Humor, Menopause, Motherhood

Freak the Crap Out

The piece that I read for Listen to Your Mother last year, I wrote specifically for my audition. It wasn't already written on my blog or published elsewhere. So when I found out I made it into the cast, I was told to wait until after the show to publish it as not to give… Continue reading Freak the Crap Out

Childhood, Family, Life

The Greatest Man I Always Knew

I haven't done a re-blog in a while but in honor of Father's Day, I wanted to re-blog this one.  First published on April 10th, 2015 I really like the song, The Greatest Man I Never Knew by Reba McEntire, which is about a troubled relationship between a father and a daughter. "The greatest man… Continue reading The Greatest Man I Always Knew

Family, Friends, Life

The Week I Ate a Poop Sandwich Turned Out to Be The Best Week of My Life

We all have those days, those weeks, maybe even those months. Where nothing goes right, everything is bad, nothing looks good. Your hair is jacked up, you can't find a good parking space, you got kicked out of your apartment. Basically, you get served a big old poop sandwich. And you have to eat your… Continue reading The Week I Ate a Poop Sandwich Turned Out to Be The Best Week of My Life

Childhood, Food, Recipes

Mom’s Shrimp Dip Reminds Me of the 70’s. Without the Shag Carpeting Aftertaste

  I have vague fond memories from the '70s. I say vague because I can only remember bits and pieces as I was only ages 0-9 within that decade. But I do have strong memories of things such as the music that played throughout our home, the clothing that my parents wore and of course,… Continue reading Mom’s Shrimp Dip Reminds Me of the 70’s. Without the Shag Carpeting Aftertaste

Family, Humor, Travel

BBQ, Big Brown and Burgoo

I found this gem and was smiling and laughing the entire time reading it. I felt I needed to share for many reasons. 1- MAMIE and PAPA 2- I miss traveling 3- Louisville First published October 21, 2013 When you have a family you dearly love that lives far, far away, you will do anything,… Continue reading BBQ, Big Brown and Burgoo

Childhood, Life

“Back Home”

I blame my childhood friend Vikki for this post. She lives in the little town I grew up in. And she is an amazing gatekeeper to our past. She shares pictures, stories about town happenings and news about former classmates and teachers. For someone like me who lives far away, this is amazingly important. Because… Continue reading “Back Home”