Wearing the Wedding Shoes

I haven’t dragged out from the depths of the closet the next season shoes yet. I’ve been wearing my warm, tan winter booties everywhere and today, today I knew I needed to find something else. I went looking for my black slipons but I pulled out…

Not a Leg Lamp

Tuesday is Team Meeting day at the Keller Williams Lancaster office. The Myriad Team (my team of ladies) won (tied) for Most Closings in March award. Woo! I had a wee part in this accomplishment. One down, one million more houses to go.

Tuesday Tips: Networking

“The more hands you shake, the more money you make.” -Brad Lea AMEN!

Oaty Bar?

Me: Wait, how do you spell it? Odie bar? HWMMS: Oaty. As in oats. Me: OATS! I always thought it was Odie, as in the dog in Garfield. HWMMS: Yeah, a chocolate bar made of dogs, that would be weird.

Dyngus Dinner

As you can see from the photo, we opted not to go out to Dyngus, But as HWMMS said, if we have a real Polish Princess at our house, it counts as an official Dyngus celebration Thank you Colleen for making the delicious dinner! Mmmmm. Kielbasa.…

Motivation Monday: Grow

“Only grow thoughts in your brain that you wouldn’t mind putting in a vase.” Brilliant. And so much easier said than done. I’m starting slowly by weeding out the former and making room to plant new seeds to grow.

To Dyngus or Not Dyngus That Is The Question

I do love Dyngus Day in Buffalo. And I love even more that the CENTRAL TERMINAL PARTY IS BACK THIS YEAR! I’m even wearing my POLISH in BUFFALO (Born in Buffalo) hoodie, from the one year it was so freaking cold we all had to break…

All Things Twitterments

The things I put on Twitter. HWMMS found my fitbit! Hurrah! You know it’s about to rain like crazy when the entire house turns dark and you can’t get a decent internet signal. #countryliving Puppies are enjoying big hunks of frozen beef soup bones. They have…

Synchronicity

Sometimes you get a wink, not from the Universe, but from a dear friend. I’m listening. (Or at least trying…) Perfect example of Synchronicity? Me desperately wanting to find my FitBit to start wearing again, blogging about it, having my cousin invite me to a weekly…

Baby Chuck

This picture of HWMMS makes me want to birth his baby and have a mischievous 10 year old of our very own. Which is funny because at the same time I was trying to take a photo of this photo to get online, there was a…

Happy Easter! He is Lord!

Happy Easter! I’m sitting here sniffing the amazing hyacinths I picked from the garden and HWMMS said “now that is the smell of Easter.” (I agree.) And I can’t get the hymn from Church “He Is Lord” out of my head. (Obvious reasons.) Aside: I have…

Fresh Air

No, not the NPR program hosted by Terry Gross. I mean ACTUAL FRESH AIR. As in, I’m sitting in the living room right now and feeling a breeze from the kitchen window while listening to the song of the wind chimes on the porch and the…

Easter

HWMMS and I aren’t really Easter people.  I wonder how that came to be. I’m ALL THINGS HOLIDAY AND CELEBRATING AND AND… Our very first year together I took him to the Broadway Market for the first time and made Easter Brunch for him and Mama…

Mom Update

HWMMS decorated Mom’s cast for her with a roller skate, not unlike myself, my mother should never, ever consider being on roller skates. Cute, eh? Anyhow, it’s about one more week until her appointment with the surgeon to see if this cast can be removed. IF…

CampNaNoWriMo Halfway Point

April 15th. Halfway through the month of CampNaNoWriMo and I’m actually caught up with where I should be! WOOT! The March Blog Challenge really helped get me in the right frame of mind, the consistent posting frame. April is a step up trying for a 1,667…

Bad, Bad Friday: Circa 1992

Picture it. Fredonia, NY, 1992. Good Friday. Two friends and I decide to go to a movie at the fancy newish still to our small town Movieplex 59. (Named after exit 59 off the NYS Thruway) What movie do we go to see on Good Friday?…

No Thank You Twitter

La, la, la. Just an innocent afternoon scrolling down Twitter. Wait. Huh? Who does Twitter want me to follow? POTUS? No. I can’t even type out the words President and…his last name in the same sentence. The mere thought of the President and his Twitter account…

Man Soup

And it shall be called Man Soup! Filled with beans and meats! A variety of mixed beans from Weber Wonderland garden—thrown into the Instant Pot for pressure cooking with a giant jar of homemade beef stock from the pantry. Added beef stew meat, a hunk of…

Top Three Alaska Joe Comments From His Recent Visit

1. “You’ve been writing so much, I can’t keep up with you!” (This one isn’t funny or ironic but made me smile. I know I have at least one friend out there in Alaska following my adventures. 2. (SEE #4) 3. “Where’s my pants?” 4. BONUS…

Chives

I swear if I could have a lawn of chives I would.

UBER WILL SAVE THE WORLD! (Or at least Buffalo…)

I don’t know about you but I’m UBER sick of hearing (and honestly mostly ignoring) all the talk about RIDESHARING IN WESTERN NEW YORK. For the love of God, how much media time and attention has been given to this cause? It’s a freaking ride, people.…

Sigh

This face. This needy puppy face slays me. He has my whole heart and he knows it. And honestly, in times like this when the world is just foggy and grey he is a big ol bright ball of sunlight in my life and I don’t…

Praying. Meditating. Grounding.

I’ve actually been honest and truly trying to quiet my mind, listen, focus on breath and meditate the last few months. And I do believe I’m getting better. Slowly.  My brain moves a milliontimesaminute so even pushing thoughts in my head to a thousandtimesaminute is a…

I Was Born in a Small Town

Oh small towns. Small town weekly papers publishing Erie County Police Blotter Blurbs, what would we be without you? For example. WHERE’S MY GIRLFRIEND? I could say more, but I won’t. Also Teen Caught Smoking Pot! (Eegads!)

I See You!

Yes, I see you! You! You, Twitter account with a ridiculously high number of followers for being, well, you. Oh look—–look at all those followers, so real! So engaging! So worthwhile to pad your numbers even though anyone with any sense of social media savvy can…