Just Like Papaw

Tonight I had supper with Princess Charming and her two adorable little boys . . .

They got to the restaurant before me . . . after I arrived and sat down, Princess Charming told Little Man to show me his new hat.

Ryder Elmer Fudd Hat

“Oh, darlin’, that’s a beautiful hat!”

Then I looked at Princess Charming and she looked at me and we both had the same thought at the same time . . .


Little Man looks so much like his Papaw Prince Charming that we can’t even stand it.  Princess Charming said that Little Man put the hat on as soon as he saw it and asked, ever so sweetly, “Mommy, can I have this hat?”  How could Mommy say no?

Princess Charming and I both think that Prince Charming had a hand in helping Little Man pick out that particular hat . . .

And, not surprisingly, Prince Charming just knew that I needed to see Little Man in that hat tonight.




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Is discovering that your beloved Swiffer Wet Jet Mop isn’t dying after all . . .

It just needs new batteries . . .

Yea, I’m kinda slow sometimes . . .

But thankfully I discovered the true problem before I actually purchased a new Swiffer Wet Jet Mop . . .



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It Never Fails

A few months ago, I was looking for a new comforter for my bed. I found several I liked but they were fairly expensive . . . So I went to a local discount store to look at their comforters. They didn’t have too many in the size I wanted. But I found one I liked at a fairly decent price.

While I was looking I saw many different and lovely comforters that were twin sized and reasonably priced.

Today I went looking for twin sized comforters for the grandsons. Guess what I discovered . . .

Lots of king sized comforters and very few twin sized comforters suitable for little boys.

It never fails. I can always find something I like when I don’t need it.

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I went to see “White Christmas” on the big screen today . . . part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series . . . it truly seemed like a good idea at the time . . . I bought the tickets back in March . . .

“White Christmas” was Prince Charming’s FAVORITE Christmas movie.  We watched it at least once every year.  His favorite part is at the end when Betty gives Bob the Knight on a White Charger . . . it’s a long complicated story about has some meaning about how it reminded him of us . . . yea, he told me the story lots of times . . . I just don’t remember the details . . . because I was fascinated by watching him TELL the story that I didn’t really LISTEN to the story . . . yea, I did that a lot . . .

I still watch the movie every year . . . and I cry pretty much through out the entire movie.  Like I said, I thought it would be a great idea to go watch the movie on the big screen . . . bucket list and “he’d LOVE to see it on the big screen” and all that . . . and I was wrong . . . I cried from start to finish . . . and actually sobbed at Prince Charming’s favorite scene . . .

“Damn you.  Why the hell are you dead?  You’re supposed to be here watching this with me!!”

Then I come home . . . and listen to Pop Rocks on Sirius XM . . . and the first song I heard was “Home” by Daughtry . . .

The theme song for the reasons why Prince Charming moved back to Ohio.

And one of the songs we played at his funeral . . .

And I wonder why I’m struggling so much with the holidays this year . . .



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Wild Saturday Night

Tonight’s adventure with Mom involved picking out Nerf guns for the grandsons and teaching her about self scan registers at Kroger.

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Why Didn’t I Think of That

Every year I struggle with sending out Christmas cards.  Only the part where I have to seal the envelopes.

I watched the episode of Seinfeld.  I’m not licking another envelope again.  Ever.

So I used sponge thing to seal the envelopes.  I used a paper towel dipped in a bowl of water.  It’s messy and gets the cards wet . . . no  matter how careful I am.

Then I discovered a trick that the ladies at the office use when they mail information out the Board of Directors.  They use a glue stick.

Oh.  My.  Gawrsh.  Where has this wonderful idea been all my life?!  Why didn’t I think of this??

So . . . I bought glue sticks at the dollar store.  And tonight I used them to seal the envelopes of my Christmas cards.  It.  Worked.  Like.  A.  Dream.

No muss.  No fuss.  No clean up . . .

Life is good.


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Wild Time

Watching Charlie Brown

Sending Christmas cards

Doing laundry

Single girl life is ssooo exciting

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