She’s hot. Don’t be ridiculous, and tell her.

Ok, so this might sting. I only apologize in advance just a little, because I don’t really want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but it needs to be said. Sister, if you can’t recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate that another woman is pretty, you need a little self reflection. And to take it a step further, youContinue reading “She’s hot. Don’t be ridiculous, and tell her.”

5 Things I’m Wasting Energy On

My news feeds are filled today with memes, quotes, and blogs directing me not to waste my energy. It’s hitting me in the face…like whoa! Every other scroll this morning was yet another post urging me (not the world, right, but ME!) on how NOT to waste my energy anymore. Here are 5 things IContinue reading “5 Things I’m Wasting Energy On”

I’m not responsible…

Hi, I’m Amanda, and not only am I not responsible for making other people happy, I’m also not responsible when someone gets mad. *BOOM* Now don’t get me wrong. If I screw up and do or say something thoughtless and stupid that hurts someone, I have to own that and take responsibility for it. ApologyContinue reading “I’m not responsible…”

I’m not responsible! OMG!

Hi, I’m Amanda, and I’m not responsible for making other people happy. Oh my gosh, I said it! If you’re a people pleaser, you get it. If you’re busy about entertaining folks, cleaning up so everything is nice, and making 3 different dinners to keep the fam happy, you get it. If you’re reading thisContinue reading “I’m not responsible! OMG!”

We Should Probably Stop

We should probably stop doing that thing where we think the house has to be sparkly clean for somebody to come over. That’s why nobody ever comes over, five years go by, and we complain that we never have any get-togethers. We should probably stop doing that thing where we keep trying to dress ourContinue reading “We Should Probably Stop”

Fear / Choose, Trust, Insist

Fear is a bitch. Should I wear this? I’ll get someone to go with me. What if this doesn’t work? Am I too old? Why are they asking me so many questions? I should do this some other time. What if I mess this up? I consider myself pretty fearless, and I give a meanContinue reading “Fear / Choose, Trust, Insist”

Gershwin & Peace

He spruced up the kitchen, so it would be ready for me and made my coffee. Now George Gershwin plays. Sausage is sizzling, and it smells so good. Homemade biscuits are in the works. It’s peaceful and glorious. “Somewhere In Time” (Performed on the Piano by Jim Bajor) is one my favorite albums ever inContinue reading “Gershwin & Peace”