Saturday, January 11, 2020


So I’m not sure how it’s become January 10th. Sheesh.

The past week has been a rollercoaster for me and My Sweet Hubby (aka MSH).

I’ve been trying since December 30th to get a date for my hip replacement surgery. A very nice PA told me, on December 6th, it could/should/would be in January.

In the span of eight days, I ended up leaving three messages on the Surgery Scheduler’s voicemail and writing two portal messages to my doctor. I missed two calls from the Scheduler woman. Because (1) I never expected her to call me at 5:35 one evening and my ringer got turned off and (2) I left my phone on a chair for literally four minutes while I used a friend’s powder room. Four. Minutes.

Many tears have been shed by this old lady since the first of this new year. Tears of complete frustration and stress. And, Y’all...I am in HORRID pain. I’m not exaggerating.

This past Wednesday morning, I gave up. I decided to accept my fate and find peace with the possibility it could even be in March.

That afternoon—at 2:00—while I sat on TLC’s pretty double (comfy cozy) great room chair, with Belle, I got a call from my doctor’s office. It was the Scheduler! “They’d” figured it all out and I could have the surgery Wednesday. January 15th. In FIVE DAYS.


I’ve been pre-admitted to the hospital. I have a big folder of instructions to read and a video to watch tomorrow afternoon. I have a doctor’s appointment Monday. I’ve got my (chic) wardrobe picked out!

Now...I could use some prayers. If Y’all don’t mind and have a minute or two.

(I’ll try to remind TLC she’s up next in a few days! If I forget, I’ll be back...soon...)

Happy New Week, Friends!!! Be patient. Have hope. Be optimistic. Give it ALL to Dear God Almighty and/or ask Jesus to TAKE the WHEEL!

It’ll all be okay. It’ll all work out. Believe it. (Believe more than I did! Sigh...)


Monday, January 6, 2020


Guess what tomorrow is?

The first day back to school! (Insert all the praise hands.)

In all honesty, my girls have been pretty darn good this break. We had actually taken away their Kindle and iPad. (Things were going down hill quickly, and it was, frankly, out of necessity.) I think that helped—tremendously! They actually played TOGETHER. It was nothing short of a miracle.

We spent NYE with some of our favorite people. We played games and snacked! (My favorite kind of party.) I’m more ready for 2020 than I’ve been for any other year in recent history. I’m ready for some positive changes. Personal growth. JOY.

Here’s hoping your new year is off to a FABULOUS start!

Thursday, January 2, 2020 we go...


My Sweet Hubby and I did what we’ve done for the past eleven years on New Year’s Eve and that would be NOTHING. Nada. It was jammies very early. Then National Geographic for him. HGTV for me. So, basically, we said good night at 7:00 pm. Teeheehee.

I still love to scroll through Pinterest. So here are seven New Year memes I really like (I saved the BEST for last.):

Thank You, Dear Lord God Almighty, that I am here experiencing the chance to be a part of a New Year!

Y’all have a WONDERFUL Friday Eve, Friday and weekend. Do something new, different and positive!


Monday, December 30, 2019’ve got mail...

Y’all, it’s almost over. 2019. Must admit I’m not sorry. I thought 2018 was rough. This year has been a whole other kind of WWHHHYYYYY??????

Won’t go into it. Any of it. I know at least the first three months of 2020 will be challenging. My Sweet Hubby and I have health issues. We’ll deal. And we’ll pray the next nine months are tres better. (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Dear Lord God Almighty—make it improve!)

In the meantime, I saw the following on Facebook. Loved it. So did TLC.

So read it! Enjoy it! And have a VERY SAFE and VERY HAPPY New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! Wherever in this World Y’all are...

Smooches and BIG Hugs,

p.s.—The movie TLC and I have watched a million times? You’ve Got Mail. (And I cry. Every. Single. Time.)