came to the conclusion that Anxiety and Depression were going to be my companions for the rest of my life.  I can’t say that was a hard fact to wrap my head around, it just was.  Just like I’m never gong to be taller than 5’2″ and just […]

January 10, 2018

My Favorite Podcasts!

We bought a new car a year ago.  I felt kind of like a bad ass because we paid cash for it and I”m pretty sure that’s a serious grown up event.  However, my happiness was short lived because every time I drove the car I had a panic attack.  I cannot tell you why, […]

January 9, 2018

Speak, but…

Oprah Winfrey knocked it out of the park at Sunday’s Golden Globes. She said things that so many of us needed to hear.   She spoke for nine glorious minutes about the importance of role models to our children and how powerful it is to see the success of someone who looks like you.    She spoke […]

January 8, 2018

Witch Tit Cold–and the menu plan!

Actually, my family always had a saying that was definitely less family friendly than the one above, but it means pretty much the same thing. We have hit a serious deep freeze here in Ohio and across a lot of the United States. I, for one, am happy to see it. I spend a LOT […]

January 4, 2018

Leftover Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday.  I meal planned.  I was all set for this week and then when I got home and open my fridge it was stuffed so full of the holidays I couldn’t put my groceries away. I did a quick clean out so I could get my groceries to fit, but […]

January 3, 2018

January Bullet Journal

Once upon a time I srapbooked. I would spend hours and days mounting my pictures onto paper, “journaling” and then loading them into archival quality scrapbooks. I really liked that process, until I didn’t. I realized I was creating a burden, honestly. By the time the Princess would have reached adulthood (which is coming in […]

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