Jak's taste test
Jak — who will soon be four months old — had his first taste of cereal last week. He wasn't too sure of it at first, but... well... see for...
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Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)
Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)
Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)
Matt (Andrea's boyfriend) and Andrea (youngest daughter)
Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (Megan and Preston's boys)
This movie proves it in spades: Kristen Wiig has acting chops and can play more than funny. In THE SKELETON TWINS, Wiig's character, Maggie, shows not one whit of her freaky yet supposedly funny Saturday Night Live characters. No Penelope. No Target Lady. And no Lawrence Welk singer Doonese. Thank heavens for that, as I cannot stand any of those characters.
Considering my dislike for Wiig's SNL...
I was offered a Flex Belt to review for free. I let my oldest daughter do the honors, and here's what she found (click to read the review):
It's been a tough several weeks leading up to yesterday's big day, my "first dose observation" day. When it was all uneventfully done and over, I was so very thankful — for the outcome as well as for the incredible support from all of you, from my friends, from my family.
And I was happy. So very happy. Once home, all I wanted...
Updated on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Lisa Carpenter
I've been conflicted for weeks about sharing this — TMI isn't usually my thing — but today feel I must. Today I'm swallowing a pill that could stop my heart, so I'm writing to ask for your prayers, positive thoughts, healing vibes or any sort of goodness you could send my way.
My MS has gotten ridiculously aggressive and...
My husband and I recently had yet another discussion on death and dying, as mid-life, long-married couples are wont to do. (It's not just us, right?) Our conversation led me to consider how it's often said that toward the end of life, many folks lament and regret not having said "I love you" often enough, if at all, to those they love the most.
I don't have that concern. I do tell...
Films featuring themes of brothers at odds or cops versus robbers abound, yet I've found few as engaging as BLOOD TIES starring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup. In this gritty tale (meaning, expect blood and violence) set in 1970s Brooklyn and directed by Guillaume Canet, Clive Owen stars as Chris, a 50-year-old criminal recently released from prison...