What is a Sasha?

I’m a Sasha, and I have no idea what that is exactly, but that’s what I am.  That’s the name my granddaughter gave me when she started calling me something other than gibberish and we could put actual sounds to it.  Hey, it’s better than granny, nana or memaw so I’ll be a Sasha any day. You can’t be a Sasha, that’s just the way it is.

So, there’s me (Sasha), the Tater (a 8-year-old terror brat princess blessing) and Mac (my hubby). Mac and I are raising the Tater and lemme tell you ~ that wasn’t in the plans, but we’re making it work.

Yep, I’m a grandmother ~ I know, hard to believe.  But it’s true.  I’m not exactly the grandmotherly type. Heck, I’m not sure I’m the mother type.  Yes, of course Tater has birth parents, we’re just not going to talk about them here.

I write this blog because I have a real life that requires me to be calm, social, somewhat normal and rational.

Since I’m really none of those things and it takes all my willpower, strength and social upbringing to pull this real life off, I needed a place to cuss, throw sarcasm around and tell you what I really think.

Now I think I’ll have another margarita.  And Lipstick….ah, my vice is Lipstick (well, AFTER the tequila and rum of course).  I love lipstick!  You know that stupid game people play where they ask “if you were stuck on an island, what’s 2 things you’d want with you?” and people always say A Boat (duh!) and some person they think they can’t live without?

Yeah ~ I always say lipstick and rum.  Actually, my friends answer for me because they know that’s always the answer.

Hairspray?  Well, I AM from the South and we gotta have some hairspray for all these fancy ‘do’s.

So, Lipstick, Margaritas and Hairspray was born ~ stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.  I probably won’t answer the door, but keep knocking. I like to laugh at you from the living room.

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    • You know Barbara, every time I mention it, I hear that someone they know is doing it, or they’re doing it, so it’s quite common. I think it’s almost an ‘epidemic’ and will continue. It’s something else, that’s for sure! 🙂

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  1. girl, you are the bomb!!! My grandmotherly name is G-Maw. Not exactly sure how in the world my first born grandson got G-Maw from grandma. But it stuck, and now I have grandson’s calling me G-Maw. One thing for sure, probably won’t be another one. I’m with you on not being the “typical” grandmother. But hey, someone has to do it. Might as well be us. RIGHT?

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  2. hey sasha! i’m bubbe to three beautiful grandchildren (taylor15, jackson 5, and ozzy 3 months) when taylor was born i still had one of my grandmothers here on earth so she had me, a great and a great-great grandmother AND my ex’s parents/family AND my daughter-in-law’s parents (also divorced) and grandparents so there were already several grandma’s, nana’s and memere’s… but i’m the only bubbe they have! i’m also the “queen of everything” and taylor is the “princess of quite a lot” and jackson & ozzy are the “prince’s of whatever’s left”! having two sons, taylor is the daughter i didn’t have (a total mini me) and i have taught, and continue to teach, her all of the important lessons (face on, including lipstick. hair sprayed! glitter sprinkled. attitude/presence palpable) she is a force! we’re yankees but can “bless her heart” with the best of the southern belle’s! i am so happy to have found you ~ and share you with her ~ you are a wonder, a blessing and a gem (do you have a preference? diamond, ruby, emerald etc) with a grateful heart…

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  3. Loved your beautifull article about your mom. It was very emotional to me and I simply could not respond to you on FB.

    You wrote about already losing your mother to Alzheimer. It hurt badly. I still have my mom but lost her to the effects of a stroke. She is still with us, and for that I am eternal gratefull, but she is not the mom she used to be. Our roles are now reversed and I guess you’re never ready for that. To see the decay of someone you love so much is heartbreaking and even after almost 4 years I still haven’t found a way of coming to terms with that. I lost my father in the process too. As her main caregiver, he is not the carefree, funloving Renaisance man he used to be.

    Thank you for sharing your moving story. I hope I will have the courage some day.

    Wishing you all the best, and strenght to you and your loved ones.

