A Labor of Love...Pics..

I felt really bad that I couldn't be with R.J. when his grandfather passed away. I was relieved to know that he was surrounded by family at the time. It would be so hard to witness that alone. No matter how long a person suffers, it is always hard to...

The Loss of a Good Man..

This morning R.J.'s Pap passed away, he was by his side. I am stuck at home, due to the roads being icy, but his parents are with him. I am sad to lose him, but happy that he suffers no more. When I met Pap and his wife M, I was 18. They were...

Snow in the Deep South....pics...

A few pics to share with you.... R.J. cooking on the deck... The pork chops..LOL! My deck... Deck a little later.... C.B. and R attempting to make a snowman... Can we say FAIL??  LOL! ...

Snow Storm Has HIT..Videos...WOOT!!..

Okay folks, we are from the south. If it snows, we are excited. C.B. and his girlie girl R have gone outside to "play" in the snow. They are both 18, and have rarely seen  it snow big in their life. Here are  a few videos of them playing in the snow....

Death With Dignity....UPDATE***

I am going to go way out on a limb and say that people who are not for assisted suicide/death with dignity, have not sat beside a loved one while they slowly wiltered away. Well people, I have. Twice now I sat with someone I loved and adored, and...

Unbelievable Sign of The Times..

Today I tripped over to the doctor's office for a visit. Seems I have been a bad girl, and partook of some french toast that made me have a severe reaction involving my urinary tract. YUCK! Now I know, and have known since 1998 that I am allergic...

My Mistake....Oh Dear!

Well folks, I've done it again. Sometimes I amaze myself with my stupidity. Of all the things that I pride myself on, it is my kindness and compassion for other people, that I am the most proud. I generally think before I speak, and in this form of...

Teacher's Pets......

As a parent, it seems really unfair that teachers have pets, as in favorite children. As a teacher, it seems totally reasonable, and let me tell you why. I have been teaching preschoolers/toddlers for 25 years, as well as feeding and taking care of...

The Music Moved Me...

Many many years ago, when I was possibly 15 years old I fell in love. Not with a boy silly, but with the possibility of a boy. The entire exciting lead up into love, romance and eternal happiness with another person. The flittery feeling of butterflies...

Oh MY!!!....

At this time in the daycare, I have three children in diapers. After naptime I change them all, just to be sure everyone is dry. I have a little 2 year old boy M who is a Stinker...and I do mean a Stinker. He is curious and sneaky and overall a busy...

I Wonder....

I often wonder if people ever really forgive each other for pain inflicted, one on the other. I wonder if we all just say that and then go into ourselves with a mental pen and paper to  record every little hurt. Construct a wall between us, papered...

Spring.....Where Are You? ....

I am officially over the weather. It is 57 and flooding one day, then 40 with the wind blowing an icy chill up your shirt the next day. Expecting snow soon, yuck! I kind of feel like someone just picked up the world, shook it hard and sat it back down,...

Bad Behavior and Getting Worse by the DAY...

Working with children and their families for 25 years has taught me a lot. First of all, that what you say and what a parent hears is not always the same thing. Last week I had an incident in my daycare that this sentence applies to. A little history...

My So Called LIFE....

Being the number six child in a family with eight children was difficult, but nothing compared to the difficulty of being the fifth girl in the group. My brothers were never allowed to hit their sisters, else they would face certain death. The girls...

A Thank You...

Today I am feeling grateful. I rose from my bed and walked unassisted to the bathroom. I was able to put my shoes on and walk out my front door into the pouring rain. I walked unassisted, and without much pain into the Cracker Barrel to eat. I then...

Drifting Around on an Endless Sea of Normal ....

My foot is so not healing at the rate I would like it to,  nope. My heel hurts, my toes are numb, but burning and it really hurts to walk. In addition, I think I pulled a calf muscle hobbling around. So, nothing is ever minor if it involves a...

A Dedication to US...

Got a message from my Sunshine (my favorite and only daughter). She sent me a link to a song that she says represents our family to her. So I clicked on the link..and listened to it. She is so right. I love it. It is a bit quirky and is a love...

Blame It On The POP!! Check this OUT...

Even with an injured foot, I got up and danced with this video. Props go out to ...DJ Earwood for this fantastic remix. Check this out.. His website is : DJ Earworm - Music Mashups Check him out..and get up and dance. I SMELL...

Give Me.....

Give me the wolf...the real wolf, over the wolf in sheep's clothing. Bring the fight straight to me, rather than sneak it in  under the cloak of darkness, like the Trojan horse. Bring your dagger straight to me and look me in the eyes while...

I Like Dreaming.....

Every since I can remember, I have loved sleeping. Not because it refreshes me, but because I love to dream. As a small child I had reoccurring nightmares about a man, who's face would get right up in mine. He never touched me, but he scared the...

My Photo of the DAY....

My cat Scout has slept in my bed beside me since my surgery last Thursday. If I'm not in bed, she is close by sleeping. Love my sweet fat cat. Here she is laying at the bottom of my bed on a soft plush blanket... Here she is laying on...

Commenting Etiquette and an Apology to a Friend..

So, I have been on thoughts.com for two years (almost). I am always astounded at the cross of humanity I encounter here. So many different people, so many different ideas and writing styles and personalities. I have seen people lifted up, and...

I am Totally Confused and Furious...

In Jan. 2007, R.J. and I tripped up to Knoxville Tn..to purchase a vehicle (Chrysler Town and Country Van) at Harry Lane Chrysler. We had a van to trade in that we were upside down on, so we ended up financing a great deal of the money. We recently...

The Expense of Owning $hit....

Being an adult is a difficult task. When we are very small, the only thing we want to do is grow up and be an adult. Adults get to drive, and they get to make their own choices and best of all, they get to own $hit. Looks pretty good in a child's eyes....

My Photo of the DAY....

I love, love, love the snow. This picture...was taken during our first snow of the season Dec. 5th. Taken out of my dining room window, it shows the stand of pines at the front of our property. I have never liked pines, I am more of a hard wood kind of...