After two days of dealing with the DMV and I had to take two ‘mental health days’ off of work!

The last two days of my life have been painful. Painful in the sense that I have spent a total of 8 hours at the DMV between the two days. Let me paint the scene for you. Back in December 2021, after months of begging my Jeep for a working partnership between the two ofContinue reading “After two days of dealing with the DMV and I had to take two ‘mental health days’ off of work!”

Freedom is personal and communitive. What are you fighting for?

I feel like I am in an excellent position to talk about freedom. I fought, bled, and was willing to give my life for it. Twenty-one years is what I gave in the name of freedom. I have witnessed the very best and the very worst of what a country implies when it states thatContinue reading “Freedom is personal and communitive. What are you fighting for?”

Broken computers, Botox, and a letter from my son.

Friends, The last few weeks have been exciting for me! Of course, individual events are not newsworthy, but a combination of them together makes for good writing. Let me explain: Recently my work computer had decided that it was done being overworked, under-appreciated, and generally not a respected piece of vital equipment. It started itsContinue reading “Broken computers, Botox, and a letter from my son.”

Bring back Fireside chats! The distraction of differing opinions is deafening.

Friends, Today, as I was drinking my morning coffee, scanning recent news articles, and thinking about the plot twist in Season 5 of The Last Kingdom on Netflix– the appreciation and dread for instantaneous news hit me. For example- if there had been cell phones and instant news, Uhtred probably could have stopped the battleContinue reading “Bring back Fireside chats! The distraction of differing opinions is deafening.”

The joys and agony of owning a home! A tale of a $100,000 bill.

Friends, It is that time of year when those who live in a ‘wintery’ area are bored and anxious for spring. In other words, we are changing the whole house. New paint, rearranging the furniture, staring listlessly out the window, or ignoring TicTok videos to search for a new home in places like Hawaii orContinue reading “The joys and agony of owning a home! A tale of a $100,000 bill.”

Parents of adult children- where you at?

Friends! For January, my book club was assigned a book entitled ‘I just want to pee Alone‘ by Some Kick Ass Mom Bloggers. The book was heartwarming, relatable, funny, and overall effortless read. It talked about the transition from sexy 20 something-year-old to hassled and frayed mom. It spoke about annoying plastic toys that sing,Continue reading “Parents of adult children- where you at?”

It’s that ‘time of the month’! Ladies, we need to stand together!

Friends! Can we have a conversation that can seem controversial? Can we talk about something that is only addressed in memes or on Tic Tok videos? I am tired of ‘that time of the month.’ My monthly visitor has bared its nasty teeth into my life again. So predictable that I can announce its impendingContinue reading “It’s that ‘time of the month’! Ladies, we need to stand together!”

How does one become a Master at Hobbies?

Friends! Good morning. I have a question that has been plaguing me for a while now. Maybe you can help? When does one become a master at something? By default of my blog- I am a Wannabe Historian. I have a degree in history. I also have advanced certificates in Historic Preservation and American Studies.Continue reading “How does one become a Master at Hobbies?”