The Bathroom Reno Reveal!

  Today I want to brag on my husband, Dave, and shout out a huge thank you to Adam Wing of Magnolia Construction, best cabinet maker ever, and rave about a company that is incredible to work with, Wayfair.com. The bathroom reno is into the finishing touches like moldings and such, and it is beautiful. I marvel at the things involving tools and construction that my husband has always been able to do. He didn’t learn it during his career in retail, and he definitely didn’t learn it from his dad, who could barely tell a hammer from a screwdriver.
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In 1968 Two Crazy Kids Got Married

  I’m sharing a post I published two years ago about our humble beginnings. Now, as we are about to enter our 49th year together, I have updated this a little bit but, not too much because our beginning will be the end of the memoir and I don’t want to spoil that for anyone.     Our wedding was a bit of a rush job due to Dave getting transferred to Scarsdale, NY. I had moved to a tiny furnished apartment in Pittsburgh shortly after high school, and Dave was living with his parents a short drive away. The
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Let’s Talk Term Limits and Aging

  Dave and I were discussing politics during dinner the other night. This is why I need Prevacid daily! These types of conversations have quadrupled since January, and I know you all know why.       The primary focus of our conversation was about age in government. It seems like Congress resembles the old guys in the balcony on the Muppet Show. Crotchety old men. Even though the average age in Congress is mid 50’s to upper 60’s, it seems older. This is probably because the ones with the most power to wield are the elders. We all know
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Random Ranting, and Some Good News!

  I have been diligently working on the memoir, and the first draft is almost finished! WOOHOO! Just wanted you to know why the blog has been, somewhat, neglected most of this summer. But, as you know, I turn to all of you whenever a rant has built up to the point of making my head explode. I hope you understand and realize how much I need and appreciate you for times like these.   The memoir has been a way for me to escape the crazy news about the idiot in chief, if only for a few hours a
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Calling Mr. Mueller!

  I am pretty certain there aren’t any drumpf supporters reading my blog posts anymore, and I’m fine with that. But, if there is even one left I hope they will give this post some serious thought. I know a few people who admitted to voting for him to “shake things up”, so they said. Frankly, I didn’t feel a need for that but, I acknowledged their right to vote for change if they felt that need.   What I feel a need for are term limits. You know how it is when you get in a rut and feel
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Seat of the Pants Cooking, Summer edition

  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve posted about my ‘Seat of the Pants’ cooking style. Since the last post, I’ve gotten a new slow cooker and I find them more useful in the heat of the summer than the winter.     In cold winter months, I’d rather have a roast in the oven that fills the house with an aroma that makes your mouth water. Not that you don’t get some good scents coming from the slow cooker but, it’s not the same. Anyway…before I get into what I cooked yesterday I want to tell you
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Old White Men Syndrome

  I’d like to discuss a problem I feel we here in the USA seem to have that most other democracies do not. Old White Men Syndrome.     Now, don’t get me wrong, I love many ‘old white men’. My husband is on that list. I suppose I should change it to read, Old White Republican Men Syndrome. My husband and sons and male friends are more about equality than oppression of ‘the weaker sex’. I’m not talking about niceties like opening a door for someone being a problem, that’s simply good manners and if I’m at the door
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It’s Birthday Week!

Birthdays…I’ve had a few!     This Saturday, July 8th, will be my 67th anniversary of life. It’s an odd number and I feel somewhat odd about it, honestly. When I think back on that cold December day when I was contemplating turning 60 and started this blog, I have to say, this one feels less heavy than that one did and mostly because so many of you have encouraged my writing and contributed your thoughts and opinions on this blog. That’s a great birthday gift, I must say! So many changes have occurred since this writing adventure began and
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Freedom of the Press…It Matters

  I’ve stepped away from political posts for a while, primarily because I’ve needed a break from the insanity coming from all directions. Every day there’s a new ‘smack my head’ moment emanating from the White House. The New York Times printed a full (double truck) page of drumpf’s lies last week. It is rather sobering to see it all in print and the list is even longer a week later because he can’t seem to open his little-puckered mouth without spewing more lies. I tried to put the photo in but, I have this google app that turns anything
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Excerpt From the Memoir

I’ve been so busy with Cosmo’s book, and other projects, I’ve neglected the memoir. It may seem strange to be working on a children’s book and a memoir at the same time but, one helps balance out the other and kind of cleanses the emotions. Here is an excerpt from the memoir introducing my mother’s fourth husband. He was a real charmer. Any and all critiques are welcome.   Les It was the fourth husband, who verified my instincts about people. I had him pegged the moment I laid eyes on him in the stairwell. His name was Les. He worked
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