    Lots of love and hugs from Holland,

    Jannet

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  4. My gma name is Sasi. (Pronounced Sa see) I have two precious grandsons(5and2) and one coming in October. I live with my honey of 27 years poppy my 24 year old daughter and the boys. I teach high school math. Love reading your fb posts. Can’t wait to read blog.

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  5. Hi Sasha, I’m a Mongee, like you, my oldest grandchild gave me my G-ma name and I love it. Followed you on FB for quite a while but this is my first visit to your blog. You’re a hoot!

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    • Shelly ~ Mongee!!! I LOVE it! This is a great name and doncha just LOVE the names they come up with!! And thanks for hanging out with me on FB AND now on my blog!

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  6. I really enjoy your posts on facebook and look forward to reading your blog. My mother always taught me “don’t leave the house without lipstick and make sure your underwear are clean in case you are in an accident.”

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  7. I just love reading ANYTHING you have to say!! I TOTALLY enjoy you and some of the goodies I have purchased from you!! Thank you for the smiles!!

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  8. Only lipstick??? I would also need about a quart of concealer, lots of moisturizer, a gallon of foundation, bowls of mascara and eye shadow and of course lipstick. Oh don’t forget that hairspray and a gallon refill. Oh and don’t forget a hammer and chisel to remove all this glory.

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  9. Oh, my Lord. 🙂 I came on here to read the story about Whiskey and ended up reading ten blogs and watching a video. You are so funny and you make me laugh every day. As a fellow Southerner, I found the blog about okra the best. How can someone NOT know what okra is? Bless his heart, you should make him some and take it to him. Love reading your stuff, keep it up. 🙂

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  10. Sasha, I love reading your posts, I take care of a little lady, and I find myself reading them out loud to her and she will laugh at a lot of your posts, thank you for making her smile and me too

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  11. Love reading your posts on facebook…. don’t always like or comment.. but they always ALWAYS make me smile. … love your outlook on life… just signed up for blog and looking forward to reading those!!!! Cheers!!!

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  12. Hello – just found your blog and I love it !! Your writing is wonderful and hilarious and a treat to read. I’m reading older posts as I have time (instead of working 🙂 Loved the one about Okra being a vegetable !!

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    • Hi Tish ~ Welcome to the crazy house 🙂 So glad you’re hanging out with me and having fun…and I won’t tell anyone that you’re reading at work – ha! Cheers!!

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  13. This was the first time I have paid a visit to your blog. I think I have now read everthing you wrote. I enjoy your wit and sarcasm and insight. I am reminded of myself. I am a mother of 4, a grandmother of 11 and a great grandmother to one. On top of all that my husband and I, who are in our mid 60’s, are now adopting our 2 year old grand daughter. But all said and done I refuse to be old! So my dear lady “Party On” and Thank You.

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    • Vicki!~ Well, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here ~ And thank you so very much for those kind works 🙂 And Wow ~ isn’t it SOMETHING about all these grandparents and grandbabies … I never thought I’d be here, but I am and we’re just gonna go with it ~ and I am SO partying on, sometimes I just need an extra day to recover 😉

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  14. Sasha, i follow you on fb and just saw your blog post, so I came here. Yours is by FAR the best page I ever clicked on. I love hearing about your Tater and her antics. You just make me laugh and that’s what I need.

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    • Oh Joanne ~ I see your comments on so many posts and you’ll never know how much I appreciate your insight, your comments and you following me and hanging out with me. I sincerely appreciate it ~ and am honored. Now, enough of that serious junk ~ laugh on 🙂 Cheers!

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  15. Hi Sasha, I enjoy reading your status’s on FB. Today is my first of reading one of your blog’s. Which I enjoyed I might add.. Breaking a foot (or any bone) is definitely worth a cuss. I walked around on a broke foot for three.weeks before I went to the dr. Didn’t know it was broke. Then ended up having surgery and having a pin put in. Anyway had to pretty my cast up as well. Made flowers out of beads and blings . I even put a patch. I do believe yours was prettie
    I’m also a grandma of 9 with 1 more on its way. Two of them live with me as well as their mother. They call her mommy and. I get called mom. The other’s call me grandma. I never thought there would be a day that I love to hear ” grandma”. But now ,its LIke music to my ears. Its hard having them around all the time ( cause I don’t handle it as well as I used too). But it is what it is and I do love being a grandma. Keep up the good work , putting smiles on faces. I’m sure it will all come back to you with the same good stuff. Keep it real !!! Bless you!!!

