Tag Archives: BlogLife

  I am a bad person blogger.   I don’t spend enough time (and effort) reading/finding/commenting/sharing new content by new bloggers.   I will freely admit this.   I suck. It’s a scrumptious pout surrounding the suck but a suck nonetheless.   I could do use the classic no-way-to-prove ‘Don’t worry. I stalk you’ bullshit excuse. […]

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  • Nicki Lewis - I am just like you. Want to comment on others but hard time finding time or I read it but might not have a comment to makeReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - SO true. Just the other day I read a post where someone had their cat de-clawed and was defending the decision and I just couldn’t comment without screaming- so I didn’t. Or there are the posts that are just terrible writing and I can’t comment either. Then- there is just the TIME factor… or lack of such. All sorts of reasons.ReplyCancel

  • Joy Christi - Thank you so much! I am a horrible blogger, especially lately. I barely have time to punch out a post, let alone edit to make it, you know, GOOD. There hasn’t been time for poking around reading. I feel like that happens a lot this time of year for people.
    I love the name of your blog, it immediately gives a sense of comfort. And you’re right about content, you can pretty much go anywhere.
    I appreciate you naming me here. I shall try to be worthy!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahaaaaaa. I feel your pain and you ARE worthy! Punch away!!ReplyCancel

  • Cary Vaughn - It’s always nice to be recognized as awesome, ain’t it. Now I feel like a suck-ass for never following through on my nominations….wait, no I don’t.
    You are certainly a better person than me (I?) for following through with this (of course, you were always a better person). Which is why I read and adore you.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I feel like I nominated you many years ago. Am I correct?ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - I love your posts! Congrats on the honor. You deserve it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh Dear God Ellen-it was a lovely compliment but what pain in the ass. Nonetheless- there you have it.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - Dear Cheryl,
    You had me at “hello”. I don’t even know where to start now:) I would never except such an incredibly warm reaction (to be honest I gave up on any hope you’d come back) to my nomination. I was aware that you’ve won the award before, and was therefore certain that you would just say “yeah whatever” and move on with your life. But then no, Cheryl (as usual) came back with a bang! I mean from now on I will really stalk you (in the most positive sense). You won me over with your “overwhelmed” – whatever you meant by that. And you make me (the beginner) feel incredibly honoured that you accepted to post, on top of it in such a priceless way. I just hope that you don’t take my nomination as brown-nosing of any kind. It was meant as a worship letter, but not of that kind. I really love your writing, it has me in stitches all the time, and am hooked on your posts for as long as you write! (gee it rhymes again, I cannot help it). Anyways, I’m absolutely trilled that you like me (and not only because we share the love for good wine – or sparkling for that matter). Loved to hear from you.
    AbbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It was an HONOR Abby. Only a fool would snub their nose at anyone giving them such a lovely compliment- even if you’re (me) a 58 year old smartass with a very nice following. I hope this gets more readers your way! Your a GEM!ReplyCancel

  • MJM - You are freaking awesome my friend, thanks so much for the love and support, I greatly appreciate it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’ve nominated you before- right? Like a million years ago?ReplyCancel

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry - Miss Cheryl …LOVE and thank you. Okay #9 {awesome}!
    #4 is that like saying is Vodka vegan? I don’t blog enough for fame and I don’t have money, butsince you noticed me, then I feel pretty famous 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Eric Waechter - Thank you!! But wait . . . now what do I do? Answer the questions and nominate some more people? I can probably do that, just not right now because I’m busy. Well, I mean, I’m reading this blog and commenting on it instead of doing work that I am supposed to be doing.

    Ok, I guess I’m not as busy as I said I was.

    Alright, fine. I had nothing to do anyway.

