Dangerous Regression

Dangerous Regression

As I sat working in the Family Room today, the two story room was filled with echoes of mischievous giggles and footsteps running up and downstairs, slamming doors, followed by hollers between cohorts. I was immediately transported back to having two active boys and my mother's instincts kicked in. I knew I had to go check on these two, only instead of two elementary school boys, I was dealing with my 17 year old son and his 19 year old friend. What were they up to? They'd pulled the old Continue reading

Made the Jump from Blackberry to iPhone4

Made the Jump from Blackberry to iPhone4

Made the Jump from Blackberry to iPhone4, originally uploaded by cletch. Finally made the decision. I've been struggling for months because I love everything about my blackberry except web browsing. Dare I hope the set up and adoption is easy? Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day (Take 2)

Happy Mother’s Day (Take 2)

ahhhh Mother's Day. With girls you seem to get pretty pictures and breakfast in bed. You never quite know what you're going to get with boys. Earlier today I wrote about wonderful past presents from my sons but thought I should share this year's surprises. My eldest appeared with some yummy dark chocolate and a heartfelt card. My youngest appeared with a snake. Both made me smile. ahhhh Mother's Day. Continue reading

Lone Bald Overlook

Lone Bald Overlook, originally uploaded by cletch. Blue Ridge Parkway driving today with beautiful views like this. Still appreciating where I am in the rain and wind. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls, originally uploaded by cletch. Pisgah National Forest NC Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

10 Life Lessons Learned From World of Warcraft

10 Life Lessons Learned From World of Warcraft

I can hear my oldest calling me a "geek" and I can see my youngest shaking his head in belief, but here it goes anyway... There's always another battle to be fought. You need to regenerate your mana. No matter how many times you heal certain people, they're going to blame their squishiness on you. If you don't cooperate, you'll never get the epic gear. Sometimes it's good to slow down and just celebrate. Persevere through your mistakes and you will be Continue reading

My New Purse!

My New Purse!

My New Purse!, originally uploaded by cletch. So after 4+ years of carrying a Brighton purse that could easily get lost in the pocket of this, I've made a change. Some of you are probably saying, "that's not a purse it's a laptop carrying case!" And you'd be right. I am going to attempt to carry this in place of a purse. It does fit my macbook pro but it's purpose is to allow me to carry my ipad at all times. And its all because of the Grocery IQ shopping app I downloaded! I Continue reading

The Busy Woman’s Update

The Busy Woman’s Update

In About this site, I wrote, "Real Home Sense is the hub for my life activities. Everything radiates from here." My plan was to summarize the "BIG" things that were happening in my life through links to my other blogs, but I haven't been very good at getting the updates done. Just like my "button-a-day" Flickr project and my Fotog Friday post, it fell by the wayside. The problem with being an inherent explorer, with a perpetual curiosity, is constantly keeping 20 balls in the air. Continue reading

Our Fine Four Fendered Friend!

Our Fine Four Fendered Friend!

I haven't had the pleasure of attending a Walled Lake School District theatrical production before last night. As is typical with most parents, as soon as their child signs up to be involved, presence is voluntarily obligatory. I was excited to hear my son play with the orchestra accompanying the actors singing in Walled Lake Northern's production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Once again I was impressed with the quality of Walled Lake Schools Performing Arts Department. I found myself Continue reading

The Memory Tomb

The Memory Tomb

As life gets busier and our brain gets full, we think we remember everything until something jogs a long forgotten experience. This happened to me when I photographed my childhood button collection. Many brought back memories that transported my mind back to previous years. I didn't just recall an experience, I remembered who I was at the time I wore or bought it. Old songs often do the same thing. Time travel without the DeLorean. When experiencing an amazing event, you think you'll never Continue reading

10 Favorite Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

10 Favorite Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

Flickr offers a forest of Christmas tree images of every size, shape and kind. I sifted through a few that were uploaded this past month and these are my favorite unusual trees. Happy Holidays! Christmas Tree Delivery Service By SnaPsi Сталкер. Berlin, Germany Santa's Tree By chooyutshing. Central Singapore Christmas is coming By silviasweety. This is our tree By sween. NUC Christmas Tree 2010_04 By shawncalhoun. San Franciso, Continue reading

Santa is a Carnivore!

Santa is a Carnivore!

Santa is a Carnivore!, originally uploaded by cletch. Santa is here at MarketPlace Meats on Cooley Lake Rd in White Lake. They should move him to the front of the line considering his workload over the next few days. It was nearly an hour wait tonight as everyone picked up their turkeys, hams and prime rib for Christmas dinner. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Secret Santa?

Secret Santa?

Secret Santa?, originally uploaded by cletch. Thank you to whomever sent me this Harry & David gift. It arrived today with a "Merry Christmas" message and no name! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

5 Favorite Christmas Santa Sites

5 Favorite Christmas Santa Sites

Here are my favorite Christmas season sites. Some are from when my children were little, others are recent sites that entertained me. Portable North Pole message from Santa is a new favorite. Fill in a few details for your toddler, child or special someone and santa talks to them directly. There are also videos of Santa's secret village. NorthPole.com is a simple but fun site for young children where they can read stories, or have them read aloud. Parents can print out a "Good Deeds Continue reading

Matter of Taste Chocolate Mousse Cake

Matter of Taste Chocolate Mousse Cake

Matter of Taste Chocolate Mousse Cake, originally uploaded by cletch. Tonight's dessert! Yum! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Times Like These: Kid Rock and Michigan

Times Like These: Kid Rock and Michigan

I caught part of Kid Rock's performance on the American Music Awards and was hoping to find it online. I know in the past Kid Rock hasn't been too accepting of his content on the internet. I hope he's coming around because this video reminded me I need to go buy his new disc TODAY. "Even though it's bittersweet and brings us to our knees, it makes us who we are in times like these." Hard times in our lives allows us to recognize and be grateful the good days. Challenges build our strength Continue reading

Dropping Pumpkins

Dropping Pumpkins

Sounds like a mellow version of the band Smashing Pumpkins band but it's actually an activity... and before you say, "why?" like I did, watch the video... Looks like fun doesn't it? Wondering how to grow your very own giant pumpkin? Get the instructions at GiantPumpkins.com! Continue reading

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air, originally uploaded by cletch. And in highland Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Weathered Beauty

Weathered Beauty

I'm blessed with the ability to see stories and potential in everything. I see beauty within each and every person I meet. Sometimes beauty isn't seen with my eyes, it's heard with my ears. I value life stories told because I develop an appreciation for lessons learned and who the person has become. While working, I see potential where others see none, whether it's a unique marketing campaign or a house that needs some work to be returned to it's former - or future - glory. I thought the Continue reading

Babies & Friendships Born at the Beach

Babies & Friendships Born at the Beach

When people ask me where I’m from, I never quite know how to answer. I was born in Toronto, did most of my schooling in Kingston, but where I felt most at home was a small Ontario tourist town called Wasaga Beach. My children were born while living there. I’ve lived in the USA for 11 years as of this month. Although I’ve been back to Wasaga a few times since my move, this most recent visit caught me by surprise. I found myself longing for the simplicity of sitting in my beach chair until Continue reading