Tag Archives: Humor

In the spirit of the inevitable avalanche of innocuous reasons complete strangers will be filling your in-box with THANKFUL this season, I thought I’d pile-on. I’m a giver.   Shall we?   Family: Except, let’s be honest. Some of them are… Friends: Especially if you’ve thrown off the toxic ones. You already experimented with drugs […]


  • Tam Warner Minton - Breast lift tape? That is a new one for me! I guess I’ll have to google it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh yes. It’s genius. It can be purchased at most fine foundation stores. The brand I use is distributed by Hollywood Fashion Secrets.ReplyCancel

  • Abby@Midlifecrisisnut.com - I’m in for the liquor, Cheryl! This list tops all the spam I receive big time! You’re genius- it’s official. xx AbbyReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Jones - All fabulous reasons to be thankful, Cheryl! I might add spandex to #7 (I’m especially grateful for it after eating Thanksgiving dinner).ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And what do you think spanx is made of??? If I don;t put it on BEFORE Thanksgiving then I’ll never get into it. HAhahaha.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Family, check
    Friends, check.
    Health, check.
    A roof, check.
    Memories, iffy (still in the fog).
    Future adventures, Yikes (one broken wrist later).
    Wisdom, ssheck.
    Flexibility, snap. Oops.
    And humour, the one thing I need to appreciate the rest . . . πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Family…ummm… Frieds, mostly. Health, so far. A roof, yes. Memories…fewer as the years pass…future adventures…how do you define adventure? Wisdom oh yeah…flexibility is what I do in the gym…humor? Hahhhhhhaaaaa!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Friedman - Humor comes from pain and, God knows, there’s plenty of that in the aging process. The last time I “bounced” out of bed, I had to tak a handful of Advil and get an emergency appointment with an orthopedist.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Yes times ten. And I’m thankful to read your posts which always add a bright spot to my day!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Carpenter - Grace! I’ve received far more grace than one could reasonably expect this year. So very thankful!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Kimosh - To my Sister Witch
    I am thankful for you and the many pauses and laughs you give me.
    I do try to read your blog in public just to scare everyone around me with my gasps and gaffaws…
    and to let them know I am fortunate to have a friend that can make me that noisy and happy.
    ~ RosieReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - And WHAT would we do without our sense of humor? I guess we’d be cranky nuns.
    Kimberly XOReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - Yes, I like all of your reasons. There is always something to be thankful for. I just watched a short doc on Cuba…I said God Bless America 10x’s to myself while watching it. And, thanks for this post. It’s always nice to be reminded just how important it is!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Oh, you left out, and I still have most of my teeth. LOL Go ahead, climb that mountain and think of me when you do. Not going there anymore.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Kraft - So perfect! Love your sense of humor and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Rosalind Warren - Where on earth do you get these illustrations? They’re fabulous and so is this post. I’m totally with you, except for the part about climbing that mountain. I am so not into adventure. Just waking up each morning is thrilling enough for me.ReplyCancel

  • Molly Stevens - I’m thankful for sweat pants since even a trace of elasticity triggers bad memories of the time when I used to wear girdles, and pantyhose. Even spandex can be binding! Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Do you remember garter belts? I do. Thank goodness for pantyhose/tights. And Gobble Gobble to you too!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Sullivan Frueh - Absolute perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Le Cras - love a short and sweet gratitude list – and my blank would be “humour or I’d have beaten my mother to death with a baseball bat by now” – as they say on Duck Dynasty…..”happy happy happy!”ReplyCancel

    When we’re young we have no fewer questions then when do we eat and what’s happening down there?   This morphs into who do we let touch it and why won’t they leave me alone?   Eventually, we start to question the wisdom behind jumping off a cliff.   The primordial urge to […]


  • Abby - Some serious stuff here again! Loved it! But hey Cheryl, what would you do if you had Trump’s hair? I mean there are only that many choices for people with half-head-hair!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I’m dyin’ here! LOL Not literally, of course. Well, you know, everytime I see “life ends” I always want to say, “No! It doesn’t!” But I can wish for the end to the wait for the last season of Downton.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Why do they do this? Make us ‘wait’ an entire year? Couldn’t they have just filmed it all, at once, and released it into my television??? For my personal pleasure? I would have shared it, of course, but charged admission. I’m a ‘giver’.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Greenthal - …What will I watch when I’m done bingeing on “Game of Thrones?” That’s serious stuff.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I have to start all over again with Game Of Thrones. Last year it interfered with something else and now I’m lost. Story of my Life.ReplyCancel