    Oh, and I don’t hang out in dark alleys (probably), so it’s all good.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Do with this what you wish my darling. I just LOVE your blog so I thought I’d give it a shout-out!ReplyCancel

  • Carpool Goddess - Congrats and well deserved! So fun getting to know you better.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You’ve been nominated at LEAST once, tell me it’s so!?!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Loved reading this and learning more about you! P.S. You don’t suck.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - lol I love your honesty. It’s fun to get nominated for these things. I was just nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award which I too will be proud to post and nominate others.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes Yes YES! Always nice to have a new reader!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I’m kind of laughing…. ok, I’m laughing. Also, now that I’ve seen your garden, I know for a fact you don’t suck. I am not one for those kind of awards and turned down my Lobster, Leebster or whatever LOL but I did love your post so what do I know?ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - Blogs…ack. I blogged for two years when my book got published to help promote it. I don’t think it helped do that at all. Just gave me another thing to promote. Anyhoo – I felt so overwhelmed by it, trying to read other blogs, other authors books, that I felt paralyzed. So, I totally get not reading too many other bloggers on a regular basis. Now I’ve pretty much given up blogging to focus on my novels…but here I am reading yours! I think you should take every award you’re offered. You rock. And ignore how I made this whole thing about me. How do I do that? Congrats Cheryl!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh Kathleen, you’re too funny! I remember your blog. I read your blog. I commented in your blog! Now I just enjoy your gorgeous foodie pics, which are very fabulous and Rob Rhino! Thanks for stopping by lady! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - So nice to read again! By the way, I always thought of grapes as wine in the raw form.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - lol I love your honesty. It’s fun to get nominated for these things. I was just nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award which I too will be proud to post and nominate others.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - lol I love your honesty. It’s fun to get nominated for these things. I was just nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award which I too will be proud to post and nominate others.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - lol I love your honesty. It’s fun to get nominated for these things. I was just nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award which I too will be proud to post and nominate others.ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - Such a refreshingly, honest post. I would love to see you again!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Pekarek - When you put it this way, Liebster seems like a pretty great award, you did it proud. I need a mini-me to make the rounds commenting.ReplyCancel

  • Haralee Weintraub - I find this funny since I just wrote a blog about awards!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - Your post (painfully) reminded me that, over recent months, I’ve not spent nearly as much time as I should interacting with all the wonderful humor bloggers. I’ve tended to devote more and more time to my antipsychiatry endeavours which, although rewarding in some respects, are nowhere near as enjoyable as reading (and writing) humor blogs.

    In fact I’ve decided to try and change my ways. Watch this space.ReplyCancel

  The other day I got a simple text message from a friend. Here’s what she said,   “You’ve been horribly quiet”.     Damn it. Caught. Someone is actually paying attention. Son of a bitch.   Okay. Okay. It’s true. And anyone who reads me deserves an explanation because, after all, without you who […]

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  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Ugh! Yeah, it’s so hard to blog when IRL things are funky. Do know, though, you don’t always have to be funny. We will still love you. Besides, you are funny even when you don’t mean to be.

    That said, good luck with the unclustering and more. And congrats to your son on his engagement. Cute couple!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Lisa. You’re one in a million. Your words are encouragement for me.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - So, you’re living life instead of just blogging about it?!! Seems pretty reasonable to me!
    And, what an adorable photo of your son and future daughter-in-law!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes Roshni- yes. Leave to you to put it all in perspective in a single sentence. Love you gal!ReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey Scott - Yikes! I can relate. Sometime things just pile up. Hang in there. Or go out and scream, that helps once in a while.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hodor Greenthal - Please keep writing. You’re so good at it.ReplyCancel

  • Ines Roe - I love your post and was totally enthralled because I identified with so much of it. There comes a time in our life in which we have to refocus, redefine and trudge forward. Thank you for taking us along on your ride.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - My God – could I love you more? Yes- refocus and recharge are the words of the day!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- it is a bit confusing. hahaaaReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - You are hilarious! Even when your are silent you are funny!ReplyCancel

  • Penelope Shelfer - Don’t work too hard, dear! We *must* have time to rejoice that we’re survivors of human atrocities heaped upon us by our beloved family! !LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - Oh my goodness, know this – you are not alone. Same age as you and know just what you mean.I keep saying..and this too shall pass…it helps…somewhat lol.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - If I had known then what I know now…. I wouldn’t have given as much a sh*t. Thank you for the camaraderie. This too shall pass…this too shall pass…ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Ok, for sure i love the apron. I would buy one, except I found 8, count ’em, 8 aprons when I did my own purging. The way I dealt with it is that we are renting a year round vacation place at the ocean and I’ll bring some there. It’s extreme, but…ReplyCancel

