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Detroit suburbs is where I'm at. Too many favorite places to list.
Single mid-thirty-something plus-size woman livin' live. Large.
Interests: Cooking, reading, dating, shopping, crafting, fashion, music, movies, art, culture, dining, travel, and writing.
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Posted May 7, 2013 at Mo Livin' Large
Monique is now following Jen
Nov 15, 2012
Monique is now following Debbie (aka debbiedesigns)
Nov 15, 2012
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Nov 15, 2012
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Nov 15, 2012
~ Salvador Dali A few months ago, I swiped my friend Kristyn's Facebook post from her KP Designs page: "PERFECTION IS BORING: True or False?" And ladies, y'all have some great opinions on this. My friend Ann who if I remember this correctly is married to a Chef (at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
Today is my 37th birthday. I'm sitting in my home office writing this, having taken the day off work. I had originally intended to go to the DIA today, but somewhere between my bout of self-pity and realizing I had less than $20 in my checking account I decided that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." ~ Eskimo proverb At book club last week, I learned about the recent death of a fellow classmate. I had no idea Kimball... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... they go where they are appreciated." ~ Robert McNamara This ones for you, Carbs. Recently, in a discussion with a new group of friends, the question was asked, "How do you mend a broken heart?" Cue crickets chirping here. After a few moments, Veli haltingly supplied an answer. "Well,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
~ Betty Friedan A few weeks ago, I posted on the MoLivinLarge Facebook page that I became an independent sales rep for Pure Romance; one of the few major reasons I was on hiatus as it turns out. I was busy watching training videos (absolutely fascinating as it turns out)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... for the smile is the beginning of love." ~ Mother Theresa A lot of blog posts have been rolling around in my mind over the course of my silence (not intentional, just circumstantial... my silence that is) but this one was first and foremost. I've debated many times over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
I thought that you'd want what I want -- Sorry, my dear." ~ Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" My first dance as Mrs. Dipshit was to Tony Bennett's version of "The Way You Look Tonight" and ironically, the first dance I had with someone after I became the ex-Mrs.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
So much I want to share, so little to say. So it's a random information day! At some point, that sounded good in my head. I was taking the trash out the other night when I spotted movement. My eyesight has never been all that great (I once tried petting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
The month of July is a bittersweet one for me. My dad's birthday, our family reunion, Paperboy's birthday, and Mike's birthday. A palatable sadness lingers on July 23rd. The Mandleys aren't as cheerful, we're withdrawn, tears often linger in our eyes.... As time stretches on without our beloved Michael Ryan,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
~ Oscar Wilde Several weeks ago, I was sitting on my couch, quietly reading a book and I glanced up. My eyes lingered on a Vettriano print I have hanging in the corner and as I began thinking about the painting I realized.... It's gotta go. "Dance Me To The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
Tressa, when I saw your first post I was thinking, "Hmmmmm. Need to dig out the dictionary for that one." And then I saw the second post and just started laughing. I'm in full agreement with you, though. We do need to be able to not only speak the truth but be receptive to it as well.
~ John, Chapter 8, Verse 32 Recently I've been giving much thought to the truth. Truth in what I say and do, the truth about my past and present so that I can move forward into the future, truth about what's going on in the world. It's a scary concept,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
You're welcome. :) Paybacks are a bitch, aren't they? :) Love you!
... always with the same person." ~ Mignon McLaughlin Before Clark dumped me (okay, okay, he didn't dump me), we were trying to make arrangements to meet. "How about Tuesday?" he asked. "Can't on Tuesday. I have a wedding to go to." "A wedding? Who gets married on a Tuesday?"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
Jen does an awesome job of introducing herself so without further ado.... My first (though hopefully not only) guest blogger, Jen. I asked Mo sometime ago if I could post something on her blog and she said "sure". It's long over due I tell the world how amazingly wonderful she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... that perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / and never stops at all." ~ Emily Dickinson One of the last gifts my grandmother gave me before her death was a book of Emily Dickinson poems. To this day, this is probably the only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
~ Erica Jong Just a word of warning. I may go from my usual snarky self and into bitchy Mo mode. Lately, I've been a bit of a downer. My poor mother invited me over for dinner Memorial Day and I went on a half hour tirade about how much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
~ Semisonic's "Closing Time" Remember Heath, my original stalking victim and one of my most popular blogposts to date? Here's a little story about what happened after graduation. It was the summer of '97 and the Red Wings were in the play offs. On the night of the final game,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... and the rest don't know how to screw you!" ~ Samantha Jones, Sex and the City The other day Sassy Booties and I were alone in the front office, Water Buffalo off on a vacation day or some such nonsense. Wait, I should probably back this up a notch.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large
... Picture about a Minnesota man so in love with a Mississippi girl that he sacrifices everything and moves all the ways to Biloxi. That's what's playing at the Roxy." Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) Guys and Dolls I love Sinatra. I love Guys and Dolls. Hence the reason for today's... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Mo Livin' Large