An open letter to those who work at nail salons

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Who Work At Nail Salons: First off, I want to say thank you.  You massage my hands, arms, legs, and feet.  You make my nails look pretty.  Every time I look down at my pretty nails, it makes me happy.   Thank you for all of the prettiness and happiness. I don’t […]

Warning: Low Love Tank

Oilman won’t let me forget it.  When we first started dating I got angry and threw a lime at his face.  It was a wedge of lime from my bottle of Dos Equis.  Don’t worry, I was the worst player on my softball team as a child and no one was harmed in the lime […]

Preparing Your Home for Sale

For some of you, oil is in your blood.  You have grown up around it and many family members are in it, it is simply what you know.  Real estate is like that for me.  As a child, it was Saturday mornings at Home Depot so my Dad could repair something at his rental property. […]

Let’s Get Real

I’m not sure if “The Real World” from MTV is even on anymore, I believe I’ve moved out of the prime demographic for MTV.  Nonetheless, I’m reminded of the tagline from the show, “… Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.”  I would like to change that to, find […]

Job Loss

He said, “I don’t want you to lose your head about this, but I just got laid off.”  My mind was going in a million different directions.  He continued, “We aren’t going to cry about this because we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves.  I need you to be strong, we are going […]

Do You Have Children?

Do you have children?  I find that it is one of the most common questions people ask when you first meet.  It’s a quick way to find common ground with new friends or acquaintances.  I can watch as other people answer and quickly can discuss ages, teaches, toys, and similar experiences. Do you have children? […]

The Mythical, Magical New Years Eve

I can remember it vividly as a child, I was spending the night at a friend’s house.  I was about 10 years old watching the ball drop in New York City on television.  Everything was so glamorous and magical on New Year’s Eve.  Movies only confirmed this to me as an adolescent.  If the movies […]

Stop Judging, Start Loving

Why do we do this to each other as women?  I’ve done it.  I’m sure you’ve done it.  We take something that has happened, put it through our own filter of personal experiences and think someone has wronged us or doesn’t understand us.  We are OFFENDED.  We are going to let them know about it. […]