Monthly Archive: March 2016

Put Down the Gavel and Be Kind 1

Put Down the Gavel and Be Kind

This will either be wildly popular or make me the most hated person in the blog-o-sphere. I am so sick of how polarized our families, country, world, etc have become. Scroll through my friends list on Facebook and you will find a plethora of people....

Recovery 0

Recovery

Yuck. So I had a surgical procedure on Monday. Aside from some cramping and mild, mild twinges I feel fine. I could be at work, but NO doctor has me out for a week. A full week. I’m not supposed to lift anything for 6...

My Husband Is Amazing 0

My Husband Is Amazing

We met in 2001, married 2003. We merged 4 boys together and have roller coastered our way through almost 13 years of marriage. (April 26 will be 13 years). Joe has supported me through so much. Our first stop coming home from our honeymoon was...

Holiday Homesick 0

Holiday Homesick

Until 2013 I never lived more than 30 minutes from my parents front door. Nearly every holiday was spent with my family. We had our traditions and habits like any other family. Boy I miss being so close to home. I love where moving has...

A Different Type of Downsizing 0

A Different Type of Downsizing

The pile of clothes and unused kitchen items have been donated. I was very pleased that we had a Salvation Army  in the area I could donate too. My Granny rang the bell for the Salvation Army for most of my life, so they hold...

Are you Cultured? 0

Are you Cultured?

I have acquaintances that refer to me as cultured. I know what the conjures in my mind and frankly, I’m not it. In fairness, this conversation plays out the scene from “Pride and Prejudice” when Mr. Darcy and Miss. Elizabeth discuss the merits of an...

God? Is that you? 0

God? Is that you?

When I was a little girl the concept of God was a scary entity that could flood the earth and smit thee. I always kind of associated God with my late Grandfather Wheeler. He was a loving man but very intimidating to his grandchildren. He...

Back to the (Downsizing) Task at Hand 0

Back to the (Downsizing) Task at Hand

This is the conquest of my personal weekend. My husband and sons worked on our basement and I decided to declutter the upstairs. Unfortunately, I only finished the master bedroom and closet and started in the kitchen, but WOW I feel a sense of accomplishment....

Making New Friends 0

Making New Friends

Unfortunately this is not a topic much discussed for adults, but maybe it should be. I have two dear close friends that have been with me for life. I had an array of acquaintances that filled my social circle and brought me joy back home....

Invisible Disabilities 0

Invisible Disabilities

In 2012 on February 28th, I woke up and thought I was having a stroke. I was only 36 at the time and terrified. I was in a doctor’s office, specialist office, hospital or lab every business day for almost 3 weeks. The neurologist finally...