Amy Jo Writes

DIY Faux Real. . .

My journey to faux marble kitchen counters . . . See what I did there with the title? I know, funny stuff. Let’s start at the beginning. ¬†This is the … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Quick Brag

Andy is off camping this weekend. The first picture is the cover of R0wing, the magazine. Yes, it’s a thing.             But, inside? This picture? … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Note to Self

Something is wrong. For two weeks my neck has been killing me. I have been messing with pillows and making sure I’m sitting straight. And, then, it dawned on me … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 5 Comments

Time for a break

I hate election years. For now, I’m giving up Facebook. I’m not giving it up because I dislike anyone on my friend page. I’m giving it up because I don’t … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Thinking . . .

Home from the beach. Andy is driving himself to practice. We’ll homeschool next year but it’s mostly online and college classes. I’m out of a job.¬† Twenty four years and … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Just when you think it’s over …

We moved into this house in April. That is the busiest time of year for us and it has been a challenge to get our long neglected yard into shape. … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

Vacation Postscript

Sigh . . . another beach week come and gone. Two weeks of doing nothing but reading, eating, drinking and visiting is surprisingly exhausting. Incredibly fun but exhausting! This is … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Beginnings and Endings

Tomorrow (actually, today, it’s late) Andy takes his driver’s license test. It’s the beginning of the end of my hands-on, constantly involved, mom life. He’ll be like the rest of … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Day is done. I’m 51.

See how I rhymed there in the title? I may be old but I’m still clever. Nice birthday. Mike and Tim were working. I was puttering around as always. Andy … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Guilty and Grateful

I went to bed last night, slightly tipsy and thoroughly happy – all my people were where they were supposed to be and they were safe and happy. Andy (far … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment


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