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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...

whole30, and the GetLean2016

I have started so many diets, only to quit after the first week. In the last two years, since my hysterectomy, I have gained 20lbs. I wasn't small before I gained the 20lbs, so I feel horrible about the weight gain. Having been extremely fit for 20 ...

Lack of Compassion...

Yesterday in a town near mine a woman drove by a police officer who was parked at a gas station. She yelled something at him as she drove by, and he thought she may be in a medical crisis. He followed her as she sped off. Long story short, she ran a...

Watch and be Moved...

I love this... love this!!     Merry Christmas to Thoughts.com!   peace <3 Shemelts    

I wish I had a river...

I could float away on.   When I was a young mother my life was very busy. I thought when my children were adults, that my life would slow down, and I could live a more quiet existence. That was a joke. Little did I know that my life would be...

This...

honestly happened to me. I had my grandson for three weeks, per our visitation agreement with mom We were to meet his mother 700 miles north of my home. We made the trip up with the two year old strapped in his car seat for a 12 hour drive. Spent the...

For the love of God people...

If you have joint accounts with a spouse/lover/friend/family member, make sure you put "or" and not "and" on those accounts. In the event one of you passes away, the account is frozen until you jump through some fiery hoops, and get a death...

Conventional norms, or the lack thereof

It has come to my attention that I am not normal. I don't have a conventional family that follows the social norms, not at least since my mother passed away. Nowhere is that more apparent than when someone in the family dies. When it happens we...

Seriously?

Friday afternoon I went to our local YMCA and renewed my membership. I let it expire in Nov. 2013 right before my hysterctomy. I hadn't had the funds to go back and renew, and couldn't put myself above everything else I had going on. So I let it slip...