  • 1010ParkPlace - “Game of Thrones”… What do I watch now that MadMen’s over? Great post, Cheryl. BrendaReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hey Brenda! I loved Mad Men too. I’m currently hooked to Scandal, House Of Cards, VEEP, Call The Midwife, The Last Ship, Grace & Frankie… So much good television. So little time.ReplyCancel

  • Toni McCloe - We’ll they may not be the top questions on my list but I do wonder sometimes why I have to wait so long to watch Downtown Abbey and how long it will be before I get to watch Donald Trump again with my mouth wide open. I read The Notebook for the first time this year and I loved it. Why did I wait so long?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Loved the book, and even though I usually think the movie version sucks I think they hit it out of the ballpark with this one. I heard McAdams & Gosling didn’t like each other. I wouldn’t have guessed that. The chemistry was electric. I want some of that chemistry…. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Judy Krell Freedman - I’d run to “The Notebook” too!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Gottberg - hahahaha! How did you know that I ask myself some of those very same questions? Especially the one about Thom’s shoes! Thanks for helping me laugh about them…. KathyReplyCancel

  • Haralee Weintraub - Funny questions and some to ponder. Yes to #7, it has to be or a small well trained animal?ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - The Donald lives in an alternate fantasy world in his mind where he truly believes he’ll be the greatest president in the history of forever and that no one notices his hair issues.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - He certainly is confident. ANd so is the small woodland creature on his head. Hahahaaaa.ReplyCancel

  • Joan Harrington - LOL now that was a very well written and funny post Cheryl!! Really enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚ Yes, the Notebook is one of my favorites as well!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - I want to put a computer chip inside your brain to learn more about your thought processes, my dear. As to #7. Whatever is growing up there it fits The Donald’s personality to a tee. Unmanageable, unreasonable and ill-mannered,ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - LOL Calm down. Those questions really don’t have an answer. Just go with the flow. Oh, Lanny once told me never to put his boots or anything else away. I said, “You got it, Cowboy.” He was the neat freak. Years later he admitted it was one of the dumbest things he ever said.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - Seriously funny questions Cheryl! Comb over / stray squirrel / spun dryer lint…. One in the same. You crack me up. Every. Single. Time!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne@crestingthehill - I love how our questions escalate with age – I’m already wondering what I’ll leave behind. Why am I wasting my time wondering that when I could be wondering whether another piece of chocolate would make me happy? I do love your posts πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - One must prioritize the wondering. I think having an additional piece of chocolate would be right up there, because, really, why not. Unless they can bury me with a box and a few pieces hanging out of my mouth? Hahaaa Thanks for the support! I love seeing you here!ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - So many questions so little time. I bet he uses a Dyson on his head every morning.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Can you imagine? It’s a good thing He’s omnipotent! And has unlimited electric.ReplyCancel

What do you get when you take a bunch of fabulous women (with BIG IDEAS for brains and pens in hand- okay, keypads), and put them all together, under one roof, with a single mindedness to conquer the world, in an awesome city without prying eyes?   Wine? Running tabs. Gab? Yes. Melting credit cards? […]


  • Carla - I’m sooooo sad I can’t go this year.
    I shall live vicariously.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We shall bring back wisdom… and swag. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - Oh thank gawd you did this so I don’t have to ask “What are you wearing to…” It’s all so fabulous. Now I’m just going to be asking things like “Where did you get those shoes?” and “Where did you get that amazing green hoodie?” *looking through closet*

    And YES…the ‘meteoric rise to fame…buy the book’. I’m looking at YOU Arianna ‘I don’t intend to pay any of you’ Huffington.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And you should see what I’m bringing to sleep in! Now THAT”s a post! HahahahaaaaReplyCancel

  • Carolann - I wish I could go! Sounds like a blast. I’ll have to catch next years for sure. Love the outfits! Have a fun time!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - There’s always another BlogHer. You can bet your a@*. See you on the flip flop.ReplyCancel

