Ghosts of Valentine's Days Past

fThere has always been something magical about Valentine's Day for me. Not sure why...guess I'm just a hopeless romantic. Even as a child, I loved Valentine's Day... ...more

A Passion for Posting

I'm still trying to decide what my little blog is going to be when it grows up and must admit that the journey is somewhat addicting. I can honestly say that I have been bitten by the blog bug. I come home from work in the evening and can't wait to check my blog for comments, new followers and plan a post. Blogging is keeping me up at night, but in a good way. ...more

Finding My Stride

Four years ago I woke up and realized that I had to change my life.  It may sound silly, but that's exactly what happened. There were no New Year's resolutions, life altering motivations or ultimatums, just an overnight fire in my belly to change. I woke up with hope. ...more

Mean Girls All Grown UP

Last night I watched The Housewives of Orange County, one of my guilty pleasures. Only I came to the conclusion that maybe it wasn't a guilty pleasure for me anymore. I won't waist a lot of space to describe the show other than to say that last night was particularly painful. The half baked realty show was a little too real and reminded me of some of the mean girls we have all encountered at some point in our lives ...more

For the Love of Picasso

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My GPS Device Is A Whore

I am infamous for my potty mouth while driving - something I'm not particularly proud of and have really made an effort to clean up over the past few years.  When my daughter was ten, I took her and her best friend on a road trip from Texas to Florida. By the end of the trip they had nicknamed me Sharon Osbourne...not a compliment and I'm pretty sure the mom of the other ten-year-old was not real impressed....more

My Walk on the Wildside

Spent the morning finishing up a couple of articles and when I couldn't take it anymore, I pushed away from the computer for a wilderness adventure... ...more

Thanks for your comment janalynn. It was quite an adventure.

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Let's Talk Some Trash

So it's Trashy Tuesday and  my day to organize.  I have actually had a fruitful week of de-cluttering and found it very helpful to make a list to keep me on track.  As I have mentioned in past posts, the motivation for Trashy Tuesday stems from Hoarders, this amazing show on A&E - truly the best thing for home organization and cleaning since the invention of the vacuum cleaner! Not to make light of their disorder, but it really does make me want to go into that junk drawer and just start tossing. ...more

Farewell to a Friend

I said good-bye to Fish today - my daughter's pet fish I inherited when she left for college.  He had been an acquaintance visiting my world for brief periods only when my daughter was away, but when Sweetpea moved away, Fish became mine.  Living well past his allotted years, he had almost become a mystery of science...defying that big fish tank in the sky.  When he became my responsibility, I moved him to my vanity where I could visit with him in the morning....more

Fuzzy Brain: A Menopausal Phenomenon

Fuzzy brain is a weird condition of menopause...a well-documented syndrome in which the afflicted struggles to have a complete thought as a result of the cataclysmic evacuation of estrogen from the system....more

Thanks for the comment BB.  I agree!  Couldn't have made it without a little ...more