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Happy 4th of July!

[ 1 ] July 4, 2013 |
Happy 4th of July!

Make sure you thank a veteran or soldier today for fighting to keep you free. Remember, it’s their blood, sweat and tears that are shed so that you can have any opinion you want in this country without fear of being harmed by your government. Be grateful and never forget.        

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And We Have The Eye Roll…

[ 4 ] March 20, 2013 |
And We Have The Eye Roll…

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you already know The Diva has an attitude. However, since she turned eight a mere ten days ago, it’s gotten worse. We’re talking fifteen-year-old girl hormonal bad. She’s rolling her eyes at me! ME!! Her mother. the one that doesn’t act like my mother. I’m a […]

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I Got Your Funny Right Here!: When Cartoons Go Bad

[ 1 ] March 2, 2013 |
I Got Your Funny Right Here!: When Cartoons Go Bad

It’s been a bit since I did one of these, but I’ve been busy gathering ammo. Who else is going to take the time to steal images from other people’s Facebook pages scour the web for funny pictures fitting a particular theme? This takes skill, people! And time. Lots of time. Plus, I need to […]

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In Like A Flaming Sequestered Lion And Out Like A…Oh Who The Hell Knows!

[ 2 ] March 1, 2013 |
In Like A Flaming Sequestered Lion And Out Like A…Oh Who The Hell Knows!

It’s March 1, 2013, which is my 42nd birthday. I was happy this year because no one in my Husband’s family had died in February, so no funeral on my day this year. WOOT! I thought this was going to be a good one. Then three things happened: First: Obama and Congress are locked in […]

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Hello, It’s Cold

[ 7 ] January 13, 2013 |
Hello, It’s Cold

And yes I do mean it’s cold here in SoCal. Really, truly, bitterly cold. If we were located a bit more north or east, it would be snowing. Or we’d have ice. So, no, it’s not always sunny and 75 degrees here in Southern California. Most of the time it’s hot as hell, but for […]

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Baked Bacon! Yes, I Said BAKED.

[ 9 ] November 18, 2012 |
Baked Bacon! Yes, I Said BAKED.

It’s no secret that I LOVE bacon and think that it makes everything better — well, except that bacon flavored lube because that’s just plain disgusting — but I hate cooking it. The grease, getting hit by hot grease, always having to watch it so it doesn’t burn…you get the picture. Plus, I only have […]

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#TBCcrafters Week 1: How To Make A Holiday Ribbon Barrette Or Pin

[ 11 ] November 1, 2012 |
#TBCcrafters Week 1: How To Make A Holiday Ribbon Barrette Or Pin

I always come up with FABULOUS ideas for clothing, accessories or home decor. And then I go on an exhaustive search to stores and internet sites only to find that what was in my head does not exist. Or it does exist, but is extremely cost-prohibitive. Sometimes these thoughts are inspired by a color, ribbon […]

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How Do You Effectively Discipline Your Child When The Only Thing She Truly Loves Is School?

[ 9 ] October 19, 2012 |
How Do You Effectively Discipline Your Child When The Only Thing She Truly Loves Is School?

I’ve read all the parenting books. I’ve even watched SuperNanny while laughing my ass off. I’ve taken away much-loved toys, blankies, makeup and TV. I’ve tried to employ all of the supposedly “effective” parenting tactics, to no avail. I’ve spanked. I’ve yelled. I’ve threatened to duct tape her inside a closet and/or beat her like an unwanted, red-headed step-child. I’ve […]

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Welcome To The 8th Level Of Hell. Or Autumn In Southern California.

[ 4 ] October 16, 2012 |
Welcome To The 8th Level Of Hell. Or Autumn In Southern California.

Let me start out by saying that Autumn is my most favorite season, followed by Winter. Well, the idea of those seasons are my favorites. I’ve never actually lived through a real Fall or Winter. I live in Southern California, we have TWO seasons: hot as hell or cold as hell. Each accompanied by the […]

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I’m Having Hot Flashes Because Our Air Conditioning Died, NOT Because I’m Over 35

[ 2 ] September 6, 2012 |
I’m Having Hot Flashes Because Our Air Conditioning Died, NOT Because I’m Over 35

Yesterday, I received a pitch from a social media marketing site I belong to. Normally, their pitches are good and they pay pretty well, however, this one really missed the mark. I was pitched a line of menopause products and asked to have a “fun” party with all my menopausal friends to show off said […]

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This Is Why Your Widowed Father Should Not Be Allowed On The Internet

[ 21 ] September 2, 2012 |
This Is Why Your Widowed Father Should Not Be Allowed On The Internet

Alternate title: He’s leaving on a jet plane. We don’t know if he’ll be back again.  Oh, Dad, you know she’s gonna scam you. (Sung to the tune of “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by Peter, Paul & Mary) About four months ago, my father-in-law called our house at 9 o’clock at night — he […]

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Is Your Teen Addicted To Porn?

[ 3 ] August 5, 2012 |
Is Your Teen Addicted To Porn?

A couple months ago, I saw a story on Nightline (ABC) about porn and teens. I was shocked. Kids are “sexting” much more often than they are texting each other and they are watching pornography like it’s the latest teen flick of the week. Nude pictures sent by young girls through their cell phones is […]

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