Anxiety, Humor, Life, Nonsense, Tater Tots

Screw It I’m Eating Tater Tots-Part 14

How are we all doing? I see some of you (and me) getting ragged and weary because May sucked, plain and simple. More than any other month during the quarantine. I am currently in another migraine cycle that could have been prevented by my neurologist and the insurance company and while this would be something… Continue reading Screw It I’m Eating Tater Tots-Part 14


Netflix Knows Our Family Dynamic

A shortened version of the story of us but perfectly sums up our family. Back in 2015, I was writing for Netflix once a month in exchange for a Roku and a free subscription. This working relationship lasted for three-plus years and then I got three free years (accidentally) of Netflix. They found me out in the middle of a pandemic and we are now paying for our Netflix. 

First published May 22, 2015

Each month we are given a prompt by Netflix and this month it was about being in an unconventional family, to tie in with the new show Grace and Frankie.

what is it about your modern family that you wouldn’t trade for anything in theworld?

Mike, Anna and I 2005 2004

Our little family has been very modern, unconventional, quirky, whatever you want to call it, for almost nine years now.

Nine years on the 27th of May…

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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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