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Come on in and make yourself comfy. Kick off your shoes. Coffee? Tea? Sit awhile and read… Express your thoughts. Any questions? Feel free to ask for I am a woman of a certain age and I do not fear my secrets. I welcome them for they have led me here, where I pour them out in written word. I'm also a Recovering Catholic, but I very much believe in a Higher Power. Those shoes you see in my banner, I own those shoes... Stuart Weitzman Fever in patent leather red! We used to get out alot more, me and my shoes. So I decided to add them to my blog because, hey, I'm not dead yet!! "Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone." ~Jim Fiebig


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FEBRUARY 1, 2011 1:22PM

SNOWACOLYPSE 2011!! Chicago!!!

Larger photo, if you can see it!  Join the Blizzard Group on FB!
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OCTOBER 10, 2010 9:25PM

Columbus Was An Ass!!

Spent some time with my son this weekend.  Here is one of our intellectually stimulating conversations.

Me: "Monday's a holiday." 
Z: "What holiday?" 
Me: "Columbus Day!" 
Z: "Columbus was an ass!"

 So I Googled "Columbus was an ass" and it turns out Z was right! 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 12:36PM

I've Never Been So Scared - Part Two

Read part one here...

Zach gave the nurse all his information then, she pulled out a wheelchair to haul him back to an emergency room. He refused and walked instead, still carrying his backpack.  He isn’t grimacing in pain.  He’s smiling and being polite.  I’m wond

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 8:01PM

I've Never Been So Scared

My son almost died last month.  My only son, whom I love with every breath I take, almost died in my arms for the second time in his life.  He is twenty-four years old now. The first time was at birth.  He was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, had surgery when he was a/Read full post »

JULY 28, 2010 10:33AM

Greatest Sports Celebration Ever!


 When it comes to goal celebrations, it doesn't get much better than this. In a match between Stjarnan and Fylkir in Iceland last weekend, the winning goal celebration was actually better than the winning goal. After Stjarnan's Halldor Orri Bjornsson scored on a penalty kick… Read full post »



Reading A Persistent Muse's blog, I couldn't help but be reminded of my own precious daughter's wandering ways. When Paige was little, she kept a pink and purple backpack with her name embroidered on the front tucked away at the back of her closet with her favorite
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JULY 18, 2010 5:47AM

Hang Ten, Baby!!

My nephew, aka The Stud, flew out to Los Angeles last week
to visit my daughter and learn to surf!

Here's her brother-in-law, my nephew, her husband
and a high school friend of my nephew. (cute, huh?)
Can you tell he was a line backer in college?

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JULY 12, 2010 4:17PM

Mother Fuck!!!!!




Ex-husband:  "I'm buying a condo in Florida, then heading back to Beijing."

Me:  "Really?  (wheels spinning) What are you going to do with it while you're in Beijing?"

Ex-husband: (looking at me like, oh God, here we go) "Yes, you can use it."… Read full post »

Pocknis – noun – Language of Men – meaning) If it doesn’t have anything to do with their pocketbook or their penis, they cannot hear you! This word is not found in any dictionary. Why? Because I/… Read full post »
JUNE 15, 2010 12:37PM

He Did It!!

 Congratulations Zachary!  You did it!!
DePaul University - 2010
Bachelor's in Science - Chemistry
Continuing on to get his Master's in Chemistry!!
Who knew?
I knew, Zachary!  I knew you had it in you!
I am so proud of you! xoxo… Read full post »
MAY 15, 2010 9:52AM

Hang On In There, Baby!


Woman in the Rain
I have a sister who is eight years older than myself. She was graced with a private school education, while I was not. Apparently my parents didn’t think it worked out so hot for her so, I was… Read full post »
APRIL 9, 2010 7:52PM

It's Not Me!!

IT'S NOT ME!!!!!


Are Chuck and I friends?  Absolutely!

I only wish him love and happiness.  If a good friendship is what comes out of his first OS meet-up, then so be it.  If it becomes more... HOORAY for them both!


But, honestly folks, it's not me!


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MARCH 11, 2010 10:46PM

Light A Candle For Kate Puzey

As most of my readers know, my daughter lived in Togo, West Africa for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching HIV/AIDS education and helping to build wells for clean water. She lived in the country during a time when over 40,000 people literally walked out when the…

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I believe in signs. Not just the usual "OMG! You are headed into snake skin curves!" or "Yo! Look out for crazy falling rocks that might hit your car and send you careening off into a ditch" signs. No, I believe in signs from God! or The Universe... whichever…

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FEBRUARY 6, 2010 10:57AM

I Want a Job Like Rick Steves!!!

I can soooo do this job! You've watched Rick on PBS, right? He travels all over Europe filming his adventures, giving us travel tips and hints. I'm thinkin' "Middle Aged Woman Traveling!" Yes, I know there is that one travel show with that little, petite thing with the/…

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JANUARY 31, 2010 4:55PM

The Winter Blues Have Set In

Good morning heartache, you old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you had gone
But here you are with the dawn

Wish I’d forget you, but you're here to stay
It seems I met you, when my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying…

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I must confess that lately, I've not been happy with my bad self! Since quitting smoking about a month ago, I also made the decision to get back into shape! You know the routine... exercise, eat right, stay positive, etc. etc. I started thinking about the last time I felt…

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JANUARY 10, 2010 8:25AM

I'm In Love!

Me and my neti pot.... we're best friends now. Whodathunk? I've seen these silly looking things on either Oprah or the new Dr. Oz show and thought, "No Way!"

I was even rummaging around my sister's medicine cabinet one day looking for an antacid, any… Read full post »
JANUARY 6, 2010 6:21PM

More Fun Reasons to Return to LA!!!

My new favorite place for dessert!! If you haven't been there, you are truly missing out! It's quite the experience!

Cute LAPD!!!!! Hubba! Hubba!!
The Getty Museum!! Wonderful views of LA and the ocean, along with great art!
See!! Great art! Do yourself a favor, click and enlar… Read full post »
DECEMBER 30, 2009 1:07PM

Copper-filled, Colorful and Psychedelic

Finally, I understand why so many people moved to California in the 60's and 70's. (also, wondering how I missed out!)

I'm back home now, relaxed and rejuvenated. (conspiring a multitude of ways of spending the rest of my days in warmth and sunshine)
Feeling grateful for the opportunity
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DECEMBER 8, 2009 10:21AM

I'm Outta Here!!!

This is where I'm from...

This is where I'm going..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! May you be with the ones you love this Holiday Season! See you in January!!
DECEMBER 2, 2009 3:40PM

Naptime Dream

Lord Frederic Leighton English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, about 1830-1896 



I decided to take a peaceful little nap on my sofa yesterday when all hell broke loose. In my dream, I was actually on my sofa and my mother, who’s been dead now for over… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2009 12:12AM

He Said What????



Yesterday, I received a phone call that stunned me.  Now, I’ve had all kinds of phone calls, mind you. I worked as a reservationist for Ozark Air… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 11:39AM

Let's Get Fired Up!!

Cassie, a friend of my daughter's who I have become friends with also, invited me to come along and paint pottery. I'd never done it before and not sure if I'll ever do it again, but I sure had fun!

The selection was almost overwhelming to me. I had no idea where… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 17, 2009 10:13AM

What Does Your Music Say About You???

I stole this from JRobin Whitley. This is quite fun.

1. Put your iPod, Zune or other music player on shuffle.
Use any playlist or collection you want.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
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