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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Syrup is NOT oil and other stuff


If we were having coffee, I would have two cups. How many do you need? What have you guys been doing this week? Here’s the skinny on my week.

  • There was a lot of work this week. So many early mornings that started at 4:30 a.m.
  • There was a lot of driving. To work. To pick up kids.
  • There was a lot of trying to be patient. I didn’t want to be the one to get arrested in the pickup lane at school. That lady totally cut me off while I was trying to follow the rules. She at least deserved the finger or something. But I did not. I was thinking of the children. Also, I would have looked like the asshole even if I wasn’t.
  • So I think partially because I was tired and just not paying attention, I used corn SYRUP to make popcorn instead of corn OIL. Twice. I have literally burned the ever-loving shhhiiiiit out of two pans.
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  • Now the neighbors and local birds know that I cannot cook. Lucky birds. Hopefully, they like syrup on their burnt popcorn.
  • My boyfriend thinks it is hysterical. He won’t think so when there are no pans left.
  • It was a decent week on the blog. There were posts that I thought were good. My boob is in a picture and no one noticed. 🙂 Sneaky boob. Sneaky. Sneaky.
  •  I didn’t do as many photo challenges this week. I’m trying to think of new stuff to write about. Coffee will help. It has to helllllp meeeee.
  • There was probably something else. I can’t remember. It’s naptime.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Drunk Minnie Mouse Talk Radio Edition


If we were having coffee, I would tell you

  • I don’t know what the title means either except that Gwen Stefani, coffee and radio are on my brain.
  • I wanted to see No Doubt in concert. It hasn’t happened yet. I feel like the concert season was too short this year. It’s me, not them.
  • Gwen Stefani doesn’t look happy in this photo. I’d be ticked if I had no one showed up for this picnic too. There’s a chandelier and no company. Gwen Stefani has been one of my favorites for a long time.
  • I also feel disenchanted this week with posting stuff other places. I probably look pouty. I might be pouting. It would be nice if people told me why they take down my articles. If I did something wrong, I would like to know what so I don’t do it again.
  • Today, I have quit pouting. I wrote two articles that have potential.
  • Although I have reservations about my own voice, I think that I will be doing live phone interviews on BlogTalkRadio. I wish that my voice sounded more like Brenda Vaccaro rather than a drunk Minnie Mouse. Maybe it’s time to start drinking again.
  • I haven’t had alcohol for a month. Not on purpose per se. I’m not trying to quit. I’ve just been driving a lot and was on prescription meds for a week. It’s always bad to mix booze and pills.
  • This is the link to my blog radio page. There’s nothing on it yet. Soon, I hope.
  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/chasingdestino

If We Were Having Coffee: The One Where I Lose My Mind

If we were having coffee, I would tell you

  • that we are officially moving . . . someday this month. Or next month. The day is not so official.
  • I keep trying to pack stuff. Toys are impossible. Somebody keeps getting them out again. So I have to tape and hide the boxes with toys.
  • I’ve had a few disappointments – as far as jobs, blogging and writing.
  • But also some lovely things happened too. I’ve got the keys to house for gosh sake. They’re pink. Pictures to follow later.
  • In spite of the disappointing nonsense, I’m trying to refocus. It’s been a lot of, “What are you gonna do with your life?” talk with myself. I always think of that Twisted Sister video.

We went to Warped tour. It might have been one of the best days ever. You can read about it here.


Yeah, I totally forgot to drink coffee today. I’m slipping. I don’t even know me anymore. Just kidding. I’ll be better tomorrow because there will be coffee. At the moment, I’m drinking sweet tea. It’s my other favorite drink. Shhhh . . . . don’t tell coffee.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: We Wish We Were Mermaids edition


If we were having coffee, I would tell you

  • that I finished my DIY desk project. I think I’ll finish the dresser today finally. We had some rain delays.
  • that yesteray I gave my youngest daughter a choice of things to do. We could either go to see Elsa and other Frozen characters at the mall or go to the beach. I really thought I would be spending the day at the mall with Elsa. However, she chose the beach.
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  • It was fabulous. I wore my beach hat to the beach for the first time. We would like to be mermaids. I’d have to give up the hat but everyone has to make sacrifices, right?!
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  • Then we went to get lunch and ice cream.
  • The kid asked me if I caught a tan. I said no.
  • Then we went to see my boyfriend where he was running sound for many, many bands. It’s an outdoor place in the middle of nature. Some people like camping and nature.
  • It rained.
  • I wore my hat again to keep the rain at bay. I felt overdressed but dry.
  • It was so muddy. It took less than five minutes for our feet to get muddy. Did you know that flip-flops either slip or get stuck in the mud? Yeah, I do too but I forgot to bring boots.
  • I tried to not be a stick in the mud. It wasn’t working – I got stuck in the mud a few times. After I quit saying how much b.s. mud was, the bugs really started to suck the life out of me. The bugs were too much for me. Even after putting on bug spray, they were still biting. Bugs + mud = b.s.
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    It’s worse than it looks. So dirty.
  • So the kid and I went home where there is Netflix and sweet tea.
  • The kid asked me again if I caught a tan. I said no. But I did catch a sunburn. I still love the beach with all of its sand that gets everywhere.
  • I choose sand over mud. I don’t know if it means anything, except that I really dislike being dirty.
  • You know who mosquitoes probably don’t bother?  Mud People.
  • I’m going to go get some coffee right now and try to forget about the existence of mud, bugs and sunburns. I need to get a mermaid mug ASAP!
  • What are you up to? Anything new and exciting? 🙂

