Hello. I'm Toni. Welcome to the ramblings of a gruff chick. Don't let the badly dyed pandemic hair mislead you. I left my 30s a decade ago and haven't looked back since. I earnestly believe this is due to a crick in my neck.
Or dementia. It runs in the family.
Better Half (Jeff) and I have been married 26 years. No kids but plenty of dogs. We've had an adventure, moving from Colorado to Ohio, my battle with cancer, Better Half's heart woes, walking away from our dream to care for my ailing father, and both of our fathers passing. It's been an interesting but also fun trip through trials and tribulations. We tend to combat gravity with levity.
We live in an old house with old wiring, old pipes, and a very old kitchen. This puts a dent in my recipe sharing and product reviews. Gone are the Pembroke Cottage days. Ah well. Such is life.
If you've been a follower since the Bemused Muse era, you know that I sometimes tuck dry humor and deadpan delivery between the lines. There isn't any tone in print. It might be difficult to tell my satire from a pessimistic view. I proudly embrace the former.
Please do not take my commentary on religion, social issues, or politics as a personal attack on you or your beliefs. (The fact that I actually have to reinforce this is pretty sad.)
There is one topic that I try to avoid: Trump. I've hated him since the 1980s. I'm a former Republican. My views haven't changed much. If you're curious about where I fall in the political spectrum, feel free to read "Unpacking the Misconception Trunk".
As always, thank you for visiting today. I appreciate it. If you'd like to see a topic covered, don't hesitate to ask: Contact