Happy Mother's Day, Duchess Kate

For the past week it seems the entire world has been fixated on Duchess Kate, who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on May 2nd. The chatter I’ve seen in the tabloids and on social media (or as I like to call it, “the news”) has mainly been focused on how ridiculous it is that she has the gall to look so amazing mere hours after giving birth.Now don’t get me wrong, it IS ridiculous. But I don’t hate her for it....more

Everyone Has Gone Completely Insane

Um…So…Yeah…Can I just take a moment to vent? Because this is how I feel right now…It’s ALL. TOO. MUCH....more

I Wanna Buck Too (DD4L)

Watching Bring It with Ms. Diana and the Dancing Dolls has ignited something inside of me. I want Ms. Diana to yell at me until I cry at practice, I wanna roll my eyes at Neva in the hallway on the way to stand battle and I  wanna walk through the hallways on competition day with my bonnet on too, but most of all I wanna touch the top of Tracy’s’ flattop....more

Oy, Summer.

So the summer basically kicked my tush.  I had all these plans... I was going to blog every day., ok every couple of days.  Then I thought, ok... just get past the teacher's luncheon... (that was the 4th of May... ) Then get through to the beginning of June... and this committee turned into that one, and then it was the end of June and school was out... and lets face it, for those of us who work from home or our home is our work; NOTHING GETS DONE FROM THE END OF SCHOOL UNTIL THEY GO BACK.  We try......more

Living in Costa Rica and starting a blog at 62.

As I sit on this 300 year old fountain and contemplate my 1 month old Blog, I sure can see I have learned a lot of new things. First off, I know it's about time, But I have learned to cut and paste. Like, 6 times now. If nothing else, this blog stuff is really good for my brain. Best part. I am having fun, I always talk about food anyway. I am always thinking about what I am going to cook next. Like last night I was craving something sweet. I was thinking, I could bake something, it was kinda late so I thought maybe banana bread so we could have it for breakfast....more

Is My Blog My Mid-Life Crisis?

I heard some information on the radio a while back that said you are most likely to encounter a mid-life crisis around the age of 42. It will last roughly 5-6 years, during which time your tastes in music will get significantly younger. Once those 5-6 years are over, they will change back.This information worries me. Not just because 42 is getting uncomfortably close, but because I've always liked music that 12-year-olds like. How will I know if I'm having a mid-life crisis? Am I having one right now? What are the other signs?...more

Girl Scout badges for boomers

If you were a Girl Scout in the fifties or sixties, remember the badges we earned (or didn’t, depending on our proclivities)? Most of them focused on traditional stuff like homemaking, sewing and cooking.Well, we’ve come a long way, baby. So it occurred to me that we should be awarded an entirely different set of badges based on our achievements in midlife. Here’s a sampling of the badges we could earn and the tasks we must complete to do so:...more

A Random Thought

I had a random thought and thought I would share....more

Twelve Days of Summer with my Twelve-Year-Old: DAY NINE

On the ninth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: nine sheep a’leaping—————————————–...more

Aunt Flo Gets a New Handbag

Image Credit: “Granny Gumshoe” (by Gill Fox, published in National Comics #57, December 1946 by Quality Publishing) via Wikia...more