I’m about to admit something that is personally disappointing and more than a little bit shocking to have to come to terms with, but is an honest confession. I don’t care for chocotinis as much as I used to? I haven’t read an US Weekly in over a month? Both true. Both disappointing and shocking, […]

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  • Christine Donovan McDougall - I just read an article where the couple has been doing cheesy. J C. Penny cards for twelve years- they did an eighties theme, a gangsta theme, a middle age/receding hairline potbelly theme- they’re hilarious because they now have their kids involved and they don’t take themselves so seriously…ReplyCancel

  • Pam Migdal Bernstein - I love holiday cards so much I keep them up all year! I seriously just took last year’s down because this year’s first one arrived over Thanksgiving (they are taped to the sides of the wall as you enter our kitchen).ReplyCancel

When I was a child, Thanksgiving dinner was one of my very favorite meals. And by Thanksgiving dinner I mean my mom’s cornbread stuffing and yams. And by yams I mean a yam drowned in gooey brown sugar and melted marshmellows. As for the turkey? I liked it just fine, but to be honest, warm turkey was—and […]

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  • Lucia Paul - Love it! we all admitted to each other a few years ago that none of us like turkey. So we make 2 roast chickens. But lobster…I like it.ReplyCancel

Good grief. I think I need to apologize—again—to those of you who look forward to the Friday Favorites and have been left without purpose for the past month and forced to spend the entirety of your weekends moping around cursing me for my deliquency and your despondency. Sorry, mom. But seriously, you guys. Way back in oh-twelve when […]

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  • Bonnie - I LOVED that book, I read it while on vacation in Puerto Rico and couldn’t put it down.
    I just finished “The Air He Breathes” by Britainy Cherry, I highly recommend it.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Lee McLaren - I swear, you are like a kindred spirit. We both have grown children and are fighting the empty nest syndrome like its a personal war, we both live in cold, snowy places and wonder why we live here every single time the wind blows. The list goes on. However, you are much funnier than I. Please consider writing a book.!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Grown and Flown - Michelle, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful writing with our readers – we love all of your posts!ReplyCancel

Before you read this little story, let me set the record straight: I am not losing my mind. Remember that, because after you read this little story, you’ll think I am. About five years ago I bought a fantastic pair of boots. Seriously, I loved everything about these boots. The magical color (not black, not […]

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  • Carrie Miyake - LOL, I loved the part about the massage table, I have one too and nope not a masseuse here either. Love your magical boots, I had a pair of favorite boots but sadly cannot wear them any more due to a foot issue. I need new ones with no heel. Thanks for the laugh and so glad you found your magic boots.ReplyCancel

Today my daughter turns 20, which is completely and utterly impossible. Is it because it was just last month that she was a delicious, soft bundle of infant? Is it because just last week she was a precocious, entertaining and delightful toddler? Or is it because it was only yesterday that she was an aloof […]

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  • A Morning Grouch - I love this honest list! And holy hell – you have a TWENTY year old! Cheers to that, mama. Time travel and whatnot required to make that happen.ReplyCancel

  • Snarkfest - You totally wrote that list about me, didn’t you? Except replace “Rob Lowe” with either “John Stamos” or “Simon LeBon” and that could totally be me. Mine just turned 18 and that’s impossible because I’m only 20 myself. And I don’t remember being a sexually active toddler.ReplyCancel

*Not to be confused with Diary of a colonoscopy from earlier this year in which I was also oversharing. Hey, you all know I didn’t start a blog to show you how I do my hair. Disclaimer: If you are a dude, you probably don’t want to read this. It’s all about lady parts … […]

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  • Snarkfest - I hope that after all of this, you DO finally get some well-deserved relief!! I love your descriptions and I thank you for not posting real pics (although I AM morbidly curious).ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Christmas card ’15. I might photoshop some reindeer antlers or a jolly beard on them.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Owen - Wow….it sounds horrible! I hope you get some relief!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K. - As usual you nailed it. Had a lap for endo in the early 90s. Your description of it all is spot on!!! Feel better soon and all fingers crossed that you get some relief. Endo is nasty stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Lechtenberger Bohlen - Sorry you had to go thru this and I really hope it works for you. Most importantly, I would love to hear from the recovery nurse about your missing 40 min. convo. 😉ReplyCancel

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