I’ve always been good about stretching the dollar. When times got tough, I got tougher! (My kids grew up telling me I was cheap but I prefer the word frugal.) I knew how to get as many meals out of $40 as I possibly could, which is about all we seemed to have each payday… Read More The Ex-Files – A Frugal Meal & No Cast-Iron Skillet!
Today, I ran across quite an amusing memory from a few years ago on my Facebook feed. I thought I’d share it because it gave me a hardy chuckle. I hope you do, too! Today, I took Dad to see his urologist for his annual check-up. He was called back fairly quickly, leaving me to… Read More Throwback Thursday
Many moons ago… This photo was probably the last photo taken with any of my cousins. It was 1987, the year my Papa passed away. He was my paternal grandfather. I was pregnant with my first child, second from the left. Yeah, that’s me. Young. Thin. The last time I would ever be thin in… Read More Throwback Thursday #TBT
Many years ago, I worked in my daughter’s 1st-grade class as an aide. It was recess time and I was outside supervising the kids. There were some boys in the class making fun of another little girl who was a bit on the heavy side. They were laughing and calling her names like, “fat” and… Read More Being Fluffy
My son was born in 1990. He was long and skinny at birth, so my Dad stuck the nickname of Ichabod (as in Ichabod Crane) on him, which was later changed to the shorter version of “Ickie.” It was cute when he was a little guy, but when he started school we stopped calling him… Read More Ickie: A Random Memory