I’ve got a problem. I know there are some of you that just gasped and sat down. You grab a tissue and take a deep breath. You know that it must be big and you are just not sure you want to start you week by reading something that might not be cheery and wonderful. But alas, it is only minor and for many of you who know me you probably already know what it is. No, I’m talking about the Monkey thing. (I don’t see that as a problem…it is normal for an adult woman to talk to stuffed monkeys.) Are you asking ifRead More →

Do you have an extra freezer? I do. I really love having the convenience of buying things on sale or bulkier items and have a place to put them. The problem is that they can be overwhelming at times. I looked in mine the other day and just had so many thoughts go through my head. I first thought, why do I have so much bacon? Apparently, I buy bacon on sale and freeze it for a rainy bacon day. I have thick cut, thin cut, cherry smoked and duck bacon. (No…there is no turkey bacon…because plain and simply…I hate it.) I also found someRead More →

I can’t believe Labor Day is over. OVER!!!!!!!! Did you barbeque or spend some time outside? Did you just enjoy the extra day off in your workweek? We’ve done the same thing for the past seventeen years…..we celebrate our anniversary. There are some years we go away and others we just go out for a nice dinner. We have little traditions like me giving him the same card EVERY year and he is awesome at remembering to get me flowers. (There are other traditions but my mom said I am still grounded from this post on zucchini the other day so I’m not going toRead More →

So it has been five weeks since surgery and everything is going as expected. I am still taking it easy and am getting a little stir crazy trying to fill my days around the house. I’ve had plenty of time to do crafts, read about food and watch copious amounts of television. The hardest part is probably the seclusion. I’ve had some friends pop over and the joy of my mom hanging out with me on occasion but a majority of the time my days are spent alone. (This is where you should say “Awwwww.”) My sweetie pie is at work during the day soRead More →

We always seem to have a lot of overnight company. (Not like some freaky swinger stuff, usually old friends and family)  I’m not a fabulous hostess so I am not sure why these people keep coming back. (This attitude may be part of my poor hostess skills.) I just get really anxious that my house isn’t clean enough, the guestroom is too small and that they might not like my food. Usually a week before we have guests, I start freaking out about everything. I do the regular housecleaning but tag on a few extra things like vacuuming inside all the vents and windexing theRead More →

How many people are tired of me talking about the weather?  How many people are tired of EVERYONE talking about the weather?  It seems like in the Midwest that we all have tunnel vision during the first couple months of the year. In our defense, we don’t only talk about the snow.  We talk about being sick.  This has been a doozy of a year for everyone that I know.  I’ve heard about every ailment and flu that is out there. In all fairness, I don’t label my bugs.  (H1N1, Bird Flu, Cooties..all the same in my world.)  So last night when I was upRead More →