Fixing Him....Fixing Me...

R.J. was 17 when we started dating. He was very thoughtful and kind to me and to my family. He took me places I had never been, and gave me so much attention that I was overwhelmed with feelings of love for him. It wasn't long before a new side of him...

Spring Has Sprung...pics...

Oh YaY!!!  I am so excited..Spring has Sprung. Today we went outside, and I took the camera with me. I wanted to capture some color from somewhere, anywhere. I thought I'd share the few that I was able to snap in my yard. The first pic is of a...

Not Born Yesterday....

In the field I am in, I get lots of crazy stories from parents. It mostly has to do with illness and their child. Last week I had a child come in coughing. Entering the room I said "There's my little K, I know that cough". Her mother P, who is known...

Looking for Change...

R.J. and I have had several quiet conversations about the change we need in our relationship. He read a variety of articles on anxiety/anger issues and he says that he has every symptom. He realizes the problem, but cannot figure out what the best...

Impressive...I'll Say.......

So, today I had the federal government come in for a couple of hours visit. Yep! They came to monitor and re-instate my Child and Family Food Program status. This means we talk about paper work, rules and regulations and she inspects my kitchen...

Pick Up on Aisle 6...at Stuffmart....

So I've been bored lately, what with the kids all grown up and such. With nothing else to do, I've turned to twiddling with my hair. Since my hair cut, I discovered an affinity for making my hair curl. Soft curls, tight curls, all kinds of curls. I...

Sunshine and I...pics

Sunshine and I have just learned we have natually curly hair. For all the years of my life, I straightened my hair with a hair dryer and a brush. I also kept it long, which weighed it down. Sunshine was curious if her hair would also curl, if she...

And It All Falls Apart....**UPDATE...

I come here today with a heavy heart, sadness encircles me. I'm disappointed and I'm angry, and I'm thinking that if I just write it all down, it will help me to release some of my feelings. R.J. and I have moved a lot of steps forward in our...

Vols Win

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS WIN! ...Beat Ohio State... 76-73 Heading to Elite Eight.. for the First Time in the History of the Program WOOT!! Color Me HAPPY!! peace...

Sneaking Into the Weekend.....

Friday is upon us, at last. This has been a very busy week in the daycare, with healthy, active children. We have been able to be outside a few afternoons, which was a total blessing for all of us. We've had two days of rain, so I am hoping that this...

Dear Ana and Mia Girls....

9 out of 10 times, I'd give the shirt off my back to someone, especially a young woman struggling to find herself. I am at this time finding it difficult to feel much sympathy and compassion for you, and oh how I want to. I was a young woman once, long...

My Happy Blog Challenge...for Roe.pic....

Naming 10 things that make me happy will be simple, pinpointing which 10 to write down will be hard. I am by nature a happy person. I choose to live my life in a good mood, because to me the alternative is not fitting. Gloom and doom have no place in...

A Work of Love....

I am in the nurturing business, and it is easy. Easy to love the children and to pull them up to their full stature with praise. For all these years, I have been blessed with hugs around my knees, tiny little kisses on my cheeks, with little arms...

Give me Roses......

She was an unassuming woman, small and quite fragile with an inner strength matched by few. She had lost her husband some years ago, and now lived alone. We sat together at the funeral home, as I listened to her soft voice talk about her young life...

The Vote .......

I stayed up late last night and watched the House  vote on the health care bill. It was very interesting to say the least. The Democrats passed this bill with no votes from the Republicans. I know that a lot of people feel that this bill is the wrong...

Cover Your Ears Whilst I SCREAM.....

Today was a lesson in patience and yes endurance, I might even stretch it to being a lesson in acceptance. Today R.J. and I spent the entire day doing tasks we so preferred not to do together. First of all, R.J.'s allergies have started. My quiet...

Time Games..

As soon as I got off work, R.J. and I tripped down to C-town to meet up with friends for dinner. My friend S turned 50 yesterday and we were celebrating. As we were meeting for dinner at 8, we shopped a bit first. R.J. wanted to go to Dicks Sporting...

Blasting Out of Here.....pics 4 U...

Yesterday the temps in our area were in the high 60's. As such I was able to take the children outside to play for the first time. I introduced them to their new riding toys that I purchased last Saturday. I was curious to see how they would do with...

Get Your Ninja ON......LOL!!.

I'm tired this morning due to watching the NCAA tournament last night till 1 a.m. Dumb huh? Well the dealio is this..Tennessee was playing San Diego State Univ.  The game didn't come on till 9:45, which put it going off at 12:30. The Vols won by three...

D@mn Cow.....

A few years ago, my husband was sent out of state on a job detail. Now this man is addicted to me, perhaps obsessed. He had never spent a night away from me, save the nights I spent in the hospital birthing our children, and for my mouth surgery. It...

My So Called Life...Childhood Trauma....

Some things stick out in your memory, as a reminder from whence you came. They are a crease in your brain, that at a moments notice can be retrieved. There are many childhood memories that I can recall, some good and some bad. The bad ones are recalled...

Pics from My DAY.....

When the children arrive in the morning at 7:30..I am all bright eyed and bushy tailed. My entire demeanor says..This is a day that the Lord has made, join me and let us enjoy it together... As the day wears on, my hair might stand on...

Kidlets at Story Time.....

Every single day we have story time in the daycare. Not only are we working on our visual perception skills, by picking up the visual clues in the illustrations, we are working on reading for comprehension. I have a couple hundred books, so we can read...

Surely You Didn't.....

For those of you who have been married a while, you will be able to relate. For those of you madly in love with some hot stud muffin, pay attention. Men can be so irritating, I'm sure women are the same through the eyes of men. For the sake of this...

Warning for All Parents.....

Dearest friends on thoughts.com. I felt the need to share this e-mail I received today from the state, to help you all realize the potential of Hyperthermic deaths during the warmer months. Thank you for taking the time to read this, the life you...