  • Lana - You will look fabulous! Wish I was going!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I wish you were too! I’d love to meet you IRL. In the meantime, I’ll have a doubly good time for the both of us. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - OMG. I just pop some jeans and leggings in a suitcase. I had to pull out of it this year, so now I have to gird my loins and read all the posts about the fun you’re having. i hate that part of summer! See you at BAM 16!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahaaaaa ‘Gird your lions’ so funny- and possibly true, though I’m only attending on Friday. The rest of the weekend visiting with my son! Now THAT’S fun!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - Oooh I love your fashion choices! Can’t wait to meet you at the dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I like how you displayed your outfits. Clever. Have an absolutely wonderful time. It will be enriching and invigorating for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Cheryl. I can’t wait to meet you at dinner!!! Now I know what you’ll be wearing, too!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Bummed I won’t be there this year. Meeting the midlife tribe was the highlight of the last BlogHer I attended. Enjoy, and can’t wait to read your posts about it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - Not really blogging much anymore…but I am jealous of your upcoming trip and hook up with the tribe! So fun. Do not get me started on those glorious outfits. LOVE all of them. Have drink for me. A great big one with lots of Belvedere and a handful of dirty olives.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Fear not- dirty is my middle name.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - I hate that I missed it. Next year, I went to the BAM Conference and I am going to Carol’s Creativity workshop in NM in Oct. I bet you had a blast! Can’t wait for details.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We MISSED you!!! Fun had by all, and a few cocktails. *burp*ReplyCancel

    I recently, started a heated debate between a few of my favorite (and most intelligent) gentlemen friends.   It began by sharing, on Facebook, something like this: “South Carolina Takes Down Confederate Flag”, adding my teaser ‘What say you?’   Oh boy.   I asked right?   One person said he was surprised […]


  • Tammy - BRAVO. I have never loved you more. Which is saying a lot. I wonder how the conversation would go if the flag were Hitler’s flag and a sector of the German population wanted to fly in in public places to commemorate their “history”. Give me an effing break. This is a care of a bunch of bigoted sore losers who haven’t managed to understand that the country slammed their archaic ideas to dust and moved forward. Fly your damn flag in your own yard so that everyone can know that you support a time when you stood on the wrong side of history.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - 1865- 2015. Time to change the game.ReplyCancel

  • Diana @ Nanny to Mommy - I am from Georgia, still live there. But I agree, that flag should NOT have been on a government building. You don’t see the British flag everywhere in the US, why fly the losing side? I think if you want to fly that flag in your own front yard, you have that freedom, but it should have been removed. This whole debate really is just taking focus off the real debate, which should be gun control, in my opinion.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And sooooo many other important issues! But this is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t NOT want to address this (I’m sure you would agree).ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - I actually always thought that the flag was more about the southern heritage etc etc rather than just about slavery until Facebook told me otherwise!
    You always express to well what I’m thinking – fly your flag on your front porch but don’t expect to have it on a public/govt building!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I think for many people it IS about Heritage- and that’s fine. Do what you want in your own space, but not in a place that is supposed to be neutral/color blind/ without prejudice, because for so many others it symbolizes hatred.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Hubby, who always breaks things down to the basics, said, simply:”They lost. Take the flag down.”
    Of course he went on to talk about the Nazi flag, etc, too, but I had to enjoy his basic premise.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactly what my husband said, but I didn’t want to frame it in the space of winners/losers, because I think there is still a sore spot about the outcome in the South, unbelievable as that may sound.ReplyCancel

  • Cary Vaughn - I only have one resounding this to say to this very well stated argument: WORD!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - WORD back at ya Wordmeister! Love ya Cary!ReplyCancel

  • K. Lee Banks - Excellent post. Not sure why those so vehement in support of THAT flag don’t see it for its actual symbolism.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - They’re still looking for their balls- the ones they lost in 1865.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara (@PenPaperPad) - I’m from West Virginia where that flag flies all the time. I’ve always felt like it was a barrier between me and the person who was wearing it, flying it. It doesn’t really matter what the intention is to me. I remember seeing things like “The South Will Rise Again” and the flag was used as a symbol then too. I’ve always found it uncomfortable that it flies on state capitol buildings. That says immediately to me, “Do Not Enter.”ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- Do Not Enter. And ‘You’re Inferior’ and ‘I’m The Boss’ and ‘I Don’t Acknowledge You’, etc. All wrong. All beyond hurtful. They make everyone small- especially the originator. I’m glad it’s coming down. It should never have been flown in the first place. What bullshit.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - This is exactly what I love about you: Telling it like it is!

    This, most telling and true: “…this flag is a symbol of bad policy, flawed moral character, abhorrent economic practices and cost the lives of 100s of thousands of people.”

