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Unfriended

Recently I was unfriended. Not by one person, not even two people, but by three. The first person who unfriended me accused me of idiotic thinking. The second person thought the first person's response to disagreeing with me was rational and simply followed suit. The third person just slunk away. I'm sure this is not the first time I have been unfriended, but no one

Unfriended2022-01-09T19:56:55-06:00

The Upside of a Broken Shoulder

I like to search for the silver linings when bad things happen. If I look heard enough I can usually find something good out of something bad. Get ghosted by the Star Wars super fan after dating for months? The upside is so much blogging material I don't even know where to begin. Alive during a never ending pandemic? Upside is I learn what the

The Upside of a Broken Shoulder2022-01-03T19:35:21-06:00

Ending 2021 on a Solid Foundation

There is a well known quote by J. K Rowling about building her foundation on rock bottom. I'm not at rock bottom, though I believe I have been where J.K was when she spoke these words: I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big

Ending 2021 on a Solid Foundation2021-12-31T13:52:37-06:00

Alpha, Delta, Omicron, Oh My!

I've had it with Covid 19. This has been going on for nearly two years now. I can recall at the tail end of 2019 reading an obscure article about a pneumonia in China that was not getting better with antibiotics. I took notice because my father had warned me every time I was prescribed an antibiotic to "be sure to take it all because

Alpha, Delta, Omicron, Oh My!2021-12-16T13:50:43-06:00

My Mother Passed Away

Every January I get a bee in my bonnet about starting to blog again. This year was no different and I wrote two whole posts before I stopped writing. I was fired up about accountability and Cancel Culture. I still am, but no one else seems too concerned so it's like screaming into the wind. I had every intention of blogging more - I was

My Mother Passed Away2021-09-21T13:55:46-05:00

I’d Make Fun of California, but I’m in Minnesota and We’re Going to do the Same thing in November*

Last night the Governor of California survived the recall. The people of California want more homelessness, more public defecation, drug use, more taxes and more crime. They don't seem to be bothered by the hypocrisy exhibited by most leaders of the state. California is on fire in more ways than one. I'd make fun of California, but I live in Minnesota and we will do

I’d Make Fun of California, but I’m in Minnesota and We’re Going to do the Same thing in November*2021-09-15T12:27:56-05:00

Why I Don’t Unfriend You

I've about had it with social media. I spend more time scrolling on by - and not engaging - than ever before. This is not the first time I've ranted about unfriending people, and it probably won't be the last. I find myself only engaging on safe posts now. I will like pictures of your new puppy (I'll actually use the ♥ for new puppies),

Why I Don’t Unfriend You2022-01-09T18:51:28-06:00

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

I love this time of year!! The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler and apples are in season!! Sure, pumpkin spice season is happening simultaneously, but why not enjoy both? No need to choose Team Apple or Team Pumpkin Spice - enjoy both while they are so briefly in season. Old Fashioned apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts because it is

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp2021-09-10T11:59:23-05:00

Pickle Pasta Salad

I stumbled into this perfectly pickled pasta salad quite by accident. I was Googling for pasta salads and saw a recipe for dill pickle salad. It sounded interesting so I clicked on the link to Delish and found the recipe was behind a paywall. I could see part of the recipe, but not all of it. I saw that it called for eggs, pickles, green

Pickle Pasta Salad2021-07-20T11:53:29-05:00

Banana Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer is here and we have a bounty of fruits and berries just ready for the table. While the summer has already been too hot in Minnesota, we had a bit of a chill down this past week and it was the perfect time to bake some cake using some beautiful blueberries that I picked up at Lunds & Byerlys recently. I've been meaning to

Banana Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting2021-07-20T11:54:21-05:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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