Firsts

Firsts

Firsts

When it comes to Facebook, I have to admit that I love surveys and quizzes. From Buzzfeed quizzes to interviewing your kids then posting their answers, I love them all. This morning, one Facebook friend, Zoom, posted a list of “firsts.” I looked through his answers and the list. Without questioning it, I copied the post and got ready to share my answers. Then, it occurred to me. Why not share my answers via a blog post? After all, it has been a while since I blogged anything.  So, without further ado, my firsts: FIRST prom date Larry. We went

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Thanksgiving, Gilmores, & Favorite TV Families

Thanksgiving, Gilmores, & Favorite TV Families

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service  in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  Thanksgiving. Family. They are inextricably linked.  For some, family time at Thanksgiving is like a Normal Rockwell painting, a little bit of perfection. For others, it means tension and even avoiding those family members who cause the most stress. This year, strains between family members are higher than normal after a difficult election year where campaigns brought out the worst in each other.  Luckily, I’m still talking to

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9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I’m not sure if that’s because it falls ten days after my birthday or all that comes with the holiday–the costumes, candy, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and trick-or-treating. In fact, it might be my favorite holiday of all. (Although my sparsely decorated house this year gives off a different impression.) While this year has been a bit crazy and I’ve had little

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15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 14th Edition

15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 14th Edition

Some Mondays are the worst! They can really suck all the fun out of a day. Last Monday was one of those days. It was a busy day from moment one and extended into Tuesday. So, if you were looking for this round-up of fantastically funny Facebook posts last week, that’s why you never saw it. I ran out of time to work on it. Isn’t that crappy? This week isn’t much better, but I am less busy. This Monday, my kindergartner, GiGi, woke us up around 2:30 a.m. crying. She kept worrying about a T-Bot poking her in her

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Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to Netflix

Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to Netflix

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  September 20th is a magical day. Since early spring, I’ve patiently waited. And waited. And waited.  What have I been waiting for? Simple. Disney on Netflix! In May, Netflix announced a huge deal they made with Disney and Disney’s subsidiaries (Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Marvel). Starting in September, Netflix would hold exclusive U.S. rights to all Disney movies (including the subsidiary companies). This news thrilled me! While I enjoy streaming TV

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15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 13th Edition

15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 13th Edition

This past weekend was amazing and busy! My parents drove up from Florida to visit us for the week. Being good hosts, we decided to keep them and our children entertained. (Normally we aren’t good hosts and sit around doing nothing. I won’t lie!) Between trips to the farmer’s market, local aviation museum, church, and a pumpkin patch, by Sunday night, I was exhausted! Tired from the weekend, I woke up hating Monday. I just wanted to sleep a bit longer, but I couldn’t. It’s a school day. I got my kids ready for the day (with lots of help

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Battle Scars

Battle Scars

Twenty years ago today, I stood in frustration, tears, and pain on a lanai as I looked at one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Ahead of me, I could see that the sun was waking up, the day about to begin. Diamond Head stood strong in the distance. Just in front of me was a beautiful beach with the waves hitting the shore. Below me, hotel staff busied themselves with putting out chairs in preparation for some event later that morning.  It was around 7:30 in the morning when I decided to take off my glasses and place

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Fresh & Easy Marinara Sauce

Fresh & Easy Marinara Sauce

This weekend, after a frustrating week at home with the kids, I needed an escape. A friend asked if I would like to spend an evening with her and another mutual friend. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance! After much discussion, the three of us decided to go out for dinner at a local Italian restaurant. As we waited to place our orders, the three of us talked about how we were all picky eaters. We learned, though, how we were each picky in different ways. One person didn’t like sauces, and another didn’t like certain vegetables. Me,

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My Love Affair with Stand-Up Comedy

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  Years ago, as a teenager at a time when my parents briefly had cable, I found myself bored and clicking through the channels looking for something to watch after everyone else had gone to bed. I stumbled on a program with a woman telling jokes to an audience. As I watched, I became captivated and amused. Soon, I was laughing out loud, and I had a woman

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15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 12th Edition

15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 12th Edition

Mondays suck! They just do. It’s not because I can’t sleep in. My kids won’t let us sleep in on the weekend either. (Oh, and anyone who claims that once you become a parent you’ll turn into a morning parent is WRONG! That or they are deluded. Seriously deluded.) No, Mondays just feel crappy. You know you have to do things that you can avoid on the weekend, like pay bills or clean or kick your kids to the curb on time to wait on a school bus that is always late.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some bright

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