Quotes and Thoughts · Random Newness

The Force Awakens… Thirty-Eight-Year-Old Memories

  When I was ten, my brother and I went to the movies to see the first Star Wars. We weren't big theater-goers in our family, so this was a great treat. We were completely blown away, having never seen anything like that before on the big screen. Plus, I was only ten and hadn't… Continue reading The Force Awakens… Thirty-Eight-Year-Old Memories

New-To-Me Screen Candy

Star Wars- Listening Doesn’t Count

Ever take long family trips in a car? Remember when those in-car screen systems became available? I've heard the stories from friends about listening to princess movies ad nauseam while driving across the country; anyone in the car measuring an age in double digits had to tough it out or suffer sharing that space with… Continue reading Star Wars- Listening Doesn’t Count

Quotes and Thoughts

Sometimes It Hits You Right in the Feels…

“When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they’re not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They’re upset because they’ve gone from supervisor of a child’s life to a… Continue reading Sometimes It Hits You Right in the Feels…

Quotes and Thoughts · Random Goofiness

A Glimpse into Halloween Futures

I frightened myself on Halloween. Scared myself enough to talk a neighbor into planning a Haunted House for next year. What could have been so startling? I forgot to carve a Jack O'lantern, The Boy was at a weekend retreat and The Girl still away at college. "Boo hoo hoo," cried the sad mom! I… Continue reading A Glimpse into Halloween Futures

Food and Drink

Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles

Pumpkin waffles crisp and warm from my toaster oven... waiting for my maple syrup and candied nuts (inspired by the box top). No pie spices, so you can sprinkle on your own. But they do pack a big pumpkin-y flavor. I like these waffles, and would definitely buy this product again. The Boy came downstairs,… Continue reading Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles