Do You Really Know Who Your Daughter Is Dating? We Didn’t & Still Don’t…

Do You Really Know Who Your Daughter Is Dating? We Didn't & Still Don't...

A few months ago, my niece Stephaney joined Cindy and I at Planet Fitness.  We are working on losing 40lbs each on a weight loss journey after thyroid disease and menopause put weight on over a 5 year window we’d both like to get rid of.  Arthur met Stephaney while we were at the gym … [Read more…]

How Do You “Keep The Peace” With Inlaws and Outlaws?

How Do You "Keep The Peace" With Inlaws and Outlaws?

Most mothers think they are gaining a daughter when their son marry they are gaining a daughter, I did too.  I’ve often said that my sons wedding was the most stressful event I’ve ever had for a very good reason- it was!  For the past five years I’ve done everything under the sun to get … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama…

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama...

Last month my son advised me that he and my daughter in law would be moving at the end of January.  The problem?  They live two blocks away and over the last three years I’ve become accustomed to walking my dog and dropping in.  Although my unannounced visits are always a surprise, I enjoy having … [Read more…]

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking…

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking...

As usual, my twin sister and I wait until the last minute to complete our holiday purchases because we spend a lot of time delivering food and toys to needy families every year and put our own needs last.   This past week, while on my usual conference call with Cindy and my niece Leigh … [Read more…]

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws…

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws...

Returning home from our trip to California last week, Cindy and I are still “catching up” on sleep and chores along with our yearlong committment to lose 40 lbs each by “This Time Next Year.”  Our first morning home, we “hit the scales” since let’s face it, we weren’t exactly dieting on our trip expecting … [Read more…]

Hospitals, Homework & Housekeeping-Getting My Grandnieces Motivated Isn’t Easy…

Hospitals, Homework & Housekeeping-Getting My Grandnieces Motivated Isn't Easy...

My niece Leigh Ann Blais called my sister frantic when our Latest Little Pawner Madyson fell out of her chair Tuesday evening.  Prior to Leigh Ann moving, hospital visits were always a “family affair” with everyone grabbing their keys and meeting up at the emergency room. Crying uncontrollably on the eve of young Madyson’s first … [Read more…]

Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All…

Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All...

Some folks tell you to weigh every week and hit the gym twice but Cindy and I are hitting the gym five days a week and weighing daily on our battle of the bulge while bouncing from one event to the next and refurbishing trades at The Pawning Planners we will sell at Texas Twins … [Read more…]

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting…

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting...

This morning after reviewing over 200 friend requests on FB, I posted that unless we have mutual friends- I don’t accept friend requests.  My reasons for this are that my FB profile is for posting photos & catching up with friends & former clients.  I never post political views or even respond to them because … [Read more…]

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam…

Talking With The Twins- Meet The Pawning Planners A TwinTeam...

This morning my twin sister was ready to get going to the gym.  But first we needed to strip a table taken in trade through my sister site No Money? No Problem! The Pawning Planners Take Trades. Many of my loyal readers are often confused about The Pawning Planners and think we loan money on items … [Read more…]

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events…

Traveling With Two Sets Of Twins-The Pawning Planners Of Texas Twins Events...

Last week, Cindy and I started a unique journey to get fit and trim by “This Time Next Year” in order to boost our confidence and attend our very first twin event in Twinsburg, Ohio. The aches and pains associated with joining a gym for the first time in our lives has left Cindy and … [Read more…]