Real Life

Well hello friends!  Are you like me and counting down to summer break?  As of this posting I have 5 days left.  Goodness I hope I've counted that right. 🙂  It's also half way through this week with a long weekend ahead.  Things are looking good.  Around my neck of the woods, we are just trying to make it through this year and we're preparing for son #2's graduation.  I seriously can't believe it's time for that already.  Where does the time go?  Seriously.  It's Wednesday, and therefore, it's time for Wednesday Wondering ~ my time to share the randomness that goes on in my ...
Read More
Hello friends!  It's a Monday - again.  However, it's my LAST Monday of the school year!  Summer is so close I can almost taste it. 🙂  So, how was your weekend?  I had a pretty low-key weekend.  We attended my nephew's Rite of Passage - more on that later, had dinner with good friends, and a few crafty projects.  I also spent a little time on Netflix with my youngest.  Is anyone else watching 13 Reasons? Since it's the end of the school year, and I am seriously running out of steam, the post I had planned for today isn't ready.  So, I thought I ...
Read More
So, like most women on planet Earth, I would like to age gracefully.  I would also like to look my best and make  it difficult for people to guess my age.  In short, I want to avoid the inevitable wrinkles for a s long as possible.  Unlike many  women though, I have not been able to justify the large amount of money you have to spend to achieve these results.  I have not gone down the Botox or fillers road.  If you are able to utilize those products, hooray for you.  So, what's another option for us women?  Wouldn't you like to make wrinkles a ...
Read More
Hello!  I am so glad you've dropped by today.  I'm linking up with From This Side of the Pond for this week's Hodgepodge questions.  I love this weekly random Q and A because I never know what to expect.  It's also fun to read what other people write as answers.  Read on and make sure to leave me a comment below.  I love hearing from you! 1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm... Are you a pack rat? Even if you're not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part ...
Read More
Hello friends.  I don't mind sharing that even though it's Wednesday it feels like it should be Friday.  I guess at this time of year, with summer just a breath away, we all have been worn a little thin.  The days seem very long. But enough about me.  How are you?  I hope you're enjoying life this week.  As usual, I have a few things on my mind that I am wondering about.  Truth be told, I wrote them down an a post it so I wouldn't forget...AND...I lost the post it.   So, let's see where this post goes this week. Is it Fair? ...
Read More
Hello friends.  The temps are rising and the clothes are shrinking.  It's time to show a little more skin.  However, if you're a fair-skinned, Irish girl like me, then a tan is simply not going to be happening for you.  Believe me, I have tried to tan every year and mostly all I get is a sunburn. Now that I am getting older, I also need to be careful about additional sun damage.  Therefore, I cannot even attempt to get a tan by spending hours out baking in the sun.  That's where self-tanner comes in.  Hallelujah for self tanner!  However, they can be a little ...
Read More
Hello there friends!  I'm so glad you're here.  It's been a busy week around here.  I am happy to be just one more day away from the weekend.  Do you have plans?  My youngest is celebrating a birthday on Saturday and we'll be visiting Mr. LouiseMarie's mom to celebrate Mothers Day with her.  Youngest son has requested that we go out to dinner for a "nice" dinner.  When we asked him where he might like to go he said, just not fast food.  Some place where you sit down and they wait on you.  Clearly he has not set the bar high.  Have I taught ...
Read More
Hello friends.  We have made it to the half way point of our week.  And, if your like me, you've survived state testing.  It's two days of the year that I don't look forward to.  BUT, they are behind me now and I'm sliding into home...summer break!  So, it's Wednesday and that means it's time for me to share what I'm wondering about ~ those random thoughts that boggle my mind.  Come on, surely you have random thoughts too.... be brave and share them in the comments below. 🙂  Let's get to it. Is It TOO Late? So, I recently went into my dermatologist to ...
Read More
The season of graduations is upon us.  Maybe you find yourself in the same place as me and have a senior graduating from high school this year.  As a matter of fact, two short years ago, my oldest was graduating, and I wanted to do something for him.  Something that was truly memorable.  I wanted to give him a gift that was meaningful; something he could cherish forever.  Ultimately, I think I hit on a great idea and today I'm sharing it with you. What I did was create a hardcover photo book using an online photo album service like Shutterfly or Mpix. However, instead ...
Read More
Hi there!  Glad you stopped by today.  We are one day away from Friday!!  Hip hip hooray!  Today's post is answering all the questions for this week's Hodgepodge.  Maybe you'll like it.  Ha!  The theme this week is all about may...  See what I did there?  Anyway, I'm linking up at From This Side of the Pond to join in the fun.  I'd love to hear what your answers to these questions would be.  Make sure to leave me a comment below. 1. Can you tell I'm embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What's your favorite dish? ...
Read More