The Two Perks of Social Media

I remember my birthdays during my childhood. School was already out, kids were on trips (the lake, the cabins in the woods, the Ozarks — not Hawaii, Paris, or Greece).  My birthdays were lonely except for my siblings and one or two close friends. The Iowa weather could also be a bit iffy in mid-June.… Continue reading The Two Perks of Social Media

A Rainy Day Blog Post

First of all, heavy rain in California in mid-May is highly unusual. Yes, we’ve had rain and some Memorial Day parties dampened, but this rain is heavy, and that’s just weird. The dogs aren’t tired. They got no walk. Sorry, girls.  It’s a good night to read a book, or watch the final episode of… Continue reading A Rainy Day Blog Post

J is for Jeans

I have a child whose name starts with J. She told me not to write about her in my blog. Okay, Jaqueesha (not her real name).  I skipped the letter J when doing the April alphabet challenge because I couldn’t think of a post about a J word. There are lots of words that start… Continue reading J is for Jeans

W is for Woo Hoo

What expression works for so many different situations? For me, it’s Woo hoo. Your girlfriend is getting married?  Woo hoo! Your other girlfriend wants to meet on Thursday night for drinks and dancing?  Woo hoo! Your worker woman cut all the tree branches hanging over your roof?  Woo hoo! Her daughter learned what 6 x… Continue reading W is for Woo Hoo

Playing Hooky

(re-run) Last night I skipped my dog’s Manners class.  I paid for it back in August after two of my children said that the rescue dog could use some manners. I went to the first class, second class, and third class. Yesterday I’d had it with my week thus far. Too many things were going… Continue reading Playing Hooky