Monday’s Music Moves Me…

This week’s theme our spotlight dancer, Joyce Lansky wants ..
It’s called the Brevity Challenge.  
#1 Write ONE sentence or less on your post.
#2 Post ONE song that is under three minutes.
#3 Visit and post a SHORT comment on EVERY blog that follows the rules.


I simple adore this man’s talent – and please forgive the “subtitles, I couldn’t find one without.

Comic Sunday

My son gave me the best comic book for Christmas last year and it my downtime I have enjoyed the laughter it has provided me. This book is a pretty accurate depiction of our current household with a teenage boy.

The one I am sharing today is in regard to chores.

In comics

(the link for the book is – Jeremy and Mom

In my reality

IMG_5202-1Happy Sunday!

Follow Friday Four Fill In!

Feeling Beachie

The statements:

  1. I just ____
  2. ___ is _____
  3. If I could, I would ________
  4. _____makes me______


1. I just got home from shopping with my daughter for pants for a school field trip which cost waaaay more than they should have.

2. Winter is here and it’s darn right ugly at a warm 4 degrees.

3. If I could, I would totally play hookie tomorrow from work but sadly, that isn’t a option. Sigh….

4. The thought of holiday shopping makes me cringe because the holidays and retail bring out the U.G.L.Y in people. This is where online shopping has become my favorite!



Tuesday Coffee chat….

Happy Tuesday! I have my afternoon coffee with a little extra sumpin-sumpin and I have my fuzzy slippers on.

Why… Please see below


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Today is Coffee Chat with my good friend Rory! Click on this link first. Time Out for Mom

Time out for Mom

Today’s topic – “are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

I have completed the following today.

I went to work for 5 hours and left at 12 to pick up both kids and make it to our dental appointments with a new dentist which I am thrilled to report that EVERYONE is cavity free!!!

Dancing Teeth

We do however, myself included need to do a bit better on the brushing front. I am really good about brushing in the morning because I have coffee and NO ONE wants to smell that including me. I am really bad about the brushing before bed. It just becomes a lot of work to get back out of bed to go complete this 2 minute tasks because the idea of sleep has really already taken hold and I can feel my body letting go.

So I told my kids today when we left the dental office that if we needed to make this a family event at night to ensure everyone is brushing AND flossing we will. You can just imagine what they thought of this grand idea.

Anyway, after we got home I did the following :

Called a guy who turned out to be a kid (maybe not much older than my own son) to come paint  and patch a whole in our garage door for cheap because we haven’t and NEED TO GET IT DONE.

Balanced the checkbook – which of course is pointless and depressing.


Here is what I haven’t done and need to.

Finish a card for the next card swap I am attending in two weeks.

Gone through the amazing family portraits we had taken some time ago, pick the favorites and order the prints and holiday cards.  I seem to always wait until the last minute for this because, well I am just that way.

As for letting things go that I can’t seem to…

My back yard.

I have in my brain this imagery of what I want to see when I walk out in the back yard.

But this is more along the lines of what is reality but still not my yard. (some picture I found when I google’d “empty back yards”

I know that I have a blank canvas and it takes time to make art.

Not really sure what my hang up is only that I am stuck.

I will get there. Can’t say I will let it go, but I will get there.

Happy Tuesday night!


Tuesday’s Coffee – It is the right way to end the night!

Time out for Mom
Tuesday, November 4/14
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Such a fabulous prompt!!!!
I think if one is going to do anything at all it should be done right because who wants to go back and have to do it again.  I am a tad OCD when it comes to how certain things are kept within our home or fighting for hours trying to format a post on my blog because for whatever reason the formatting is all off  (I do apologize if it looks funny – I think I may have broken it) and my brain is done for the day and there are more days lately when I have to tell myself to just …

Yea- I totally went there and you’re welcome.

