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New Year!  New me!!  At least that is what I tell myself.  9am New Years Day...  Spending the day with my family for our annual Christmas.  My job is to make the beer cheese soup.  My ADHD kicks in high gear as I start melting butter on the stove. BAM...  I need a fun headband to match my ugly sweater for today.  Run downstairs quick to grab one.  Out of no where, a brick snowman jumps out and lands on my foot.  Worst pain ever.  I am doing the whole dramatic hand on the forehead, lay on the ground, scream, cry, hyperventilate...  You get the picture.  Then I remembered my soup and the stove.  I hobble upstairs and wrapped my toes.  So there I stood in the kitchen with my foot bleeding into an ice bag trying not to burn the stuff on the stove.  And sleeping beauty didn’t hear a thing until I went to wake him up to go. Christmas gathering’s are always interesting with my family.  We’ve done white elephant gifts, thrift store gifts, convenience store gifts, ugly pajama gifts....  It’s ha

Optimistic or Just Plain Naive

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 So it’s Dec 1st and 40 degrees in ND.  What the hell is happening??  Don’t get me wrong, I am okay without the frigid cold, wind and ice but I have to ask myself what will April bring??  And how are we suppose to freeze out this pandemic at these temperatures??  This year is sure one for the books (but what books I am not so sure.). ๐Ÿฅธ ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ›ฉ I decided to book us a trip for January because I needed something to look forward to.  I got to work one morning early and had an email from an airline that I could get $39 tickets to Nashville.  $39!!!  Are you kidding me???  How can you afford not to go??  SOOO I get on line and pick some dates and push the button. Didn’t even call Scott.  How could I pass up a deal like that?  Well.....  Do you want to bring luggage? ๐Ÿ‘œ OF COURSE I DO!  Have you seen my purse?  I cannot go on vacation for a whole week and not have luggage.  Do you want to reserve your seat? ๐Ÿ’บ OF COURSE I DO! If I am going to sit by a weirdo, it’s going to be the one I married.

So. Is wearing a mask our new normal??

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  As I get ready to go to the Dr for an appointment I find myself searching for the mask that will match what I am wearing.  REALLY??  I guess that shouldn’t surprise those of you that know me at all.  ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ I also ate breakfast before I left and normally would check my teeth and make sure my lipstick is spot on BUT I find myself in the kitchen thinking - WHY?  What does it matter if my lipstick is only on part of my lip?  What does it matter if I have bagel crumbs in my teeth?  NO ONE IS GOING TO SEE ME!!!!  Now don’t get me wrong, my eyes and eye brows are spot on.  But the rest....  whatever?๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’‹ Found the right mask for the job and headed down the road.  Did the norm when I got to the clinic.  Mask on, sunglasses off, temperature taken, 20 questions answered, gold star sticker telling me I am good to go.  ๐ŸŽ–๐ŸŽ– Since I drank a larger than average coffee on the way, I have to stop at the ladies litter box quick before seeing the Dr.  Here is where I notice that if you just slap on

Beauty Comes at a Cost

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  Don’t worry.  After this past 6 months, your only choice is the $25 option!๐Ÿ˜ Some of you know that I really do not like shopping for clothes.  Purses, jewelry and shoes - absolutely but not clothing.  That is why I LOVE to shop right in town.  Easy Peasy and there is usually food and happy hour close by. SO.....I had a great night out with a friend recently and we talked about everything from kids, to husbands, to jobs, to clothing.  That is where I learned that not only can I buy my clothes in town, I can have a stylist decide what is best for me if I do a “small” questionnaire.   I go on the website and they have information they want me to fill out about my size, shape, height etc....  (side note - I have told my family in no uncertain terms do they announce my height and weight on the news if I go missing. ๐Ÿฅบ My height has not caught up to my weight yet - I am a late developer.) I tell them everything about me and what my style is, hit send and sit back and wait.  A couple weeks

The eyes are the first to go!!!!

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  Most people hate going to the dentist.  I detest going to the eye doctor.  I think it’s because I have had glasses since I was 6 years old!  Every time I go in, I flunk the test.   “Please read the line that isn’t blurry to you” H Q R T E U “How did I do??” “Not bad but the letters are O L D A G E “ Hmmm...  Damn.  Guess it’ll be coke bottle contacts again!! Do any of you remember the good old days when you could actually READ a shampoo bottle?   Or the back of a package or soup can without searching the whole house for “readers”?    I bet I have glasses in every corner of my house and still can’t find them.   And the grocery store or restaurant?  Forget it.  It’s hard enough to read labels but with a mask on and glasses fogging up...... Forget it.   Those of you that know my purse/shoe problem (Which to this day I will deny it’s a problem) have to know that finding “FUN” glasses is now my new hobby!!!  You can find them in every color!  Rhinestones.... No problem!  Animal print.....

Today’s letter is M

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So, no matter what I tell myself about life one thing is for certain.  My mind may think I am still in my 20’s but my body wants to tell me otherwise. This week was my annual check up with my doctor.  Pretty much at this age it’s an expensive way to get your prescriptions refilled.๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿฉบ ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’Š Of course you prepare a whole day for this appointment.  Don’t eat, shave your legs, paint your toe nails (which was a feat in itself....can’t seem to reach them like I used to)  ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฆถ My first stop when I get there is the scale - of course ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.  The scale is on the floor and looks like something from a meat locker that is used to weigh beef before it’s processed.  I was told it accommodates wheelchairs, not cows.  Who knew???  She makes me put my purse down and take off my shoes BECAUSE that will make a big difference.  Let’s just say.....  So where do the M’s fit in?  Sounds like a day on Sesame Street doesn’t it?  AND TODAY’S LETTER IS MMMMMMMMMM. I ask her about my weight gain and

What do you mean Carbs aren’t a food group?

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As many of you know, I have been doing this Get Fit thing since January.  First of all I will clarify that I feel much better when I work out.  I don’t groan nearly as much climbing the stairs as I used to, I can almost do my own toe nails, and I don’t fall over trying to shave my legs.  However, I understand SOME people exercise AND diet at the same time.  WTH????  Not going to happen. Do you any of you have those friends that “forget to eat”??  HELLO!!!!  How do you FORGET to eat??  I am planning my next meal before I get done with the one I am eating.  And low to no carbs?  EXCUSE ME!!!  My main food group is bread, pasta, potatoes, bread, pasta.  And most of them at the same time!!!  I have often said I want to grow up and be a short chubby Italian lady.  Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️๐Ÿคท‍♀️ I recently bought myself a pasta maker.  Granted it is still in the box but I can’t wait to try it.  Even bought the hanger upper thing to drape the homemade pasta ove