Basic’s, My Favorite Things

Finally it is fall…

I am not talking about pumpkin spice, oh no. I am talking about window open while cuddling under a electric blanket while reading your latest novel, magazine or even watching TikTok or whatever your vice might be.

I love this time of year it’s one where things start to quiet down and everything turns yellow, orange and red. A time to pause before things get nuts with holiday’s. Lately everything I have been reading, seeing and alerted too tell me to take care of myself. I mean everything.

So I suppose I really have to look into this and what it means to me. I really have no freaking idea how to take care of myself other than trusting my instincts, but i’m sure i’ll muddle though and be better for it. Got any ideas? Drop a line and let me know!

Basic’s, COVID-19, Cuteness, My Favorite Things, Paradigm Shift

To plan or not to plan, that is the question..

How about something a bit, different today? i currently have about 6 planners in active use. Before you say WTF, or are you nuts allow me to explain. It really is an endearing story that started about a year ago. I had been messing with planners for as long as I can remember. I need to have a calendar in front of me so I have some grip on what is going to happen when. I am a very born organized person who has been wayward over the last um 15 years. When your a clean freak and you are raising 4 kids you learn to let go of your perfection. Not as soon as I would have liked, but you do learn to let go. Now, eh I have books piled everywhere, hobby supplies here and there, and loving mementos all over the place. Oh yeah, 7 planners, let me get back to that.

I got my first happy planner a few years ago, but really only began to understand my HP a year ago. A couple of friends loaded me down with supplies and I bought more and, I have been Happy Planning ever since. But, why 7? Well, they are just what those of us who love stickers, paper crafting, pens, colors, etc. need. I shall explain mine and then you can call me crazy, or just join in the fun.

One- is my command planner, I keep general loose items in it just the basic strokes so I know what is going on where. 2nd is a gratitude planner where I just write a word or a phrase everyday that makes me happy. Third, I have one that I write, a verse, a thought, an inspirational thought. Four, is the keep track of birthdays, I am terrible at this so this is my vain attempt to get better. 5, is my faith planner, where I write nuggets of my faith and what i’ve learned, One is an Erin Condren planner in Wonder Woman that I am trying out. So far I love it. and the last one, is a task driven one I’m trying to keep track of what I do. See it all sounds reasonable right?

Well it does to me and that is all that matters ;P ! I also love stickers, and I love to decorate with them. True those who know me know that I tend Not to use the stickers I buy, and that I tend to collect them, but I am getting a lot better about really using them. I firmly believe that people who can decorate something with colors and objects that make them smile are a lot happier than those who just um don’t?

Oh, I forgot, I also have a digital planner on my GoodNotes, well… I use that one to cortical my days since the Covid-19 really started taking pictures once a day, etc. I find it fun. All these things I am doing are taking time. Time i’m not obsessing about the news, or freaking out about how the world changed. It changed and i’m here, so i’m going to have the best life I can! Are you really kidding me? What else can we do?

Basic’s, My Favorite Things

Life Lessons With Wendy​

These are I kid you not, nuggets that people in my life have taught me. They really are in no order and they are people places things, books, etc. you get the idea.

My Children-

My Oldest – Compassion and a Love for everything

My Middle Oldest – The concept of unconditional love

My Middle Youngest – Passion for everything

My Youngest = You should be gentle and loving to everything around you (including Amazon’s Alexa)

My Husband- Don’t ever give up, even when you think you can handle no more!

RCX- Don’t EVER marry your job, it’s a cheating idiot.

All my best friends, commrades and partners in crime for childhood- Time matters not, distance matters not, the only thing that matters is that you hang on to each other by E-mai, Text, Phone, or Facebook.

My Mother- Never deny yourself something you love, you could die tomorrow and have never enjoyed it.

My Father- Sometimes you have to let them go, and you have to realize they will never return.

My Job now: Boundaries are not just okay they are MANDATORY!

The things that click:

  • -Love everyone, but don’t trust them
  • -You can claw people to you, but that doesn’t mean they will stay
  • -You only have once chance to say anything, make it count
  • -Your reaction to anything is the only thing you really, honestly own. Choose your response wisely.
  • -Shut up and listen (after 46 years i’m still learning this)


I really felt compelled to share things with all of you. This not all of them just some that have been banging in my noggin latley.

❤ me


My Purpose

I do not know about you, but on a daily basis I find myself sitting back thinking, “Are You Kidding Me?”. I will sit there and contemplate what has just happened and, be dumbfounded, giddy, angry, or on the verge of tears. And, I will think to myself, “Self, I cannot be the only person who thinks this way!?” Now you know the purpose of this blog. All those things that make me think AYKM? I plan on sharing those moments with you. Maybe together we can find purpose, meaning, and the point of it all.

So, do tell and drop a line. What are your, “Are You Kidding Me?” Moments?