On the flip-side of this prompt would be the situation my daughter found herself in yesterday at school. Her BFF was in some minor trouble and had asked my daughter to lie for her to cover it up.  My daughter has always been what we like to call our “Honest Abe” because lying has never been something she likes or can do. It literally causes her moral compass to completely FREAK OUT and make her feel like the worst.person.ever!
So she chose do be honest which caused a somewhat small disagreement with the BFF which I later learned that the BFF had cooled and the planets were back in alignment.
(Girls and their DRAMA- make me a tired Mama!)

So doing the right thing has always been something she has proven time and time again, pays off. Her father and I are very proud!

I believe that if we all just live our lives within our ability to make the world a happy place, you cover both sides of the question.
Happy Tuesday!

Ponder me this…

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Today’s word is LITTER!

The first thing that comes to mind is the silliness of all the NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ADS that are littering my mailbox! O…M…G! One more week!

Second – A litter of these adorable creatures!

And long ago, in another lifetime,

I worked as Vet Tech and on my departure of my very first clinic, one of the vets made this cake for me.


Kinda gross but creative I thought…

Happy Thursday!




Tuesday’s Coffee with some Halloween spice!

This weeks topic is “

If you were going to a Costume Ball (and since Halloween is days away), what costume would you wear?
This year them is a flash back to the 80’s!
The hair will be teased and styled high and held in place with our dear friend – Aqua Net!
The clothing will the direct result of  just be digging thru the closet of archives for pieces once thought out – which has made a small comeback.
That will take place in 4 days.

In the past though this has by far been the best costume EVER .

The idea of course goes to my hubby for thinking of it!

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Monday’s Music muhhahalloween week!


This week will end on my favorite holiday not to mention, it’s on a FRIDAY!!!

This week is a freebie and because it is Halloween, I think we may see a lot of fun tunes come our way.

Here is one of my favorites -

Followed by

And because Friday  we are all taking a step back into the 80’s – here is this fun one!

Social Sunday… Part 1


I took some time away because well I was stressing about EVERYTHING including my blog. So I gave myself permission to just step back and catch up with myself.

I didn’t do anything that revolved around technology unless I was at work.
Then my hubby asked me about my blog and when I planned to update the page as he was tired of looking at the same post. Hehe, such a faithful follower he is.

So while I still feel like I have waaaaaay to much going on, But, I did decide to sit down and pour my heart out and play a little catch up with this week.

My husband keeps telling me I just need to make time to which of course I give a hearty laugh.

Laughing smiley faceWhile he is right, it doesn’t change the fact that is just doesn’t work that way.

Two minutes ago my son was in here asking me something about a game because his dad didn’t know the answer which results in, “ask mom”. So I have to stop what I am doing to take care of whatever it is he is asking about and then I found myself heating up my coffee and then coming back to this post. Gone for a total of 5 minutes… with each interruption like that, it’s no wonder I can’t get anything done.

Anyway, back to what I was going to do… catch up.

On Tuesday my good friend posted this
TIme Out for Mom – Tuesday’s coffee chat.

What is in a name?

Well not many know my real name here because my alias is Kisma. Which came to be from a game that I play with my son and hubby.

My real name is Tiffany which when I goggled,this was the first thing that popped up.

Greek Meaning & American Meaning:
The name Tiffany is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Tiffany is: Gods incarnate.

Latin Meaning:
The name Tiffany is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Tiffany is: Manifestation of God. In the Middle Ages, this name was sometimes given to girls born on Twelfth night.

SoulUrge Number: 1People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.

Expression Number: 9People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broadminded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered.

hahah… and most people who know me would agree that this is spot on.

How I came to be Tiffany was due in part to the following movie.

My mother loved this movie and being I was the youngest, this was her chance to have the name Tiffany. And because of my name, I hear ALL kinds of bad one liners from this movie.

“How was breakfast this morning at Tiffany’s?”

” I am going to break in to your house and steal some jewelry and say I went to Tiffany’s”

People try too hard sometimes and I just laugh.

And because of my name, I have acquired the following items because I have an amazing hubby who spoils me.

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart pendant in sterling silver.

Tiffany Eau de Parfum atomiseur, 3.4 ounces.

He went to Tiffany & Co.

Who needs Jarred when you have Tiffany & Co…?

Stayed tuned… more to come!