What a great word.
I mean, few others in the English language can, in one little syllable, convey so much depth of emotion and range of feelings.
It’s almost synonymous with Monday mornings or 5 p.m. meetings or dentist visits, no?
It sure as shootin’ captures the ...
’Twas two days before Christmas
And all through my mind
Was a list of to-dos
Like a mountain to climb.
There I was in the kitchen
With Monnie at my feet
Me cooking like a fiend,
She awaiting fallen treats.
With Kyle swimming at practice
And Kerry leaving in his truck
I remember the first time I opened Kerry’s freezer when we were dating. I’m not sure how long we had been going out when I felt comfortable doing so but it was likely after a few months, I’d imagine.
What I saw nearly ended our courtship before it officially began. The mental imagery ...
Nineteen years and three days ago, the world got a whole lot brighter, yo.
And not just mine. #ThisKidsGoingPlaces
But for my husband and me, that’s when the son — er, sun — came to rest over our little casa. His name is Kyle.
Yep, that bundle arrived in dramatic fashion circa 1999, ...
Remember back in the good old days when AI was simply a reference to two of the five (and sometimes six) vowels in the consonant-heavy English alphabet?
These days, those two little vowels are weighing down on humanity like a sumo wrestler on an all-you-can-eat buffet, you dig?
Well, this is it.
The last Sunday in November.
In the Catholic church, we take note of this particular one as the last Sunday in “ordinary time.”
As if poor November hasn’t been through enough already from all that overshadowing by its adjacent months with their flashy holidays that ...
Thanksgiving. That poor, put-upon little holiday that gets lost amid the scary creepiness of Halloween and the lights, glitz and glorious splendor of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the other winter holidays.
Poor little old, neglected, practically skipped-over, ...
Remember when you were a little kid and one (or more) of your grandparents would talk about never sleeping?
For me, it was my paternal grandmother, my Nonna.
“No, I never sleep. One or two hours a night is all I need,” she’d say.
Wait. What? What homo sapien could survive on such ...
The meaning of life. Hmm.
No shortage of theories out there. Everybody from Einstein to Col. Sanders has offered opinions on the great mystery of human existence.
Who’s to say which concept is right? Well, that one Big Guy, but He’s sorta letting us try to figure things out down here ...
I’m no perfect person, yo. Clearly.
I make more gaffes, blunders and mistakes than “Sex and the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw has Jimmy Choos in her oversized walk-in closet, you dig?
It’s just that even a dunderhead like me knows that you don’t steal. Like anything. Ever.
It’s a ...
I know that convenience doesn’t come without a price.
Need something from Waterford Crystal overnight for a Saturday wedding ’cause you got sidetracked and never grabbed the vase at the mall and now it is out of stock? #ItHappens
You can drive 10 1/2 hours, round trip (assuming you can ...
Well, Toto, it certainly wasn’t a trip to Kansas. Or Oz, either, although I’m pretty sure they have their own version of the Lollipop Guild there. Hmm.
Nope, it was a quick weekend getaway to the Mile High City.
(Note: That second word is a hint to the type of suckers commonly found in ...
Maybe it’s because one of my favorite television programs, AMC’s spooky sci-fi drama “The Walking Dead,” returns from it’s LONG midseason break tonight. #TWD
Or maybe it’s because, within the first few episodes of its resumption, TWD will promptly kill off its main character, Rick ...
I’m sure you have seen it. It’s that commercial for KIND brand nutrition bars that opens with the voiceover: “Some people confuse nice with kind.”
It goes on to promote the “virtues” of their nature snack as opposed to synthetic shortcomings in the ingredients of other brands. ...
Sure, I am aware that the name Patricia is derived from Old English and means “noble.” I might argue that the root source could and should, in fact, be traced to Emerald Isle origins. I’m Irish, sue me.
Lest we forget that the original ruling class in ancient Rome (my other half!) was ...
There is an old joke about having a life goal to someday weigh as much as it says I do on my driver’s license.
I am an old girl, so I know a lot of old jokes. #50
Either way, the average homo sapien stretches the boundaries of truth when it comes to certain DL declarations.
In fact, we ...
It’s not a competition, really. More of a compare-and-contrast type of situation.
I mean, I’m not better than him. He’s not above me. Truth be told, I’ve lived my whole life feeling sorry for the poor little guy, what with all of his very public humiliations and all.
Turns out we ...
After the first two decades or so of living with another human, you tend learn a few things; even if only through osmosis.
And, 23 years ago today, I started living with this really cute, really sweet, really fun guy. It was after we got hitched on a perfectly sunny-and-75 late summer ...
There are so many things that people don’t tell you about moving your kid to college.
Make no mistake that there are a plethora of things people DO tell you. Many are true and spot-on. Others, not so much.
But what about that whole host of things that people fail to mention? Little ...
Can you believe that I recently had a close encounter with some of the antagonists from Harry Potter’s world?
There they were, four legit wicked wizards. And I didn’t even have to travel to Hogwarts to find them. Apparently, they hang their cloaks at the local mall.
The sightings ...