  • Bryce Warden - That was a fun little ride…will be waiting for more. Onward warrior woman.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - I think we all have midlife meltdowns. We’re here for you and hope you’ll keep writing about them!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s getting harder and harder but maybe if I came along in your suitcase to PV that might help! HA!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Don’t worry about the twenty pounds and a face lift. Once you are through the mid-life melt down, the pounds go away. I’m now close to what I was BC *before children). Of course, that took twenty years to happen and somehow my body rearranged itself, but it isn’t worth worrying about. Keep on having a blast and I’ll raise a glass of wine to your yard sale. I really need to have one, but that hasn’t happened in fourteen years. My daughter can worry about it. Fabulous picture of your son and daughter-in-law to be.ReplyCancel

  • David - Good fucking lord… I think my uterus popped out reading this…. Thankfully it was all first nation problems… so you still got it as far as I am concerned… This too shall pass…like a kidney stone… Love… ds… .ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You’re right, after all I did push two bowling balls out of my garden hose, and THAT wasn’t easy! Kidney Stones be damned! XXOOReplyCancel

      • David - Kidney Stones are the male birthing experience… they are one example when tighter is not better…ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Happy to join you for the ride! Thanks for the update!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I love this post! Actually, I love all your post and I’m buckling up for more!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s amazing to me I actually HAVE readers! And I thank God for them- and you. Thanks Mary– xxooReplyCancel

  • Sue - I relate to so much on this list Cheryl and I am going through many of these things too so thank you very much for writing what I am thinking and thinking what I am think. Love the apron and I want to sell stuff too and have been looking into it. I love you even when your quiet. Best to you and your lovely mother.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Sue. I’m so glad we have each other’s backs. XXOOReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - I’m here if you need me!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry - Buckle up? Heck I was strapped in months ago when I started reading and have not left the seat! I do not envy your storage situation and having a yard sale. NOPE, I don’t keep anything because I am just way too organized and wound too tight to have crap anywhere. LOL
    You want a garage sale story? The day I had one and let a child use our bathroom … it involved me screaming {the entire yard hears from outside} water coming through the door and running down the steps to the living room …YEP you can imagine!
    Thanks for being here Cheryl 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Holy Shit. Yard sales really bring out the dregs-of-the-Earth don’t they? Of course, I’ve been telling myself I’m not living with clutter either- way too organized, until I remembered that all my crap is in the warehouse! *head shaking* As for the ‘ride’ I’m very happy you’re joining me. ROAD TRIP! HahahaaaReplyCancel

  • Lisa Froman - Always a fun ride!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We need a meet-and-greet Lisa. I’ll pick you up! ZoomZoom.ReplyCancel

The other day, I got to thinking (always dangerous). About the reasons, events, and moments, in my life when I have experienced hackle raising(ie: I will come at your eyes). They are far and few between all the love, however, it has happened, and when it does it is not pretty. Here are a few classics (in […]

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  • MJM - Dang girl, remind me to never get on your bad side…that is unless it involves a hot chick-on-chick kiss.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - That really happened. ANd the rumors shut-down IMMEDIATELY. Ya gotta know how to work a crowd.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Did I respond to this MJM? I’m getting used to WP commenting system. Some tines I miss a few. Just wanted to make sure I’m sharing the luv!ReplyCancel

  • Alyson Shitastrophy Herzig - A good reminder to never piss you off…you would have quite a business being rented out to ‘solve’ problems. I think it’s called an enforcer. No one would expect such a petite and polite woman would be capable of your skills. But I know, and Kenny surely knows too;) Love you lady…seriously. ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Being petite & polite is my cover.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - GRRR! go get ’em!
    Carol
    http://www.carolcassara.comReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You recognize the Bear don’y you Carol? HeheeeeeeReplyCancel

