Ying and Yang...

I got some good news yesterday, and heard some bad news today. I wonder sometimes if when I get good news, is someone else on the opposite end of the spectrum getting bad news at the same time? It seems for everything we gain, something is lost. I...

Oh Well!

I now have 32 prints uploaded to my etsy store. I'm getting a lot of views, and even some favorites from the etsy community, but have only sold one print. That print was shipped to Ellie (finally), and she was happy with how it turned out. I haven't...

Boyshorts for MindLint and Tomas

Okay so here they are boys...LOL!  I guess that term throws everyone off. They are really quite nice, as they do not have elastic (which I am allergic to). I had all but given up on underwear until these babies come along. Makes wearing a short skirt...

Well Then...

Well we got the roses planted. RJ dug 8 holes, while I packed them down into the ground. He watered them, whilst I went in and took a hot bath. I was soaking wet with sweat from all that work. It occurs to me that it feels good to sweat, when the...

It's Been Good Year for the Roses....mine..finally

For the first time in my life, and I am 47, I own ROSES. Oh dear people, I am uber excited. I picked roses that had a stand already, with healthy looking blossoms. Last night RJ watered them for me, and I had to grab my camera and get some macro...

It's the Climb....for real...

What a weekend!  Saturday, RJ and I tripped up to Cades Cove to walk the Abrams Falls trail to the falls. Now the sign says Moderately Difficult, 2.5 miles each way. We thought, no biggie, we are moderately difficult ready. Well the truth is it was...

Dad Blast It!! :O

Well the egg has been found. Ugh! The riddle was so far off the mark, that it is a wonder. There is an outcry on facebook, about the BS of the clues. LOL!! I have of course just said "Thank you for the exercise, perhaps next year!" Oh well, so much...

The Hunt is ON....NEW CLUES SOON!! :O

So the Golden Egg has not been found, I get a text when they find it, if they ever do. I'm beginning to wonder if they hid it, or if they are waiting till the last day. They say it is hidden, but there are hundreds of people hunting it. Hmmmm!   ...

Adult Easter Egg Hunt...HELP!! ***NEW CLUES!!

Every Easter, our local paper does a marketing game for our area. They hide a Golden Egg somewhere in the city. They have specific rules like: It is not at a place of business, or a residence. You don't have to climb or dig. It is not in landscaping...

Stormy Weather...

We are having some severe weather today. Not good when you have 7 little people, some of whom are terrified of storms. Last Friday my power was our for 3 hours. I had light from the windows, but not much. Today should the power go out, it will be...

Inappropriate, The Word for the Day...

I've been on thoughts.com for 3 years now, and yesterday was my first really offensive comment. It was born from a picture on a whiteboard that obviously set someone's head spinning. First of all let me say that I am sorry that this person is being...

That Last Leg...Oh dear!!

How many of us have felt this way before?? Waiting on someone to come by and pull that last leg out from under you....   The artist is 3 years old. Drawing untouched by me. I have felt this same way. Ha!!   Got to love the littles. :)...

My Weekend Wrap-up..

I always wondered what was wrong with people, that they would tell complete strangers what is going on in their life. The polite "How are you today?", turning into a tirade of the truth that is spilled out in front of the innocent inquirer, as if they...

Thinking Things....

It occurs to me that life is like a book. Every day a chapter. Every hour a paragraph. Every minute a sentence. It folds and unfolds in the way it should. Sometimes a mystery, sometimes just a repeat of history. It seems like the pages just float...

Dear God...why?

While I am running around worrying about rings lost and such, other people are struggling with real issues. Just this morning a young friend of mine confided that she has to have a double biopsy (just like I did). Ugh!! She is 23 of all things, Why???...

A Small Miracle..

There is no doubt,  I live a busy life. One that is wrapped around family, work and  community spirit. I have many blessings in my life, and one of those is that I am good with a camera. Being such, I decided to go over to the local YMCA and take pics...

Honesty, really?

I am having intermittent problems with my internet connections. My internet guru says it is my router, so I ordered a brand spanky new one. I ordered a newer model, which I don't have to tell you will be a much better fit for the high speed internet...

Juggling...

Sometimes I feel like a clown in a circus, juggling vibrant balls in the air. A ball each for the roles I play, wife, mother, teacher/caregiver, friend, artist (using that term lightly) and citizen. When you want to please everybody, and everybody...

Tuesday's Tid Bits...

Well it finally hit me, allergy season. My throat is killing me, and my ears are aching.I know there are so many worse things in the world, as I have experienced some of them. It is still  a drag, especially when you have 8 lively children romping and...

Life at Different Stages...

Sometimes I wonder how any of us make it. There are so many times when I know we just want to fold up our cards, and lay our hands down, calling it quits. Life is hard, no matter what stage you are in.   You would think being a small child would...

A Blonde Hour

Well folks I am here to tell you that I am a dumb blonde. I am not originally blonde, I just decided it suited me better, and have been blonde since 2005. I always maintained my intelligence till last evening, when I dropped it at the door of the...

Slow and Steady....

I had a very busy day yesterday, and I'm thinking this is my life now. 7 busy little children, the youngest barely two. She is adorable with a capital A, and tiny, and very active. She is exploring her environment 100 miles an hour, and dragging me in...

So it is a GO....

So, I told RJ that I wanted to open an online shop to sell my photographs, and he thought it was a grand idea. I was surprised by his enthusiasm actually, but he says my pictures are definitely worthy of being sold. The problem is getting exposure,...

Living with Negative Ned...

I'm going to start this post with a disclaimer, thank you very much. I love my husband of 27 years and 10 months. He is my rock, and my friend. RJ is a good provider,  a good father, a good lover and a man that puts his wife and kids first. He would...