Big Brother ended last night 9/23

o poo.  I wanted Liz to win so badly. IMHO she really worked for it.

Did not want Vanessa to win simply because she manipulated, twisted and lied to everyone throughout and it really got to me. It was especially bad toward the end i.e. when she eliminated Austin blindsiding him and Liz.  So sad.

So congratulations Steve! I think you earned it to. Nerd power! Happy for you. And congratulations to James for being fan favorite. What a nice and adorable guy he is.

Just in time for my favorite season: Allergies!

Ugh…. twice this week I woke up with a pounding sinus headache. The kind that warrants taking 3 Advil and a Sudafed and laying back down if you can spare the time to do so. We have terrible allergies around here,  It’s effecting the Mr. by draining all his energy.  He feels exhausted and then sleeps so hard he wakes up even  more exhausted. Sadly that might mean Mr. Grumpy Pants is in town.

Gracie has been struggling badly. She gets half a Zyrtec if she is in bad shape. Sometimes for all of us our stomachs hurt too. Gracie is in  that place right now. She has been yacking the past hour. Not eating and so forth. None of us feel like eating.

The weather has changed so much that allergies aren’t really seasonal any more. Geography can’t really lay claim to them either.

The best I’ve found is drink alot, sleep alot, don’t worry about it if you don’t feel like eating.

I’ve also found that a dab of eucalyptus to the temples often rids you of a sinus headache.

Gracie is going back to school

Gracie and I went to obedience school when she was barely 6 months old. She did pretty good. Some things stuck and some didn’t. And,  we have to remember she is a terrier. They are extremely smart and extremely stubborn.

So now that she is 22 months old we are going to go back to get some of the more important things.

As or now we have talked to the Owner/Master Trainer of Five Star Dog Resort in Alpharetta. He is calling back tomorrow to set up an evaluation for Gracie. That should move into a set of 2 to 3 classes and he will re-evaluate her. We’ll keep you posted on this!


Bastard Executioner begins 9/15/15


Looked forward to this new show on FX tonight at 10. Reminds me so much of The Vikings. Two hour premiere show.

Alot of characters. Alot going on. Very rich. Not sure at all how I feel about it. Wondering if I was just too tired maybe.

it does bother me that it’s by the same group that did Sons of Anarchy which never could get into (partly because it was so bloody and gory).

We’ll see…

Dancing With the Stars (again) starts 9/14/15


Dancing With the Stars starts again tonight. I loved it when it was first on  but as time passed the guests  became uninteresting to me so I skipped it often times.

I didn’t plan on watching last season but at some point I did and found myself stuck on it supporting Rumer Willis and she won. I’m going to give it a try for Season 21 and see what’s going on.


“Life Makeovers ~ a 52 week essay project to improve your life”


So my best friend Victoria tells me about this book  Life Makeovers by Cheryl Richardson.

Taken from the book itself: “The Life Makeover program is  powerful year-long program for change. It is designed to support you in changing your life one week at a time.  Each chapter consists of a toic of the week and contains a Take Action Challenge and a Resource section to support you in taking action quickly and easily”.

Ms Richardson invites you to partner with a friend which “is like providing yourself with a life insurance policy that will pay great dividends”.

Victoria is the Team Leader of this project since it was her idea. Now we begin!

Favorite TV Shows


Let me see I’m an admitted reality junkie so I’ll start with those:

Big Brother

Real Housewives of Atlanta,New Jersey, OC, Beverly Hills and New York. (NY is last because I like it least)

Dancing With the Stars

So You Think You Can Dance



The Haves and the Have Nots ( I don’t know why I watch this. The acting is horrible and the whole thing is pretty cheesy but it has a hook that keeps you drawn in)

The Vikings

Game of Thrones

Orphan Black (most fav)


Marriage Bootcamp

Hand of God

Dr. Phil

T. D. Jakes

Super Soul Sundays


Entertainment Tonight

Little Women of L.A.

Southern Stuff


Why yes  I am a southern girl.

I have a hose pipe not a water hose.

I mash elevator buttons as opposed to pressing them.

Love grits, fried okra, hushpuppies, brunswick stew and cornbread.

Girls carry pocketbooks not purses if you’re from the south.

I don’t get mad when people call us slow because we’re southern. I just giggle and appreciate that  we have the upper hand.

Dinner is at lunch time and Supper is in the evening.

I wear house shoes and house coats instead of slippers and a robe.

Love sitting on the front porch

Sweet tea

I use a buggy in Wal-mart, not a shopping cart

I like dressing at Thanksgiving not stuffing

Pralines (and southerners usually taste their first one at Stucky’s)

We never wear white after Labor Day

Always take down your Christmas tree before January 1st because that’s bad luck.

Eat black eyed peas and cornbread on New Year’s Day

As a kid we never did any sort of work related things on Sunday because it was a day of rest.

When I was a kid everything in town closed at noon on Wednesday.


Best Friends


I have a best friend named Victoria. We have been friends now for a number of decades. She is that one person in my life that knows every single thing about me and loves me anyway.

We met when we were 15 years old so you can imagine that we have shared marriages, divorces, deaths, births, children, parents, dating, drinking, untold times of being cheated on in those early years and other unhappy things.

We were in our 20s in those days when you couldn’t wait til Thursday night to get off work and go to happy hour. Thursday was happy hour and home at a reasonable hour in order to go to work on Friday. Friday was happy hour then on into the night usually til everything closed. Saturday was usually date night in the bars and such so we would  other stuff if we didn’t have a date. Stuff like shopping, movies, laundry, sleepovers. Girl stuff.

We talk almost daily. We don’t live in the same state and haven’t for a few years but we get together as much as we can and always have the best time!

Cherish your best friend if you have one. I have always felt blessed to have her.