The Huge Icicle...

Sometimes I reflect on my childhood and wonder how we all survived. My memory is totally and utterly full of stories, both good and bad. One good story came to me the other night when R.J. and I were discussing an incident that occured whilst we were...

The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat...

Whoa, what a day. We got up at 7 a.m. to travel to another county and watch Charlie Brown compete in a regional wrestling tournament. Now this is our first year in wrestling, and I have to say it is a grueling sport. He has only wrestled 3 matches all...

T.G.I.F....Woot!!!

At this moment, R.J. has gone to the Unemployment Office to sign up for UNEMPLOYMENT...yuck!! The words "I feel like a failure" have already come out of his mouth. He is frustrated with his company, because he has been with them since 1985 and people...

It Does Not Look Good Folks....

Got a text from R.J. this morning, that he is laid off tomorrow and all next week. He can draw unemployment...$275...for that week. I don't have to tell you that this text just made me feel sick. So I sent a text back saying, I am sorry that things are...

Love in the Simplest of Fashions....

So yesterday I got a text message from my sister and it said: Guess who's pregnant?? T   Wow!! My 31 year old neice is pregnant after years of fertility problems. I am most certain that she is ecstatic, and also most certain she is terrified. ...

Ladybug Central...

As we speak, there are three ladybugs walking across the computer screen. We are over run with them lately, I assume it is the cold weather. Unlike other bugs I don't worry about ladybugs, actually I find them entertaining and somewhat fragile. The...

Aint No Reason....

So, this past Sunday, Sunshine had to make a pit stop at the house while she was on a walk-a-bout. Did I mention that I was thrilled to see her, thank goodness sometimes we get lost and have to go see our mommy. :D  Thank goodness her GPS system quit...

You're Where??? OMG....

Yesterday was a very trying day. Marriage is difficult even in its finest hour, this was not our finest. It started first thing in the morning, when Charlie Brown decided he would not attend his wrestling match. It was probably only varsity,  but I...

Overcome with Sadness...

Today was a day of misunderstandings. No matter what I did, trouble searched me out and assaulted me. From the front and the back, pushing and pulling, knocking me to the ground. Once down, I looked up into the face of trouble and wondered, Why?   ...

The Inner Dialogue......

So much of how we present ourselves is wrapped up in how we perceive ourselves.  Everyday we walk through our lives and meet people. Some people we can meet with our heads up and eyes wide open, and others we cast our eyes down...

Come What May....

Last night I watched Moulin Rouge for the first time, ever. I know, I know, that is so 2001. I remember when my daughter went to the movies to see it in eighth grade, she loved it. So much so, that we bought the movie on VHS, and it has been...

The Color of Forgiveness

A couple of years ago, I was helping to run a BMX track in my home town. We ran the track with the owners for 8 years. It was a pure act of love on my part and every moment spent at the track is treasured in my memory bank. One particular memory is of...

Little Less Of Me....

Was listening to Youtube last night, as I am want to do sometimes. I love all the different genres of music that are available. I will be listening to Simon and Garfunkel one minute, Glen Campbell the next. I listened to Keane and then Merle Haggard,...

A Wish For You...

If We Hold On Together....A wish for you.... Every day our world is impacted with loss. Loss of a loved one, loss of a friend, or even the loss of a dream.  Maybe you were hoping for more in a relationship, or your dream job fell...

Snow!! Woot...

Did I ever tell you how much I love to watch snow falling? Well, I do. So pure and white and carefree, just falling where it will. Watching snow fall, makes me long for a cabin deep in the woods, with a roaring fire, a king size down comforter...white...

The Hanger-On-Ers......

Today whilst doing a brief cleaning of our home, I noticed how much STUFF I have held onto. I come from a long line of hanger-on-ers. We hang onto everything.... Marriages that should have been let go of before the wedding cake in the freezer hit...

Expectations...

*Children do what you expect them to do* I live by these words. I truly believe that if you set your standards high for your children they will reach them or surpass them. From the earliest age, we teach our children what we expect from...

7 degrees...Oh dear...

Well folks, It is 7 degrees here with a wind chill factor in the negatives.  Baby its COLD outside. :D  Brrrrrr. So I am exhausted and am up to prepare for my day. Two nights this week we have had wrestling meets/tournaments, both were an hour...

A Letter To My Sixteen Year Old Self...

This blog will be a letter to My Sixteen Year Old Self. You know M. I took a close look at you today, and there are things you should know. Yes when you look in the mirror, you are not perfect...but you see all your flaws. I see a beautiful...

Teachers Rock...

When Sunshine started school she was 2 months shy of her 6th birthday, and only 32lbs. That is the average weight of a 3 year old. She rode in a carseat and had to be lifted down to be walked into the school. She was smart as a tack though and...

I'm Aggravated...

I've been on thoughts for almost a year. In that time, I've seen the site grow in leaps and bounds. A lot of the growth is young people, and I have no problem with that. Having said that, let me just say that I accept that young people have their own...

Rebellion at its FINEST!!!

It is no secret that I own a daycare home. I have cared for children in my home for over 23 years. Throughout the years I have attended countless workshops and various trainings. I learned quickly how to jump through the hoops set in front of me by the...

Update on Little B

An update on Little B.... my little daycare buddy who crams objects in his ears...I know...ha!  His dad brought him in yesterday and informed me that mom was taking him to the doctor to have his ear irrigated. Hello?? he has had sucker in his ear since...

Uddate on ME...

This weekend was possibly the quietest weekend I have ever spent in my life. Saturday R.J. and I spent half the day in bed, talking and laughing and just snuggling. We finally got up and went to breakfast around 12. I know, I know, that is just...

You Have To Be Kidding...

Last night around 8:30, I get a call from B's parents. B is a 4 year old in my daycare....cute as a button, but a little off the wall....yep.  Seems B has stuck something in his ear, yet again, and told his mom that I put him in time out for it....