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Go Your Own Way

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Grown Daughter, “RT” wants me to add some more of our text conversations. I’m kinda proud she thinks they’re worthy.  Here’s the first one. “Grandma Gets Volunteered.”

->While watching part of a replay of the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Me: “When I turn 50, I’m gonna start dressin’ like Stevie Nicks.”
  • RT:  “I’ve been waiting 5 years to hear you say that, Mom.” :-O
  • -I think to my
    cat tee shirt, cats eyes, artist tee shirt
    “Arts & Cats”

    self, “That’s only ’cause you watched AHS.”

Grandma Auburn – Goin’ her own way for a few decades. {Takin’ the next generation along for the ride…}

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Empaths, News Articles and the Lack of

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First thing in the morning, which is about 10am for me; I pour black coffee and open Facebook.  Most of my feed is weird facts, writing-related or uplifting stuff. Once in a while though, I’m gobsmacked by a shared news article that sets off my need to write an open letter to some dumb ass.  THIS post is not that letter. HA!

After a much needed pause, (where I did ‘write it out- to get it out of my head’)  I am drilling deeper into “What exactly is the take-away from the article whereby: the cop tazed and arrested a dude having a seizure.”

And ya know what?-  Empathy. Some people have too much, and some people have way too little. That’s the take-away.  My beliefs: Compassion can be taught, empathy cannot. And if you have an empathetic bent, stay away from the news altogether. Which sounds obvious, but sometimes its sneaky.

Quote of the day: “Know what you know, and know when you don’t.” ie. In the example of the cop. Yeah, he has skills. They weren’t suited for a situation that needed the paramedics.

Friends and Confidantes- Do we need to recognize when the help, needs help? – Grandma Auburn steppin’ away for her third cuppa sumptin…

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View from the Truck- Pictures pt. 1

Samantha - our navigator - says "100 miles to Indy!" YAYA bit of background. My husband drove 53ft dry van OTR [Over The Road] for two years. [This was the second time for him. I stayed home the first time to raise our daughter.] We put everything in storage and I rode shotgun. I didn’t drive, but he called me his ‘Nag-a-vator” [instead of navigator! HA!]  And I learned real quick how to stand outside the truck and back him into a spot; without getting run over.

We came back roughly every 4 weeks- for 3 days. Homebase was my Dad’s back porch. Those were some trying times. But we had some good adventures, too.

I have so many pictures and stories from around the USA… I thought maybe you’d like to see my scrapbook. PS: If you are contemplating trucking as a career and want some ‘no nonsense’ guidance, feel free to ask me in the comments. Also, the forums on truckersreport.com is a good start.  #truckerswife Trucking for 15 years.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends and confidantes- Get used to seeing that side view mirror –oh, and cats ears, too!- Grandma Auburn

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Marketing, Pinterest and a Gripe

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I’m learning Pinterest as a marketing tool. I’m moving right along on it again, after I’d neglected it for some months.  [Learning to Pin my own stuff is weird.] This morning I clicked on a pop up suggestion in the corner – and BAM! full on Beaver Shot Profile Pic!  What the hell, people?? Can I report that? I’m no prude, but I don’t even wanna give that another click unless I can.   — Grandma Auburn – Slightly traumatized before noon. If you feel like following me. …

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Quick Recipe: Cherry Muffins

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Warm Cherry Muffins – Makes 2 Dozen

Quick Recipe: Total time: 30 min.

  • Ingredients: Boxed cake mix: 16.25 oz. + Canned cherry pie filling: 21 oz. + 2 Eggs.
  • Preheat oven: 350F
  • Generously grease muffin tins.
  • In a large mixing bowl: Combine Cake mix and Pie filling.
  • Whisk until pink batter forms 🙂
  • Add Eggs:  2 lightly beaten.
  • Mix well until eggs are fully incorporated.
  • Spoon into muffin tins: 1/3 full (Roughly 1 heaping Tablespoon.)
  • Bake middle rack 10-12 minutes.
  • Insert toothpick to test for done. Remove from oven.
  • Allow muffins rest in the tins for 5 minutes before…
  • transferring to wax paper, rack or plate.
  • Let them cool 5 more minutes before serving.
  • Moist! Not crumbly. Travels well in lunches.
  • I hope your family enjoys these colorful, tasty bites!#kidfriendlyrecipe #simplerecipe #frugalrecipes