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Em and I met on the last day of kindergarten when the morning and afternoon classes got together for an end-of-the-year party.  We were sitting next to each other at one of the tables.

Meanwhile, our mothers were meeting outside the classroom door.  The small window was high up on the door, and our mothers are about 5 feet or less in height.  On their tippy toes…

“Can you see anything?”
“No.  Can you?”

Destiny, fate, coincidence… or whatever you want to call it, we were meant to meet and become best friends.  Almost thirty-three years later, I live in another part of the country, and we are still as close as ever.

Read my About.Me page here.

If you’d like to learn more about the origin of our blog name and what we’re really about, read my post “This Is Not Your Typical Mom Blog.”



MJ and I met on the last day of kindergarten. I remember it a bit differently. She was sitting next to me, I took one look at her and said “Hi, do you want to be best friends?” She said “UMMM..OK!” and that was it. Little did I know our mother’s were talking outside and they had made an agreement that MJ’s mom would look after me as my mom was a single working mother, and I was alone a lot of the time. They had no idea we had made a pact for life.

32 years later we are closer than ever. We have been through everything together, too much to list, but you will find out more to come.

I am a former detective,(or what we call a “defective” in the field), now I am a stay at home mom with one 14 year old daughter. My husband is a Master BMW tech. So, he’s actually a mechanic.
I have learned not to define myself as my former occupation, which took many years. I am a mother first, woman second, wife, friend and so on.

I enjoy making jewelry from the agates I collect, cut and polish, cooking, singing, shooting (targets not people), watching horror movies and preparing for any apocalypse including zombies..hey, just because I’m paranoid..well you know the rest of that saying. I have a new found love of orchids and I actually have one blooming from two years ago!! (hands waving).

We have been remodeling the house, or so my husband calls it, for almost 3 years now. I just got my couches back into what we call a living room. I have a beautiful view of the Puget Sound from my living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. I love the view, it is calming..well when I’m not worried about a tsunami..which is quite often.

I do not like crowded places, judgmental people or daily stupidity. STUPID makes me crazy. There should be a law against stupid. I do not like rudeness, especially toward children.

I chose this picture of a stained glass coloring book that MJ REFUSED to let me color in when we were little. This actually had a profound effect on me and I teased her endlessly to the point that she gave it to me on my last visit to the Land of Sunshine. I love this and I treasure it. It is our childhood. Something I never want to forget, for my sake and my daughter’s.

If you’d like to read even more about us and what our blog is about, read Em’s post “Definitely Not….”

6 thoughts on “About”

    1. Wow. Thank you!

      I apologize for such the delayed response. I’ve really been neglecting this blog lately. Life’s been busy. Em has been posting though. 🙂 I’ll get back into the groove of things hopefully next week!

      Thank you again! That is super sweet of you!

  1. Thanks for the follow! I’m totally reading your post about kale–not because I have a toddler who won’t eat it, but because I have a husband who won’t!

    1. lol I’m still trying to get my teens to eat it. Another reader commented about a pasta dish with sausage and kale that I need to look up. My kids may eat it if it’s drenched in alfredo sauce. 🙂

      Thanks for checking us out!

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