What’s Your Plans?

July is here! With that comes heat! Lots of it! Time do dawn on the summer whites and sandals!

Can I use any more exclamation marks?



I broke down and bought some cheapie white pants. Actually loving them with my $5.00 Old Navy sandals from last year.

This weekend looks like it will be busy, golfing, getting together with neighbors and fireworks.

Everything is right around the corner so should be a very fun, low key 4th.

Whatever you are doing, stay safe.


Is It July Yet?

I think this morning is great time to catch up and share some things happening around here.  I know I haven’t been blogging much but it really is about trying to speed up the BK process a bit.

April just dragged on and on, and when I took a break in May, things did speed up and are still going by much more quickly.  So I am staying on this trend for a bit!

I have been spending my weekends golfing and just sometimes spectating when my daughter golfs.


Last weekend we both golfed. 


Then on  the way home we stopped at a local airport for lunch.  I was great!


We will definitely do that again.


I’ve been hit with lots of unexpected expenses.  Take a look at these babies, I would say I got my money’s worth.


I could not believe those shoes when I noticed the soles.  I was glad I had the sandals at work to wear that day.

In other news…Last week I was at the grocery store when I got a call from my kid that her key wasn’t working in the front door.  So when I got home I tried my key and it didn’t work as well, the tumblers felt really messed up.

While I waited for the locksmith I enjoyed a chilled white that I had just purchased.  I went and borrowed an opener and some glasses from the neighbor.


That was pleasant.

What wasn’t pleasant was the cost to have the locksmith let me in.  He could not pick it so he had to drill it!  Big deal right?  He reamed me $249.00!  It was highway robbery, but I had to pay it.  I had to go to the store to get another lock and it fit perfectly.  At least that was cheap and my kids dad installed it.

Ah life. Thank god for wine and golf!

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.


Cheap Furniture Upgrades

Hello again.

Remember way back when when I wanted to buy a couch and I looked at Big Lots and didn’t like it and then I decided that I would buy from Ikea?

I mean, look!  I really did need to upgrade!


Well, I didn’t buy from Ikea.

A really funny thing happened on Friday night.  I dropped my daughter off for a party and on the way home I decided to stop at the Salvation Army.  Yes, you guessed right.  I bought a sofa from the SALVATION ARMY.

I have never bought a used sofa and it completely freaked me out.  It took me awhile to think about it but I finally caved.



But wait, there’s more!  My kid has a twin bed and that makes it hard for her to have sleep overs, so on Saturday when we picked up the sofa, I bought her a bed too.  NO.. the mattresses are not used!  LOL

So we loaded it all up and I followed for safe measure.


That couch is the exact same color as my old one!  I actually kept some pillows off the old couch to use before I tossed it in the dumpster.  Yes, it was that awful!


So we got it home and the neighbors helped us haul it around.  I love my neighbors!  My daughters dad is still recouping from his bike accident.

The living room looks so much bigger.





My kid could not be happier and I am happy knowing that we got both items for less than I would have paid for a couch anywhere!  This is a couch I would never have been able to afford, its pretty nice!  Practically new!


We cleaned both items as best we could and Lysol’d everything.  I am going to have the couch Chem Dried as well.

This morning while I was making coffee one of my cats decided to try to use the couch as a scratching post.  I ran her off of course but I felt so relieved that it was not a brand new couch!  I would have been in tears.

So for the couch… $138.00!

The bed was a little more because it was the whole thing, $260.00!!  I think that was kind of high but it is a good, solid bed and the last one I have to buy through college!

These were both unexpected purchases but could not be passed up so today I put my bike and her twin bed on Craig’s list to help with the cost.


The bike with come with all kinds of goodies, pump, helmet, garage rack.


So as you can see, I am still juggling!  Still trying to make our home nice without going out of budget.

I know some people think thrift store shopping is disgusting, but unless you are in my shooze, no judgy!

Winking smile


Hello and Vent

I want to pop by and say hello!  I have missed you!

I learned one thing by taking off a month from blogging and that is that time seems to tick by much more quickly.  For the sake of my mental stability, I think I will continue to blog sporadically for a bit.

My mother passed away on May 28th and it was (and still is) the hardest thing for me to live with.  I really cannot talk about it.  I lost my mother, my best friend in the whole world. 

I was passed over shit on at work for the promotion.  This sums it up fairly well:




What a obtuse moron.  I can’t wait for him to retire. Tired of covering his ass, he sure didn’t look out for mine!  I am not the only one who can’t wait for that day!   He can go home and play WoW on  his own time!

This whole time he was working me.  Karma!  I hope his daughters end up in the same boat as I am with a dead beat boss.  They will.

But what I really I hope is he gets herpes on his lips and shingles on his penis!  LOL!!!   Blisters for days!  Lets all collectively wish for that! 

Whew, I feel much better now!

In other news, my health is doing really well.  I bought a new laptop, my daughter graduated from sophomore year, she is heading into the 70s with her golf score and I have taken back up golf and doing some writing as well. 

I am keeping on by keeping on. My mother told me a long time ago:

“Never expect too much and you will never be disappointed.” 

–  I should have listened to mom!



Taking a Blog Break


I’ve been giving this some thought for months and I think this is as good a time as any to take a break from the blog.  I have put some miles on this baby since 2012!


I don’t know if I will be back in a week or two or maybe even a month… but I WILL be back.  

I promise.

Until then, you take care and I look forward to catching up soon! 

Positive thoughts your way!



Hi… I know this might not seem strange to you but it just hit me as so weird!

Look at this bouquet my daughter brought me yesterday for Mothers Day.


Pretty!  See anything weird?  Look again!

Isn’t it strange to you that just the other day I posted about chicken wire and here is a vase for me surrounded by chicken wire?

I mean, what are the odds?   How common is chicken wire in the city?  Just weird!

My mother in hospice.  We said our goodbyes over the phone.  I am doing surprisingly well.  So far.  Really don’t want to say much about it.

Thank you for your thoughts and encouragement.