Singing Amazing Grace & Eating a Cherry Pie

“I’m cold and hungry.  I thought this eating healthy thing was supposed to be doing me some good.  I ate two oranges today and I don’t feel one bit better.” This is part of an actual conversation in my home.  I won’t divulge the identity of the speaker.  She would rather remain anonymous. Later in [...]

Mom, I think I’m growing up.

Growing-up helps me realize I cannot do it all, but more importantly, it helps me understand that I don’t want to do it all.  I’ve been to college twice, worked several jobs as different as the splits in my personality (split personality is not a clinical diagnosis for me, but rather the realization that I’m [...]

One Request On My Birthday

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, I’m not a monkey! I live on the Fringe and I’m about to binge. Saturday is officially my birthday.  It’s too bad Lincoln was born first or else my name would appear on your calendar. Friends are watching our children while FringeMan and I enjoy a nice [...]

Bringing Hope to The World, One Cut at a Time


Finding a good hair stylist is as difficult as finding a good husband, exactly why I went about eight months without a hair cut.  Then my mother, feeling sorry for my pathetic mop, gave me a give certificate for a conditioning treatment. I’m a lot like the Sahara Dessert.  I have a very dry, crackling [...]

Good Enough for Grandma

We are never satisfied. I’m not talking about our children, we expect them to continue wanting until they reach maturity.  I am talking about us – women.  Maybe social climates are the same for men.  I’m not sure.  I can only speak from experience and observation. Mothers are competing with their sixteen year-old daughters to [...]

All That is My Life

It's not real dust you're seeing on this thermometer, it's a faulty lense - in the camera - in your eye maybe.

Aren’t you in the mood for a senseless recap of all that is my life? No? Me either.  It’s just that I have nothing else to talk about tonight and I haven’t used nearly enough words today to skip blogging. Let’s first discuss the Christmas gift my mum-in-law gave me for Christmas.  Since we’re going [...]

Are You Dressed?


I’m over at Adding Zest to Your Nest today.  Come visit me please.  I’m feeling lonely. I also have a question for you, but read my post at Adding Zest before you answer.  Here’s the question… Do you think what you wear matters? Something to think about.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the thinnest girl of all?” The day I lost my skinny mirror, my life shattered. Ok, maybe that’s a tad exaggerated, but STILL! Once, my mirror reflected my lumps and bumps as straight lines and smooth surfaces.  I loved this mirror almost as much as I loved my [...]

The Perfect Woman

Warning:  This is a post where I get all ‘spiritual’ on you and maybe even a little bit preachy.  I understand that not all of my readers believe exactly like I do and I love that.  I just want to remind you that all’s free in blogland.  If you don’t want to read today’s post, [...]

Fears of Aging


Do you know what I worry about as I climb the steps of life? I fear that one day I’ll be old and I won’t be able to see what everyone else sees  – that my eyebrows are covering my entire face. Do you have any reservations about aging? Don’t forget to take my reader [...]

Party in Pink!


Welcome to The Domestic Fringe.   This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on this special day, my bloggaversary, we are celebrating women around the world.  Party in Pink is a tribute to those we know and love who have fought the battle with breast cancer or who are [...]