My 8th Anniversay 

Holy cow!! It’s been 8 years since my very first blog post. Man how time flies!

8 years ago Daughter #1 was 16, in High School and had no kids. Daughter #2 was 9 and still called me mommy. And I was a married, Stay-at-home mom. 

We’ve all come along way! Daughter #2 is living thousands of miles away from me with her 1 year old son and her dufass fiancé. I do however have her almost 4 year old daughter very close to me. That’s a long story, trust me. Daughter #2 is a Junior in High School who is trying to figure out what to do with the rest of her life while being a normal teen. And I am now a Divorced Single Mom. I now have a career and apparently not much can keep me down. Not even being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 3 years ago. Nope when God places speed bumps in my way, I grab my bike and go do wheelies!

And the friends I have made in the 8 years of this little blog. Some are greatly missed and some are the people I call my best friends.

So Happy Blogiversary to me!!

Rant Post

This is a rant. You’ve been warned.

Last week I made a decision to not go grocery shopping until I have used all the food in my pantry and in my freezer. Once everything was gone I was planning on eating only non-processed foods. This way I would be eating healthier and hopefully lose the weight I need to get rid of. Well it seems somebody higher up has decided to speed up this process for me. Today I opened my last fast acting insulin pen and when I tried to refill the prescription I was told the insurance company would not refill it for another month. Now I get to make my insulin last an extra 3 weeks. So I am now on a no carbohydrate program for the next few weeks. That’s one way to speed up my weight loss.

One Thing You’re Excited For

One thing I’m excited, no estactic for, is attending the 100th running of the Indy 500 this year. I will be attending the greatest spectacle in racing with my two daughters. We will do the Parade Saturday morning and then head to the track to see Blake Shelton perform at the Legends Day Concert that evening. Then we will get up at the crack of dawn and make our way back to the track to take our seats in turn 4 for the Indy 500. I am totally psyched!! 


The Night of Your 21st Birthday

Honestly, I don’t remember what I did on my 21st birthday. Oh, and it’s not because I got drunk. As a matter of fact, I didn’t have a single drop of alcohol because I was 3 months pregnant with Daughter #1. I’m sure my mom took me out to dinner. But it was so long ago, I just don’t remember.

Word/Phrase You Use Constantly

My most used phrase would be “Have a good one.”

I started using this in my 20’s when I would switch between day & night shift in the restaurant I managed. I got tired of people correcting me when I would say “Have a good day/night” at the wrong time so I went to “Have a good one.”

What I Wore Today

Today I wore denim capris, a button down blue and white striped shirt with a Tigger Patch on the pocket and my Sperry boat shoes. Throughout the day I added sand from the park and Playdoh to my attire because I had the pleasure of spending the day with my granddaughter.




Things You’d Say To An Ex

Things you’d say to an ex…


Oh, oh I know…

“Thanks for getting out of my way.”

4 Weird Traits I have

4 weird traits I have, hmm I have to pick only 4?

  1. When I eat snacks like m&m’s or chips, etc I have to eat them in even numbers or by fives.
  2. I can’t stand the sound cotton balls make. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.
  3. I love peanuts but I absolutely hate peanut butter. I can’t even make a sandwich because the smell makes me gag.
  4. Because I was so super ticklish as a child I used mind over matter to make myself unticklish.

Something You Miss

I miss camping. Pitching a tent, making a fire type of camping. 

During the day I want to go hiking or even put my kayak into a lake or calm river. At night l want to look at the stars and hear the sounds of the night. Oh, and eat smores! 

Yeah, I miss camping. 

A Family Member You Dislike

I disliked my dad. I used to tell him, “I will always love you because you are my Dad. But I do not have to like you.”

I grew up watching my dad beat my mom on a weekly basis. After they divorced I then had the pleasure of growing up watching my mom work her ass off because my father refused to pay child support.


Your Morning Routine

I am a creature of habit so every morning is pretty much exactly the same except for the weekends when I sleep in.

  • Wake up at 4:30am
  • Grab coffee
  • Exercise for 30 on Wii Fit. Don’t judge. It’s better than nothing.
  • Check my blood sugar and take insulin. 
  • Eat breakfast. 2 servings of egg whites and 1 piece of buttered toast.
  • Watch local news while consuming 1/2 pot of coffee.
  • 6:30am take shower and get ready for work. 
  • 7am do household chores or watch the news.
  • 7:45am go to work with remaining pot of coffee.

Your Zodiac/Horoscope and Whether You Think It Fits You

I am a Capricorn and it fits me to a T!

Capricorn Astrology December 22 – January 19

Capricorn Strength Keywords:






Capricorn Weakness Keywords:





Capricorn and Independence: Capricorns are very independent because they know their capabilities and therefore they rarely trust others to finish details, they like to do it all themselves. Capricorn is the longer of all zodiac signs.

