My How To Get Things Done Formula

Life can be a stinkin’ trouble maker – always in the way and forcing change in the worst ways. BOOOOOOOOO! Hang on, my babies. I have a plan – a formula – to help. The thing is, you have to ask yourself one thing: how bad to you want it? (“it” being whatever you’re chasing) […]

Have You Made Friends with Death?

Let’s talk death, more specifically making new friends – with Death. Don’t leave! I promise this isn’t as weird or creepy as it sounds. #pinkyswear A bit of backstory for any new readers: I’ve cheated death at least three times in my life.* (see bottom of post) Death defiers, in order: 1: As a new […]

How To Be More Than Just a Number – Simply Be You

Women are always reading or talking about their numbers. Numbers of years they’ve lived. Number of gray hairs they’ve found. Numbers rising on the scale. I feel and have mostly felt throughout my own life of numbers that it’s craziness when we boil our lives down to numbers (particularly those looking back at us from […]

How To Recognize Tasty Beer – Look Here

What Grandma Drinks is back for another edition! Let’s talk about German beer, shall we? We shall! In particular, let’s talk about Altstadt Lager. Just looking at the carton makes me want to rush to the fridge and grab an ice-cold bottle. It’s a delicious dream, y’all! Per the Altstat site: Our signature Lager is […]

Cheers to the Last Three Years – Time To Get More

When I think of the last three years, post breast cancer diagnosis, of all the life I’ve packed into the days I still count, I’m cut off at the knees. TO THE FLOOR, OMT! My life has been one of mountainous joys and of viciously shanked heartaches. But, baby, I’m still standing and I’m here […]

What Grandma Drinks: Livin’ on the Cheap!

Oh, Grandma! You do love an inexpensive Red Moscato! Especially if the wine comes from the Barefoot Cellars. Yum. (source: AMAZON) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ Full […]

How Many Do You Really Need?

Fruits and vegetables contain vital nutrients and fiber for protection against many illnesses and disease. Eating the daily recommended amounts helps to ensure optimal health. But, it can be confusing, right? Nine servings! 12 servings! ONE MILLION SERVINGS! Well, maybe not one million… Even as a runner, and one who is focused on health, I […]

Be Brave For a Friend Who Suffers

Being brave for a friend who suffers the loss of a child, either through miscarriage or a stillbirth is holy work. How, though? How can we possibly help when we shy away from talking about this stomach-churning topic? As women, we are known for our love of discussing all the things. Yet, when the words […]

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things – Or Is It?

Cancer. I profoundly hate that six letter word. It conjures fear, loss and uncertainty. There’s not one nice thing I can say about it. It devours monetary resources. It mocks future dreams and plans. It steals understanding of what the hell is happening to my body?! As of this writing, I am two-years and a […]

How-To: Neutralize Funky Odors With Vinegar Hack

I’m *that* gal – the one that will extol the virtues of vinegar all day long. I have basically replaced most of my cleaning products and use the power of vinegar instead. Sure, it smells like you’re dying Easter eggs, but the vinegar-ness dissipates quickly and is safe to use. Especially if you need to […]