“I didn’t win the Powerball Jackpot”, says Princess Rosebud

Source: wchingya.com

Source: wchingya.com

Yoo hoo! It’s me, I’m back!

Sigh, we’re not the Powerball Lottery Jackpot winner, although we actually bought a couple of tickets which we never do, and I had mentally chosen an array of colors for my new Chanel and Hermes handbags — pink, white, turquoise, orange… and my tugboat man had picked out the locations for our new homes so he could follow the surf year-round.

Oh well.

This blog thing — it’s just like riding a bicycle, right? Hold on while I climb back on that seat and clip my shoes in the pedals.

Although I’m a little rusty, let’s see if I remember how to do this…my tagline is “beguiling pearls of wit, wisdom, and whimsy — with attitude.”

Hopefully, I haven’t completely forgotten…and I hope you haven’t completely forgotten ME.

It feels like it’s been sooo long since I sat down with my Mac on my lap to write a post — in my favorite writing spot — looking out the patio doors to the deck and beyond, listening to the birdsong…Pencils-lined-up

If we still wrote with pencils, you could picture me with them all lined up, sharpened to a point, awaiting the construct of a thought to translate into letters and words.

Where is YOUR favorite location to write?


My tugboat man came home last Thursday evening – my son was delivered to me via Southwest Airlines on Sunday (Mother’s Day) and flew away on Friday night.

Saturday was full of cleaning and laundry, finding the clothes my son forgot to pack that he’ll probably need me to send to him — why is it that he can write a 250 page dissertation with an amazing amount of detail, but is so forgetful of the minutiae of daily life? Ah, the absent minded professor syndrome in action, right?

I took tons of pics of our busy week of hiking and birthday partying and surfing (them, not me).  I was baking and cooking and cleaning.

When I’m here all alone, I forget how much work is involved in caring for a family.

Can you believe that they expect to eat ALL DAY LONG? It’s true. Geez. And they want to do that EVERY DAY —  it is SOOO annoying!

Princess Rosebud wearing glasses.

Princess Rosebud wearing glasses.

I’m currently hard at work on several posts; our hike to Crystal Cove, my Hello Kitty birthday party, the one-year anniversary of my son’s commencement, and a pictorial of my box collection — I counted about thirty of ’em in all shapes and sizes.

Stay tuned for a little husband snark, too. Just sayin’…


36 thoughts on ““I didn’t win the Powerball Jackpot”, says Princess Rosebud

  1. You’re lookin’ ,good! And YOU have been away? Not for nearly as long as I have.I’m trying to get back in the saddle.
    Strangely enough, the place I can put out the most writing is sitting at my PC…and there is quiet…unfortunately, there hasn’t been as much of that as I had quickly grown accustomed to.(Bad sentence!)
    I never play Power Ball and even I sprung for it this time! (Nope, not me, either.)
    Glad all is well in your realm.


  2. It’s so good to see you back – we’ve missed you!! Love the pic; looks like you’re having a great time. Can’t wait to hear all about everything you did while you were away. (Sadly, I didn’t win the lottery either…)


  3. I’m glad you had a fun weekend. Thank you for adding the cheery photo. You look festive and your backyard looks like a great place to enjoy with your family.


  4. Favorite spot to write…hmm…depends on the time of day. Mornings? My office, when the day is fresh. Afternoons? The back porch, in the sun. Sunsets? The front porch, to catch the sunset and fading glow. Evenings? Back to my office. It goes full circle. 😉


  5. What a wonderful weekend! And yes. Taking care of a family is a TON of work. I wonder some days what I’ll be doing with a quiet house to my self. Probably making more work. I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts! Missed you. Oh. And I replied to your comment. Thanks for stopping by. ❤ Some day soon, I'll make it out there and we'll strut our Chanel like we stole it! I have to laugh. I think I was the only one in the campground wearing Chanel sunglasses and roasting hot dogs with the kids! lol!


  6. I don’t really have a favorite place to write… I guess that’s probably weird, right? I have a couple different places at home where I will sit down with my laptop and have my fingers pull the words out of my head… but none of them have become my favorite or preferred spot. I guess I do most of my writing from the couch… which is dangerous because it’s super tempting to just turn on the TV and see what silliness other writers have come up with rather than working on my own.

    Love Crystal Cove. The queen and I had our official engagement photo shoot there. 😀 Looking forward to hearing all about your hike.


  7. My favorite place to write is on my laptop which sits on a TV table in my living room in front of my TV. I use the TV for background noise. Did you ever recover your umbrella to match your deck furniture?


  8. Great photo! I was thinking of writing about Hello Kitty too. I’ll wait and see what your focus is, then decide. Glad you hear you had the family together. And welcome back!


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