HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

While waiting at the AT&T store the other day, I came across a website that has been more entertaining to me than Pinterest. You see, Pinterest is all this perfectly beautiful food, craft projects, closet organization, and lists of delightful and entertaining projects to do with your children over the weekend that include more than … Continue reading HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

COLLEGE FOOTBALL, HEAR ME SNORE

I missed a golden opportunity over the holidays to write about something very important to me. Something that is a special part of my life.  And by "special" I mean "sucky."  I used to think women were exaggerating about being "football widows." Now I think, "AMATEUR."  (This was my expression through much of the holiday.) … Continue reading COLLEGE FOOTBALL, HEAR ME SNORE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Somehow, my whole life has become food related. "What did you do for Easter?" We ate at the club. "What did you do this weekend?" Ate at that new restaurant. "What did you do last night?" Ate blue point oysters and fresh halibut. "What are you doing for Mother's Day?" Eating at a buffet where I can … Continue reading FOOD FOR THOUGHT

THEY CALL IT “HOLIDAY SPIRIT” BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DRINK

Due to medication and someone having the terrible judgment (sorry, Mom, but it's true sometimes), I was left to my own devices in the mall. As the story goes, Mom met me at Northpark Center to generously purchase my early Christmas present, birthday present and perhaps Easter gift, all in one. Once she departed, I … Continue reading THEY CALL IT “HOLIDAY SPIRIT” BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DRINK

HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS

For those who read A Pain in the Neck, you will understand that there is no possible way to take five prescriptions without there being some side effects. Mine range from heart burn, nausea, blurred vision, slurred speech, hallucinations, drowsiness, and a sudden desire to be crafty. As in MAKE CRAFTS. It all began when … Continue reading HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS

THINGS I HAVE NO BUSINESS DOING

In the season of the naughty and nice lists, I'd like to add another: Things I have no business doing. I don't know if it's because it's the end of the year, or because I've simply lost all good sense by the time the 12th month rolls around, but it's wreaking havoc on me. As … Continue reading THINGS I HAVE NO BUSINESS DOING

‘TIS THE SEASON TO MAKE A HOT MESS

Someone make it stop. It's that holly jolly time of year when I inexplicably forget all evidence to the contrary and decide that I'm "crafty." Not "plot a coup" crafty. "Grab a glue gun and get busy" crafty. The problem with that is - well, there are multiple problems with this. There's a difference... a WORLD of … Continue reading ‘TIS THE SEASON TO MAKE A HOT MESS

THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is about Thanksgiving and food.  I was having a really hard time coming up with anything particularly unique about our Thanksgiving, until last night, when this year’s got canceled. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Actually, it’s only canceled for my mother, who fell and broke her pelvis during game 6 of the … Continue reading THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

FATHER’S DAY CHORES

Father's Day is next weekend, the 19th. In the past that meant going to one of Dad's favorite restaurants - Outback Steakhouse or Red, Hot & Blue. On Saturday I'd pick up something amusing for him - like lottery scratch-off tickets (always a big hit) or maybe a DVD of some TV show he'd just … Continue reading FATHER’S DAY CHORES

DID YOU SAY EATING OR BEATING?

Dinner with the folks is losing what little luster it once had.  Sure, we go to expensive restaurants that are not in my normal operating budget, but I also have to sit with my mother and stepfather for 2.5 hours. During that 2.5 hours, I spend a lot of time praying for the waiter or waitress. "Please Lord, … Continue reading DID YOU SAY EATING OR BEATING?