I began plotting my move to Manhattan at the tender age of eight at the dining room table in our tiny farm community in Kentucky.
It took me a few years, and I made some stops along the way, but I made it. And I’ve a spent the past decade here in the Big Apple.
Thank you, New York City, for being everything that little girl dreamed of and so much more.
Tomorrow I begin a new adventure in Chicago. I feel like a kid again, and just as excited!
Posted in Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged Chicago, child, dream, farm, girl, Humor, Kentucky, memories, moving, New York City, thank you note, thanks, Travel
The Sticky Egg lost its editor and inspiration yesterday, my cockapoo Rory. He was 17 years old.
Quite simply, he was the best person I’ve ever known, and I’m so lucky to have shared his long life.
Rory never knew a stranger, so he has many friends who mourn his passing with me. Thank you for always showing him such love and affection. He loved you all in return.
Thank you too for your support, for listening, for understanding. Rory is at peace now, and with time, I will make peace with that.
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need to know of hell. – – Emily Dickinson
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Friends, Life, Love, memories, pets, quote
Tagged animals, dog, Emily Dickinson, family, friends, gratitude, in memoriam, love, memorial, memories, peace, pet, quote, Rory
I was on yet another airplane this morning, bored, so I decided to go through my phone storage and delete old files and pics that I didn’t need anymore.
I was surprised at how many docs were on my phone. You should check yours; like me, you probably only downloaded files on your phone to take an quick look and store them elsewhere.
So I axed most of them.
I kept more of the pics, but what fun it was to scroll through them!
Reliving my family’s recent beach trip to Florida…fun visits in NYC with friends and family…Lou and my Harry Potter World adventures…and my trip to Tokyo last year!
If you need a quick pick-me-up, browse through the images in your gallery. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face.
Posted in Airplanes, Humor, memories, Photography, Relationships, Travel
Tagged airplane, documents, files, Humor, memories, phone, photography, pictures, relationship, storage, Travel
I was playing with my phone during the ride home on the train tonight, and took this shot.
It matched my mood. Kinda like it.
Posted in Humor, Life, memories, Photography, Travel
Tagged Amtrak, life, memories, photography, pic, scenery, sunset, train, Travel
My aunt Hennie, who left this world at far too young an age, collected salt and pepper shakers.
Really interesting ones, that my cousins and I played with any time we visited.
I saw this shaker set today while I was out-and-about and immediately thought of her.
The toaster is simply a holder for the two slices of bread, which are the individual salt and pepper shakers.
Aunt Hennie would have loved it.
Posted in decor, Family, Foods, Humor, Love, memories, Relationships
Tagged aunt, collections, cousins, decor, family, Foods, Humor, kitchen, love, memories, pepper, salt, shaker set, shakers, slices of bread, toaster
I have been on vacation in Central Kentucky this week.
It’s in my rear view mirror now, but the memories are crystal clear.
Posted in Friends, Humor, Life, Love, Photography, Relationships, Travel
Tagged car, friends, Humor, Kentucky, life, love, memories, photography, rear view mirror, Relationships, Travel, vacation
Back when I was just a twinkle in my parents’ eyes…
Posted in Animals, Comedy, Humor, Photography
Tagged chicken, chicken and the egg, comedy, Humor, memories, photography, rooster, TBT, Throwback Thursday, twinkle in my parents' eyes
I am in Kentucky this week to celebrate the holiday, visiting with my brothers and sister and their families.
I am staying at my oldest brother’s house. When I a little kid, I wanted to be like Kent…so I copied him when it suited me.
A prime example?
He loved Star Trek, so I loved Star Trek…still do. Even boycotted Star Wars when it was released way back when ’cause he did.
Wonder if he will find this as amusing as I do?
Posted in Christmas, Entertainment, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged brother, Christmas, family, Holiday, Humor, Kentucky, memories, sister, Star Trek, Star Wars, TV
There is a box of books in the back of my closet. I pull them out when I’m feeling nostalgic, or need a quick, lunch time read —
My mom’s old Harlequin romance novels by Janet Dailey.
I read them over and over when I was younger…can still quote some of them even today. That’s why I could never give them away.
I read that Janet Dailey died earlier this week at age 69 following complications from heart surgery. It’s the end of an era for romance publishing.
Time to pull out the box. Her words will live forever.
Posted in Books, Celebrities, Commentary, Life, Writing
Tagged books, box of books, celebrities, childhood, closet, commentary, Harlequin, heart surgey, Janet Dailey, life, lunch time read, memories, nostalgia, obituary, publishing, romance novels, writing
People are being very thankful today on Facebook, which is nice.
One of my friends gave a shout out to high school teachers, and I couldn’t agree more!
I attended public school, and even during my high school years, my teachers easily spent half of their time disciplining students. Corporal punishment was still enforced back in my day, so lots of students were sent to the principal to get ‘licks.’
But some of the more creative teachers took a different route.
My personal favorite?
I had an English teacher who would stick a kid who was misbehaving behind the bookcase and make them stand there for the rest of the class.
Yep. This actually happened.
One kid — who shall remain nameless — stuck his arms and legs through the shelves and turned the bookshelves over on the rest of the classroom.
Come to think of it — that was the last time I saw her use that method.
Posted in Children, Education, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bookcase, children, corporal punishment, discipline, education, English teacher, Facebook, friends, high school, Holiday, Humor, Internet, licks, life, memories, misbehave, principal, public school, students, teachers, Thanksgiving