Deal with the BIG guy

Have you ever had something happen in your life that you knew would affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your days?  It was 5 years ago, that our life was turned upside down and I wasn’t sure how anything was going to unfold from that moment on.  I went to bed…

What sense of direction & who needs an energy ball?

Where did I get this terrible sense of direction?  I have no idea when it all started but it is bad…….I mean really bad!  I need one of those dogs that find people in avalanches or something.  He could go with me everywhere, no, he should go with me everywhere because I can’t find my…

Unexpected Outcomes

Our oldest daughter, son in law and granddaughter along with their French Bulldog have lived with us for the past year while they built a house.  And what started as us doing them a favor turned into them giving us a gift that we can never repay.  When they decided to buy an empty lot and…

Sometimes it’s good just to go back to what you know

We have been getting slammed with our weather.  We live on an island for crying out loud……..we are not supposed to get snow, but this winter has been surprising us with some unwelcome white stuff. And by surprising us, I mean we received about 2 feet in one day which set in motion a bunch…

Who’s in Control of my MS? I am!

Let me start by saying that this post may be a bit heavy but I’m doing it anyway!  About 18 years ago, I was in a serious car accident driving home from work. The ambulance attendants said I was lucky to be alive and judging by the looks of my car and how I felt,…

Super Bowl Birthday Chili Cookoff

Football is a big deal in our house.  When I was growing up, we followed sports, A LOT of sports – football, basketball, baseball, hockey, you name it we had to watch it.  So, my family knows that Sunday is football day and if its Sunday (or Monday night), Denver Bronco gear must be worn…

Essential Oils for the Win!

I began my Young Living essential oil journey in August of 2016 and I’m not gonna lie, I started with knowing next to nothing about these little bottles of goodness but luckily, I have 2 daughters who have been using oils for quite some time.  I started off thinking I would just use essential oils…

Little Get Away

My husband is without a doubt the easiest going man I know and he always goes above and beyond to show me that he loves me so I always feel like I need to do something special for him particularly on his birthday.  As I mentioned in other posts, he works away from home so…

Feeling down? Try these cookies!

My husband has worked away from home for the past 28 years so we are used to it but still after his work shift is over which is 2 weeks now, I am ready for him to be home.  It’s funny you know, sometimes people say “what I wouldn’t give to have my husband work…

Good Friends

I consider myself one of the lucky ones, how many of us can say that they have friends from elementary and middle school still to this day?  Friends for over 40 years, how lucky am I?  When I look back on my life, I have some very long term friendships, 40 years, 30 years, 25…

Ribs, Ribs, Ribs

Ribs, Ribs, Ribs, beautiful ribs Well, last night I got to cooking us some ribs!  I’ve been looking for a good recipe and trying various ones then I remembered that my sister in law makes some wicked ribs!  I have tried in the past to squeeze the recipe out of her but to no avail…….finally,…