It’s Confirmed, I’m A Church Lady


Get out the cross cake, pass the nut mix and serve-up some sherbet punch because we’re having a confirmation party on my blog. As mentioned in my recent post, The Buttery Burger Blessing I’ve been attending a Discovery Class at a local church. I discovered…that religion is kind of like golf.  Despite the fancy club houses and … Continue reading

Diary Of A Neighborhood Garage Sale Virgin


“I once knew a guy who placed a huge line of buckets with holes in them along his store front.  He sold them for something like five or ten cents a piece.  Every damn one of them sold.  No one knew why the holey buckets sold, but the shopkeeper kept getting more.”–story from Dad If … Continue reading

Dogzilla, Man’s Best Friend?


It was a beautiful, quiet Midwestern spring afternoon.   The windows were open and the intoxicating scent of lilacs filled the house. I sat down with a turkey sandwich, tall glass of blackberry iced tea and the weekly small town newspaper. As I settled in, Dogzilla jumps on the table out of nowhere, like in a slasher movie. Iced … Continue reading

Is The Male Robin A Perfect Baby Daddy?


Spring has sprung.  Mother nature never fails to put on a spectacular show in our backyard featuring fragrant lilacs, light violet clematis, purple Irises and bright red roses all flanked  by a lush carpet of bright green grass.   However, the real star of the show is always the Robin feathering her nest for her new brood.  This year, the … Continue reading

Greetings From Camp Puke


Greetings from Camp Puke!  What a thrilling three days.  Activities include Bathroom Races, Moaning Contests and Laundry Marathons.  We even get to sleep on the floor.  The camp food is great — all the Gatorade and Saltine crackers you can hold down.  Wish you were here!  Ooo, gotta go, it’s my turn to drive the bus.  Love ya.  See … Continue reading

The Laughing Daughter


Storytelling is considered a sport in my family.  Nothing gives my parents greater joy than having a laugh at the expense of one of their children or each other.  I was inspired to start this Blog by my family as an outlet for the random thoughts of a stay-at-home mom.  I have to say that lately, … Continue reading

Mock Job, A Trial Run


I haven’t worked outside of the home for almost six years.   My husband would say, “Six years without a paycheck.”  So when the opportunity arose to participate in a two-day  research study that paid a couple hundred dollars, needless to say, I was very interested.  After enduring years of  a small child and Type A Golden Retriever not really listening … Continue reading