The 80’s Chick meets Millennial Son

Yes I’m an 80’s Chick. My sons are millennials. By the way (which was in use long before BTW and texting I might add. Yes I am that “old”), I think millennials are AWESOME and wickedly funny!

Case in point: Every generation has its slang and my heyday in the 70s-80s was no different. My millennials really don’t understand my slang but I still try. Case in point here’s a text thread between me and one of my millennials:

80s Chick:                             Are you ok?

Millennial Offspring:       Yesh (I’ve learned this means Yes)

80s Chick:                            What is your ETA?

Millennial Offspring:       Eta?    Eat?   I’d love to eat

(NOTE: this is a guy child. Food is a priority).

80s Chick:                           Estimated time of arrival.  LOL well come home and eat

(NOTE: Dinner was ready BTW!)

I really did laugh out loud when I got his text. He really had no clue what ETA stood for. I don’t think he’s ever seen an episode of “Emergency”, or “CHIPS.” He may have seen “the A-Team,” “Miami Vice,” or “MacGyver” on reruns when really young.

Back in the day my group of friends used the term ‘ETA’ in general conversation. “What’s your ETA to the club?” Pretty much translated as: Get here soon or we’re going in without you! Ah…good times!

Let the good times roll!


My Birthday Theme – Gift of Time

A funny thing happened this year for my birthday. It happened quietly and with ease, almost a natural progression. My birthday was over a week ago, but last night I celebrated with my kids and husband. I asked for a combined Mother’s day/Birthday day gift this year. I asked for dinner out with my kids and husband. The ground rules were:

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WARNING: Some sensitive-minded people may find our dinner discussions offensive. We don’t mind if you choose to ignore our ‘free-ranging’ discussions. Enjoy…or not. It’s entirely up to you.  🙂

I called the family back together for dinner. We’ve gotten into the habit of grabbing our food and disappearing. The guys disappearing to their caves and myself busy with my laptop at the kitchen table. I yearned for dinner together for a change. I’m hoping we can do this at least once a week. You can imagine the eye rolls at my suggestion.

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Welcome to Milly’s Adventures

At least I hope they are adventures! My hope is you will laugh and/or cry at my escapades. But, most of all I hope you enjoy my reflection on life.

To begin this journey I was playing with words to create a blog name. I want something different. My husband comes in to check on me because of course its past my bedtime (ongoing personal battle for another time) and looks over my shoulder. He’s trying to figure out what is on the screen. I tell him “I’m playing with blog names.”

He says “okay” drawing the word out.

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Why Milly Really?

Milly here,

Just getting started exploring is why. My theme to start with is simply: Family transitions and the multiple adventures life throws our way.

I know all of this will change in the future because that’s what happens in future tense. It never turns out quite as we envisioned. But most of the time the vision is tweaked and better. It makes me love life even more. The surprises that await.

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