Sweet Sixteen Memories....

The summer I turned sixteen we still lived out in God's country, out in what I considered the middle of nowhere. Truth be told we were less than a mile from the city limits, but damn what a long mile. I was well disciplined and had a healthy fear of...

The Thankful Spot...

Today has been a beautiful day. Like Winnie the Pooh, I discovered my thankful spot...I think his is a thinking spot, but this feels much the same. I sat on my porch swing (under the deck actually), in the shade and watched the children playing....

I LIKE BALANCE....

For some odd reason, I like balance. I like things to balance out in my life. My hair for instance, needs to be balanced. Funny huh? My hair, no biggie, but to me it frames my face and is the first impression that I give. I wear my hair down, always....

The Spreading Chestnut Tree....

When I was thirteen, my parents moved us out to God's country, an acre or so out in the country. We were isolated with no kids within a mile range, save one boy who lived two or three hay fields across the way. After our chores were completed each day,...

Stepping on the Cracks..

When I was a child, we played the game..don't step on the crack or you'll break your mama's back. Of course I avoided all cracks. My mom had a hard enough time, without a broken back. Silly superstitious kid that I was, just didn't want to be the one...

Life Turns on A Dime...

Life turns on a dime for all of us. At any given moment, life can change....and not always for the better. Just received a call, at midnight, from R.J's very excited father, J. He and R.J.'s mother S, have been in a car accident some hour and half away...

Yuck Yuck Yuckity Yuck....

Well folks, I have caught the creeping crud. You read that right...the creeping crud. Little B had a suspicious eye infection...not contagious says the doctor, I have it. Little T has a head cold..not contagious says the doctor..I have it.. Long...

Early Morning Rain...

This morning I stepped outside on my back deck in the rain. It was quiet and peaceful and the rain was soothing. My huge maple  tree is soaking in the rain, its leaves letting the water pass slowly over them. At the end of the deck is a huge dogwood...

The See Saw my Marriage has become.....

The night I met R.J., he kissed me. He just grabbed me and kissed me. Now, I was 17 and had never been thoroughly kissed, until this night. Sure some boys had asked me, and I always declined...usually saying.."If you have to ask my permission, then...

I Love Men....

Did I ever mention how much I love men? I truly do. In fact, I have never lived in a house that did not also have a man living in it. I went straight from being in my father's house to living with my husband. Not a break in between, not even for one...

What a Week...

Today was a most beautiful day in my neck of the woods. Had the children outside and running in the very green grass, really quite amazingly green grass. Did I mention how much I love spring?? I do indeed. I took a beautiful picture of my dogwood...

Thank God It is Friday...

I am so very thankful that it is Friday. This has been one rough week. The potty training is going well. Little H (boy) had only one accident yesterday, and that was at naptime. Little M (girl), had 4 which is a vast improvement from Monday. Hopefully...

Eating Chocolate Kisses and Drinking Fuze

So, you know your day cannot be all bad when it starts out eating chocolate kisses and drinking Fuze. Yesterday was pure hell...HELL I am telling you. The twins potty training is up and down like a yo-yo...more so than any other children I have...

If I Never Breathed Another Breath...

If I never breathed another breath, and tonight was my last sleep, there are certain things I would have learned for sure. I am hoping that I passed a lot of things on to my children and that I made a difference in someone's life, no matter how small. ...

Wednesday and Trying to Get Over the HUMP...YUCK!!

It's Wednesday and I am not feeling so Grandioso (is that how you spell that? hmmm). It is going to be a rough day in the daycare. Not only do I have the pee brigade marching in at 8:30, but I have a child who will need breathing treatments every 4...

The Smallest Victims..

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day in our area and I was so thankful for the sunshine. I had made plans to pick up my 7 yr old twin neice and nephew to take them to the park to play. I had asked mom not to tell them just in case things didn't work...

What You Give Away...

Happy Easter Everyone!  One of the philosophies that I live by daily is this: What you give away...comes back to you tenfold. Giving is getting in this world. People who haven't learned this key philosophy, are less happy, less content. Grabbing all...

Peace and Quiet Galore...Yippee!!!!

Had the day off yesterday and I spent it hanging around the house, not doing jack squat...nothing. I browsed the net, listened to music and put lotion all over my body. The lotion thing was the most active I was all day. This is a nice change of pace...

Only a DREAM...

So was on youtube last night and ran up on this song by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It is a great representation of being a sibling and I thought I would share it with you. I felt really warmed by the lyrics and it swept me back in time to when I was this...

It's a Class Thingy, and Don't Say it Isn't...

So I've had a little dispute with the new principal at the high school, once again. We are approaching prom. C.B. is a junior this year and has invited R. We have purchased his suit/tie/shoes...etc, she has purchased her dress. His tie, handkerchief...

A Quickie....Oh my Word!!!

 The state has recently issued strict guidelines regarding serving food to children. In response I have decided to ask the children not to TALK whilst eating. This of course is a difficult task for 2-5 yr olds to learn, but is the best course of action...

Four Doors....

When we bought our home in 1993, I was ecstatic. A goal had been met, we would own our first home. We moved from a small house that we rented in the city. It was probably 1000 square feet, and this house is a little over 2500. The enormity of this...

The Birds and The Bees and the OH MY GOODNESS!!

Haven't metioned the children in the daycare lately, but something funny happenned yesterday and I wanted to share it with you. Yesterday, there were only 4 children in attendance.  The other children had a day out with their parents. During...

The Blender...

If you own a blender that is less than five years old, get up right now, and hug somebody...anybody...if you are alone, hug yourself, because you are one lucky person. A little history... Tonight I prepared dinner for R.J. It is cold out and I...

My So Called LIfe...Charlies Angels

When I was 13, my parents moved us out to God's country. I call it this because to me, he was the only one left to talk to, unless you wanted to break down and talk to one of your annoying siblings. The house sat back from the road, with a sidewalk...