What is up with Thoughts.com?

I've really been needing to blog, but unable to. Thoughts.com is messed up for me. I do use firefox, but that has always served me well. I posted a blog the other day, but am unable to get to it. Thoughts kicks me to a page unavailable status. It...

So,

I've been unable to post on thoughts for some time, even though I have had lots of thoughts. So many thoughts in fact that I thought I might explode. From the thoughts, you know? Well thankfully this morning thoughts.com let me in. Thank goodness! ...

So it's my birthday...

and I'm thinking back over all of my birthdays. I am the sixth child in a family with eight children. We never got store bought cakes, and sometimes didn't get a cake at all. We were poor, with only my dad supporting us while mom stayed home. Mom...

I just don't know...

For those not familar with my blog, I live in the Bible belt. In fact I live on the buckle. You can't throw a rock without hitting a church. No joke. I was raised Baptist, but my parents did not attend church. I attended various churches, and learned...

So I am really struggling....

with all of these small children dying in crazy ways. Just read where a set of three year old twins drowned at a family gathering. The parents had let the boys go outside with a group of other kids, including an older sibling. No one checked on them....

Per my usual...

I am an emotional mess. I can't stop feeling weepy, and I can't clear my mind of the reason I am weepy. So the backstory.   Everyone knows I own an in home child care, and that I have been licensed for over 30 years. I have provided care for 100...

Rules of Society...

We seem to have forgotten how to behave as a society. No one has any manners whatsoever. None! I don't think that is evident in any place more than it is at the grocery store. Walmart for example is a bevy of misbehavior. Not by children, but by...

I like dreaming...

I really do. I like the way dreams flow so imperfectly. Usually so odd in their unwinding. I generaly wake up and think "What was that beautiful mess?"   Last night I dreamed that RJ (husband) and I moved into an apartment in a high rise. We...

Spring is here...

...finally! It is so beautiful in my yard now. I'm just waiting for my roses to burst into blooms. I do have lots of buds, and my bushes are now taller than I am. I am super excited. I always wanted beautiful roses, but was afraid I could not care for...

My dream...

...last night was crazy. Let me just share it with you.   I was in a hotel on a business trip with my husband RJ. We were in another state, and I had gone with him for a meeting of some sort. I was to stay in the hotel, while he went to his...

blah blah blah!

I'm just not feeling work this morning, and that is bad. Unlike working in an office, I am expected to be on my toes for the 9.5 hours that I work. I have a day care full of Little children who are on the go, go, go.  They come running in at 7:30, and...

Pet Peeves...

As I have aged my number of pet peeves have grown larger. Too large I imagine. I am finding myself growing angry at people because they do the dumbest things.  I can't see how adults do these things with zero concern for other people. I wonder if you...

So...

Last night I ventured out in the pouring rain to our rural area elementary school to cast my vote. I voted democrat, so my little ballot was two lines long. The republican ballot was three pages long. There were three voting booths, clearly not enough...

Super Tuesday...Trump who?

I spend quite a bit of time keeping up with friends, family, and aquaintances on facebook. No other time have I been more appalled by what I see them posting. I have a lot of "Hell Yeah, I'm voting for Trump" going on on my page.  I am horrified that...

Remorse...

Last night I saw B's obituary in our local paper online. It made me very sad. He was a handsome man, with a lot of issues. Number one though, he was a son. He was a father to my nephew, and though not the best father, he was still a father. He was my...

So then...

Woke up to a huge wind/hail storm. Debris was hitting the roof, and it was kind of scary. The scary part is that we have a few really big old trees on the property, and both pose a danger to the house. Both trees lost a lot of limbs, some of them big....

Tripping back in time...friendships

When I was in grade school I was never without a friend. My sister S had failed first grade, and was held back a year. I started school the next year, and she was in my classes all the way up to junior high. In junior high they split us up, and we...

Just for today...

I have decided to let go of all of the resentment I hold for people who have lied to me, used me, or otherwise done me wrong. I have decided to accept the apologies that never came, and to cover the gaping wound left by words left unsaid. I have...

The carelessness...

with which some parents/grandparents treat their small children just blows me away. In Tennessee right this very minute the search is on for a two year old boy who has gone missing. Grandmother took him and his sister on a walk in the woods on their...

I won't be bullied...

So, I had an incident yesterday that left me speehless. It shouldn't really after all I have seen in my over 30 years of owning a daycare. It's a long story with twists and turns, but don't worry I'll walk you through it.   I am state licensed...

the man in the middle...

I've always been called the peacemaker in my family. My siblings used to fight, and then come to me for help on patching things up. They still do this. I always had a good head on my shoulders, small as they were. I was always an "old soul," capable...

The daily struggle...

As announced I started my whole30 challenge on Monday Jan. 4th. I've dropped 5lbs already, and I'm rocking the food choices. No dairy, sugar, legumes, or grains.  I don't really miss any of the components I cut out, I miss the convenience. I'm...