Capricorn and Friendship: The Capricorn is the strong friend, they will always be there to help, they are very sympathetic, caring and helpful to a friend in need. A Capricorn will get someone back on their feet again with a steady plan for success and for all this, they expect nothing in return. The Capricorn friend is deep and mysterious and full of intrigue, there always seems to be something going on in their mind.

Capricorn and Business: The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. Capricorns have excellent sense of time and manage it very well, they are excellent organizers. Capricorns are very creative, not spontaneously creative but it is incorporated into their time management skills and their ideas for executing a plan. Capricorns make good, wise investments because they look at the long term and what will be the most beneficial down the road.

Capricorn and Temperament: Capricorns might seem melancholy and stern because they live by self-discipline and responsibility. They evaluate everything and they don’t take daring chances without weighing the advantages and disadvantages first. To the onlooker, they might seem boring but it is the serious drive and structured way of life that the Capricorn feels safe with. Capricorn’s self-sufficiency is often mistook for coldness, they are not as cold as they seem, this might be apparent just because Capricorns like to do everything themselves this way there is no worry about something not finished or not done properly. It is all about control of their surroundings and their daily lives and sometimes this spills into other people’s lives. They believe they can give structure and organize other people’s lives too, which they can but others might see this as intrusive and not welcome the Capricorn’s suggested changes. According to Capricorn, there is only a right way and a wrong way to do things and this idea makes some Capricorns closed minded, stubborn and reluctant to agree with others. This is an ongoing lesson for Capricorns, knowing that there is more then one way of doing things and even though their way is usually right, it does not mean that they have to impose their ways on others.

Capricorn Deep Inside: Capricorns have this sense of melancholy and necessity for structure and work because inside they feel they are unworthy and need to continuously prove their worth. Once they realize that all they need is self-love, door will open and they will see the world in a new light, one that allows for pleasure and guilt-free fun. Capricorns most important need is security, financial and material security. This is the driving force behind their ambitious character and all other personality traits of desire to succeed. They are very concerned with their public standing and their prestige. Capricorns are loners but they also need to feel appreciated, but they are excellent at hiding this truth. Capricorns are very self contained and they have many faces they present to the world, they are known as aloof and indifferent but this is them concealing themselves from the world, unfortunately, they may never know who they really are. This causes feelings of insecurity and causes them to question their own self worth. Capricorns make it difficult to get close emotionally because once they let someone in, they do not want to let them go and emotional connection makes them feel vulnerable yet satisfied at he same time. This is an ongoing internal conflict of contradictions inside the Capricorn’s mind.

Capricorn in a Nutshell: Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate. Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life. Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no gray areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.

What it’s Like to Date a Capricorn Woman: Deep inside, she is romantic and loving but it takes the right man to expose this. On the outside, she may seem like she does not care much for love. The Capricorn woman is perfect for the man who likes a challenge. It will take time to get closer to her, never make her rush into a relationship. Be patient because she is. Capricorn woman is very classy, upscale woman. You have to woo her and court her like a lady. Shower her with nice gifts (but not too expensive, she is a very conservative spender and expects you to be also). She will dominate and control the relationship but in her intriguing subtle way, let her take the lead, she won’t steer you wrong! She will lead the relationship in the right direction because she is smart and practical. She will offer you a long lasting, real, loyal relationship with all the right ingredients for happiness.

What it’s Like to Date a Capricorn Man: The Capricorn man is very physical and passionate, but not emotional (on the outside). Deep inside he yearns for love but this takes a long time to become reality, he is very reluctant to place trust in another person. Show him how much you admire him and earn trust gradually over time. He is very faithful, probably the most faithful of all zodiac signs. Underneath his secretive mysterious nature is a romantic streak with a strong sensual side, this side is completely hidden and once unlocked, you’ll be amazed at the transformation this man has undergone! Patience and trust is key with a Capricorn man, he has so much to offer the right woman who will wait for him.

How to Attract Capricorn: make them laugh, they tend to be melancholy so anyone who can make them laugh is appreciated. Talk about anything but do not pry into their emotions. They do mind listening to yours however. When Capricorn feels safe, they will let some of their cat out of the bag. Talk about serious topics, things that matter and avoid unconventionality, they are very conventional people and do not like shock-topics. They like to be connected to on an intellectual level. They like gifts, not gaudy and expensive but practical and useful. Keep it high class, they do not like second-rate gifts, or dates for that matter. Plan an upscale date to a art gallery, theater or fancy restaurant. Never be late. Capricorns are very punctual and live by a schedule and they do not like to be kept waiting, it shows irresponsibility. Be patient with Capricorn, underneath that aloof, indifferent outside lies a physical, passionate loyal person that will come out when the time is right, once you have proven yourself.

