So I Did It.....Yikes!

I've been really busy with family "stuff" lately and haven't written much. Thursday my Sunshine was in town..and she talked me into having my hair cut. Not just cut..but CUT.....Oh dear! For the record, I've never in my life had short hair. I do...

Dear Frank (Fraglerock).....

I have read your apology, which included an apology to me, so I address this to you personally.  I really appreciate this apology, as it is a sign that you are at least willing to see your role in this debacle. Like so many others, I would love to...

Teaching the Unthinkables...

The state is pressing me to do more emergency evacuation drills with my little people. Their  suggestion, Intruder/lock down, fire, tornado, earthquake, inclement weather, other natural disasters, etc. Hmmmm! I think the state has lost their...

Dear Mother Nature....

You know Sweetie, the snow you are sending my way is just beautiful. Big fluffy flakes, gliding slowly down to land gently on the ground, it is an amazing sight. You know, I want to thank you for that one last look at the snow for the year. I also want...

Letters of Doom.....

I'm telling you folks, I am so tired of receiving letters from the Department of Human Services regarding rule changes for the day care. Every time I see one I have to wonder "What is Next?" First let me say that I am all about safety. Food...

Sexy Is....For ana/mia girls.

Dear Girls.. Many of you have signed on to this new craze of ABC dieting and ana/mia lifestyles. I know, I know..you wanna be skinny..you wanna be sexy. Yep! I got it, I really do. For your information, and to set the record straight for...

Tired Today...

Not sure why, but I am tired today. I went to bed at 10 and was asleep shortly thereafter. Up by 7 a.m. for my day to begin. It has been a quiet peaceful day in the daycare, only 4 children. They have played great together, which is always a plus. It...

When You Cry....

Tonight when you cry, know that I cry with you. Our lives are full to the brim with tragedies, and at the same time so full of love. When you stop and think about it, our bitter tears of sadness, are made more bitter by our great capacity for love. ...

Just Thinking Out Loud Here......

So I was just thinking.... I wonder..... If I went outside.... And I started walking in a circle.... Never looking up..... Just kept walking in that circle... Over and over and over ..... That same circle.... ...

In a PICKLE...Yuck!......

 I got myself in a bit of a pickle this weekend, and I hate doing that. When will I ever learn? Perhaps when I close my mouth for the final time, I suspect. My sister D called me to vent over the situation she finds herself in with my brother B and his...

Get Right Back Where We Started From.....

Was watching Slap Shot tonight and was just in awe of all the great songs on the soundtrack. In 1977 when this movie came out I was 14. My dad brought home a Disc Player with the Slap Shot disc, which was the size of a large album. We all gathered in...

Just for Today....

Today is a beautiful day in my neck of the woods. The sun is shining through the window and warming me as I sit in my living room typing this. I was up late working on taxes, and I slept in. While I worked last night, I listened to music. I think of...

Guess She Told US.....

When we had children, one thing we did not count on was censoring our every sound and movement. Neither of our children cared for us debating our ideas out loud in front of them. Both of them became visually upset if R.J. and I even so much as raised...

I Remember When....

In two days I celebrate my two year anniversary on this wonderful blogging site. I remember when I signed up, and timidly wrote my first blog. Then, I read more than I wrote. I was purely amazed at the ability some people had to write their feelings...

The Bonfire Begins......

Tonight I cried when I saw what you wrote..to a sweet, innocent young woman struggling with the inability to have what you so carelessly disregard. How do you disregard your blessings? It is obvious to me that you spend more time on this site picking...

Oh the Drudgery....

Well Peeps, it seems as if my days drag themselves slowly from beginning to end, never ceasing to bore me stiff. It is cold and gray and the house is nice and toasty. I could at any time curl up on the floor, on the couch, or even on the steps and take...

Talking About...The Girls...Our Breast

I'm not sure who termed a woman's breasts "the girls", but they need to be shot, perhaps right between the, ahem..never mind. I was watching Sleepless in Seattle for the four hundreth time last night, when a Playtex commercial came on. Now Playtex used...

Pic of the Day......

I received a dozen beautiful red roses for Valentine's Day. Here are a  few shots of them. Enjoy! I loved them of course!  Peace :) shemelts  

Poor Little Guy....

Well Peeps, I just don't know. Little W is still in the Children's Hospital. Now they are saying possible pneumonia. I told B on Saturday night that his chest felt like he had pneumonia. I am disappointed that he has been there all these days/nights,...

When It is The LaSt TiMe.....

Yesterday I was acutely aware that I was doing something for the last time. See, I have been a mother now for 22 years 3 months and 25 days. I committed to two little people to be their biggest cheerleader, their strongest supporter and their voice...

A Scary Valentine's Day Indeed....

So, I feel as if I just jumped off a Merry go Round spinning at the speed of light. My life never seems to stay on course long without something being thrown in my way. Friday afternoon was very typical, as was Saturday. Friday we hung out at the house...

I LOVE YOU...video of kidlets

So this morning has been WILD!! I did manage to film the children singing the "I love you, a bushel and a peck song". They didn't do well individually, so I am posting a group video of them singing it. Forgive my voice in the foreground, as they did...

Sometimes...Dear You....

Sometimes I read your words, and I feel your pain to my very core. My heart hurts for you, and the tears flow unrelenting for you.   I wonder how anyone could be cruel to you or seek to hurt you in any way. How could one human being look at you, and...

Unsorted...

I'm feeling a bit out of sorts at the moment, due to a conversation R.J. and I had over dinner. Our son Charlie Brown is set to graduate in May. He wants to go to a state college in a nearby town. The issue is he has not applied, or taken his ACT test...