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.
Christmas is not cancelled. It’s just going to be a bit untraditional with a side of shitshow cornbread this year. I’m going to walk you through a stress free and Covid-19 safe awesome holiday for 2020. YOU are going to love it! Tell the family not to come over this year or that you won’t… Continue reading How to Host an Untraditional Christmas Celebration During A Shitstorm of a Year Like 2020
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!
I am a bit of a Woo Woo. Throughout my adult life I’ve read spiritual books, including what many people would consider “out there” supernatural material. I had been heavily researching the law of attraction when I came across a book E2 Nine Do-It-Yourself Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. It’s basically a… Continue reading Father’s Day Dreams by DC Stanfa
Today is a special blog post from my good friend Deanna. She is the most awesome cook ever and she’s pretty dang funny too! Please enjoy a few of her recipes and insight while baking with kids! Why a 3 year old can prohibit proper baking… Happy Daddy’s Day to all! As a treat for… Continue reading Dessert Served With a Side of Humor!
Born and raised in North Carolina, I have always been proud to be a southerner. But being “southern” often brings up negative thoughts. Not all of us have a confederate flag hanging from the porch, or have gun racks in the back of the truck windows. So hear me out as I try to give… Continue reading Raised Southern-“Corn Bred”
So you’re attending or hosting the annual dysfunctional family holiday gathering. Need some help on how to survive without murdering drunk uncle Dave? Read on… If your family is a nice normal traditional family with no one in rehab or jail, this post is not for you. But feel free to read on and enjoy.… Continue reading Surviving the Holidays with the Entire Dysfunctional Family
Is it just me? I’ll be totally honest and tell you I come from a very crazy family. We don’t even bother trying to hide it anymore. I absolutely get my humor from my father. But now that he’s in his mid 70’s I am starting to worry…. This is a man who never walks… Continue reading My Dad Texts Me Pictures of His New Underwear and Other Crazy Reasons I Frequently Drink
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
Yep, you read the title correctly! Let’s talk about the fun parts of preparing for your funeral! (No I’m not drinking right now either…) Hitting midlife means you start to think about death and dying. But it doesn’t have to be all sad and morbid. Seriously, you can make it fantastic! My plan is pretty… Continue reading R.I.P. (Rest in Purse)