    That and the finger. Go, you!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - HA! Sometimes ‘open mouth insert foot’ other times… ‘open mouth insert foot’. I just can’t seem to get away from it. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I was raised in So. Cal. by parents from Utah and Idaho, so the strong southern cultural identity was something I didn’t encounter until I was a young adult and lived in Virginia, DC and then at midlife in West Virginia. It’s really easy for me to say “get rid of the flag.” But I have talked with people who are extremely passionate about keeping the flag while also expressing a rejection of slavery and racism. I think the flag should go. But I am also willing to hear someone express at length their southern cultural identity going back several generations and involving a lot of things that aren’t race related (even while acknowledging in my own mind that a lot of wealth and culture was borne on the backs of enslaved people). It’s complicated, but my bottom line is, indeed, “take down the confederate flag.”ReplyCancel

  • Candace Allan - You say that so well and I love the photo.ReplyCancel

  • Pia Savage - I’m a New Yorker who moved to South Carolina 6 years ago.
    I know I haven’t been here for generations so I have no say. Only I own a house, pay taxes–the whole bit. EB White said that the people who came to Manhattan from other places were the soul of the city—the people who made it creative and great. Maybe that can be true everywhere but people are so steeped in tradition they forget to include others. Though I live in a part of South Carolina where most people are from other places—and not just North Carolina so maybe it’s easier to feel accepted here.
    I love it here, but…that flag at the capitol. No.
    We know we’re going to see old white men fly the Confederate flag and they’ll be flying on houses all over. Let them.
    The state senate, house and governor—yes! And that incredible speech by Jenny Horne a direct descendant of Jefferson Davis; the speech by Strom Thurmond’s son—this is the beginning of a new era in South Carolina and maybe all the South.ReplyCancel

  • Kenya G. Johnson - I love this. I really wanted to hear something like this from someone on the “outside”. I’m from Columbia, SC. I live in NC now (not much different). But I can’t tell you what a relief it is to me that the flag is coming down. It’s quite emotional actually. I don’t know if the news has mentioned that we’ve been down this road before. In 2000 the flag was removed from the dome and placed more prominently in my opinion on the state house grounds after nearly 45,000 people had rallied to have it removed. It was a slap in the face. The people rushing out to buy flags now can do whatever they want, it’s not going to bother me one bit – I just know where THEY stand.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I knew all about that- the removal, only to place it in a more obtrusive place. The gall. Here is New Orleans there’s a statue of General Robert E Lee that was placed in the center of a traffic circle after the Civil War. AFTER. The transcript from the dedication ceremony is UNBELIEVABLE. It was placed there to remind people that the Whites still thought their cause was just and the Blacks should still remember their place. If I had known THAT, all these years, I would have taken a different route to that part of town. There is talk that it will also be coming down, and I say BRAVO! I’m so pleased you not only read my piece but that you took the time to comment. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - The only Southern Cross that I want to see is the spectacular one in the night sky below the equator.

    Symbols DO carry meaning and intent. You got it so right, right here: “What I DO CARE ABOUT is the fact that this flag is a symbol of bad policy, flawed moral character, abhorrent economic practices and cost the lives of 100s of thousands of people.” Wouldn’t it be great to watch and hear the door slam shut on the argument right there? Perfect ending place in my liberal, Yankee opinion :)!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Harrington - Very interesting post Cheryl πŸ™‚ Loved how you explained it all!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - I agree! Do what you want at home but not on government property. With that said, I was a bit perplexed as to why Obama decided to light up the White House in rainbow colors – doesn’t the same rule apply? I am all for equal rights across the board but that did make me think – hum…what’s going on here!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Ya know when I saw the White House all lit up in rainbow colors I thought it had been photoshopped. I agree. The House of the People should visibly remain neutral. Odd.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Flags flying over government buildings need to reflect the entire community. The confederate flag has no business being there. You won’t see any Nazi flags flying over government buildings in Germany just because it was part of their history.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Carter - WELL DONE Cheryl!! I would stand and give you an ovation if I could!!! You NAILED IT. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I usually make Southerners really angry when I say it is the flag of traitors. Put it in a museum. If you really want to fly a flag that represents slavery and being traitors to the US, go right ahead on your on property. Now I’ve probably made some of you neighbors angry.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Steffanci Sikorski - Yes, yes and yes…as an alumni of the University of South Carolina School Of Law…..I salute you and the FINAL TAKING DOWN OF THAT FLAG. It insulted the intelligence of us every day.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - This will probably get deleted, but here goes. All people commenting here not of Southern roots, your opinions mean EXACTLY…nothing to the people of the southern part of the country. All you folks outside our area of the nation love to get on your pedestals and bloviate about history this and history that, while having zero insight into what being a Southerner really means and is. It’s not about race, it’s about roots in real tradition and a common history that no outsider could ever understand. I’m sure I’ll receive heat over this. Just remember, you push us tpo far we’ll push back. You won’t like it I promise.ReplyCancel

