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About Ray

British by birth, American by choice... Fun loving mum of two and wife of one. Scuba Diva, horse rider/lover, avid crime novel reader, and absolute Clean Freak!!!
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The Dreaded Drop Off / Pick Up Line

Its that time of year again!!!! The dreaded DROP OFF / PICK UP line… After surviving this line with two kids (beginning in 2002), I am documenting what most of us mum’s are saying about THOSE mums!!!! You know who I speak of:

The rules don’t apply to me mum
I’ll just be a minute […]

By |September 18th, 2016|Life with Girls, Ray, Running Teen|6 Comments

I’ve Found My Inspiration!

It’s been a while strike that, its been forever; but I’ve found my inspiration!  I was given a prompt, and to recap I had to tell two truths and one lie.  Kenya from Kenya G. Johnson Blog had written about her lack of inspiration and motivation to write on her blog, and boy was I right […]

By |September 4th, 2016|Ray|8 Comments

I’ve lost my Inspiration…

Bing!!!  My phone alerted me to a “Private Message”…  Ohhh, a blogger friend of mine, Kenya G. Johnson had messaged me to participate in a challenge.  Where the heck are you, you and I have lost our inspiration…

Honestly at first I was going to ignore it…  I have done these tag and post things, and I […]

By |August 28th, 2016|Ray|19 Comments

Dear Mom of the Two Week Old

Dear Mom of the Two Week Old,

What did you do?  Good grief, you opened up a can of worms and just walked right on in didn’t you…  You walked into a brand new job and within two weeks, you had fellow co-workers thinking you were a JOKE!!!
Lets break this down and see where you went […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Ray|11 Comments

My 40’s

As I enter into my 46th year, yep I just admitted my age I sit back and revel in my 40’s.  I am aware of myself, of what I was when younger, where I was in life and where I am now. I am self-assured/self-reliant, forthright, liberated, and sensuous.  As I look around my groups of friends, and […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Ray|18 Comments

Goodbye To London #2

London is vast, and when you are born here she stamps her mark on you.  You can say Goodbye To London, but London never really leaves you.  I was reminded of that just the other night while chatting with friends, as one of them said “You have an advantage over most women here, your accent is sooooo […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|# 1 Traveling Companion, Ray|12 Comments

Goodbye to London

Spring 1989, 19 years old and just like any other teenager thought I knew it all…  I had graduated from High School and had been attending community college and working a full time job within a large accounting company.  Life was just mulling along without a purpose, and I was not in the drivers seat. […]

By |November 18th, 2015|# 1 Traveling Companion, Ray|13 Comments

Homeless My Conversation

Last year we took on a massive road trip, as in Illinois to St. Louis, To Memphis, through Arkansas to Texas, hung out there for a week and then onto New Mexico, Arizona and finally California!!!  #1 Traveling Companion has been to L.A. several times for business, this was our first time; what an education […]

By |September 27th, 2015|Ray|16 Comments

Saying Goodbye to College-Bound Teenager

This goodbye has been in the making for a year or more now…  Just like when you are expecting and you start to nest, when your teen begins Senior year they are there to HELP you realize THEY NEED TO MOVE OUT!!!!  They make it easy to “Saying goodbye to College-Bound Teenager”  Below you will […]

By |September 9th, 2015|# 1 Traveling Companion, Life with Girls, Ray, Running Teen|14 Comments

I Have Your Back

I will ALWAYS have your back!!!  Our oldest is off to college, there I said it.  No easy way to type it, or say it.  As we sat in the Bed, Bath & Beyond to put in the final “Pick & Pack” I sat in amazement of how far she has come.  Little did I […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Life with Girls, Ray, Running Teen|20 Comments