A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
Master of living a random, unpredictable life.

Wanna know something that I notice about people? Their nails. I can tell you which of my friends get regular mani/pedis, I can tell you who bites their nails, I can even name a couple of people who never ever wear nail polish. I have tried multiple times to paint my own nails but over […]

Categories: Allergies | Add a Comment

I have always had skin problems… always. When I was a kid I had eczema like crazy. As an adult I still have it but it is nothing like it used to be. A few years ago I told JP that I only get really bad outbreaks when I go to Michigan. I know… it […]

Categories: Shells, SnapChat | Add a Comment

Remember the picture that I posted a few weeks of the sand dollars that Lily and I found in Washington? Today we finally dealt with them. Sand dollars don’t travel very well unless you box them. We lost about half of our sand dollars because they traveled across the country inside a plastic bag that […]


I have a new favorite snack. OKIOS Cucumber Dill Dip. I would recommend dropping everything right now and heading straight to the grocery store. YUM!

Categories: Animals, Pets | Add a Comment

My friend Jenny has fostered a puppy for the last few days and today she decided that they are going to keep her. I am not sure what kind of dog she is but she is perfect in every way. They named her Jilly Bean. Her and Lily hit it off right away. Lily would […]

Categories: Me, Travel | Add a Comment

If you look at the tabs at the top of the page you will see various other pages that I try to keep updated. My favorite tab besides BofC is my I Was Where? tab. I finally took the time to update my map! I am at 42 of 50 states right now. By the […]

Categories: Catching Up | Add a Comment

Where have I been? My last blog post was on May 23rd… it is June 22nd now. So where have I been? That is a big question. Kinda like when someone says “So what have you been up to?” and I never quite know what to say. I used to be so good at updating […]

Categories: Sickness, Weather | Add a Comment

This is how our morning weather has been for the last few days. The sky looks angry then it rains for about ohh 30 seconds. Then it dries up and the blue sky appears. Then the sky looks angry again and it rains for about ohh 30 seconds. The same thing over and over again. […]

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Categories: Pools, Sports | Add a Comment

Lily started her 3rd season with the Vineyard Vipers Swim Team. She has had practice four times a week since the beginning of the month. I looked back at her first day of practice on 5/2/12 and look at how young she looks. Today she had her first swim meet. She took 4th place in […]

Categories: Bugs | Add a Comment

Early this morning I was starting to make coffee and I noticed something on the floor. Upon closer examination I realized that it was a scorpion. Yes, a scorpion. He appeared to be dead but learned from our last scorpion encounter that they play dead if they sense danger. Instead of immediately freaking out I […]


Today was another Wednesday in my life. Can you guess what I did?

Categories: Cemetery | Add a Comment

I spent a majority of the day today driving around the greater Portland area looking for angel statues at the cemeteries. At Riverview Cemetery I found these beautiful angels. And at Lone Fir Cemetery this is the only angel that I found. I did however find the gravestone of James and Elizabeth Stephens, donors of […]


I saw this in a store today. I am not really sure what it is but it made me laugh… but I didn’t buy it.

Categories: Travel | Add a Comment

Since we took such a late flight last night we didn’t get to the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland, OR until around midnight. After we checked-in at the desk and had our keys we took the elevator to our room on the 9th floor. As we were walking down the hall I told JP that […]


We had a pretty typical Sunday today. The only difference is that we took a 7:30 PM flight to Portland, OR instead of a 7:30 AM flight. These are the two SnapChats that I sent today.

Categories: Pools | Add a Comment

This morning I spent a few hours cleaning the pool. Wanna know what my secret pool cleaning weapon is? After I finish vacuuming I wipe the sides down with Mr Clean Magic Eraser. It makes the white parts of the pool so white. Around noon JP put two racks on ribs in the smoker and […]

Categories: Friends, Lily | Add a Comment

Today I made fajitas for dinner from a delicious recipe that my sister Vanessa taught me. It was a total hit. JP, Lily, Lynette and I loved it. Since we were having fajitas I served tortilla chips and salsa on the side. Lily doesn’t usually eat the salsa but she loves the chips. I am […]

Categories: Lily, Sports | Add a Comment

A couple of weeks ago Lily brought home a permission slip that said “Your child has been selected to participate in the NEISD (North East Independent School District) Elementary Track & Field Day”. The rest of the page talked about where to be, what to wear, what time to be there, etc. This is her […]


I found a recipe a few months ago that I have meant to try. Today was the day and all I have to say is OMG! This is the perfect summer salad to either make for your family or to bring as a dish to pass at a summer BBQ. This is what summer should […]

Categories: Travel, Vacation | Add a Comment

JP and I spent the last few days in Atlanta, GA… AKA: Hotlanta. According to Urban Dictionary: A common nickname for Atlanta popularized throughout the United States and abroad for over two decades by the marketing efforts of the Atlanta Convention Bureau and various trade and tourist organizations. The “Hot” in “Hotlanta” refers to the […]