The Greener Grass

I have lived all of my life (since I was 7) in the same little town. In fact, I can drive less than 10 miles from where I am sitting and arrive at every house I ever lived in. There is safety in that and I suppose one could say I chose the safe route....

Doing the Happy Dance Right Now..Care to Join ME??

So, just got a call from my very intelligent and beautiful daughter Sunshine. She has just visited her advisor and she can graduate in December instead of May of next year. OH MY GOODNESS FOLKS!!!!  This is mega important and I am oh so very proud of...

Laying the Foundation of TRUST.....

All relationships begin and end with trust. Laying the foundation of trust is essential to a good, loving friendship, a parent-child relationship and most importantly a love relationship. Giving full and credible information back and forth is...

I'll Be Your Candle On the Water.....Sweet!

All of my life, I have been the peace keeper. This has of course been my biggest blessing and yet my biggest curse. It is a huge burden to feel the need to fix things for people. When I see someone in pain, I feel the need to offer up the...

Womens Lib Needs to JUMP off of a CLIFF....

I grew up in a household with clearly defined gender roles. My dad worked outside of the home, worked in the yard and planted a garden. My mother raised the children, took care of the house and did all the cooking. He took care of any rodents/insects,...

The Week Winds Down....

The week is winding down and thank goodness. It has been a busy week, though kind of slow in the daycare. God always knows what I need, as I have struggled a little this week with health matters. He gave me 5 easy days of work and lots of good news. ...

Carrots, Eggs and Coffee.....

ENJOY! Got this from my neice J...   Carrots, Eggs & Coffee A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life...

I Owe You ONE....

Relationships with other people are the most important aspect of our lives. From the time you are born until the minute you breathe your last breathe, it is your relationships that carry you through. In my life, I have had many...

An Assignment for You...

When I was in grammar school, every single year we were introduced to a penpal. The teacher always had us write a letter introducing ourselves in great detail. Now I assure you that in grammar school, my self esteem could have filled a thimble. I was...

Things are Gonna Get Easier

I know noone is keeping score, and I am thankful. If I were playing strip poker, I'd be totally naked by now. The numbers are against me and I'm drawing all the bad cards right now. In fact, I've been dealt a bad hand once again. What am I...

Oh MY GooDneSS GRaciOUS!!!

So, last night about midnight, I was playing Scrabble with my Sunshine. R.J. had retired for the night and it was just us chickies. Last summer we spent a lot of time whiling away the hours in front of the Scrabble board, and we thought we would give...

Upward Over the Mountain....

So, my Sunshine informed me that my font was entirely too large on this blog. I think her words were "its embarassing...you are not 80 yrs old". My reply.."it is hard to read the small fonts, and the person reading might be Feeling 80". So I dropped it...

For the Eternally Bored

Okay folks, I have the cure for the eternally bored. This video from youtube is quite amazing. For anyone who has ever tried to run on a treadmill hands free, it will make you feel quite clumsy. I finally learned the art of running hands free, but I...

The Reddest Rose....My sister S

My sister S was born 14 months and 1 week before I was, and she never let me forget it. As a very young child, she and I were constant companions and built in playmates. We had all numbers of pretend games and played together non stop in what had to be...

So, Today is Thursday..I lost a Day Somehow!!!!

My week has been anything but typical. Sunshine is on spring break and has been home since Friday. This means I have had less time to read blogs and to comment,  I have not deserted you folks, just spending my time focused on other things. The...

No Age is A Good Age...Take Heart!

No time in your life is ever easy. Sure there are the really joyous moments and the really good times, but they are always coupled with sadness and sorrow. No age is a good age...my mother used to tell me that all the time. When you are a small...

Severe Head Trauma...yuck!

After an uneventful, rainy day, I attended a first aid/CPR class last night. It is my least favorite thing to do, save going to the dentist. I hate the entire process and feel it is time that we got access to online recertification. It is unlikely that...

Bless This Mess...

This weekend as promised, I went to see my brother B and my neice W and nephew W. I called before I went to make sure it was a good time to visit (wasn't sure what was going on with J..my sister in law). When I arrived J went to the bedroom to stay, as...

Can WE Talk It Over In BED??? HMM...

Okay folks, I have been browsing youtube again. This is an old song, and I think this guy must have done a remake. I love the song, the video is a bit creepy. I really like the concept of fixing problems in bed. When  your body communicates to another...

I Survived...With A Wee Scare, but StiLL...

Today was my annual breast exam/mammogram and ultrasound. My yearly routine since I was 27, and today was no different. You get up, you go do what you have to do to survive. If I had a close family member with colol/rectal cancer, I suppose I would be...

Please DON'T Step on THAT too HARD!! YIKES!!

This afternoon I go for my annual breast exam/mammogram/ultrasound, can we say YAY? I started having mammograms at age 27, after C.B. was born. He will be 18 in two weeks, so if you can count with me, that is at least 18 of them. Not to mention, I had...

She's Come Undone...

Yesterday, I received a call from my dear sweet daughter Sunshine. She wanted to give me a real, live person to discuss my issues with J. She gently reminded me that I am in no position to judge J and that her addiction sprung from her life space, and...

So Folks I am STRUGGLING....

As difficult as it is to do, I need to admit something to you. I am struggling. What am I struggling over? I am ashamed to admit it to you. First of all let me say this much, I pride myself on my level of compassion for others. The length I would...

Yep, That's About RighT...

So folks, this morning I am feeling better. Thank you to all my friends who wished me well, it worked. Not 100% yet, but better. Just thought I would update you on a few things and tell you a cute little story from yesterday. C.B. reported to the...

Dragging My Wagon...

Well peeps, it is Monday morning and I am unwell. I think I have picked up some unnamed virus and I feel as if I need to climb into a cave and hibernate. I didn't feel well yesterday, though I got up and did my weekend duties. I met my sister D at the...