Stop Trying To Kill Me With Your Smell!

This is just going to be a rant against those people who over perfume and over cologne.  Seriously people some of us have allergies to your stank!  Although you think your fragrance is exotic and alluring all it is to me is an awful attack of allergies followed by a massive headache.

Men are heartily guilty of over doing the cologne.  They splash it on like after shave.  Boys…cologne is not after shave.  They then wipe their hands on their shirt or jacket and the smell doubles.  It’s not sexy…it’s smelly.  Over powering smelly.

It isn’t just men who make this mistake, women are just as guilty in my watery eyes as the men.  When I was younger and starting to do girly things my Mother taught me the “spray and walk into the mist” method.  It works.  You get just the right amount of perfume and it’s spread out so it tends not to be over powering.  How about the old a dab behind each ear method?  Equally as successful and keeps the fragrance to a minimum for those of us who do not want to participate in your hygiene.

So to end this little tantrum…let’s keep it in perspective people.  Not everyone loves the way you smell so to force you stink on everyone isn’t very fair.  So I promise not to fart all over the place if you keep the cologne to a spritz…deal?

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Happy Mother’s Day To All

Mother’s Day is here again and it is just another reminder of the loss of my Mom.  She’s been gone for some time now but it feels like yesterday.  In fact, every year I say the same thing.  I can’t believe it’s been X years since she left us.  I miss her but you know even though I miss her bunches and bunches I’ve been able to hold on to her essence.  The good times and sometimes not so good times.  But she’s always with me.

My Mom LOVED hats!

Mom was a human being with imperfections.  I saw her this way in adulthood.  She did the best she could with as little as she had.  She rarely ever complained about the harshness of her day-to-day.  As an adult I can appreciate her more because I understand this.  She loved to dance, sing and she loved HATS!  Sometimes we would pull out the hats and wear them around her bedroom.  Mostly because we were cool like that!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom.  You are missed and still loved to the Nines!

7 Years Feels Like 7 Minutes

December 23 has been difficult for me over the last several years.  It was 7 years ago that my Mom died.  She wasn’t just my Mom she was my friend.  Although there were times that she drove me insane I wouldn’t have changed one minute of our time together.  I’m thankful we had time because not everyone gets that.  I’m also thankful I got to say goodbye.  But even though it’s been 7 years it feels like 7 minutes.
So today I celebrate the life of my amazing Mom.  And if you have a Mom and can call her or hug her do it today for me.  Time goes to quickly and then it stops.  So enjoy every second you get!!!

Cheers to you Macie…I love you and miss you.

I’m Ebenezer Scrooge…Who Knew

This Christmas season is much better for me than I’ve seen in about 7 years.  It is an odd coincidence that it was also on the 7th anniversary of Jacob Marley’s death Scrooge got his joy back too.  This year my life is good.  I’m happy and its due to the fact that Bean wears flip flops.
Christmas hasn’t been fun for me in a long time.  I wallowed and as much as I know that’s not a good thing I did it anyway.  My friends would try to distract me but at the end of the day I went home to my empty home.  The dogs are great company but they can’t say hey butthead stop with the mopey.  All they could do was sit next to me as I sat on the floor and looked at the Christmas tree I forced myself to put up even though I had no Christmas spirit inside at all.
Bean is not a wallower and this is great for me.  So in her pursuit of making Christmas a new fun and happy time she has embarked on ‘Operation Level 9 Girl’.  Let me tell you she’s very good.  I laughed when I put up the tree this year.

She took me to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ in town.  I read this story every Christmas.  I read it from my Dad’s book.  It’s a sentimental journey for me.  This production was well done.  I loved it!  The cast did such an amazing job and the snow flowing in the theater at the end of the performance was wicked cool!
I can honestly say that if I never get another tangible gift it wouldn’t’ matter too me because she gives me a gift every day…she loves me.  The intangibles are the ones that stick with this sentimental girl.  I see an amazing Christmas coming my way this year!

A Letter To Mom

Dear Mom,

Let me say I missed you everyday but I know that where you are is way better because there are hats there and you get to dance whenever you want, eat steak and drink endless pots of coffee with your sisters.

I had some news to share with you yesterday and I wanted to call but I can’t anymore but somehow I knew you got the message anyway.  Everything is great and I’m happy.

Miss you.

Love you…#6

p.s.  Sorry I broke your china and blamed it on #5 😉

p.p.s.  Let’s Go Phillies!!!!