Pardon My French

Last week I wrote about making some changes in my life and on this blog. Nothing huge, I’m trying to be truer to myself on the blog and to feel less stressed both at home and work. Those are easy things to put out there when you’re at the tail end of a relaxing vacation, but not so easy to put into practice once you get back to the real world. 

I’m back at work and, as you can imagine, it’s not as relaxing as the beach, but I’m trying. Next week the kids are back to school and I’m totally dreading it. Sissy will be a senior (sob) this year and J-Man is going to be in 8th grade. I can’t believe she’s in her last year of high school!!! She’s excited about next week and J-Man is decidedly not. It’s always a big adjustment for him to get back in the swing of things after summer and that can make for some stressful mornings and nights. Don’t even get me started on the whole homework crap that will be starting up again. Ugh!!

In other news, my mother gave me permission to use the word “shit” on m blog. Way to take the fun out of it mom. 


It’s possible she’s still using reverse psychology on me, she’s pretty clever like that. To be honest, I learned it from her. Until I was about 5 or 6, I thought it was French, because every time she would say it, she would follow up with “Pardon my French”.  Apparently, it’s not. 

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Time For Change

 Time For Change

Roadtrips give you a lot of time to think because you’re  stuck in the car for hours on end. What else is there to do besides snack? Lots of snacking. This roadtrip gave me time to think about a lot of stuff. Namely, what I want to do with, and about, my blog.

I feel like I’ve had writer’s block for the past year or more. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes to me. Just my inner voice telling me that there’s nothing for me to write, it’s just boring shit anyway, and who, besides your mother, is even going to read it and she’s going to be mad because you used the “S” word. Then I give up and walk away. I think it was easier when I first started because not too many friends and family knew about the blog. I could write what I wanted without wondering what someone might think, or say, or be unintentially offended by what I wrote.  

But, I feel like I’ve more than reached the age where I can write what I want without worrying what someone else’s reaction might be. Not that I’m looking to write scathing blog posts about people I know or work with, but I feel like I’ve been walking a line of pure vanilla to try not to offend anyone and it isn’t working for me. It’s boring to write, which means it’s boring to read. 

So, what the hell. I might as well start writing for me again. Maybe the writer’s block will disappear, maybe not, but I think it’s worth a try. 

Boundaries are another issue I’ve thought a lot about on this roadtrip. I need to set some personal boundaries and stick to them. Home and family time is just that, and deserves my full focus. Setting aside time to blog and to just focus on the task at hand, not try to juggle 5 different things while I’m blogging, and to leave more of my work at work. 

I’m sure I will have to keep working on all of the above, especially when I go back to work and the kids go back to school. It’s always easier in summer with longer days, no homework, and less stress, but these 2 weeks have me feeling good about the possibilities and it’s time for change. 

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Meow Monday

George, just being George. 


Meet Sasha, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week



Sasha is a 4-month-old male domestic shorthair mix with a handsome grey coat. There were too many pets in his previous home so, he’s at Lollypop Farm looking for some new humans. All cats are available for reduced adoption fees until Sunday, August 9. Come meet all our feline buddies!

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Catch Disney Pixar’s Short LAVA on Disney Movies Anywhere


Catch Disney Pixar’s Short LAVA on Disney Movies Anywhere App for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for a limited time, July 30, 2015 through August 12, 2015.

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I loved this short when we saw Inside Out and can’t wait to see it again and enjoy the tropical paradise.

Enjoy LAVA while you can!

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Crap I Say To My Pets Every Damn Day 

Crap I say to my pets every damn day.

Stop licking my feet.

Stop licking my legs.

Seriously! Just stop!

Do you have some sort of foot fetish?

Why does your throw-up look like poop? Who does that?

I don’t remember feeding you that!

Well don’t eat it!!

Stop trying to get freaky with your sister.

Stop trying to get freaky with your brother.

Seriously, just stop!

Come here.

Stop spinning and come here.

Please stop spinning and get over here.

Fine! Spin this way!



I know the next door neighbor is smoking in their backyard but you need to be quiet.

I hate second-hand smoke too, but enough!

Seriously? Did you die from lung cancer in a previous life??

Awwwww, who’s a good dog?

I love you guys!

What do you say to your pets over and over and over and over and over?

Which brings us to Raspberry, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.


It’s raspberry season so, here’s Raspberry, a 2 year old female domestic shorthair who’s ready to be “picked” for adoption. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!

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