Thursday, August 27, 2009

Non-Dilemma: I'm Fifty!

In the words of SNL's Molly Shannon, "Book 'em Danno, I'm 5-0."
I've looked forward to this day for a long time. Being a blonde, there's no more having to wear horn-rimmed glasses to convince people you've got experience and can be trusted. Yep, just tell 'em you're 50, and they know you've got years of experience under your belt! As I've said many times, I've earned these years. And, I'm enjoying spending them!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bathroom Re-do

After 17 years of living with wallpaper chosen straight from the Waverly book, it was time to bid the scalloped pattern good-bye. And, it was time to say hello to a new floor, cabinets, and a marble counter-top.

That old wallpaper could have told some stories about me, though. (OK, not just the way I look before I put on make-up in the morning!) This just happens to be the bathroom that serves as my "escape," where I take a long hot bath...go for a deep and needed cry...and the place I retreat to when I just need a moment of peace. Yes, that wallpaper has seen not only powder and lipstick, but laughter and tears.

So now, hand-textured walls of yellow now greet me each morning when I brush my teeth and in the evening when I wash the day away. Who know what stories they'll have to tell?

Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 Will Be Fine

I've decided this will be my mantra for 2009. Even when life gets all "curazzzy" as MadTV's Bon Qui Qui would say, it's all going to be fine. At least it sounds calming to say that. And, if it doesn't--watch Bon Qui Qui, laugh, and say, "Is that what you had said?"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Third Dilemma: Scarlet O'Hara Wouldn't Blog

We just spent the day at work reviewing the wonderful world of digital, and I'm figuring out how very lame my blog is. I need to step it up! For now, in the famous words of Scarlet O'Hara, I'll think about that tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Second Dilemma - Paying bills on-line

Ok, so I'm tired today. I'm getting up to speed with all things electronic and stayed up too late trying to remember my passwords for the various sights enabling me to pay my bills on-line. I'm saving paper, being eco-friendly, and creating dark circles under and red streaks in my eyes. All that said, the bills are paid, I saved stamps, and I'll spend the morning praying the payments actually go through. Here's to another wired day (and, I'm not just talking about the caffeine!)

Monday, July 28, 2008

First Dilemma

How do you go about setting up a blog and why? I'm a mother of three boys who works, takes care of everybody and is too tired to add another "to do" to her list. But sharing some of life's decisions may just make someone else's life a little simpler. So the dilemma of whether to blog or not to blog has just been answered.

I know there's a primer somewhere, but that "to do" list is too long to wade through it. So, I'll give you the bullet points of how I got started. I found it was pretty easy actually.

1. I read a friend's "blog" to see how her newly covered dining room chairs turned out. In the corner was an option to "Create Blog." I clicked it.

2. I had to set up a G-mail account.

3. I went back to the "Create Blog" set up and followed the instructions.

4. That brought me here.

Hopefully future content will be more resourceful. But, for now, first dilemma solved!