Brittany Meets Some Colorful Characters

Brittany Meets Some Colorful Characters  Brittany sent her dad a picture from her phone of a bouquet of flowers a young man had sent her. She said his name is Sexy Steve. John immediately texted her back that under no circumstances is she allowed to date anyone whose first name is Sexy! And he meant it. ...more

Menopausal and My “Empty Nest” Is Made Full Again!

My “heart’s nest,” which was pretty-near empty for a couple years now, is recently made full again. One-by-one my little chicks had flown the coop, and my heart was rent in two. I was saddened into deep depression. Now, due to unexpected circumstances, some have come home again (with the addition of grandchildren, too). And just as my hubby and I were beginning to get used to our new found freedom—seeing our maturing life through new spectacles—well, here they are!...more

What Sucks About Blogging

I enjoy my blog.  I enjoy sharing lessons I've learned and tips I utilize.  I enjoy sharing book reviews and recipes.  That being said, there is a side to blogging that absolutely sucks!!  I'm talking about the self-promotion required when you have a blog....more

Sadness in the Empty Nest

While having an empty nest opens up a new world of opportunities and adventures, it does come with a side of sadness.  This past weekend, Clarence Clemons "The Big Man" passed away.  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have always been in my Top 5 as far as favorite artists go and this just broke my heart. ...more

My daughter is staying at school this summer

Brittany is staying at school this summer. The hotel she has been working at wanted her year round and since her sorority house stays open and charges for her room all summer it made sense.   After her overloaded schedule this past year I was afraid she would be bored during any downtime. Especially since there are only five girls staying in the house....more

The Nest Empties

The kids are gone. The house is empty. Their rooms are neat and tidy. “Face your fears.” How many times have we heard that truism? We even say it to ourselves. Who knew that an empty nest would be lined with fears?...more
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Not a teen anymore!

Not a teen anymore!       On May 10th my baby will turn 20! I can hardly believe it! She called me a couple weeks ago because she had to do a timeline of significant moments in her life for one of her classes....more

Change... Im not a fan.

Forever 17...more

The Sound of Silence

Summer is in full force here in Texas and an empty nest is decidedly different.There are no screen doors slamming over and over.  There are no voices screaming "Mom, can I have a dollar?" when the ice cream truck is still three blocks away.  No more spending the summer known as "So and So's mom".  No begging for watermelon or to go to the neighborhood pool. ...more

Brittany Learns to Clean

Brittany Learns to Clean     Apparently Brittany has started cleaning her room at school. I know this because several times when I’ve talked to her on the phone she’s mentioned the fact.   I don’t remember her cleaning her room in the 18 years she lived with me....more