  • Connie McLeod - To those who say your commentors aren’t Southerners, well, here I am. I’m from Louisiana. And for my Momma and dem (that’s a Louisiana phrase for those who might not know), my momma was from Texas and my Daddy was from Alabama. So my Southeren roots run very deep. I even took a class on the Civil War at LSU by reknown historian T Harry Williams. So believe me when I say that the Confederate Battle flag is a symbol of hate that reappeared during the 60’s when the South was forced to segregate. As a Southerener, please know it is a symbol of hate and not southern pride. Even Jefferson Davis (the President of the Confederacy) said to take it down when he surrendered. If you don’t believe me, bless your heart and check your history.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - It would seem, and I believe correctly so, that most of the animosity over the civil war seems to be coming from everywhere else but the South. And contrary to comments on my previous post, there no threats made by me towards anyone. Heather Wilson, I have studied southern history very closely, and what’s being vomited out in schools bears no real resemblance to the truth. No matter how much you wish it revisionist history always fails under it’s own weight. I honor my past by respecting it, do you truly honor yours?ReplyCancel

  • Alana - Exactly, which is why I love your blog.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Alana. And I love readers like you. Much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Martin - Heather, the wuote you refer to is in reference to the Confederate flag true enough, it has absolutely nothing to do with the battle flag that’s the center of so much flak. What I’m seeing is a wave of mental illness in the guise of liberalism, political correctness and animosity towards anyone who decides to actually remember who and where they come from. I also see this as a 1st amendment issue, my right to free speech trumps your non right to be offended. If you don’t like what I say then don’t listen, but I’m saying it anyway. You have the right to disagree with anything I say if you’re so inclined. Personally for me, your opinion just doesn’t matter. Go in peace and enjoy your rainbows and unicorns.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - Yes, yes and yes and I live in South Carolina it has gotten crazy. I was working on a post for the 2nd part of camping trip from hell all the way in KY and people were acting just plain stupid. Take it down and move the hell on.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - This too shall pass. There are far more important ‘thing’s for most people to rally around.ReplyCancel

    When I was a little girl I didn’t know what was happening two blocks over, let alone on the other side of the world…   then I grew up and suddenly I was responsible for tempering the weight of my angst against every global problem with a bottomless solution.     One night […]


  • Cary Vaughn - And I just want donuts but can’t because I’m on a “fitness challenge” diet of clean eating and exercise. The crises is real.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It truly is… on. And I have a beignet joint down the street. And it’s calling me!!! Holy Shit.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - Agreed! I’ve been guilty of mentioning all the hungry street kids in India when my kids don’t finish their plate of food and then wondering how the hell that could be relevant to them!
    It’s true that problems in the first world are real but when someone whines about not being able to buy the latest iPhone because she just blew up her bonus on a Fendi purchase, I do cringe!!
    As you say….perspective!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - People can be their worst enemies, but you know what I’m taking about here *wink* Last weekend I heard a 26yo complain about not being able to go on a trip to Mexico this year, b/c she is in Grad School, and her parents are paying for that. I shake my head too sometimes.ReplyCancel

