January 29, 2016

Therapy Blogging....

My blog is a place of therapy for me.

Yeah...it's therapeutic for me.

So why the heck wouldn't I use this platform more often?

Does that mean...I've been having some good days...so no need for "therapy blogging"?

I don't know...actually


Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. 

UP Michigan Christmas 2016

I decided to type today because I don't feel like going on Facebook and sharing my life because there is always so much stuff going on in my mind that some of my friends would :

unfriend me

love me more

hate me more

think I had the best life ever

roll their eyes

think I had serious issues

why don't I ever like their pics

she posts to many pics

why haven't I seen Chris lately

did she leave the church...

I like her...she's so sweet

She's not really that organized

She shares way to many posts....

I guess I could go on...but why really?  

This blog is my place....my "neck of the woods".....my side of the tracks...my place

our michigan vacation spot...daydreaming today

to vent


show off


share my struggles


praise life

share life...

I really should blog more often.  But you know...I do struggle with people knowing to much of my life.  Some may say...."Oh you shouldn't put all your dirty laundry out there?"

I agree...sometimes.  I literally did on Facebook one day....Posted a picture of my dirty laundry.

An awesome thing is that I got rid of so many of our clothing that I'm actually managing laundry way better now.  Yeah...celebrating that!! (OMG...did you think I was gonna say "I got rid of so many of our friends on FB" because they could not dare see dirty laundry on a floor.  hehe!)

Ok....back to what I was saying before....ummm... Wait....I forgot what I was typing?

I got distracted with life and laundry.  Usually happens here.

Oh...yeah...why the heck do we want to share crap on Facebook where it would make people gossip about us or think negatively of us?  Ok....Usually they celebrate with us.

Or why do we always just share the beautiful things in life acting like our life is lived in Pinterest.

Honestly though...The whole thing with being careful what you post on social media is a huge problem.  I'm not talking about showing our cleavage or butt,  BUT....no pun intended, BUT sharing struggles as well as our praises.  Its ok!! And I guess if you wanna show some cleavage you can...just beware of haters. 

Yeah...people can be nasty and rude and actually stop talking to you because you share crap on social media. 
There will always be HATERS who will just HATE for the heck of it.  Either they're jealous of your life or think you belong in a mental institute. Somebozo will always have opinions.  

And No...it hasn't happened to me but who knows what people's secret opinions are of me.

Ok...so I tell myself and others....either stop doing it (sharing your junk on social media) or who the crap cares what they think or say!!

I'm personally a people pleaser...have been all my life.  I want people to like me.  Honestly though....

Don't we all have struggles?

Don't we all have dirty laundry?

Don't we all have friends to lose?

Don't we all have friends to make?

Don't we all feel "sexy" sometimes and share a million selfies?

Don't we have friends who will always LOVE us?

Don't we all have those that love our transparency because it makes them feel like:
"Wow I can relate. I'm not the only one with an imperfect life."


Come on people...don't hide!  
It is your prerogative
(how many of you thought of Bobby Brown just now? 
Come on you know you did...I did.)


I always wonder who reads this.  Yeah...I'll post it on my Facebook. 
Hello FB friends.  Welcome to my world. 
Keep up with my posts...goal is to post at least once a week.  


yeah...we'll see

oh and please don't get offended...

December 4, 2015

It's My Birthday Anyway!!

It's my 45th birthday today. Here's what I did...

Awoke at 6:30

Started the oatmeal

Started the coffee. 

Woke up the kids. 

Several times....more than three

Received 9 birthday greetings

some kisses, some hugs, some quick 
"happy birthday mom..I should have planned something"

yeah...it's like that sometimes

I know they love me!

made some lunches for the 4 youngest

one of the older ones says "can you make mine...?"

couldn't find baby girl's sneakers...what's new

..you're wearing your glittery dress shoes for PE

The older girl drives them to school because it's Senior long lunch and needs the van

bonus for me...no need to rush out this morning. 

Sat on the couch

took a deep breath

sipped on my Cafe con Leche from my favorite Latin restaurant

Donnie brought it home this morning....


turned on the tv

watched a few minutes of Good Morning America

while stalking Facebook posts....

Shed a few tears 

felt loved by friends near and far


 REVAMP my family blog...

turned on Michael Buble Christmas 

yikes...I still don't have one Christmas decor up...

not sure what to do

pulled up my 3000 plus pictures and my blog....

Sat at my computer til lunch.

Donnie whisks me away for treats


"honey...I look like crap..."

Who cares...I'm FREE and It's my Birthday...and I'm 45 by golly!!

Let's go...

Moe's or Relish...nothing fancy

not for me

I always tell Donnie he should be thankful 
I'm not high maintenance

 bathing suit, flip flops, a change of clothes, cabernet, chill music
that's all i need...

Relish it is!

Looked around and there was a quiet crowd...
no one drinking beer this early. 

What will they all think if I order a beer..??

who cares...






planned our christmas getaway in search of snow...
will we find it?

The weather channel says it's gonna be quite warm this christmas?

Maybe we'll end up in Maine...

I've always wanted to visit Maine and see whales...

But...I really don't like the cold so not sure how i'll do 

brr...im cold already. 

Finished up lunch

now home, typing away on my blog 

mom calls me 

not through my regular phone
but through Facebook messenger on video...

wow..hi mom....look at you being cool like that!

she likes to talk...

and so do i. 

Buble serenades in the background

he visits on my birthday sometimes...
shh...don't tell donnie 

guess what mom..I gotta go...the house is a mess and 

the kids are on their way...


it's almost that time when the door swings opens and there's
 yelling, laughing, complaining, sharing....

"guess what mom..." 

and so it's here another birthday...
I love my life...I really do

Especially at 45

and I think about living to 105...
As old blue eyes says in his song "Young at heart"...

"And if you should survive to be a hundred and five
look at all you'll derive out of being' alive
and here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart"

August 16, 2013

Dusting off the Keyboard

Yes it has been a long time since I blogged.  


I don't know exactly.  
I guess I just never made the time to type away my thoughts of life and such. 

And of course just the busyness of raising eight children.  This can take a bit of time.

There is always some sort of 
question asked, 
problem to solve, 

teen issues to handle, 

 bickering to break-up.  



There is always time for fun!!  


Everything nice!

I've decided that if I make my posts short and sweet,
 with meaning,
maybe I will make the time to blog.  

It's sort of like jogging 
(something I have been doing for some months now).

Just the thought of going jogging 
the time it will take to run those miles.....
it makes you not want to jog at all.  

That's how I've felt with blogging.  
I tend to be long winded and want to write EVERYTHING on my mind 
then realize how long that just might take....

 I end up not blogging at all.  

if I tell myself that I will keep it short, sweet, and simple 
I just might accomplish a little bit of blogging 
(and maybe some jogging)
now and then. 

No promises to everyday.  
But we'll see.  


Day 2 at school for my crew.  
(Day 2...for my crew...at skoo)
some rapping for ya..
They couldn't wait to get up, get dressed, and out the door into the Tuttle Bus.  

Yep...they were so happy to be at school.  

 How does mommy feel today?

Very EXCITED about my new season. 
 I am filled with joy knowing my wee ones are in good hands and being educated.  

There is something satisfying knowing that my kids are being productive and not having to wait for me to teach them "school".  

That's how it has felt for a few years now. 
 Feelings that I wasn't teaching them enough and they were not being fulfilled.  

God knows.  
He knew what I needed and he made it possible us all. 


He may also have something for me around the corner.  
Actually.....I know He does!
 this tad bit of information will have to come at another time. 
 Confidential information.....