Friday, February 21, 2014


Twenty plus years ago we would spend a week each May on the North Carolina coast with the extended family enjoying the beach and our teeny tiny children.  A week of fun for $254.

Emmy is getting ready for Spring Break so we brought up the Jolly Roger and the fun times we used to have that she was too young to remember.  They may go there, they may not.  It was fun to recalll Emmy's fuzzy hair blowing in the breeze and Erin and Erica playing Power Rangers in the motel parking lot.  I have pictures.  Our hotel was right on the beach.

I think the time is coming when we may once again have an extended family vacation but with my teeny tiny grand kids...that would be fun.  We will see. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet

Michael Jackson knew about Twitter long ago.  He just played it off as a rockin' robin.

Twitter is so much fun.  I get like a little kid when I tweet at a star or local celeb and they tweet me back. 

Ah the little things that brighten a cold snowy winter day!  Go me!

Tweeting only goes so far.  If we get any more snow, I may lose my mind, along with every other person in the Midwest.

I promise not to complain when I have butt-sweat this summer.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Night Terrors

Ever since Erica was born I have the most realistic nightmares.  It all started when I thought someone had broken in to take her.  I acted out my dream. Jumped on the bed and was like I was fighting off some mad man.  My husband thought I was crazy.  One time I actually hurt myself by launching myself off the bed and hitting the dresser.  I awake as they are occurring.   If you gave me a lie detector test I would tell you they are real, even though I know better.

Last night was the latest.  This one only involved bugs biting me in the forehead (haha hahaha) and I awoke to me brushing them off the bed.  Actually I brushed Junior off the bed. He didn't care for that. 

I wish they would stop.  They get me all hyped up and since my mind thinks it's real, I can't get back to sleep.  At least no one is trying to take my kids anymore.

I bet I am going to be really interesting as an old lady.  I'll be coming to bingo talking about the robbers I fought off the night before.  I better make sure my room at the home doesn't have sharp edges.  Yep, good times ahead.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I am a complete nut about making sure the bird feeders are full every day and there is feed on the ground.   Especially now when we have so much snow and the animals are struggling to find food. Michael complains about going and getting the huge bags from the feed store.

Today all the years of putting food out paid off.  A dozen ducks and a squirrel all  came at the same time.  I was thrilled.  So much so it was hard to get a pic of them from in the house.   I thought if I breathed too hard they would fly off.  But here's my best shot.  Oh happy moment.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Don't Tell Junior

I hate keeping things from the little man, but I think it's best this time.  We went to the Indianapolis Dog Show and today they were showing miniature schnauzers.  

He doesn't need to know what one really looks like.  I don't want him to have self esteem issues.  We love him and that is what matters.  I would hate for him to have body issues like what we go through.  He is a proud male who will take on any other dog to show just how macho he is.  Let's leave it like that!  Junior, you're amazing just the way you are!  I am sure Bruno Mars and Billy Joel would agree. 

Show Dog