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“You Got This” Makes My Skin Crawl

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Silly I Tell You, The Soapbox | 2 comments

“You Got This” Makes My Skin Crawl

Every decade we are bombarded with viral trendy pop-psychology or amusing catch phrase. Where’s the Beef. You Go Girl. Peace Out. It’s All Good. Whoop There it is. Talk to the Hand. Don’t Have a Cow. Agree to Disagree. Drop it Like it’s Hot. Just Saying. The very one I am completely irked by and done with is, “You Got This”. It just won’t die off seven years later. The insincerity of peppy positive people saying “You got this” makes me cringe at best, glower at worst. I’m flattered that you feel you need to...

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The Emperor’s New Couch

Posted by on Jun 3, 2020 in Homebody, Silly I Tell You | 0 comments

The Emperor’s New Couch

I had finally found “the couch”. Our TV room couch, aka Parlor couch, is a slip-covered mess. When I got it in the 90’s back in Baltimore, it reeked of smoke and was covered in a blue gray 80’s fabric. The only thing different now is that we’ve gone through several slipcovers and the smoke has been replaced with farts. But it’s gargantuan and fits all of us on it for a movie. And if you stuff a pillow behind you, your back won’t hurt as much. But in the back of my mind, I’ve been cheating on the couch with...

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The Forced March and the Madness of New Tech

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You | 0 comments

The Forced March and the Madness of New Tech

So we finally broke down and got a new car right before Christmas. We got the right price and it’s a Honda so it will last forever. Was I completely happy? Of course not. Go ahead and call me ungrateful. We could either get a new car or put money into the old one. HA! Yes, it’s a lovely smooth ride but there was no choice in color (they said they searched the tri-county area for my first choice of grey) and I despise black interiors. And insult to injury, there are no more CD players in new cars. Dammit! Our entire CD collection...

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Fool-headed Husbands Need to Let Go of Control

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Nest Feathers - Interior Design, Silly I Tell You, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Fool-headed Husbands Need to Let Go of Control

I was a lunch guest of a woman whom I liked her and admired for starting her own Interior design business. I always thought interior decorating was one of those professions I’d missed my calling for. And she was a liberal thinker, funny, and kind. Within her lovely home, there was a dining room set that was funky and chunky but dark. And when I suggested she just go ahead and paint it, she said “Oh no, my husband wouldn’t approve of that.” They’d bought it together at an expensive local antiques dealer’s you see. He...

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51 years and Counting

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Silly I Tell You, Wisdom Lessons | 7 comments

51 years and Counting

Oh I know I don’t look like I’m 51 years old. Because somehow the beauty is supposed to have faded by now. We recede into the cracks at the menopausal age, no longer prized for our beauty, not yet wise enough to be called such. Or is that just the crap I remember being terrified of when I was in my 20’s considering the aging process? The good news is, my genetics are such that I’ll always look younger than I am and I’ll outlive everybody. But the mental shift which is suggested I embrace, from valuing my outsides...

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Proof That I Have More Guts Than You

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You, Wisdom Lessons | 7 comments

Proof That I Have More Guts Than You

This past Friday, I willingly subjected myself to my obligatory “You just turned 50!” booby prize procedure and had my very first colonoscopy. Yes I know, am I really 50 already ? I made sure I dyed my daggone roots before I went so they would feel it necessary to card me and make sure I was old enough. Best news is, with this done, I have nothing more to dread for the upcoming year. And I was compelled to tell all because it seems I have more guts than most. My body based homework from my annual exam included a full panel of bloodwork, my...

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Hallelujah it’s Halloween 2016

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Homebody, Random, Silly I Tell You | 2 comments

Hallelujah it’s Halloween 2016

And lastly, Halloween wraps up my month straight of posts in October, 2016. I used to really celebrate this holiday when I was younger. Even way into my 30’s, Mark and I had a great time dressed as a pirate and his cabin boy. And a pimento loaf and cheese sandwich. Kids came and its now all about them and their fun and costumes. I made sure I decorated this year 4 days ahead to make it real and Fiona babbled with excitement when she got home and saw the decorations. In a wonderful article by fellow blogger Rae Ritchie here called...

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The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You | 4 comments

The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

So so serious. I am always feeling like I’m taking myself so seriously. So this Friday, I wanted to do a Soul Selfie of another sort. Secrets and stories. Who am I? Whereas last time on my video lunchtime chat, I spoke about what it is to blog and why I do it, this time I want to talk about me, who and what I am. Do that “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Me” kinda thing. Off the top of my head: I have a ghost fear about swimming that I gave to my kid. So that I never empowered him to swim. I earned it honestly with...

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In Your Face

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood, Raising Fair Fiona, Silly I Tell You | 0 comments

In Your Face

I am large and she is small. While I tend to her needs these days, I am stooped down often sitting on a stool while I’m dressing, diapering, buckling, or scolding her. And I’m right in her line of fire. I am the sight-line, the moving target for her assault. Toddlers are spastic. They get excited when they eat sugar, are cold, or have to pee. And when they’re excited, they are likely to mess with and shriek at whatever’s in their face. Which means me at bath time, me at diapering time (now done while she’s...

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I’m In Waste Management and Sanitation Control

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Homebody, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Midlife Motherhood, Silly I Tell You, Wisdom Lessons | 6 comments

I’m In Waste Management and Sanitation Control

I often joke that I’m in waste management. On the kinder less disgusting side, I’m the recycleables schlepper, the playroom toy drawer cleaner outer, and the seasonal wardrobe sifter through-er. I have all say in what’s good and bad in the fridge and the pantry as I do all the cooking. And yes I’ll scold you if you don’t recycle that bottle. On the less glamorous side,  I am also the diaper changer and the cat-box cleaner. I understand that in order to have beasties and babies to love, you have to tolerate and...

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