Don’t Be THAT Couple

Posted by & filed under Partnerships, Relationships General, The Scottish.

PDA- yuck!/ Photo by Jennifer Jackson PDA- yuck!/ Photo by Jennifer Jackson

As an observer of relationships and an easily annoyed human being, I’ve noticed I have a few pet peeves when it comes to couples.  Is this about you?  Maybe?  Is this about me and The Scottish?  Probably.  I will say the couples we hang out with in real life are awesome but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s up with couple etiquette.  🙂 Do you recognize any of these? 1. The couple that is constantly whispering to each other.  Really?  You live with this person and you still Read more […]

Looking for God’s House

Posted by & filed under Not the Norm, Relationships General, The Scottish.

Since moving to Kansas City I have been on the hunt for a new church.  Fortunately, living so close to the bible belt of the US means there are churches everywhere you turn!  Unfortunately, I’m a bit picky when it comes to what church I attend.  I’m one of those insanely liberal Christians that get offended when someone assumes otherwise.  I’m a big hippie (for lack of a better term) when it comes to God.  I believe everyone is loved by a higher power and that all faiths and religions have their Read more […]

A Weekend of Lies

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Relationships General, The BFF, The Scottish, The Sister.

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Hi everybody!  As you might recall, my 30th birthday was this past Friday, October 4th, and wow, I’m STILL recovering!  It’s amazing what one glass of wine lots of surprises can do to an old person like myself!  I meant to get this post up yesterday but sometimes life gets in the way of your plans and you have to go with the flow so I did just that. The BFF and The Scottish did an amazing job making me feel extra special this past weekend but it came at the expense of a series of bold faced Read more […]

Happy 30th Birthday to Me!

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Don’t mind if I do start this Friday off with a congratulations to myself.  Thankyouverymuch.  🙂 Sometimes when you turn the dirty thirty your BFF will drive into town to celebrate it with you! The BFF and I have been long distance for our entire 11 year friendship minus the first six months.  Crazy right?  We never forget a birthday and we’ve managed to spend many of them together despite the miles between us. Birthday tiara! Never fear friends, my expectations are low and my Read more […]

“Some of you want an easy life. You should leave right now.”

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Relationships General, The Dramatic Arts.

A production from my college years. A production from my college years.

Time for the blog hop post of the week!  The theme is Remember the Time… we had that teacher. I’m so excited for this prompt because I LOVE teachers and I come from a family of them, The Mother, The Sister, and The Glue are all inspiring the minds of young people as I type this.  Growing up, I had many quality teachers but not surprisingly I can’t remember most of their names or even what they looked like.  My memory is that bad. I DO remember that my kindergarten teacher was named Mrs. Read more […]

I Married a Foreigner Part Two: The Interview

Posted by & filed under Marriage, Relationships General, The Scottish.

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As of September 11th of this year, my husband is a permanent resident of the United States of America.  Cue applause!  🙂  Also, start with Part One if you haven’t already read it. The morning of our interview, we were feeling lots of different emotions.  We had given ourselves over an hour to make the 30 minute drive but still almost ended up being a few minutes late!  There was an accident on the highway and in a city that never has traffic, and we were barely moving 5 mph for most Read more […]

I Married a Foreigner Part One: The Journey

Posted by & filed under Marriage, Relationships General, The Scottish.

Our first trip to visit his hometown in 2010. Our first trip to visit his hometown in 2010.

Have I mentioned before that my husband is Scottish?  Only an obnoxious amount of times I’m sure.  And have I clarified that he’s Scottish as in he was born IN Scotland and grew up in a small town called Airdrie just outside of Glasgow?  Have I mentioned that parents and sister and friends still live there and he has a British passport and an accent? My husband is one of those people who love to try news things (puke) and when his first job out of Uni told him they required LOTS of travel, Read more […]

The Big Bowl of Candy

Posted by & filed under Blogging, Relationships General, The Family.

Grandpa F and Grandma J in their kitchen, aren't they the cutest? Grandpa F and Grandma J in their kitchen, aren't they the cutest?

This week’s Remember the Time blog hop theme is cooking. If you haven’t read this post on my wife failures you might not understand the lack of viable material I’m working with here, but funnily enough, I DO have a food related story for you all. And I like to think I’m playing my own game of how far off I can be from the original theme while still being included in the blog link-up?  Pretty sure I’m the only person playing and I’m winning. The last time I contributed a piece to the blog Read more […]

What’s So Bad About Wanting a Sister Wife?

Posted by & filed under Marriage, Not the Norm, Relationships General, The Family, The Scottish, The Sister.

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Well, it’s about to controversial up in here.  One might even say dramatic. Full disclosure, I’m totally intrigued about this concept of a sister wife.  Before I get my first piece of hate email, let me explain.  My interest was peaked after I first saw TLC’s show Sister Wives and fell in love with their family.  I’ve also read a popular novel about a woman escaping a very unhealthy polygamist situation, and I recognize that there are tons of negative accounts of polygamist situations, but Read more […]

Just Call Me Nom (Nanny Mom)

Posted by & filed under Relationships General, The Nanny, Wee Ones.

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There are just as many misconceptions about nannies as there are about actors (and probably every job on the planet).  Even though I’m used to the ignorant and sometimes offensive questions, I decided it’d be best to clear some things up using the good ol’ blogosphere. I was a Nom for almost six years to Big C (boy) and Littlest C (girl) and to say it was an amazing experience is an understatement.  I learned so much about raising children, communication, my own flaws and strengths, and how Read more […]