Archive for August, 2014

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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THIS email…

August 6, 2014 4 Comments

I got an email today that absolutely humbled me. It re-emphasized that yes, I am not your everyday female news anchor. I say what’s on my mind…I call out rude behavior…my life is a “hold nothing back” open book. And guess what? That’s ok.  I often share “the bad.” But it’s even more important to […]

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BANGS OR BOTOX

August 5, 2014 1 Comment

I overheard a conversation today…I wasn’t eavesdropping…but ya know, some people talk a little loudly. (I’m one of those people) Two women were talking about “Ann.” (We’ll call her Ann) They couldn’t believe that she got Botox. “I mean…who is she trying to impress? Just learn to age gracefully!” I think I let out a […]

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Should I delete this status??

August 1, 2014 2 Comments

I’m Catholic. My family is Catholic. I believe in God, the angels and saints, Mary…I pray to all of them on a daily basis.  I was baptized when I was less than a month old…followed by the other sacraments. I went to Catholic school from kindergarten through 12th grade. My children go to Catholic school. […]

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