5 Things I Hated When I Was A Kid

The 5 things I hated when I was a kid, but really love now


I hated napping! What kid doesn’t? Every kid knows that when you take a nap you’re missing out on all the cool fun stuff that everyone not napping is having. Now, napping is my favorite!! C’mon, admit it, you love napping too. The best nap is when you’re napping on a vacation day, then you’re getting paid to nap. Am I right??!! I like to run the dishwasher and washing machine during my naps. That way I feel productive and get to nap!

Folding laundry:

OMG! I hated to fold laundry! It was torture! Every load I folded seemed like an eternity. Now, I love folding laundry. I sit on my bed, turn on the TV, and fold. It still takes a long time to fold an entire load of laundry, but that just may be my super power.

Kids: Mom, I’m hungry!

Me: I’m folding laundry. You’ll have to wait! (slowly folding a towel while watching Supernatural)

Husband: When are we going grocery shopping?

Me: In a while, I’m folding laundry and I don’t want it to get wrinkled. (fast forwarding through the commercials to watch more Supernatural)

See, it can take a long time to fold one load of laundry. Don’t judge.


I hated beets. Ewww, they’re dark red! Gross! They look like blood! Flash forward about 20 years and I discovered I love beets!! They’re like beet candy with butter. Mmmmmm., butter.


When I was little, the news was just boring and sometimes scary. When they talked about armed guerillas I pictured gorillas with machine guns. Hmmm…. could be why I have such an aversion to monkeys and gorillas to this day. Now, I want to know what’s going on in our world, but it’s still scary.

Country music:

I hated country music! My mother would listen to WOKQ and it would drive me crazy. All those twangy and depressing songs. Soooo, what do I listen to now? Country music. My mother loves to remind me of this.

What did you hate as a kid but like or love now?


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Foxy Meow Monday

Foxy Meow Monday

No, not that kind of foxy, we haven’t flashed back to the 70’s. We have some new residents in our backyard. Last week Sissy texted me “Mom! We have 7 baby fox pups in our backyard and I named them all!”

Me:  We aren’t keeping them.

Sissy: It’s legal to keep a fox as a pet in New York.

Me:  They eat cats.

So we have to content ourselves with watching them from a distance. They’re totally adorable but we aren’t keeping them.

Meet Cane, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Cane #2468567

Cane is an 8-year-old male domestic shorthair mix.  He’s looking for some new humans with those big, beautiful green eyes of his.  Come meet him at Lollypop Farm!  He’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.

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I Don’t Like Mondays

I Don’t Like Mondays!
 Monday I Can't Even
I don’t like Mondays is a theme in our house every week. The kids, especially J-Man hates to see the weekend come to an end. I think J-Man’s cat George expresses the feeling pretty well.
I don’t mind Mondays. It’s my day off and everyone else usually goes to work and school, leaving me all alone. This would be me if one of my kids stayed home sick on a Monday. 

Pippa is a 1 year old female domestic medium hair mix who came from a community rescue to Lollypop Farm to find her new humans.  She’s affectionate and well behaved.  Pippa likes other cats and dogs and would love to come home with you!



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Did You Need Me To Move? Meow Monday

Last week was spring break in the BMB household. Sadly, only 2 days had spring-like weather and we were back to snow flurries on Easter Sunday. Since the kids were on break and I wasn’t, I decided to take a blogging break.

We had some fun, got caught up on some TV shows we had on the DVR and found a prom dress for Sissy. Yay! We played Bingo at the VFW with good friends and enjoyed the break from rushed mornings and stressful homework evenings.

J-Man is now looking forward to summer vacation! It still may feel like winter in July at this rate, but at least he won’t have school.

The kids are back in school and I’m shopping online getting some things done around the house and attempting to get back to my blogging.

Rosie is trying to prevent me from shopping and blogging.


She’s looking pretty comfy right there on my keyboard.

This week we are featuring Romano as our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.


Romano is a 2 year old male domestic shorthair mix. He’s a handsome guy who’s looking for a new home to call his own. The other pet in his previous home was picking on him so he’s in need of new digs. Come meet Romano at Lollypop Farm!


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My Top 5 Cringeworthy Words

These are my top 5 cringeworthy words. I hate them and every time I hear them or read them on social media, I do a mental shiver and usually say “Ewww” out loud. 

1. Lover: Everyone all together now…. Ewwwww! I can’t be the only one that hates this word. If someone posts it as a status update on Facebook, as in “I’m having dinner with my lover.” or, even worse, in person when you meet them for the first time, and you hear “This is my lover” Ewww, ewww, ewww! I get that when you reach a certain age the words boyfriend or girlfriend can sound a little weird, but there is really no reason to ever use the word lover. Grab a thesaurus for pete’s sake. I’d even prefer “friends with benefits” to hearing “lover”. Ewww!

2. Kumquat: Yes, I know it’s a small citrus fruit, but really, what can you do with them? It’s not like you’re going to every say to someone, “You know what I could go for right now? A big glass of Kumquat juice!” or even better, posting on Facebook, “My lover is so thoughtful. He knows how much I love Kumquats!” Ewwwww!

3. Fart: Okay, I have to blame my mother for this one. Growing up in our family this was the “F-word” and saying it would bring down the wrath of mom on you. Besides being the “you’re going to be in so much trouble for saying the F-word” it was also something that ladies didn’t and still don’t do. Really, my mother said so. 

4. Brain Fart: See above. Even if you add the word brain in front of it, it’s still the “F-word” and if ladies don’t do that, then certainly brains don’t do it either. 

5. Polar Vortex: Last winter was the first time I ever heard that term. We had a bitter cold winter and once it was over, I never wanted to hear it again. Fast forward to this winter and the term Polar Vortex was thrown about and we had the worst winter ever. If I ever hear Polar Vortex again, it will be too soon. 

What words do you hate?

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