  • Cary Vaughn - You popped a tire at such a young age. That is so adorable. The Momma Bear in your is pretty cool (especially the demanding of the $10 back).ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes. I popped a few things at a tender age.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Thanks for sharing the link back to Alyson.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You’re SO welcome. She’s a hoot- though not this time.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia @ Menopausal Mother - I like your inner warrior! Isn’t it such a freeing feeling when you stand up for yourself?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes it is. Not always easy, or comfortable, but then again, what worthwhile ever is?ReplyCancel

  • Michael M. Fury - Badass. On second thought, i like your ass, i ment you act like a badass. Whew, glad i clarified, could have been in trouble. You might have kicked my ass, but then i might have liked that.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahahaaaaaa….you never needed ass kicking- now, your brother Pat, on the other hand….ReplyCancel

      • Michael M. Fury - Yea, I’d like to see you kick Pat’s ass, all what, 120# of you. Maybe verbally but physically …..ReplyCancel

        • Cheryl - One can dream…. (*wink* I like all of you).ReplyCancel

  • Sue - We need more inner Mommy Bears like you in the world. Then maybe the bullying will stop.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Ya know Sue? I was raised to stand up for myself and others. I have a great Mom.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell, Author - You’re like a Mafia Don…or should I say Donna?! Go, Cheryl.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Oh, to be like you! Do you offer courses?ReplyCancel

  • Mis Anthropy - Your a good friend to be on the right side of.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - My momma taught me right!First thing I learned was never to be on her wrong side. Wowza!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - Don’t nobody mess with Cheryl! You’re da bomb. I’m glad you’re part of my posse.
    And I love the new look of the blog! Great tag line!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Miss Linda! I’m glad you like it and between us, I think we could rule the world! HA!ReplyCancel

  • Penelope Shelfer - YAY! I, too, can Make It Raaaiiin!ReplyCancel

  The other night I awoke from a dream. The kind of dream that propels you to make changes (and not just to your shorts). LIFE changes. Upon re-entry, I felt re-newed, refreshed, and refocused (just REEEEE’d in general). The day began with a commitment to… Spend more time focused on cardio-based exercise and less […]

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  • Julie Chenell DeNeen - That was AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Ratliff Omura - I was thinking, she is doing all the things I want to do! Ha, Ha….Nice Post!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Bleck - Oh, thank God, I thought I had lost you to the world of balance, rhyme and reason. Who the hell needs that?! Only drink wine with dinner? Just saying it confuses my senses. LOVE the look, my darling. It’s SO you!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Pekarek - You had me there, several times. I adore the majesticness of it all, especially like how the top links blink when I click and magic appears.ReplyCancel

  • Larry Larry - I was about to say…only drink wine with dinner? Quit smoking? What kind of hell hole blog have I landed on? But then you totally redeemed yourself. Thank God. ReplyCancel

    • cherylnicholl57@gmail.com - Yes, He thanks me often.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Steck - That sounds like a really good dream, Cheryl. I love your list. As a matter of fact, I may steal some of your commitments. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • cherylnicholl57@gmail.com - We can non-commit together. I always love company!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Smith Sprenger - I LOVE this new look! You are simply gorgeous, my friend! ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Steph. I’m still getting used to WOrdpress, so this reply is a little late. Sorry!ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn - The new site design is GREAT, and I’m excited to hear more about your new plans as they unravel before our wondering eyes. As I said before – GO FOR IT!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - It’s awesome. Good job to both you and Julie. I love it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Kathleen. I like it too. So clean and not too ‘fluffy’ but still a little snarky- just like me. HahahaaReplyCancel

  • Oriana Campanella - Very nice!! Thanks visiting my blog!
    Oriana xx

    http://www.stylexis.comReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - My pleasure Oriana. I’ve followed and will Pin your style!LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

Every once (or thrice) in a lifetime, one may be inclined, through forces unforeseen, or some kind of milestone, or even the joy of fitting into a dress size smaller, the opportunity to contemplate the steps in one’s journey that brings the present forward. I bring you mine. Born.  Survives Childhood.Is introduce to iced tea. […]

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