Bonded Brindles

Our puppies have a very close bond, this I know. They do almost everything together at all times, except once in a while when emo Jordan sneaks off for a nap in the other room. But I have to laugh when today Harley wouldn’t go outside,…

Happy March! Day Two: Heart

Heart. πŸ’š I’ve been wanting to write about my Harley Boo this week so seeing the word HEART made it easy…my Harley Barley Boo has my whole damn heart. Yes, I have a Giant Puppy, Jordan who also has my heart but Harley, man that dog…

Dragonfly Love

I recently found this image and now it is the background on my laptop. Love.

Fish Fry Always Wins

Jolene: I’m ordering chicken fingers for lunch from Julie’s today , you in? Me: Sigh…I brought soup and yogurt and oran…well, maybe let me think. Ok, spinach crepes. No, wait, maybe just a slice of the broccoli pizza. 20 minutes later we are both eating delicious…

Bikes? YIKES!

I can’t make this up. AND THIS IS WHY it is SO SO SO important for me to be keeping track of these things instead of just letting them pass on by. One of the million things going through my head last night before falling asleep,…

Happy March! Day One: LOVE

Michelle posted this on Twitter and I’m gonna participate, I need the daily prompting. But instead of just a Tweet, I’m going to make sure I have a blog post as well. Been wanting to write more—tis the first day of Lent, first day of March,…

Investment Opportunity: East Side Buffalo

Anyone interested? LET ME KNOW! From my dear friend, and everyone’s favorite neighbor/Buffalonian Michele Johnson. “Today my next door neighbors home went up for sale..My fave neighbor who has rented the house for 19 yrs could be forced to move..The owner has it up for 40k..It…

Fat Tuesday Dinner is Served

Happy Mardi Gras! I found this picture of me and Brenda and posted it on Facebook this morning. I remember that day well, hanging out in Allentown on FatΒ  Tuesday with not a care in the world that we had to work (go to school) the…

Find Your Happy

Flashes of insight will abound. Yes, yes they will. In my quiet happy floaty place—I hear the voice ‘write’ sometimes it’s a whisper, but usually it’s RIGHTINMYFACE as soon as I quiet all the chatter. Time to listen.

Jackdaw?

Holy blast from the past! Hmmm. How long has it been since I’ve heard Jackdaw? Pre-HWMMS for certain. Huzzah! (Tee hee—this post is from 2004. The day Pirate Mike emailed me after seeing me mention the band on the blog.)] So. Many. Memories. Um and for…

Oscar Humor, Librarian Style

Someone in the Platteville Library in Wisconsin has a great sense of humor… pic.twitter.com/3SU7GTgR5B β€” Steve Hoffman (@SteveHoffmanTV) February 27, 2017 I still can’t even imagine what took the people in charge so long to realize this mistake, how many people gave their speeches before someone…

Fruit Smoothie Time

Trying this healthy living thing to start out the week. Premade fruit smoothies. No, nothing green added. Just kefir, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapple and cranberry juice. And Vanilla Protein Shake Mix (which I was gifted by my bestie Cindy because she didn’t like it…holy expensive stuff…

Meal Planning Gone Rogue

Since I’ve been upping my wifey game this week, I spent sometime this morning on Pinterest browsing recipes to make for dinner, you know, I think they call it meal planning? Ha. Anyhow, I stumbled upon this glorious pin and my mouth started watering. Coulibiac of…

Yep. Mind of Our Puppies

Dog 911: what’s ur emergency? Dog: MY HUMAN WENT TO WORK Dog 911: so? Dog: WHAT IF THIS TIME HE DOESN’T COME BACK Dog 911: OMG Dog: OMG β€” Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) November 19, 2015  

Morning!

Morning. Welcome to Day #1 of my new normal. With HWMMS and I sharing one vehicle right now (the Mistress and the tractor don’t count…) I need to be in the office by 7am so HWMMS can get to his new place of employment by 8am.…

The High Holy Month Calendar!

πŸ™‚ Tis the only time I get to see these lovely people these days. Bring on the MARCH MADNESS! (Leftovers Style!)

Zap.

The world is making my brain hurt today. Warning. It’s gonna be one of those duck and hide and sleep and leave me alone weekends. Yeppers. There’s this one “line” in my brain that keeps pulsing with a zap, sort of like pain, but not really,…

Oopsy: DirectTV

Back in December, I moved to the lowest tier package that DirectTV had to offer, it seemed our bill was just way too high for way too many channels that we never, ever watch. Oh and we removed that auto-bill payment step. Today I logged on…

Love is…

…being completely surprised by a thoughtful bouquet of red roses. We don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day. Not since the very, very first one in the beginning of our courtship when HWMMS was trying really hard to impress me…I mean when the love of my life surprised…

Verizon Unlimited Plan

HURRAH! Verizon is launching a new unlimited data plan. Here are the details. Ok, it’s not everything, but it’s something and it’s a start! Verizon’s new unlimited data plan just allowed us country living folk here at Weber Wonderland to save $94 on internet per month.…

Throwing Sheep

A dear soul just posted a simple, innocent status on her Facebook page today… “I miss the old days of Facebook… you know when we posted what we were eating, where we were and threw sheep at one another…” The comment thread rapidly turned into a…

Shrimp Bisque

Mmmmmmm. Holy moly. One of my most favorite decadent sides I enjoy with a fancy dinner is a luscious, creamy shrimp bisque. Why it has never, ever occurred to me to try to make it at home is beyond me. Perhaps I needed a ridiculously large…

Tape Dispenser

My sister-in-law gave this to me for Christmas. Tee hee. Love it so much. A Cassette Tape, Tape Dispenser! (And while this is not the exact one, I did find one on Amazon if you are so inclined to have one for yourself!) Also please notice…

MLK Jr. Day

“…to be willing to march into Hell for a heavenly cause.”

27 Volunteer Opportunities in WNY

Because it’s not just about ONE day, it’s about making a difference every day. Here are a few links of places to check out opportunities around Western New York. And don’t forget your local churches, youth groups, schools, libraries and hospitals. Not to mention just lending…

10 Influential Albums of My Teenage Years

Because Erin did it. And I had Erin on my mind today when I was listening to Happy Country Music out of nowhere this morning and HWMMS asked me why on earth I was listening to Country Music. (I blame her, college.) Teenage years 13—–17? Michael…

Getting Paid to Write: Springville Times

One particularly gloomy day last September, I went to bed stressed over our car dying and having several real estate deals falling apart at the same time. (This is considered NORMAL real estate life, I knew this going into the business but before actually going through…