❤ The beginning of every year is when a lot of people make resolutions and/or choose a word for the year to guide them and keep them focused on personal goals throughout the New Year.

❤ I am not a resolution maker but I do choose a word to keep me on task for the upcoming year.

❤ This year my guiding alphabetical star is RETURN.

❤ It’s time to return to me and to be me.
No holds barred. Unapologetically, ME.

❤ I’m peeling back the layers and getting back to the heart of who I am. I’m taking stock of what serves me and what doesn’t and quite honestly, totally putting me first! It’s been a long time coming and I am soooo ready!

❤ Adventures await!

❤ No more munching on the appetizers of life. I want the full 8-course meal and I’ll get it even if I have to cook it myself!
Especially, if I have to cook it myself!

❤ I’m in it to win it and I will win.

*** How about all of you?
Yay or Nay on the Word Of The Year??


MONDAY’S POST – Missed Connection Monday

*** My weekends will be totally unplugged. No phone. No computer. No t.v.
If anyone needs me, they can find me at home, feet up with a book in my hand and a cup of tea by my side.


❤ Check. Check. And Check!
AND, I am thankful for this New Year!!
2020! WOW!! I’m blown away!!!

❤ And here it is, day 2 of 2020…
How’s everybody doing?

❤ How was your Christmas? Did Santa bring you everything you asked for?
He was certainly generous to me and that’s surprising since I’m pretty sure I was born on the naughty list!

❤ Raise your hand if you traveled for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
I did not but this may have been the year to do it. Not much snow anywhere. We were in the 50’s. We got a dusting of snow at some point in December and then nothing. For me, being raised with tons of snow, I have to say, not having snow for Christmas definitely takes a bit of the Christmassy mood away.

❤ I don’t know if there’s an etiquette rule about favoring one gift above another but I have to tell you, my DIL got me the coolest – well, I think it’s cool – subscription to a book club and it’s got a little twist. You get a book every month but it’s a gently used book.

I don’t know who came up with that idea but I love it! I absolutely refuse to throw a book away. I’ll pass them on to friends or I’ll donate them to smaller libraries but I will not throw them away and now that I know these kinds of book clubs exist I’ll be making donations to them too!

❤ My DIL also got me a monthly tea subscription. It’s like she knows me or something!

❤ Okay, your turn! Share, share, share!!! Your Christmas, your New Year, favorite gifts, goals, resolutions??
Obviously, I’m not clinging to that “New Year, New You” mantra because I’m still the same nosey bitch in 2020 that I was in 2019! Ha!

TOMORROW’S POST – Word Of The Year, Yay Or Nay?

DECEMBER THREE – Tough Titty Tuesday – On the menu

I haven’t done a TTT in sooooo long! I really should do more of these because there is absolutely no lack of people bitching and moaning about total bullshit.

This week’s Tough Titty Tuesday award goes tooooooooo….
Gabrielle Union!!!!
I seriously had to look this person up because I didn’t have a clue who the hell she was. I’d seen her face but I thought she was just another one of those “famous for being famous” morons.
I guess she’s an actress. Who knew.

Most recently she’s been a judge on the show America’s Got Talent.
Jay Leno a COMEDIAN was also a judge on this show.
Apparently, Gabrielle Union wasn’t aware of the fact that sometimes comedians do these little things called JOKES and she was…
All together boys and girls…

Via People magazine here’s the atrocity committed by that damn racist Jay Leno!
(That too is a joke, Jay Leno is not a racist.)

“According to Variety, Leno allegedly joked about a painting on the wall that featured Simon Cowell — who serves as a judge and executive producer — surrounded by his dogs. Sources on the series told the outlet he joked the dogs looked like something one would find “on the menu at a Korean restaurant,”alluding to the stereotype that all Asian people eat dog meat.”

Yeah, I can see where that “alludes” to ALL Asian people eating dog.
According to this ad that’s not even true!
They eat cats too!!!
Hey Gabrielle!

Happy Tough Titty Tuesday everyone!!!
Raise your hand if you’re offended by all of these so-called offenses.
Much like they’re bringing back paper straws and paper bags, they need to bring back thick skin, a spine, and most of all a sense of humor!

Here’s hoping your TTT is filled with lots n’ lots of laughter.

Be well.

NOVEMBER TWENTY ONE – The Randomness Of Me @3am

Seriously… So, I’m laying in bed and I know there are dishes in the sink. I toss, I turn, I sleep for a minute and dream about doing those damn dishes! I wake up and do the damn dishes.

Also. I was tossing and turning because I tweaked my back at some point and now it’s a nerve thing. Randomly I’ll feel like I’ve just been hit with a cattle prod in my lower back and that’s always a lot of fun.

Waiting to see the dr. yesterday I realized how shitty my blog looks on my phone. Which means it looks shitty on everyone’s phones. Ugh.

Same ‘ol same ‘ol at the doc’s. Nothing life-threatening. “Lose some weight…”
Trying to figure out why the media is so down on Lt. Col. Vindman. Of course, that’s the only part of all that political crap I watched so what do I know but he appears to be a stand-up guy.

I can’t believe we finally have snow in our forecast… It won’t stick because it’s been so warm but a few flurries would be very holiday-ish.

Why is everyone hating on Green Bean Casserole these days? Seems like for the past few holidays NOBODY wants the Green Bean Casserole. I remember a time when EVERYBODY wanted it… Admittedly, I have done my fair share of Wayne Gretsky grocery shopping snagging up the last of those French’s Fried Onions for my Green Bean Casseroles. My youngest loves it!

Another Thanksgiving mishap. My daughter was carrying two full glasses of iced tea to the table and she tripped over a carpet. Pro that she is tho she didn’t spill one drop of tea as she fell to her knees! She did, however, break two dinner plates that her elbows landed on! Tada! Thankfully, she wasn’t hurt. Something else we laugh about at this time of year.

Alas. My randomness and weirdness have run out. Okay, just my randomness. What’s on your plates for the day? The week? The weekend? Anyone traveling for Thanksgiving? What’s happening in your corners of the world??
Please share.


Be well.