  • MJM - Awesome piece as always my friend, you gave us a hearty laugh at times, and lots of food for thought at other times.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks MJ. Food- Laughter- Food- Laughter. All good stuff! Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Matthews - Thank you for making me laugh and reminding me of my mother simultaneously.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - My pleasure! On both counts. Splendid!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - It is all about perspective isn’t it? We all make choices based on what has our attention at that moment. Your attention just happens to land on choices that are simply much funnier things than mine :)! Thanks for cracking me up yet again!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - If I don’t find the irony in things I won’t get out of bed. I WILL eat in bed- just not get out of it. And then that leads to other problems…. do ya see the slippery slope in it all? Of course, you do.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - What matters to each of us really does matter β€” even if it matters to no one else. BUT, my matters are so freakin’ trivial most of the time, I need to make them not matter so much. Great food for thought here, Cheryl!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - – even if it matters to no one else (sooooo true and well parsed. I wish I had said that) and as for ‘trivial’ we all need to put our ‘issues’ in perspective. Almost separate issues- no?ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - You really are hilarious. Don’t let me miss you when we next visit NO!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Harrington - Wow great post and enjoyed so much! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - Thanks for validating concerns of women on both sides of the spectrum. I have befriended women with even greater resources than mine, and I learned that they have their own challenges that stretch them mind, body and soul. Not every problem can be solved by throwing money at it. I know this as a middle class person, but my few friends who are super rich also hit the wall, and I learned to give them compassion (well, most of the time. It’s hard when they complain about problems while traveling abroad extensively. That’s tough for me because I want to go!)ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Thank you for having me stop thinking about my stresses for a moment! I totally enjoyed reading this great post!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Your so welcome and whatever your ‘stresses’ are they’re REAL and important Mary, but I’m glad I could ‘Calgone Take ME Away’ for a moment! remember that commercial? So funny.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Kraft - Thanks for this – I suppose we all should be permitted to feel like our problems matter, without having to relate them to the larger problems of the world, right?ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - Oye! If I had to think about all the things that bother me each moment of the day or dish I washed, or shower I took – I’d go bloody raving mad! Of course, we have to be responsible and do what we can to help out each other and our planet, but I can only worry about one thing at a time or I crash and burn!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - SO true. In reverse, I think many people get stuck on the BIG problems and can’t get resolution to their own. There’s a balance- right?ReplyCancel

  • Leanne@crestingthehill - Starving children, child trafficking, child prostitution, terrorism, brutality……our world is going to hell in a handbasket & it’s nice to hear someone say that it is okay to not be able to fix everything – thank you for that πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We’ve gotta give ourselves a break from all the guilt for not being superhuman, for the love of God. Hopefully I can ‘fix’ the things around me- sometimes in the neighborhood, if I’m lucky in the metropolitan area. But the WORLD? I wasn’t born with a cape. Thanks for chiming in Leanne. I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You have a skewed view of things, but then so do I. Some problems people must solve on their own. Other times, you are able to really help someone. (No, not saying what. That was between them and my husband and me.) Fortunately, Mama never told us about starving children in Africa. I had to read that in the paper for myself. I knew I couldn’t do anything as a child. Not sure I want a cook. It is one of the few household chores I do like.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - This is exactly why every crisis is inflated to a global level. Political correctness and guilt. We don’t have to feel guilty for worrying about if HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE. I for one want a national effort to get rid of my post-menopausal belly fat. HeLLO? Can you say TRAGEDY of NATIONAL proportions? Thank you my NOLA friend for putting it all into the appropriate perspective.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Post-menopausal belly fat is of the most urgent of crisis’. If I didn’t think the UN was such a piece of SHIT I’d demand something be done about it! We could show up together and convince them I think? Yes- we could. XXOOReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - Hell to the yes on all of this, and in particular, the yard sale thing resonates. We always donate. My SIL, God love her, she can do what she wants, non uh mah biznez…but she has a yard sale every time her kids grow out of a pair of shoes. God forbid she doesn’t see a return on her investment. I hate to be judgmental, but I kinda hate that shit more.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Don’t you just LUV the people who try to make Yard Sales a retail operation. I want to find their hose and water the whole thing done. Idiots.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - A lot of serious stuff there, wow! Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it Cheryl? :))) But there is only that much stuff one can take, right? I’m pro saving though- the liver, the dog etc because we never know when we might need somebody’s help:)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh, I’m ALL ABOUT waste not-want not. No reason to be frivolous. My cats will probably save me anyways. Meow….ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I think of all these things and more. I am dreaming of a our truck filled with stuff to donate so I have room for more stuff or maybe not. All I want this week is to not be cut off over and over from multiple customer service centers and an answer to my important how-to update my computer so I can work problem. Love this whole post!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Those are truly concerning. I’m NOT kidding. Those kinds of ‘issues’ are the real deal baby. Life, and all of it’s crap, will be here l-o-n-g after we’re all gone.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - I remember liver and onion night my mom would say the exact same thing and invariably one of the boys would ask if he could mail it to them. This was so hilarious, CherylReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - The larger Global question is: Who the HELL serves liver & onions to little kids and expects them to like it? Jeez!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - The challenges in my life escalated considerably last night: the Pizza house had run out of stuffed crust!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - See- stuff like that! Important! HahahaaaaReplyCancel

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