I want you to be happy. Really.

Y’all notice the “support other women” movement happening over the last few years? It’s louder than ever. You can barely scroll any social media outlet twice without seeing posts, verses, and memes about women encouraging women. I don’t know where the sentiment comes from and, seemingly suddenly, why it’s a thing, but I don’t care.Continue reading “I want you to be happy. Really.”

Who I am intended to be…

I made a blog post this morning about “boundaries”. Go check it out, if you missed it. And in response to a comment, I mentioned that I hated to be late to the party on learning about boundaries but was sure glad I had at 46. Then… I get a text from a beautiful, smartContinue reading “Who I am intended to be…”

Therapy: Everybody needs it.

About a year ago, I saw an ad on Facebook for something called BetterHelp. I stopped scrolling, because some girl was talking, and all the comments were about how soothing and beautiful her voice was. This, I had to hear. I didn’t have my sound up, so I clicked and replayed it. Meh…her voice wasContinue reading “Therapy: Everybody needs it.”

Died…from a cat bite.

You can’t write this stuff, Y’all. Our cat had a seizure last night, and in my trying to make sure he wasn’t choking on something, he chomped my finger. I might die. It’s swelling and red and painful. It’s been nice knowing you all. Make up a better story to spread around town besides “sheContinue reading “Died…from a cat bite.”

This is scary…but thanks!

I read the other day that people are longing for “real” online. Social media is so full of “fake” that people are yearning for authenticity. The perfect farmhouse kitchens inspire us, the filters make our skin look smooth (I ain’t even mad at the right filter.), and the barely breathless workouts that look easy motivateContinue reading “This is scary…but thanks!”

New Year…and my name is Wes.

“My name is Wes. I ain’t in this mess.” Keith and I heard somebody say this a few years ago (I think on TV), and it stuck. We’ve used it occasionally since then, mostly in jest, but lately, it’s become sort of a mantra. And I’m here for it. If 2021 was “my year” forContinue reading “New Year…and my name is Wes.”

THESE are the blessings you count…

I have been super sick for the last 2 days – high fever, chills, joint pain, misery. Finally, this afternoon, I managed to take a shower, wash my disgusting hair, brush my bloody awful teeth, and put on clean underwear. I’m not 100% yet, but I’d say I’m better than halfway there, and that seemsContinue reading “THESE are the blessings you count…”

‘Tis the season!

Y’all. Christmas IS NOT the time to be hormonal! I’m all warm and fuzzy and full of joy and I cry at anything remotely sweet. A little boy just brought a card to our door while his grandmother looked on from the street. It’s from a neighbor down the street we’ve never met. She wasContinue reading “‘Tis the season!”

Christmas Eve Wishes

Happy Christmas Eve! Just wanted to send you good wishes from my warm, cozy, good-smellin’ house today. I’ve cooked sausage balls for the fam, made some creole rice for taking to the Christmas shindig tonight with Hubs’ side of the family, and whipped up chocolate dipped strawberries to take, too. All my presents are wrapped,Continue reading “Christmas Eve Wishes”

Things I’ve Learned / Thursday, December 23, 2021

Things I’ve learned… The “skip to recipe” option button is the best thing a food blogger could possibly have done for us, even second to providing the recipe itself. Although I’m sure I would further enjoy perusing the pictures of your family wearing matching pajamas on Christmas morning, serenely snuggled on the white velvet sofaContinue reading “Things I’ve Learned / Thursday, December 23, 2021”