Confessions Of A Cookie-Challenged Mom…

Well, it’s happened again. I’m really not sure if I’ll ever learn the lesson. I’ve come to the painful conclusion that there is something inherently wrong with me that I am absolutely INCAPABLE of baking a batch of cookies. Edible cookies, that is. I used to be a sort-of good baker. Admittedly, my creations were often not pretty to look. I never was deluded into thinking I could pass myself off as a baked goods artiste. But, the treats I baked always tasted pretty darn good. I think I probably just got lazy over the years. But, I mean, seriously, why the heck can’t I bake a decent batch of cookies anymore? I’m not exaggerating. Just ask my family. When I tell them I’m baking, there is an audible groan. One day, after an unsuccessful attempt, which resulted in a pan of lumpy black charcoals, I set the smoking pan outside on the deck. When my husband came home from work, he saw the pan outside and casually said, “Were you baking today?” Continue reading “Confessions Of A Cookie-Challenged Mom…”

Episode 22 – The Curious Case of the Candy Lawsuits

On today’s episode, Marilyn has a bone to pick with a couple California women who brought lawsuits against candy companies.  But, the more she thinks about it…Marilyn might just have a lawsuit of her own.  Want to find out which evil corporation she’s going to sue?  Then give this episode a listen and make sure to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!!!

Episode 21 – Peter Talks Percussion

In a follow-up to our last episode, Marilyn sits down with her son, Peter.  They discuss Peter’s love of music, how he came to be a percussionist, and his plans for the future.  If you love music, you’ll love this episode! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 20 – Graduation Season

Graduation season is upon us once again!  On today’s episode, Marilyn is joined by her daughter, Mary Kate, who recently graduated from college.  They talk about what’s next and how life doesn’t always go according to plan…but that’s ok! Give this episode a listen and make sure you rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!!!

Episode 19 – The Vacation Episode

 

Marilyn is back from her Arizona vacation with stories to tell!  How was her first experience with Uber?  Did she encounter any desert wild life? You’ll have to listen to find out!  Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

Episode 17 – Things I Hate…And a Few Things I Love

Today Marilyn tells us about a few things she hates that everyone else seems to love.  And believe it or not, there are a few things she loves that other people seem to hate.  If you’re enjoying the podcast, remember to rate, review, and subscribe on the podcast app!!!

Episode 16 – Go Big or Go Home

In this episode, Marilyn talks about going big, taking risks, and following your dreams…all in the name of happiness.  Tell us about a time you followed your dreams.  Was it worth the risk?

Episode 15 – Adventures at Summer Camp

 

Today Marilyn tells us about the summer she spent at camp as a child…and, as you probably guessed, she did NOT enjoy it.  If you’ve ever wondered why Marilyn isn’t an “outdoorsy” person, this episode is a good place to start!  Let us know about your summer camp experiences (good or bad) and we’ll talk about them on air!

Episode 14 – Playing the Lottery

 

 

 

 

On today’s episode, we learn about Marilyn’s confusion with the lottery.  She doesn’t know how to buy a ticket, she’s always a little late paying into the lottery pool, and she’s pretty sure there’s a game called “The Big Game.”  And last but not least…how much does she need to win in order to live comfortably?

 

And Another Thing…

 

How could I forget to include the MOST annoying post that is BLOWING UP my Facebook feed? It was the reason for my most recent podcast episode and yet, I failed to include it. In that last episode, I went on a bit of a rant (one of my favorite things to do) about the many…MANY things that drive me crazy on Facebook. But I completely omitted one of the things that currently has me screaming at my newsfeed: the live cams. O.M.G. STOP POSTING THESE THINGS PEOPLE. JUST STOP. I don’t care about the giraffe who apparently has been on the brink of delivering the first baby giraffe in a hundred years. Well, I’m assuming it’s been that long because people are going absolutely BESERK over it.

Last week, a Facebook “friend” (I’m definitely redefining that word), was in a frenzy of panic thinking she had missed the momentous occasion. “Oh nooooo, did I miss it?” Her despair over that possibility made me wonder if she spends all day staring at her computer just waiting…waiting…waiting. And I could only imagine that she might have needed to use the bathroom and in those fleeting minutes, MISSED the giraffe birth. Thank God, someone immediately soothed her growing panic by assuring her that, No, no nothing had happened. She hadn’t missed anything. The mom giraffe is still laying in the corner of her giraffe pen. We’re all still waiting. THANK GOD.

In addition to the (supposedly) impending birth, I am seeing random pictures of giraffes now, too, because people are now super enamored with them. Really?? I’m beginning to suspect there might be something more sinister afoot; possibly some giraffe lobby which has begun to fear that the general public was SOMEHOW losing interest in giraffes and SOMETHING had to be done to correct that.

But, I’ve learned that giraffes are not the only phenomenon the Facebook population seems obsessed with. The other live cam barrage I’m experiencing is the Eagle Nest. I’m not sure if it’s a particular nest we’re all watching or just eagles in general. I know eagles are pretty cool but I’m eagled-out not only because of the endless, relentless, unremitting, continuous, and interminable (yes, I consulted a thesaurus for emphasis) live-cam posts on my newsfeed, but I also happen to be the recipient of nonstop photgraphs of eagles by an insane FB eagle-photographing afficianado. I want SO badly to comment: OMG we GET it…you like eagles.

I could go on, but I’ll spare you until a future podcast episode. You’ve been warned…