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Still Not a Hippie

If we were having coffee, I would tell you

  • I always realize that I’m not a hippie at music festivals. I’m never as laid back as I think I am. Also, I’m not one with the earth or inner peace. I’m working on it.
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  • Some of my favorite people are hippies. Like this guy. I didn’t even know he had a real name until this year. He changed his profile name to his real name. I had to look at the profile to make sure I knew him.
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  • I will never be as cool as the guy in the bathrobe and walking stick.
  • Lucas said that people don’t think I’m a real person since I haven’t been out to do anything lately. I think I need a shirt that says, “I’m a real girl.”
  • Unfortunately, for hippie vendors, I’m not that into tye-dye. We have a friend that does some quality tye-dyes though.
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  • He made these pants. And wore them. I’m kind of jealous. He’ll probably make you some. This is his Facebook page. I’m thinking I could pull off one of the tye-dye scarves.
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  • Look at me being outside with nature in the rain. That is real mud.Dirty, dirty mud. I’m not ready to be a mud person.
  • Fire people. Always fun. Lucas is the one playing the guitar.
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  • Lucas said it was ok to try standing in the rain. So we did. It was fun. I danced around, while he drank a beer. Sounds about right.
  • If I could cook and wanted to make money, I would be a food vendor at music festivals. People are always hungry. Well, I’m always hungry and I’m a person.
  • So today, I went to work. Then I got on Pinterest. Then I fell asleep. All in all a good day, except that I didn’t have any coffee. Someone asked me why I didn’t seem so happy. The answer was “Because I haven’t had coffee yet.” It’s the truth. Coffee always makes the day better.
  • How was your week?
  • You can find more coffee addicts at Part-Time Monster.
  • https://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/weekendcoffeeshare-the-calm-before-the-storm/

P.S. Enjoy this video of Canned Heat. Awesomeness. 🙂

if we were having coffee: roller skating, shopping & ice cream with the birthday princess

If we were having coffee, I would be so happy to see you and have an adult conversation. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t had a really awesome day with the birthday princess aka Little Sister #2. I just haven’t really talked to a grown-up beyond introductions (“Hi. I’m her mom. It’s her birthday. Is there any coffee?”)

#birthdaypancakes for the #birthdayprincess
#birthdaypancakes for the #birthdayprincess
  • Lucas made her some birthday pancakes. It should be a thing. Birthday pancakes. #birthdaypancakes
  • We went roller skating with the Girl Scouts. Little Sister wanted to go there for her birthday last year. We didn’t go so I was happy to see roller skating Girl Scout event that fell on her birthday this year. We were all very excited, even though she didn’t get to ride in the giant roller skate. She was happy with the bouncy house and scooter. Nothing seemed to make her happier than racing around me saying “Hi Mom. Bye Mom.”
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She loves this dragon.
She loves this dragon.
  •  I don’t know any of the moms. I still don’t know any of the moms. No one was really talkative. No one was rude . . . just not very outgoing.
  • Maybe they didn’t like my pigtails and unicorn shirt. I realize that I’m 40 but I still like pigtails and unicorns. Maybe they just wanted to be alone . . . in a noisy roller skating rink. Not judging. I’ve wanted to be alone in noisy places.
  • So I lasted about five minutes at the table before I put on my skates. I still know that I’m 40 but I really love to go roller skating. If I had really great medical insurance plus great secondary medical insurance, I would join the roller derby. I chose my name and persona, which includes pigtails, a few years ago. However, the chances of getting injured are pretty high. Medical bills are also pretty high.
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  • Then we went to Toys R’ Us. Honestly, I got out of there for a bargain price of two toys. I figured it would end up being more toys than we could fit in the car.
  • Little Sister #2 is my fashionista child. She was more than happy to shop for clothes. Old Navy is having a summer kickoff summer sale this weekend. I also got out of there with the bargain price of having the kid stylin’ for the whole summer, flip flops and all. Have I ever mentioned that Little Sister #2 hardly ever wears shorts? It’s all skirts and dresses for the birthday princess from the first warm day of spring until the first chilly day in the fall.
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if we were having coffee: blessed edition

If we were having coffee, I would tell you why I’m blessed. Then I hope you’ll tell me about what you are grateful for this week.


  • I’m alive, which is awesome.
  • Healthy kids = fabulousity. No one misses the flu when it leaves.
  • My boyfriend is not sick of listening to bands yet.
  • I got the best rejection letter ever. It’s like progress, kind of.
  • My favorite band loves me as a specific person rather than just a random citizen. They said so on Twitter. It must be true.
  • Walmart has not adversely affected my life for two weeks. So people can survive without Walmart. Who knew?

So what is new with you?

If We Were Having Coffee: Skyping Adventures Edition

If we were having coffee, I would buy us some coffee. It’s might be a ploy to have someone come over and help me with this Skype situation.


No, not the looking ugly situation. I have that covered. Hair, makeup and no pajamas. Looking pretty good, even with the glasses. If I take them off, then I can’t read the questions or see the screen. I’ll look like I’m squinting too much because I will be squinting too much.

I am having the “why can’t anyone hear me?” problem. Also, the “boyfriend is sleeping on the couch” problem. I fixed that one finally. The camera moves. 🙂

There was supposed to be a Skype interview. It would have been so much better if they could hear me. Alas, it was not meant to be. We had to do a regular phone interview. Thanks Unparalleled Height for being so cool about changing plans.

Photo credit: Brittany Darby Photography
Photo credit: Brittany Darby Photography

They also know how to look nice during a Skype interview. They work out. Yeah, I asked in a roundabout way.

We can even have coffee in these nifty Skype mugs. I know, I know!!! We can Skype and drink coffee. It would be fabulous. If only you could hear me. . . .