Most Embarrassing Moments

Ok. We’ve all had them. Some of them are mortifying. Others we feel sure we will never recover from. Some of them make us smile (especially if it happened to someone else or it’s been many years!) Some of them just make us shake our heads. I am going to share two of my veryContinue reading “Most Embarrassing Moments”

Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed

This week Child #3 went back to high school. Yeah. They were sooooo very excited! Uh-huh! This year, my special needs child is riding the bus. A new experience, to be sure. Last year, their anxiety and depression made that impossible, so a school staffer, or principal, or special needs teacher, or aide got toContinue reading “Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed”

My Interview with Pooja of lifesfinewhine

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of my favorite bloggers, Pooja of lifesfinewhine. The interview is linked below so you can check it out. Pooja’s blog can be found at lifesfinewhine.com Have fun and happy Monday! https://lifesfinewhine.ca/2021/08/16/blogger-interview-with-rita/

Answered Prayers

Just wanted to let you know that child #1 came home today. Praised be Jesus Christ Our Lord, now and forever amen! Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts and prayers! We are navigating new territory here, trying for an adult relationship. I have many unbreakable rules (the first being absolutely no satanismContinue reading “Answered Prayers”

What Did You Hear Me Say?

Communication. How many times have we been told that this application is key to any and all relationships? If we can’t communicate, the relationship cannot flourish. If we don’t communicate well, we cannot get our point across and sometimes end up hurting the other person’s feelings. Hmmm…so lately I was listening to a podcast thatContinue reading “What Did You Hear Me Say?”

I Did It – I’m Published!!!

I did it! I finally did it! What did I do? I published my first book on Amazon! It is a children’s book that is available in paperback and kindle e-book! I’m so very excited! This is the culmination of many years of dreams. I have wanted, from the time I was a little girl,Continue reading “I Did It – I’m Published!!!”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”

Our Happy Independence Day!

A belated happy independence day to all of my people from the U.S. We celebrate each year (except for last year!) in our small village with a parade and fireworks. Not to brag, but we have the best small-town parade around! It’s so very American! We have fire trucks (with sprayers to wet down theContinue reading “Our Happy Independence Day!”

My Daughter, the Witch?

I have written before regarding Child #1’s strange behavior, but I want to explain and ask for prayers. My firstborn daughter was stressed when I dropped her off at college last Fall for her Senior year. She told me she did not need me to stay to help her arrange her room, even though IContinue reading “My Daughter, the Witch?”

Sibling Rivalry

Do you deal with sibling rivalry in your household? Maybe you grew up with it. Maybe your watch your children or grandchildren going through it. What purpose does it serve, you may wonder? Growing up, my older sister and I did not get along well. I don’t think she ever forgave me for being born.Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”