Friday, December 21, 2012


We're still here!

And we may wish we hadn't eaten all that bacon yesterday.
But it sure was good.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

  • It was pert near 70 here yesterday.  "Pert near" means almost for those north of here.
  • In other words, I wonder if I will ever stop sweating.
  • I'm still church shopping, but I went to a beautiful Holiday Healing service last night.
  • Dora got her hair done yesterday.  I get mine tomorrow, if the world doesn't end first.  At least Dora can go out on a high note.
  • I am ready for Christmas.
  • I am also ready for March.
  • What are some good books on iTunes?  I need lots of stimulation for our drive to Connecticut.
  • Wait, Downton Abbey is on the same night as the Alabama/Notre Dame game?  How did that happen?
  • I am writing my first real estate blog post today.  I'm nervous.
  • Below is Dora's report card from her spa day yesterday.  She made the Honor Roll.  But I'm a little concerned that she only got 9's for behavior skills.  We need to have a chat.
  • Happy Friday Eve!  Be careful out there.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

My children and I have been absolutely gutted by the tragedy in Newtown.
I struggled with what to post today, and have decided that we will try some normalcy.
Our grief will be continued to be shared privately with one another.
And we pray for everyone.  Everyone.

As we move forward, my soon-to-be graduates are job hunting.
And my gifted and brilliant daughter?
Contemplates being an Au Pair in Paris...

I don't think it would be the best use of her talent and mind.
But it sure would be fun to visit.

As long as she is happy, healthy and safe, I am behind her 100%.
My Bird's gotta fly.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

  • In 197 hours and 30 minutes, I am finally going to have my hair done.  Yes, I am counting down this way.  If you could see my hair, you'd be counting too.
  • I went to my new oncologist on Tuesday.  He was wearing a Scrooge tie.  We are going to get along just fine.
  • Speaking of Scrooge, my unwritten, unaddressed Christmas cards are staring at me.
  • My favorite Christmas movie is "Holiday Inn."  What's yours?
  • Did anyone watch that 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy last night?  I thought it was great, but I could have done without looking at Roger Daltrey's bare tummy.  And Kanye West's leather kilt.  But watching Twitter take them down was pure entertainment.
  • I go to my Coach Alice today.  I love her.
  • Tonight?  I get to go out to dinner with an old, old family friend.  Cannot wait!
  • In 8 sleeps, Dora and I head to Connecticut.  We are very excited to see everyone.  Very.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Procrastination:  we have the gene.

My little apple fell straight down.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Meh

I got nuthin'.  It's a rainy morning and I'm heading off to work.  Here are some pictures from my weekend.  What did you do?

Thursday, December 6, 2012


...Is just one of the reasons I am so happy to be home in Middle Tennessee.  The integrity and compassion of the folks around me inspires me every single day.  This happened about 3 miles from where I live.

And now, I'm going out in the world to pay it forward.  You?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Miscellany

Let's get back in the saddle today,  shall we?

  • At 7 o'clock last night, I started thinking about this morning's coffee.  What does that mean?
  • Since I started my 30 days of whole eating (Paleo) last Monday, I have lost the three pounds I gained while on my Thanksgiving party binge Adventure, I have also lost another 2 pounds!
  • That includes a little deviation on Saturday night, when I went to a Christmas party and may or may not have had a little bit of cinnamon-y whisky.
  • I think I may have to turn my a/c back on today.
  • I also think I may spend the afternoon working at the pool.  On December 3. In Middle Tennessee.
  • At the end of this month, this blog will be 5 years old.  I am going to start a new blog focusing on life here in my old home town and environs.  It will focus on real estate and the markedly different lifestyle one enjoys here, say, after living in the Northeast for 30 years.
  • This is a roundabout way of saying that MPM may have run it's course.  I dunno. Sometimes I feel like it is a part of me now.  What should I do?
  • My week is booked solid.  This is a very good thing.  I hope you have a wonderful, productive one too.
xoxo, MPM