A Pirate Looks at 40 – 50 ish…

Let’s just go ahead and get it out there. I’m a Jimmy Buffett Fan. A Parrot Head, Fins to the left, Fins to the right kinda girl. I was so excited when my children were toddlers and they liked listening to my Buffett CD’s in the car. I was one proud mom. Till they learned… Continue reading A Pirate Looks at 40 – 50 ish…

College Apps, The Common App, FAFSA and other College Prep for Your High School Senior.

First, take a long deep breath. Then stab your finger and pour rubbing alcohol on it or bite the inside of your cheek or tongue while chewing food or run into the bed frame and bruise your shin and try not to cry. This is how you will feel after starting the College Application process.… Continue reading College Apps, The Common App, FAFSA and other College Prep for Your High School Senior.

Go To The Pep Rally!

Last Friday I went to the pep rally. I haven’t been to a high school pep rally since the 80’s. But this was Thing 2’s last Homecoming weekend (being a Senior and all) and I wanted to make sure I experienced it with him. I am so glad I did. I am usually working on… Continue reading Go To The Pep Rally!

If Everyone Would Stop Overthinking and Just Laugh a Little. And I Need New Friends.

As I was going through all the gazillions of blogs I read each week, I noticed a trend. Nobody is funny anymore. Everyone is so serious. And I am really bored with everyone. I need new blogs to read that are entertaining, funny, stories that make you say, “you can’t make this shit up!” I… Continue reading If Everyone Would Stop Overthinking and Just Laugh a Little. And I Need New Friends.

Reinventing Yourself In Midlife: Drink More Margaritas!

There comes a time in most everyone’s life where you wonder, “what the hell do I do now?”. The kids are growing up and don’t need me as much, I hate my job, I’m bored with everything, Is God ignoring me?, I want to redecorate my house or move, who am I?, why can’t anyone… Continue reading Reinventing Yourself In Midlife: Drink More Margaritas!

This is the Year I lose My Mind!

This school year is going to be a record setter. I have my oldest graduating college and my youngest graduating high school. And I’m not even close to accepting this as reality. I mean, I feel like they were just toddlers yesterday! They were shorter than me. They were sweet and loving and called me… Continue reading This is the Year I lose My Mind!

Should You Let Your Adult Children Move Back In?

    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?