Author: shannythegranny

Listen Up

Part of me wants to write a few individual blog posts about common statuses I’ve read on social media that have been REALLY bothering me lately, but honestly, it’s not worth getting worked up enough to dedicate a few precious hours of my life arguing about each. So I’ll just say this: Not everything you read or hear on the news is truth. I have *major* issues with Trump, just like most of us, but let me clear something up: OUR MILITARY IS IN PUERTO RICO HELPING WITH HURRICANE RELIEF. Stop spreading fake news. Stop it. How do I know this information, you...

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Why I’m Not an Instagram Mom-to-Be

Being pregnant is truly a blessing. As someone with a firm faith in God, I say those words with a conviction that goes far beyond a hashtag or flippant expression. I am incredibly grateful that God gave me the opportunity to grow a child. I don’t think he blesses anyone else “less,” so to speak, but he definitely allows other women to go through challenges with childbearing that I have yet to face, while I’ve gone through challenges in other areas of life that perhaps they haven’t faced. Sometimes the word “blessing” feels awkward for me to use, because I...

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Miss America 2018 Predictions

As far as making Miss America predictions this year, I wanted to get into it– I REALLY did, but after a week of replacing my living room floors, tracking Irma in hopes that my Coast Guard husband doesn’t end up in some Perfect Storm replay, attempting to sleep while a human lives inside of my belly, and discovering how much weight I’ve gained in the last 5 months, there’s just wayyyy too much #reallife happening to spend much energy formulating words to describe contestants who can’t remember what cheese or chocolate tastes like. Still, because I’ve been pretty pleased with my...

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We Need to Talk About the Next Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that Whitney Houston passed away? And when Gaby Douglas slayed the Olympics, and her teammate McKayla Maroney was #notimpressed with her silver medal? What about when “Call Me Maybe” was the #1 summer jam? Or when Prince William + Kate announced they were pregnant with lil King George? Is it just me, or do those things not feel that long ago? Right? THEN WHY ARE YOU ACTING LIKE EMILY’S SEASON OF THE BACHELORETTE HAPPENED WHEN YOU WERE IN PRESCHOOL. I’m sorry, but what were you watching in 2012 if not Emily Maynard find love on The...

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13 Confessions

Until one month ago, I was still using my ex-boyfriend’s Hulu account. He and I broke up 3 1/2 years ago. Chris, if you read this, I’m sorry if you wondered why Hulu kept suggesting Nashville and Project Runway. I have to actively tell myself not to judge people’s relationships who tell me “two months isn’t bad” each time Aaron leaves for a patrol. Mint chocolate anything is gross, including mint chocolate chip ice cream. I hide my razor and toothbrush when we have guests because I’m afraid someone will use them. We may just name our child “Baby”...

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