Capricorn Erogenous Zone: The legs and especially the knees are very sensitive. Lightly tickle the backs of Capricorn’s knees and this will get them giggling with excitement and initiate foreplay.

Sex With Capricorn: Capricorns have stamina, lots of it. They like nice, classy surroundings and a comfortable atmosphere. In the bedroom, they will last all night and want some more. They are very physical and good at what they can do. Do not expect any creative or zany positions, but expect it to be good. 

Music Shuffle

Put your music player on shuffle and write the first 3 songs that play and what your initial thought is.

  1. fun. ~ What The Fuck  – I love this fucking song!! I often pull into my office parking lot with the windows down and this blaring. 
  2. The Orwells ~ Who Needs You – another great song to crank up the radio to. I love the beat on this song.   
  3. Duran Duran ~ Fame – Oh my god this just makes the Duranie in me squeal with joy!! I love this cover version of David Bowie’s Fame.  

Five Fears That You Have

Hmmm…. This is going to be hard because, honestly, I really don’t have any fears. But I’ll see what I can scrounge up.

  1. Going deaf. I’m not sure I could function living without music.
  2. Not being physically able to keep up with my grandkids.
  3. Losing my sense of adventure.
  4. Being at a point in my life where I would choose to drink again.
  5. Having to ever come up with another list of fears.

Your Favorite Color and Why…

My favorite color is purple. I honestly don’t know why, it just always has been. At one point in my life I owned a purple bicycle, a purple bowling ball and a purple car. Actually, I still own the bicycle and the bowling ball.

A Quote You Try To Live By

The quote I try to live by is:

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer & philosopher)

Life is far too short not to try to live up to this quote.

Bullet Your Entire Day

Ok, here goes. Try to keep up. This is my typical day:

  • Wake up at 4:30am
  • Grab coffee
  • Exercise for 30 on Wii Fit. Don’t judge. It’s better than nothing.
  • Check my blood sugar and take insulin. 
  • Eat breakfast. 2 servings of egg whites and 1 piece of buttered toast.
  • Watch local news while consuming 1/2 pot of coffee.
  • 6:30am take shower and get ready for work. 
  • 7am do household chores. Today was pay bills
  • 7:45am go to work with remaining pot of coffee.
  • 8am arrive at work and make 2nd pot of coffee.
  • 8am to noon: Pull out remaining brown hairs leaving nothing but gray hair.
  • Noon – Lunch today was grab a lunch down the street at the local Italian Pizza joint and take it back to my desk. Check blood sugars and take insulin
  • 1pm make third pot of coffee so I can stay awake and sane until 5pm
  • 5pm picture Fred Flintstone yelling YABBA DABBA DOO and punching out
  • 5:15pm walk into my house say hi to the kiddo and change into my workout clothes 
  • 5:30pm Monday is Subway night on the way to the YMCA. Check blood sugars and take insulin 
  • 6:30pm Yoga – for the body, the mind and the spirit. Oh and it’s cheaper than bail and a lawyer.
  • 7:30pm head home 
  • 8pm Shower and climb into pjs
  • 8:15pm to 10pm – Sit on couch and watch mind numbing tv and play in iPhone. Check blood sugars, eat a light snack and take insulin.
  • 10pm Nighty night
  • 4:30am repeat

Three Pet Peeves

  1. Being Late – this is my biggest pet peeve! When I was growing up we were a split house. My mom and I were always on time and my dad and brother were always late. I have to be at least 15 minutes early to everything or it drives me crazy.
  2. Stacking Dirty Dishes – this makes me cringe. Do not being all the dishes from the table and stack them next to the sink. I will go grab a few at a time, clean them and then put them in the dishwasher. When you stack, I then have to clean two sides.
  3. Squeezing the toothpaste in the middle of the tube – this is why I have had my own tube of toothpaste since I could afford to pay for it on my own. 

Your Life In 7 Years

This is another tough one. My life in 7 years…

I will be 52 years old. My daughters will be 30 and 23. My grandchildren will be 10 and 8. Wow!

Since my youngest will be 23, I am assuming my house will be empty, except for the times that I want it full. 

I will hopefully still be working at my current job. As much as I complain about it, I love what I do. 

I see myself as still blowing and going. Kayaking, enjoying the great outdoors and listening to good music. 

God willing, I will be able to update this post in 7 years.

Your Commute To And From Work

My commute to and from work is horrid. Horrid, I tell you!

I leave my house at 7:45am and arrive at my office at 7:50am. I get to work just early enough to make a pot of coffee.

I leave the office at 5pm and arrive home at 5:10pm. 5 o’clock rush hour is a bear and adds 5 whole minutes to my commute.

I told you my commute was horrid!