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    • Jill ~ I bet your Cast was Bea-u-tiful! And wow ~ 10 TEN grandkids!!! Cannot even imagine ~ and Yes, it is hard a lot of times, but we do what we have to do ~ thanks for checking out the blogs, hope you enjoy them and I’ll see ya on Facebook!!

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  16. Can’t believe I haven’t been here already! Oh! Hell! Yes I Can! Let me just say, ” I SUCK AT LIFE”! and I know it. So now that I figured this shistuff out, I’m just here for a good time!

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    • Kelly ~ Ha! I just COULD NOT be granny…or grandma…or nanny…or ANY of those 🙂 I actually picked out Diva, but SHE picked out Sasha and I LOVE it!!

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      • I’m hoping she’ll let her kids pick what they call me, but I know her (she’s too much like me) and I’m sure she’ll ‘guide’ them straight to Granny. I’d love to get something as cool as Sasha – one can only hope! 😀

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      • Kelly ~ I KNOW!! I was all set with ‘Diva’, others were calling me that, had little signs, etc. NOPE, not a chance ~ ha. I bet, even if your daughter suggests something else, she’ll call you what she wants to!

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  17. AWESOME!! I’m a grandma too, but kinda like ‘sasha’ better than grandma, I think.
    , hmmm. I can relate to you, thanks for ‘bloggin’. Love the site, keep’er comin’.. 🙂

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    • Thanks! And Sasha was ALLLL Tater…she just started calling me that out of the blue and we have NO idea why! I had picked out ‘Diva” (no Granny for me! Ha!) but she never called me that, just started with Sasha and boy, did it stick!! Cheers and THANKS for hanging out with me!

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  18. Okay, I guess I’m a fish outta wataw. I’m definitely a northern nana but I’m learning real fast. We wear plenty of hairspray and lipgloss in New Yawk. I have 4 different one in my pockabook! Love reading your stuff and know I’m not alone in this crazy world! Thanks for making me smile while I sweat my brains off! Cheers!!

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  19. Sasha, I have to tell you how much I love what you write. I’ve been following you on FB for quite a while and now on your blog. Most days I laugh so hard that I cry. Thank you so much for sharing your witty outlook on the daily mundane. From what you write little Miss Tater shares your humor gene. Keep posting!

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    • Oh THANK YOU! Thank you for letting me know and for laughing so hard you cry, cause I don’t wanna be the only one 🙂 And Tater, oh my Tater ~ she’s something else…. 😀 Cheers!

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  20. Sasha,
    I follow you on Facebook and have a couple of your wonderful glasses. My Mom & Dad were from the south. I have ended up living in Las Vegas and always have at
    least 5 tubes of lipstick in my purse and the hairspray,,,Extra Hold! The wind here will take your hair off. Blessing to you and Mac and Tater.

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  21. Sasha I love you FB page and now I love your blog. I always wondered what women did to be real when they had to face the world in a calm rational manor, now I know, they blog!

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  22. I just stumbled upon your blog and I have not laughed like this from reading any other blog!! You are adorable, funny, witty, inspiring and just so sweet, like sweet tea (extra lemons for me 😉 Thank you for all the laughs!!

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  23. My girlfriend just showed my your site and I love it! FYI, once my daughter opened my purse, and counted all my lipsticks while we were at a restaurant- there were SEVENTEEN! I am in California now, but was born in Texas and lived my formative years there. I’m with you on the lipstick, hairspray and margaritas!

