Cast of Characters
- Me - helpless romantic
- Gifted American Princess - daughter #1
- Mr. Green Jeans - the son-in-law
- Hot Wheelz - son #1
- CoCo - daughter #2
- Cheezy - son #2
- the Bug - grandson #1 of 2
- the Worm - granddaughter #1 of 1
- the Mouse - grandson #2 of 2
- Couponman, the reporter - Grandpa
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About Me"Mom, you're on crack," my kids' favorite response to my valuable comments." I like to think of myself as the grandma humorist of the 21st Century. At best, I'm Erma Bombeck on crack.
I've been telling people what to do for years. And for the same number of years, they've been ignoring me. What better way to continue the tradition than to start blogging!
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Category Archives: homemaking
“Make sure everything is tidy when you leave,” Mom always said. “You don’t want strangers coming into your home if something happens and get the impression you were a bad housekeeper.” Well, I’m not the tidiest of humans, but if … Continue reading
Firsts, family, food, and fireworks… That’s what the Fourth of July is all about. Not to mention “forgotten” items. Guess what I forgot to buy? But I did get to use the 35¢ festive napkins that Couponman picked up in the … Continue reading
“Throw away all boxed and bagged food items,” I was told after signing up to have the house sprayed for bugs. “Even unopened boxes?” I asked. “Yes, even unopened,” the cute young salesman said. Not that cute got me to … Continue reading
Cheezy called to ask for my wonton recipe — a Super Bowl favorite. They take forever to make, and are gone in an instant. But they did encourage lots of family togetherness. “You want wontons,” I’d say. “Then your going to have … Continue reading
“Mom, if someone were just to come to your front door or even come into your entry,” my daughter, the GAP, laughed. “They’d actually think you liked decorating.” Sure I can do anything in small scale. Or so I thought. … Continue reading
Start your digestive juices rolling. My sister-in-law Sandie and I didn’t waste any time getting into the jolly fat part of the season. We decided to try some new recipes, largely based on butter. “Where are the roasted red peppers?” … Continue reading
If you think taking a trip out of state will get you out of Thanksgiving meal duties, think again. Yesterday I bundled up the roaster, the frozen turkey, and all the ingredients needed for the feast and headed north. “Don’t … Continue reading
“Can we use your caramel popcorn recipe to make popcorn balls?” the GAP asked. “I don’t usually like popcorn, but your recipe is really good.” I didn’t let on that it wasn’t really the recipe or even the popcorn. It … Continue reading
Well, I found another job I’ll probably never take up professionally — churro maker. I had purchased a boxed mix because I thought the grandkids would enjoy baking them. Ever hear the phrase if it’s free, you just haven’t been billed yet? … Continue reading