So I jumped on the DNA Test bandwagon. I’ve heard so many cool stories of finding long lost relatives and crazy family history that I felt I needed to see what’s up my family tree. I recently got my DNA results and not surprisingly I am Mostly English, Scottish and Irish. Shocker. Recently my dad’s… Continue reading When Your Ancestry.com DNA Test Leads To The Lost Colony And Your Husband May Actually Be A Distant Cousin. Just Another Dysfunctional Family Reunion Story.
So yesterday I called my Grandmother. You remember me telling you about her? If not you can read that post here: https://midlifemargaritas.com/2019/10/14/to-grandmother-with-love-on-facetime/ She will be 100 before the end of the year. She lives in one of those assisted living homes and seems to like it there. Right now is kinda tough because they are… Continue reading Calling Grandmother Even If She Can’t Hear Worth A Damn!
This picture is worth way more than 1000 words. This is my soon-to-be 99 year old grandmother. (my mom is in the purple shirt) She is facetiming my youngest son away at college. She is still so amazed at technology even though she has seen more in her lifetime than we ever will. The joy… Continue reading To Grandmother With Love On Facetime
Less than two weeks from Christmas. I feel like I should be happy and joyous and singing Jingle Bells off-key like every year. But, alas, I am a tired mother f#(ker. As I type this my coffee is almost gone and now I am just a wide-awake sleepy momma. I had the dog on my… Continue reading I’m One Tired Mother Trucker.
Okay, this is a tough one. I have always (since the kids started walking on their own) told the kids that when they hit 18, they’re out. They need to have a job, be in college or living with someone else, but they are out. Harsh? Maybe. I said this to them with… Continue reading Should You Let Your Adult Children Move Back In?
So Big Daddy brought this huge poinsettia home last week and all I could think was, “OMG. Another living thing I have to keep alive.” I suck at plants, pets and people smaller than me. There are 4 males in my home including the dog. I don’t have time for a poinsettia. But really I… Continue reading Too Much Pressure
I’m about to get all controversial on y’all. I saw this quote on Instagram not too long ago and I chuckled and thought, “yep, that is so me”. I mean I try not to say swear words but it does happen. I’m not perfect nor do I want to be. That would boring. Right? The first time… Continue reading I Love Jesus But I Cuss a Little
I. Want. A. Cupcake. I realize this is not breaking news and there are all kinds of political and social issues we could poke fun of today. But I can’t even think clearly. My sugar level is so low I feel like I could pass out at any minute. No. I don’t have diabetes and… Continue reading Confessions of a Cupcakeaholic
We are week 2 into summer and I’ve already had a nervous breakdown. How many more weeks till they go back to school? Don’t get me wrong. I love my kids. But they are hoarders in training. It’s like they spent time in a Military inspired boot camp that teaches teens to torture their moms… Continue reading When Do They Go Back To School?
So here is the video. Shot by a person at the zoo where a 4 year-old child fell into the enclosure of an endangered gorilla named Harambe. I warn you it’s pretty hard to watch especially if you’re a parent. This happened over the weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo. Can you even fathom this? I… Continue reading Gorilla Wars 2016