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
Who knew what I was getting myself into when the deal of a lifetime came? A overflowing flat of ripe field-ripened strawberries for $8.50. Remember there are only two of us in our household, and after the healthy cooking class … Continue reading
Watching my favorite television shows in color seemed like magic until my younger brother watched Mr. Wizard. Mr. Wizard was a guy, we didn’t ask for credentials back then, who made science exciting by teaching his at-home audience about the … Continue reading
Yesterday I decided to clean the kitchen, every nook and cranny. The first corner cupboard housed cold cereal. There were suggestions of Cheerios®, Total®, Life®, and Raisin Bran® in nearly empty boxes. I combined them all and ate a healthy bowl … Continue reading
I’m looking in the refrigerator for ingredients for Super Bowl fixings for tomorrow. The lunch meat package is half sealed. Shreds of grated cheese are scattered in the meat keeper drawer. The crusts on the bread have begun to dry out from … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, sorting through a manila folder labeled “Old Lists,” I couldn’t resist revisiting a handwritten pre-computer compilation. Surprisingly, half of the items were still on my current list of things to do. The window of opportunity for … Continue reading
I spent yesterday cleaning out the old, bringing in the new. In the attic that is. What do a white and gold statue of Elvis and a cushy possum have in common? They both occupy space on the floor of … Continue reading
The holidays are always a joyous time, especially if you equate loud with joyous. The other morning Hot Wheelz, Cheezy, and the oldest two grandkids were the pilot group (that’s what we techies call guinea pigs) for one of my new … Continue reading
It’s nearly Christmas eve and I am alone in the kitchen. Let the baking begin. “Mom,” the GAP had laughed, giving me that “how’d-you’d-ever-get-through-breakfast” look again, “remember the lemon meringue pies?” I can still hear her echo. I visualized our … Continue reading
This morning I was left alone. It may have been the first time in more than thirty years. Couponman left for a car show before the crack of dawn so he could see what was coming out in the future. (Actually I think he … Continue reading