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Christmas Door Mats

I am an amazon associate if you choose to make a purchase I will make a small commission at no cost to you.  Christmas Door Mats I cannot wait to decorate for Christmas. It cheers me up and I need that so much this year.  Amazon offers some great choices. I head over there first as it saves me time and money. Indoor/Outdoor Natural Coir Doormat 18x30 Farmhouse Living Rustic Ornaments[...]

Who is Alan Kulwicki?

A Bit of History About My Daddy In 2008 my dad fell and hit his head.  This was a crazy accident that left him a quadriplegic. At the age of 75 he lived in a skilled nursing facility before passing away in 2010. I moved in with my mom in the house I had lived in as a teenager. Daddy's Notes and Possessions My daddy left notes all over the place.  Do not tell my mom I told you but he liked to play[...]

How to make Winter more Tolerable for Elderly moms

I am a member of Amazon Associates Program and earn money from qualifying purchases. How to make staying Indoors more Bearable My mom has leukemia and vascular dementia. She is 86 years old and gets cold more often. We keep the home temperature at 70 degrees but she gets a bit chilled at times. One of her favorite things is a heated throw. This was a Christmas present from my brother last year.[...]

My Thoughts on being a First Time Grandma

I am a member of the Amazon Associates Program and earn money from qualifying purchases.  Posts contain affiliate links that benefit me as well.   My Thoughts on Being a First Time Grandma I became a first-time grandma six weeks ago. It was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time. To say I was thrilled would be putting it lightly.   Meeting your Grandchild for the[...]

Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare One month ago today I went for a screening mammogram. I had mammograms in the past as well as a lumpectomy in my younger years so I was not nervous at all. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "nonasdaughter-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asi[...]

Beauty By Anne-Marie -my favorite go to on YouTube

  Beauty Go-To on YouTube I am not sure how long I have been watching YouTube.  I think it might have started a few years ago when a coworker showed me screaming goats and pranks of scary snowmen.  There is something for everyone there. I am even guilty of playing relaxing cat music for our cat who went thru a traumatic experience with an eye infection. While searching for "best foundations[...]

Working on making your dreams come true

A dear friend of mine called me last night.  It is one of those friends that you click with immediately.  You spend years together and become family.  We worked together for many years. We became sisters. We knew each other's secrets and took them to the vault. (and by the way, those kind of friends are few and far between) We vowed we would stay connected after our jobs were outsourced but years we[...]

Making time for your family

There is nothing that makes my mom more happy than me taking a weekday off.  She loves for us to go somewhere or for me to just be home with her. I took one of those days on Friday.  It started out great with breakfast at Cracker Barrell. We were chatting.  I took a photo of her smiling.  While eating she got a little chocked.  She got embarrassed.  She was worried that I was embarrassed.  I was[...]

“blog like you are talking to your friends”

I have been thinking about blogging for a few months.  I have always loved writing but am unsure if I am good at it.  My favorite subject is my mom Nona.  I am currently 56 years old and mom is soon to be 85.  Throughout our life, we have been more like sisters.  Our relationship has never been formal.  She is not "mother" she is "momma", mom or Nona to me. I hope to bring humor to taking care of[...]