The Proper Way to Kill a Bug


Whenever I’m confronted by a bug or an insect, (I know there is technically a difference but in my mind they are pretty much the same), my first instinct is to run. However, as I’ve grown up, I’ve learned that they don’t go away by themselves. Someone has to do a removal! If there is no one around of the male species age 12 and up, guess what that means? Yes, YOU are the one that has to deal with it. YOU are going to have to put on your big girl exterminator hat and do the job. Tap into … [Read more...]

I don’t need any Neck Cream!

wrinkled neck

The other day I went into one of my favorite places to shop for cosmetics and got stalked by a lady hawking neck cream. No kidding! At least I hope you are laughing about this with me! As I walked into the store, she was standing next to a display with this new miracle product that promises to get your neck wrinkles under control. She greeted me and then declared that this miracle cream was on sale for $20 off! She seemed very excited about this fabulous sale. I kind of remember thinking if … [Read more...]

5 Important Things I Learned After Turning 50

Birthday candles

Get ready for October. It is my annual birthday month celebration! I can’t believe I am going to be another year older. I relish the celebrations and love that a birthday brings but each passing year seems to fly by with alarming acceleration and speed. I like to say that having another birthday is better than the alternative of NOT having one. I still have a lot of life to live so I guess I’ll accept that they keep on coming.   I also recognize that with each passing decade, I … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Life Lessons

tranquil woman

This post is very humbling to write but I have been known to be honest to a fault and this will be no exception. I don’t want to pretend that I always do the right thing and have it all together when I still have many areas of my life that need work. It’s obvious to all that I am no more perfect than the next person. It would be ludicrous to try to act like I am and even more exhausting to live a lie. The truth is evident. So I’ll embrace it.   I have recently had my patience … [Read more...]

It’s Back to School and Tears Will be Shed

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Parents and children are putting away the last vestiges of summer and preparing for the school year ahead. Whether they will be going to pre-school or college, kids and parents alike are feeling an array of emotions as the first day of school draws near. Schedules will change no doubt but other, more bittersweet transformations are sure to come.   My children are grown now so it’s easier for me to look back and see this much more clearly. The end of … [Read more...]

Underground Groceries

Ronald Wilsher

We’ve ALL done it! Don’t even try to deny it. Heck, maybe even some of you have done it because of me. I’m talking about hiding from people you know in the store. There are as many justifications as to why we do this, as there is the number of people that you know. Perhaps it’s that you are in a hurry and have no time for conversation, or because you look horrible and don’t want anybody you know to see you, or you’ve had an exhausting day and flat out don’t feel like talking … [Read more...]

Lessons in Friendship

back stabbing woman

     “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow   That is exactly the kind of friendship that Cindy and I have. I have no doubt in my heart that she will always be there for me and if I happen to be going down, she will be there to catch me. Our friendship spans 25 years and counting. We have been through numerous life changing events together and no doubt will go through many more. I am blessed to have her in my … [Read more...]



I keep thinking about that Saturday Night Live Skit where they would ask incredulously, Really? That’s what I was telling myself the morning that I was to do a live taping for my first television interview. Even though I am WELL past the age of puberty, I woke up with a big honking pimple front and center on my cheek. REALLY? I go months and months with clear skin and on this particular day I get a big honking pimple! All I can think is that I must have been unkind to someone with acne and … [Read more...]

I’m thankful for good trash bags!

Louis Vuitton Trash Bags

Have you ever bought a product at the grocery store, gotten it home, and then been very disappointed in the performance of it? I tend to be pretty loyal to brands once I’ve found something that I like. But occasionally, for various reasons, I’ll take a gamble on trying something new. The reasons that I do this vary but it’s usually because the brand that I normally buy is unavailable, there is a fantastic sale on an unfamiliar brand, or I may be feeling particularly adventurous that day. … [Read more...]

Beauty Trends – Are you beautiful?


Just like clothing and decorating trends, beauty trends are ever changing. They can swing from one extreme to another such as board straight hair to big Texas hair, big butts to no butts, full figured to Twiggy skinny, pencil thin eyebrows to Brook Shields’ signature thick brows, big round eyes, Asian eyes,…….I think you get my point. Fashion magazine Elle has this look as the up and coming colors for this fall. I think if most of us walked around with this kind of makeup, we may be … [Read more...]