Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Just stopping by my old stomping grounds to say hi, to share a bit of what I'm up to, and to ask you to please come on over to My (extraordinarily) Ordinary Life!

I have a new blog home and would love for you visit. All of my friends from this neighborhood of blogville are my most cherished blog friends. You all were my support, my sounding board, my cheerleader...my pals.

It just isn't the same without you!

Things there are much as they were here. I still share wacky stories about my every day. I randomly post scrappy projects. Occasionally, I get a bit "deep" and sentimental. And of course, I mention the nasty "c" beast from time to time. While the fight of my life is a thing of my past, the after effects are part of my every day.

I now work harder than ever to live a healthy life. 'Cause "ain't" nobody got time for another run in with cancer. However, there was a point when all this healthy living left me wondering how much "living" I was doing.

Shall we say I became a bit obsessive?

Watching every little thing I ate did nothing but cause my stress levels to go through the roof. Not exactly a positive.

I needed balance.

And I think I've found it.

I recently decided to share my Tips for Simple, Healthy Living.

After receiving so many emails asking for suggestions, I thought a series would be the best way to address the questions. That has been the subject of most of my posts the past few weeks.

That and my usual.

I hope this little preview of what is going on at My (extraordinarily) Ordinary Life prompts you to come follow along.

You can also find me on


Somehow, I have lost many of my contacts here. Rather than scour comments from old posts to find links to your blogs, I would greatly appreciate it if you would share the link in a comment here. I promise to pay you a visit!

Hoping life is being kind to all of you!!!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Come On Over! Pretty Please!!!


I finally finished my new blog design. While "finished" is a relative term...are we ever truly finished with anything?...I have things geared up and ready to go at my new site, My Extraordinarily Ordinary Life!

I hope you will take the time to sign up for all things me at this new address via email or the RSS link. I'm not sure I trust myself to transfer my followers properly. If only it were as simple as mail forwarding through our postal system. Then again, I'm still (10 months later) having issues with misdirected snail mail after my move across town.

I hope you will follow me to my new cyber home! It just wouldn't be the same without you!!!

And while you are at it...please look me up on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This whole social media thing is SOOOO addictive!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sights and Sounds From My Morning Commute

Most of the time my life is so crazy I never know what's going to happen at any given moment. But a few constants can be found if I look hard enough. While driving to work last week, I realized my morning commute is more or less the same each and every work day. Here is a peek into what can be seen and heard along the way.

Songs blaring from the radio

My way off-tune sing-along to said songs complete with botched lyrics.

Rear view mirror glances to inspect morning makeup application.

Side ways glances to see who has witnessed makeup touch-ups.

Seated dance moves and head bobs...occasionally to the actual beat of a song.

Additional glances to see who might be watching.

Shoulder shrug stating "Who cares?"

Phone chats with sister, mother and/or friend.

Banana peel or zone bar wrapper in cup holder.

Water bottle sticking out of my purse.

Three minute search for lip gloss.

Stop lights used for checking email.

Verbalized mental check lists.

Beautiful mountains.

Heavy traffic.

Crazy drivers.

Abruptly lit tail lights from abruptly stopped (for no apparent reason) vehicles.

Curse words shouted by me to these Sudden Stop wackos.

Pleasantries spoken by me to me.

Criticisms muttered by me to me.

Affirmations and rationalizations issued from me to me.

Spoken prayers.

Clock showing I'm late...