Sound like a great movie description on Netflix? Well it’s real life this week here in North Cackalacky (North Carolina). If you’re from somewhere other than here, I know you have seen us on the news. We are the ones showing up in video and pictures with people fighting in gas lines and spitting on… Continue reading Face Masks, Gas Shortages, Locusts Swarms From Underground and Other Fun Stuff That Makes For a Frightful Sci-Fi Movie
It’s January. I don’t know any self-respecting person who actually likes the month of January. It’s a pure let down. Christmas is gone, New Year’s resolutions are already broken by the first week of January and it’s probably cold and raining. Thus causing the seasonal depression season. So, I ask. Why can’t humans hibernate? I… Continue reading Why Can’t Humans Hibernate & Other Things I Need Answers To.
Hello Margarita Friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today I want to talk about relationships, friendships and beyond midlife. Sounds utterly depressing right? lol I promise it’s not. Last week Susan (Louise to my Thelma) and I went to visit my mother and grandmother. We started out meeting my mom and her friend of 30 years for lunch at a… Continue reading Relationships. Midlife & Beyond
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…
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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?