Kiss Me I’m Irish

17 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday?  What are the odds?  One in 7, but what a stroke of great Irish luck!  The world is Irish on St Patrick’s Day…but this blogger is very Irish!  Irish and loving it!

D.  All of the above. 🙂

Kiss me I’m Irish


Kiss me I’m Irish

Kiss me I’m Irish

Kiss me I’m Irish

Kiss me I’m Irish

Kiss me I’m Irish

Kiss me I’m Irish

Not much more to add to this one, except…

Kiss me I’m Irish!

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!





16 Mar

One more day!!



Life Coach

10 Mar

I’ve taken a lot of ribbing over the years about being a “so-called” Life Coach.  Mainly due to my blog, Jay Cutler Needs a Life Coach.  I still believe Jay needs a Life Coach, but he’s way beyond any help I could possibly offer…if I were to be asked, which I have not, btw.  Sad, but true.  I’ve also had friends say, and I quote, “If you are someone’s Life Coach, you sure as hell better make sure your own life is in order”.  Yes, this was said to me, with total love, though it does sound rather harsh.  And for the record, as I have indicated in the past, no my life is not “in order”, but I have a pretty good idea what Jay Cutler should have done to be successful with the Bears…Flipping off fans, standing on the sidelines away from his team mates, not being the leader of his team, etc…you get the point…is not the behavior of a “franchise quarterback” who is looking for success with an NFL team.  You don’t need to be a Life Coach to come to that conclusion.  Just a Bears fan who has season tickets and just came off the worst season in this blogger’s life.  He needed a Life Coach, he didn’t get one, and he’s on his way out of Chicago.  Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 🙂

(Disclaimer…I penned this blog Thur AM, hours before Jay Cutler was released.  #Karma.  I’m sure Jay is now saying, “Terry can kick Mike Glennon around now.  Good luck with that, Mike”. Yeah, good luck with that, Mike). 🙂

Imagine my absolute delight, when my friend, Shelagh sent me this and said, “This reminds me of you”…



True!  There…Now I’m your Life Coach.

Have a fabulous Friday!!






Happy International Women’s Day!

8 Mar


Happy Women’s Day.  March 8th.  Yes, it’s a thing.  A powerful thing.



True that.




I am woman.  What’s your superpower?




To My Dear Friend…This Blog’s for You!

3 Mar


To my very dear friend…my walking buddy. Thinking of you and your children. Love you.




“I mean, who even likes the song, American Pie”?  Me! 🙂


Laughter through tears…:)


40 Items. 40 Days.

1 Mar


Love, love, love this list.  Not just “stuff” but look at numbers 28-40.  Of course numbers 1-27 deserve some attention, especially from me in my 40 bags for 40 days quest…but it’s time to Declutter more than just “things”.

Your paperwork – Totally clogs up your life

Your email – I admire the people who only check their email a few times a day.  I am always extremely responsive.  I’ve always worn it as a badge of honor.  If I respond to an email within minutes, or perhaps 3 hours, it most likely will not change any outcomes.  Be forewarned…especially you hotels. 😉  Kidding, I will probably be as responsive as I’m able.

Your To Do List – I have one every day and it keeps me on track, otherwise I’d be on Pinterest all day or sneaking in extra episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Anything in your diary you don’t have to do – Cut out the extras.  Learn to say no.  I’m fairly clear at this point in my life whereas I choose not to do things I don’t want to do.  Call it maturity.  Call it being an adult.  Call it clarity.

Anything you can’t fit in your current schedule –  Being overly busy and overly committed does not make for a happy life.  There’s always tomorrow.  Or the next day.

Social events that don’t make you happy – You don’t have to go to every party.  You don’t have to meet a former friend or acquaintance for coffee.  You don’t have to catch up with people you don’t have genuine interest in.  You don’t have to go to every party you are invited to.  FOMO has no place in my life…and I’m truly much happier for it.

Excess travel to places – I love to travel especially with those I love or to see those I love.  That being said, I am extremely selective in regards to leaving my family.

Things that take up too much of your valuable time – Some say Social Media can do this.  Or popping on Pinterest and all of a sudden it’s 4 hours later.  Love that btw. 🙂  Find the time-suckers in your life and get rid of them!

Anything you are worrying about – Easier said than done, but gives you something to strive for.  I will never stop worrying about my children.

Any person who makes you feel low – I have said this often and for many, many years…Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the life out of you.

Negativity – Or negative people.  People have poked fun at me and my “Pollyanna” outlook on life.  Always rainbows and ribbons.  People I worked with would said I was like a ray of sunshine and happiness coming into a room.  You know what?  There are worse things people could say about me… and trust me, there have been. 🙂

Any I should be doing, thoughts – Live in the moment… I am desperately trying to work on this.

Regrets – Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda…Or perhaps just think, I did the best I could with what God has given me.  Works for me.






40 Days – Forty Items – Forty Bags

24 Feb


Wednesday is the first day of Lent.  In lieu of “giving” something up for Lent, I love this idea instead.

Each day of Lent, remove one item from your house that you no longer wear or need and put it into a trash bag.  At the end of the forty days (Holy Saturday), donate these items to the charity of your choice.  This is a bit of a twist on the infographic above, but I’m loving this idea.  I’m also thinking of removing more than one item each day.  Perhaps I could do 40 Bags in 40 Days?  Just a thought.


Here’s a little bit of inspiration:





I believe in Karma.  Today when I was headed to help a friend clean out her closet, I checked my mail and in it was a card that said, “when cleaning out your closet, think of us” – The Cancer Federation.  See, the thing is my friend, whom I was going to help clean out her closet, is battling breast cancer.  I received the card in the mail the day I was going to help her clean out her closet.  I know, Unbelievable.  So I, shall donate my 40 Bags to the Cancer Federation,  They will pick up the items from your home and you can schedule a pick-up, online. Easy.  You can choose the organization of your choice.  The best part is you clean out your home, you feel good, and you do good for others.  Win-Win!


We start March 1st!  Who’s in?


That time you go to see Flo Rida and he’s like 10 feet in front of you!  Well, 10 feet after you maneuver your way to the front. 🙂


Best. Night. Ever.


And the band will be back together this weekend!  Best. Weekend. Ever!!!