Okay. So, I know it's been a day or two since my last post 😉 and I wasn't actually planning a post today 'cuz it's crazy busy for us right now, but...who the hell could resist? Not I. You all know how much I like a good 'saga' 😂 😭 😓 Especially about cars. Or moving. Or houses. Or … Continue reading Should We Stay or Should We Go🎶🎶🎶
1966 - 2016 1966 : Long hair 2016: Longing for hair 1966 : KEG 2016: EKG 1966 : Acid rock 2016: Acid reflux 1966 : Moving to California because it's cool 2016: Moving to Arizona because it's warm 1966 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2016: Trying NOT to look like … Continue reading From One Boomer to Another…yikes!
You hope and pray you'll do it well - But only God and time will tell their first breath - that moment when your life begins all over again completely blind and ignorant of what lay in store - except the love such love not imagined - all encompassing one day you're you - now they're the thing … Continue reading Mother and Child Reunion…
I'll go out on a limb here and say for most of us, being a parent is, quite literally, the hardest job we've ever had or ever will. And, at the same time, it's the richest, most fulfilling, most rewarding contribution to our own lives and always will be. One of the most surprising aspects … Continue reading Mommy Dearest
Hello Hello! And Happy New Year! It's been almost 3 months since I last laid fingers on this spot and quite frankly, I'm stumped as to why. It's not as though nothing has been going on in my life; not like I couldn't have found something to regale you with. But I didn't, so there it is. … Continue reading Is there a Q in Creation?
We've all heard of a Bucket List. With another birthday looming, I can't help but look at mine and say "Aw Crap! Another year gone and the bucket's about where it was last year." But, that's just one bucket right? We have more than one bucket surely. I know I do. I probably have more … Continue reading My Life-Bucket List
Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge this week is themed Small Subjects. I was instantly reminded of a photo I took a few years ago while still in the north, sitting on the steps of my home watching my husband and brother try to load a riding mower on a trailer. That was a good … Continue reading We all have our prisons…
- SIZE MATTERS IS IT A MATTER OF SIZE? - A recent dream discussion led me down this path I have this dream discussion often The caricatures characters change Then again, they really don't They are always me, myself, and I … Continue reading Size Matters ~ It’s a Matter of Size
For me, I think the commentary below is a damned good analogy for Obama-care...aka The Affordable Care Act. Yeah me, the 'so-called' middle class...the one who is now paying more than twice the cost for less than half the coverage. The one who can no longer afford to go to the doctor, even though I … Continue reading Good Analogy or Same Ol’ Shit Politics? YOU answer that for yourselves
A short re-cap... Toddler Troll '14 has died... ...and Damien '15 now reigns Damien declared the war of Two Ought One and Four was not over. He was now spearheading the charge. El Jefe sent his mangy minion "Mini Masher Mickey" to mangle my Mini Mad as Hell Wonder Woman (that's me...just ask my SideKick … Continue reading Is That Wonder Woman Whistlin’ Dixie?
2014 - The Year in Review I had the title typed before I saw the email with the gift from the WP helper monkeys that I assume we all got. And I know this is a bit longer than usual, but if the ultimate goal is to kill a baby (the new years baby silly … Continue reading And Now…Something Completely Un-Original!
Last night saw the end of the longest running nightmare of our married life. The move to Virginia (a.k.a. As the Shade Spins) (aa.k.a. Two Thugs and a Truck) (aaa.k.a. The Snap Heard 'Round the Block) (aaaa.k.a. Row, Row, Row, Your Washing Machine) Moving on (yikes, that phrase alone gives me heartburn)... At 7:00pm we … Continue reading Today
By dinner time tomorrow, our soggy, box-full, furniture-empty, house will feel like home despite it all. He leaves the deep freeze on the shores of the Arctic Ocean tonight and will arrive on the unusually frozen southern shores of the Atlantic tomorrow. Knowing he had not planned on bringing his arctic gear, an emergency phone … Continue reading One Day
While the recent trauma-drama had not yet completely 'drained' from my brain, it had, at least, 'trickled' to a minor, albeit steady, unresolved, 'drip'. Something akin to Chinese water torture. However, that said, I was surprised that I was surprised when I found myself, yet again, 'wading through a 'puddle of shit' left behind by another supposed professional's incompetence! This time, a new … Continue reading Ebb and Flow?
The opening of this, the last episode of As the Shade Spins, was inspired by my good friend Mimi, when she commented on the last installment "Why do I feel like this is movie material for the Griswold's?" Damn if that ain't the truth! Now, without further commercial interruption...on with the show... Last we saw our driver, he was stomping … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins…When the Door Opens”
I can't speak to your usual customs during intermission...but I hope you've refreshed your spirits, refilled your bowls, settled in the comfy chair, and are anxiously awaiting the next chapter of our little drama. If so with your permission, here we go... As the Shade Spins, Part III We left our cast at the end of … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins…the Hubby Loses it!”
As we get ready to join our already-in-progress play of numb-nuts and dumb-bells. I invite you to refill your bowls. There's a surprisingly large quantity left (what? you don't like it?) so I've kept it warming on the stove. It may be a tad thicker than it should be, but you could always add a drop or two … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins Some More Still”
Grab a bowl of warm can o' worm stew off the stove, and please make sure you only take what you can eat...there is plenty, but we want everyone to get their fair share. Yum! Oh, and there's some (Canadian) almost-beer in the cooler to choke it down with. (You're welcome NB) Then pull up your … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins Some More”
long ago and far far away, in the beginning of a dark and stormy night, it was love at first sight…then shit REALLY got interesting! 2014 The new year's babe came roaring into existence dragging what was left of her meaner older brother 2013 by the roots of his dead gray short hairs I had hoped to see … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins” A tra-com-edy of dysfunction and disillusion
Once upon a time, long ago and far far away, in the beginning of a dark and stormy night, it was love at first sight...then shit REALLY got interesting! (Okay...as first lines go, a bit tamer than I was feeling when I wrote "Pulling out the 50th Shade...", but it works all the same) 😆 Here's a … Continue reading As Promised…The Opening Line