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  24. Oh, the clean underwear line…When I was an EMT with an ambulance service we used to sit around laughing about that. Believe me — if the wreck was serious enough, what was clean underwear just moments ago is no longer clean! Plus, many times we had to cut clothing off.

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  25. I’ve liked you ever since I found this sight three days ago. I really love long relationships. GIRL, you and me, we’d be illegal . Love the title, I’m ALL IN on all three. Jose and I are really good friends, not as much lately as I’d like, but I had to put on my big girl panties and tend to serious business for the last 81/2 months. You’ve really made me laugh and I can so relate to your personal story. FB has certainly been a good vehicle for me to VENT. I’ll be ordering a couple things here in a few, but I was wondering how much you’d rip me off for if I asked for a rush order to another address? And, bein’ from the south myself, I understand all the BS, political, oh what the hell, just tell me how much to ship to Athens Tn., ASAP ? Please and thank you ma’am.

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    • Girl! Life happens, and then it slaps you a couple of times for good measure 🙂 Sounds like you are on track and ready to roll 😀 And rushing is never a problem if what you want is in stock. I have both cups and the bumper stickers in stock and can mail them TOMORROW !!!! for the same price as listed, cause I can ~ Lol. And to Athens, TN shouldn’t take more than 2 days anyway, since I’m in NC ~ So go on over to Sasha’s Shop and order away, knowing what you order will go out the next business day! Cheers 😀

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      • I’ve been down lately and not what you want on your fb page, or here. But life keeps slapping me in the face, and I’m thankful for the humor in your posts.

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      • Cate ~ Please know I’m thinking about ya and hoping things get better very soon! I’ll keep trying to make you smile and laugh ❤

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  26. I have been following your facebook for a few weeks now and just realized you had a blog! I love it reminds me of my momma before she got sick. Her favorite thing to say to me growing up was “put you some makeup on girl, and make sure you have on clean under ware because if you get in a wreck I don’t want to have to hear someone say your undies were dirty and your lipstick was a mess.”

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    • So glad you found the blog!! And yes, I hardly ever go more than 1 mile from home without makeup and full on ‘dress’ ~ and MY momma always said put on clean underwear, too! Cheers!

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  27. My grandmother name is Mumsie, because I didn’t want to be called granny, grandma, or me maw. And my daughter wouldn’t let little sweetums call me
    Your Majesty.

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  28. Love and respect the fact that you don’t publicly share the details of Tater living with you !! I truely understand your feelings as I too am raising my 7 year old grandson. Just nice to hear that there are others out there like me who feel that it it has been the most difficult and the most rewarding 7 years of my life. Sooo glad I found you!!

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    • It’s quite the epidemic, isn’t it? The more I talk about it, the more I hear about it from others ~ and yes, she doesn’t need any additional drama in her life and my goal is to raise her to be a normal, healthy, little girl that had lots of people loving her! And I have said those EXACT same words about it being the most difficult and best 6 years of my life. Cheers!

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  29. Ok, loving your blog as much as your posts. Buggies and sweet tea, definitely a Southern girl. ihave a friend that is obsessed with her lip gloss. We can always tell when she’s getting a little drunk because the lip gloss comes out. Also digging the grandma name Sasha. Mine is CiCi. Hell, no, don’t call me Mawmaw!!

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  30. Recently Facebooked you and now discovered your website. You really make me laugh and Lord knows I need it! Thanks 🙂

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  31. I have to tell you what a pleasure it is reading your blog and Facebook entries. I get such a kick out of what you write. Keep up the good work because laughter really is the best medicine.

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    • Someone else asked if we knew any Russians because the name Sasha is Russian…my 1st thought was ‘Yeah…South Russia…waaayyy South’. But no, it’s just what she came up with and we have no idea why. And Thanks for the wiki info ~ never thought to look it up there! Very interesting…very interesting indeed….seems she’s been hanging out with European men with weird letters in their names 🙂 And thanks for asking, but I don’t publicly share the details of Tater living with us…suffice it to say it has been the most difficult and the most rewarding 6 years of my life…at the same time! Cheers ~ and thanks for checking out my blog!

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