The day I got knocked off my high horse…

September 18, 2014 0 Comments

When I first got into the “TV news business,” I was young and I had an ego larger than Texas.  I loved being on TV. Like I said, I was YOUNG with a MAJOR ego. I loved getting recognized in the mall. I loved getting to “skip” the line at a nightclub or bar. I […]

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Who burns a meal in the crockpot?!? ME. That’s who.

September 17, 2014 1 Comment

I BURNED A MEAL IN THE CROCKPOT. Yes. You read that right. I burned dinner in the crockpot. Who burns dinner in the crockpot? It was invented to be fool-proof. To be a quick and convenient option for dinner. My mom always says, “Just put it all in the crockpot and you don’t have to worry […]

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If it offends you…don’t read it

September 11, 2014 1 Comment

“Amanda talks about religion way too much. I am surprised the bosses put up with her. She needs ripped off the air.” Fitting that I read that on 9/11. Because I am reminded why I am so blessed and thankful to have freedom. Freedom to express myself.  Freedom to say what I want to say. […]

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OOPS…I said that on-air??!

August 31, 2014 2 Comments

My first job in the TV industry was In Amarillo, Texas. It was my culture shock.  The first thing this city girl saw when I moved there was a man on a horse…going through the Dairy Queen drive-thru. I loved Texas.  The memories that I have living there are THE BEST I have.  I loved […]

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It’s not about having thick skin…

August 25, 2014 2 Comments

“You need to have thick skin.” I have to admit, I roll my eyes at that “recommendation.”  I have thick skin. I am a pretty tough woman.  Just ask anyone who knows me. But quite honestly, I don’t need to justify how thick my skin is because that is not the point. When did it become […]

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A viewer called me out – and I deserved it.

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

I was joking on Facebook about how I saw aisles and aisles of Christmas trees when I got called out. And got called out rightfully so. A woman told me her husband is one of the 462 John Deere employees who were laid off today. Yeah – today 462 families were affected. And here I […]

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OOPS! I danced instead of cried on the first day of school

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
OOPS! I danced instead of cried on the first day of school

Ok – I’m a horrible mom — I was actually excited for my kids to go back to school. Ok…I said it. My alarm was set for 6:45 Tuesday morning…but my internal clock went off at 6:30am. “The day is here!!” Now, before rocks and stones get thrown at me…let me say…I LOVE MY CHILDREN […]

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Honey, you can’t be friends with everyone…

August 13, 2014 1 Comment

You cannot be friends with everyone. You should be FRIENDLY to everyone…but it is simply impossible and unrealistic to be friends with everyone. I said that to my 6-year-old when we were getting pedicures the other day. I distinctly remember a woman rolling her eyes at me.  (Apparently I am not mother of the year […]

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I HATE CANCER

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
I HATE CANCER

I got an email from my Dad first thing this morning. I wish it came with a WARNING before I opened it. Because when I did…I saw this picture. It’s my Uncle Kenny. He died this past February from pancreatic cancer. It gutted me. It gutted our family. I never went home for the funeral…because […]

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Not a blog today…but a prayer

August 7, 2014 3 Comments

6 children killed. 6 children taken too soon. This is not a time to talk about what went wrong.  This is not a time to talk about if it could have been prevented. This is a time to pray for the families. Unthinkable tragedies. Unimaginable grief. “God, you sacrificed your son so that we and […]

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