Category Archives: My Moments

This Site Has Moved!! “Just Like Perfect” Becomes “The Awkward Bird”

Come visit me over in my new website “home”. It’s sweet! Click here to go to my new site “The Awkward Bird” and thank you so very much for joining me in my adventures. There must be something in the air this time of year that makes me create websites. “What?”, you must be thinking. Well, my happy people, I […]

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My 2016

The beginning of 2016 has begun with a messy house, a cold that has left me with no voice and I also have a new age as of this past weekend…45. The cold will eventually go away and I will get my voice back one of these days, (I know people are happy about that) but the messy house and […]

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Me & My Peppermint Pants

Me and my peppermint pants headed out to the mini-mart last night to pick up a last-minute Power Ball ticket. It was Movie Night at our house and I was freshly showered, and truth be told, the peppermint pants were technically my jammies. Paired with a “Santa” sweatshirt I was looking “sweet”. I forgot about Power Ball earlier in the […]

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The Tails of 9 Bernard

This past Thanksgiving would have been the 21st birthday of my kitty, Raja, who I had to put to sleep last spring. Without getting all sappy about it (easier said than done), I thought that I would share the 1st chapter of a story that I wrote somewhere around ten years ago about Raja and his non-biological brother, Paolo. I lost Paolo […]

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The 2016 New Year Promise

The new 2016 year promises to give me a headache. I will be working on my newest adventure, “The Awkward Bird” (there’s always something with me, right?) and I will fill you in when I ever get somewhere with it. It’s all new territory once again. There are many avenues that I may take to begin this adventure and I am not […]

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Mentor + Mentee = Mentos

or something like that… I made it to the Pioneer Woman’s (Ree Drummond’s) book signing in the Chicago area! I made it, I really did. But it is not without a story, of course. Refresh your coffee, tea or beverage of choice and sit with me for a spell while I regale you with my adventures in visiting my “Wizard” […]

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“I’m Off to See My Wizard”

“I’m off to see my ‘Wizard’, because she gave me the answer that I had been searching for a very long time.” I know that doesn’t fit into the Wizard of Oz tune very well, but work with me. The Pioneer Woman, AKA Ree Drummond, has just released a new cookbook and I have big plans to go to a book […]

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The BEST Thanksgiving Hostess & Host Gifts Ever!

There is only one gift, in my mind, that tops the list for giving at Thanksgiving (aside from hugs, kisses and thankful sentiments, of course)…empty “Tupperware”, known these days as Food Storage Containers – that’s the “Heirloom” name version. (Have you noticed that everything from your youth, if you are in your 40’s and beyond such as myself, ahem, is […]

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Just baking WAS the contest for a cookie contest

I decided to enter my first ever cookie contest and I have been a crazy person on a mission this past week. I donned my Halloween apron, ’cause it is only October, and set out to make winter holiday cookies. It did not start well. In the first place, I really have no business entering any contests right now that call […]

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I’m Very Funny In Bed

At least I always think that I am very funny in bed. My best writing thoughts happen when I am driving and when I am in bed. It’s mostly because that is when I have the most “free” time to think and am not doing 18 other things. It also used to happen when I was in the bathroom, but […]

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What Not To Wear

I often get out for my walks after dinner, until the days become shorter. Then, I have to come up with a new plan. Now, as the night creeps in sooner and I am still trying to get my walks in after dinner, I am scrambling to get out. The dark does not bother me but we have coyotes around […]

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Our “Leaf Pile”

Ahhhh, Fall. A fabulous time of the year for all things pumpkin, cozy sweaters, snuggling up and the crisp cool weather with crunchy leaf piles. We live in an undeveloped development and there are few trees, aside from the struggling sapling in our backyard and an ornamental tree that we have. We get no fallen leaves, no leaf piles, no crunch […]

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When Do You Turn It On?

Every fall, I played a game. How long could I go before I turned on the heat? It was a silly little competition that I enjoyed, until the year that I made it to the second week in November. I have never done it since. I was living in Upstate NY at that moment in my life, but currently living […]

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Back in My Nest

I’ve been away and as much as I had planned to keep posting, it did not happen. I even had two posts almost ready to go, they just needed final touches. I brought my scribbles and scrawls with me so that I could keep up-to-date while I was away. It was just not gonna happen. So, I am back and […]

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A Moment of Silence for McDY’s Hazelnut Iced Coffee…

I am finding it tricky this time of year to have any semblance of organization and routine. The weather has been so fine that we want to be outside soaking up every last bit of it. On the other hand, school has started so we cannot just live willy-nilly. There is homework, laundry to keep up with for school clothes, organized […]

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“Go Pack Go”

My oldest wee one is a Green Bay Packers fan so it was only natural that at some point we needed to make a trip to Green Bay. I am not sure where his deep love of sports comes from because neither my husband nor I are diehards. My closeness to sports was as a cheerleader in high school and […]

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“Just Me, My Coffee & My Dreams…”

This morning it was “just me, my coffee and my dreams”…and a blanket. One of my favorite coffee cups has that saying on it, minus the blanket, and I love it. I have been waking early to have some quiet time before my day begins since the school schedule has started, which has included me and my coffee outside to […]

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A Cricket in My Kitchen

(Based on a true story…)   There’s a cricket in my kitchen I can hear it. It stops chirping every time that I get near it.   There’s a cricket in my kitchen that I just can’t seem to find. Where is that sneaky tricky cricket? I am starting to lose my mind!   Where’s that cricket in my kitchen? […]

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Breakfast Anyone?

Bugs do not bother me so much, but I can’t handle spiders. I think my “yuck” factor came from my father. He never ran screaming from them but I think I could sense the internal struggle between that choice and acting like a grown-up. Now that I am technically a grown-up, I have to make that choice too, especially when […]

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I Went to Yoga & Brought Home a Baby

Three years ago I went to my early morning prenatal yoga class and came home two days later with a baby. I kinda had a feeling that it would be the day because it seemed like I was having contractions. You would have thought that by my third pregnancy I would know the signs of labor and not be surprised, […]

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Summer Ain’t Over

It’s September 1st but summer ain’t over. I am cramming in moments, relishing moments, making moments and creating moments all over the place. For us, school has started and one more wee one has joined the ranks with kindergarten this year. Another sniff, sniff. Those of us left at home, who have aged out of school or who are not […]

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Family Values Equals Big Money and Lunch!

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a research study in my area that was “the best job ever”! I was paid to show up for a half hour interview to see if I qualified, which I did, then returned the next day for 5 hours. Part of that 5 hours included lunch where I could order off […]

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Let The Bake Sales Begin!

For me, school season is “bake sale” season. And with school season upon us, so is “Bake Sale” season. The school that my children go to uses Bake Sales for fundraising and for me, it is a fun and easier way to volunteer my time and efforts because I can do it from home. Our Bake Sale season starts with […]

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That Guy

My daughter has the most wonderful ability to describe life and all of its components in such a fantastical way that you often think she is out in “left field”. Recently, I was getting my toddler out of his room from a nap when she called in from outside that she saw an animal with brown stripes and golden eyes. We […]

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A Post Card From Iowa

This has been a summer for making moments that matter. With my husband joining us full-time this summer as we search for the next employment adventure, we have been taking full advantage of the gift that we have been given. We started out working on our home in the event that we need to sell it and relocate. That became old […]

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