Always Real, Silliness, Snips And Snails

Does My Neck Look A Little Pink To You?

Yesterday, I was multitasking, which is always a dangerous proposition for a blonde type person like me. I was sitting on the sofa doing some computer work while taking turns with Sean shooting a Nerf gun at some targets he had set up in the window across the room. “Mom!” he said, demanding my attention. “Mom, it’s your turn!” He offers me the gun and the spongy bullets, but I’ve got my hands full of laptop. “Reload the gun for your mama, will you please,” I said. If you’ve ever uttered those words to your five-year-old…you…

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Photography & Photoshop, Silliness

Bows and Bovines

After I posted the picture of the Doublemint Bovines which I cleverly titled “Two Cows”, my mother and my friend Ruthie pointed out that they are not cows. They are bulls. I told them that I’m a city girl. In my world, if it goes “moo” it is a cow. Then, the other day Sean told me that he had discovered what made girls different from boys. GULP! “Oh really? What?” I asked nonchalantly. “Bows,” he said. “Girls wear bows.” I confirmed that this was true. Girls wear bows and cows moo.

Antique Daddy, Silliness

It’s Always About The Chocolate

When AD went out of town recently, he called me in the evening to see how my day went. When I asked him how his trip was going, he said fine and then went on to tell me about the hotel. “I got a suite,” he reported. “Really?” I said, “You got a chocolate on your pillow? Must be a nice hotel.” If you were to crack my head open and peek inside, you would not find gray matter, or air as many of you suspect, but Ghiradelli.

Silliness

Minnie, It’s Time To Move On

Sometimes I let Sean watch The Mickey Mouse Club House to occupy him while I’m getting dressed or trying to get something done. Yesterday morning, while I was getting dressed for church, he turned and asked me if Mickey and Minnie were married. No, I told him, I thought they were just dating. Then I started thinking about it. They’ve been dating since 1928.  Someone needs to step up and be Minnie’s friend and tell it to her straight. * * * Dear Minnie – I know that you love him. He’s cute and he’s funny. …

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Silliness

The Resume

I like words and toying with words and the arrangement of words.  So the other day, a friend of mine who knows I like words, asked me to help him polish his resume. I always find resume writing to be a challenge because there is a fine line between detailing the many fabulous things you can do and how astonishing well you can do them and how the world has benefited from your existence — and coming off like a desperate, yet pompous delusional braggart. I guess that is to say that on paper, humility is…

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Silliness

Just In Time For Valentines Day

So then, the other day I was chatting with the friendly folks at American Greetings PhotoWorks and I mentioned to them that you all like free stuff. And they said, “Oh really?  Because sometimes we like to give away free stuff.”  And then I said, “Oh really?  Like how much?” And then they said, “Well, how about $50 of free stuff?” And then I said, “That would be great, because as it turns out, my readers like free $50 stuff.”  I drive a hard bargain. I think most you are familiar with American Greetings – cards…

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Antique Daddy, Silliness

We All Have Our Own Gifts

I have the most awesome husband on the planet. He amazes me with the things he knows how to do, that I don’t know how to do. Like make money.  Money making is not my gift. Spending it is. Dude has a computer in his head where he can take any situation and put it on a mental spread sheet and calculate detailed plans with predictive outcomes along with mapping algorithms, sequencing strategies and data convergence points.  I don’t know what that means.  Sometimes I hear him say those words on the phone, so I just…

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Silliness

Better Than Coupons: How To Save Money In Target

Everyone is tightening up their budgets these days and I am no exception. However I have a unique system for avoiding spending which I’m willing to share with you as a service to humanity. When I go into Target, but I really don’t want to spend any money, I get a cart. There are no guarantees in life, except for this:  If I push a wonky germy cart all over the store I will find nothing. Nothing. And then I will abandon the cart somewhere in housewares and then leave the store having not spent one…

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Always Real, Silliness, Sometimes Sweet

What Are The Odds?

The following statistics are based on my own personal scientific research over a period of four decades. If you are wearing a black shirt and you attempt to put on deodorant, there is a 97% chance you will get the deodorant on the bottom of your shirt.  If you attempt to put on deodorant while wearing a black shirt and a blindfold, the odds of getting deodorant on your shirt increase to 97.2%   If you have no other clean shirts to wear and you are rushing out the door to give a speech, the odds increase…

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Silliness, Snips And Snails

Another Investment Goes South

When Sean was somewhere around three, he discovered Lightning McQueen. I’m not really sure how that happened.  I think someone gave him the DVD for his birthday and on a long car trip we pulled it out, out of desperation, and after that there was no turning back. His world became all Lightning McQueen all the time. Ka-chow! Which roughly translates to Cha-ching! We have since invested untold millions into Lightning McQueen. Okay not millions, but untold dollars.  More dollars than I care to consider at the moment.  And I’ll be honest here, I’m to blame.  It seemed…

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