Stay Beautiful and No It’s Not Just a Taylor Swift Song

I was going to share a post about when I started admitting I suffer from migraines back in 2015 but I started this week with a depressing post and didn’t want to end this week with tat. Instead, I am sharing this post because when I re-read it this week, it made me so happy. I love this story and these people. 🙂 

First published on March 9, 2015

Lately, I have been feeling like shit.
Did that slip out?
It’s true.
You all know it and my closest family and friends know it too.
They have been amazing and supportive and I love every single one of them for it.
Even if someone has sent me a text to say hi, it has helped so don’t think you have to send me a fruit basket or jelly of the month club or anything.
Honestly, just remaining my friend on Facebook…

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Anxiety, Humor, Life, Menopause

Wine and Migraines and Succulents (Oh My)

I have had a torrid love affair with wine my whole adult life. When I began socially acceptable drinking (ie-legally), I opted for wine coolers. They were just enough to get you drunk, affordable, and looked really good in your hand when chair dancing at your favorite club.     See? No hangovers that I… Continue reading Wine and Migraines and Succulents (Oh My)


The Bench

I love this story so much and hate that it is buried under four years of writing, which is why it is being reblogged today. 

First published May 16, 2016

Ten years ago this month, my daughter and I got married to my husband in a barn.
I have talked about it here before and since I don’t really want to rewrite that post, head to the link if you’d like the backstory.
Our wedding was held in a historic barn from the 1800s that was moved down the road to the site where it sits presently, and on the day we got married in 2006.

If you look closely at the bottom of the picture, you will see “the bench”

The barn isn’t that particularly nice to look at from the outside as far as barns go. I mean it isn’t ugly but I have seen more charming barns…

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In Ten Years

I wrote this four years ago and since May is our anniversary month, I thought it fitting to reblog today. While re-reading it, so many changes have happened since this post. And so many more to come. It is still quite fitting to what we are all going through right now. 

First published June 6, 2016

So, a couple of things have happened since my husband and I got married on May 27th, 2006.

We have seen a loved one fight cancer and win.
But we lost an amazing grandma.
Then we gained two equally amazing new human beings.
We watched family members move far away.
But then we got two members back again and we aren’t letting them go this time.
We lost some friends.
But we gained some friends as well.
And the friends who stayed around the whole time, well they deserve an award and cake.

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Humor, Nonsense, Tater Tots

Is It Over Yet? Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Thirteen

First, I need to say that my birthday was spectacular within a pandemic. My husband went to so much work to make sure that turning 50 while not being able to hug anyone who lives outside of my home was so special, that he created a private Facebook group after my mom had mentioned to… Continue reading Is It Over Yet? Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Thirteen