The Clocktower...

My niece sent me this video in a message. Please watch it, it is brief...   I think it represents a lot of people's everyday lives. Caught up in  a world where everything they do affects others. Trying to keep the clock moving forward,...

Well Rested I Am...

I think this might have been the laziest weekend I have had in many years. I might have slept half of it away, I know I slept a lot. RJ fished one morning, and metal detected one morning, whilst I just piled up in the bed and slept. In fact I slept...

Random Thoughts Thursday...

Last night we had a nurse come over and do a health exam for life insurance. As I listed all of my ailments, I realized that there is no way I will get insured. I have 100,000 on me right now with this company, but they have changed their rules and...

Random Parent Issues...

Annoyances that I have dealt with lately, some as late as this morning. What is with parents today? I actually had a mother come in this morning with her 3 year old son. His hair is all awry and I said "Wow A, you have so much hair this morning!". Mom...

Received a Blessing....

Saturday morning I hopped out of bed at 7a.m., cussing myself for promising to go to the local high school graduation and take pics. I got ready and made my way to the bank for a deposit. The graduation started at 10 a.m., but in our small town you...

Day 4..Seven Things That Cross My MIND...

Day 4..Seven Things That Cross My Mind... **Note to the reader. This will be a most difficult challenge, as there are hundreds of things running across my mind from the time I wake up, till I pass out in peaceful slumber. These will be off the top...

Letters Never Sent...Number 1...

Dear R   I know you are young, and so far life has been pretty hard. You were not born into a stable family, many of us were not. The relationship you have with your dad has been made more difficult by the immaturity of your mother. She did not...

Day 3 ...8 Ways to Win My Heart...

8 Ways to Win My Heart....   1. Be confident. Nothing is sexier, or more attractive than good self esteem. A person who carries themselves well, puts off positive energy, and that just sucks me right in. 2. Don't be Insecure about yourself in...

INFIDELITY!!!

So in the three years I have been on thoughts, infidelity has been a major topic over and over. Infidelity is a huge deal, and in our world of imperfect people it happens a lot. I have not been faced with infidelity in my own relationship, but have...

Day 2 Nine Things About Me...

Day 2..Nine Things About Me...   1. I am 47 years old, and happy to be alive. I don't care about years, I care about moments. I like me. 2. I'm a shorty 5.4 and a size 7/8, though I am never satisfied with the scales. 3. I own a daycare...

Day 1...Ten Things to Ten People...

Day 1..Ten Things to Ten People... **all in my real life/not this fake one on thoughts. Ha!!   1. M...You are my shining star. I love you real hard. :) 2. R...Let her go Sweetie! She is so unworthy of your love. :( 3. RJ..Yes, I know....

Comparison Shopping

When our Super Walmart opened, I immediately started grocery shopping there. I've shopped there for years now, and never gave it a thought. As our groceries edged ever closer to $200.00 per week, I began to wonder if Walmart was the best choice after...

Sunshine has a JOB

So I am jumping for joy at this moment, because my SUNSHINE is finally gainfully employed!  One year to the day that she graduated from College, she lands a job. She is working for Leap Force, and will be working on their Google Contract. I cannot...

Scribbles Challenge 117

 Scribbles Challenge  #117                       "SOME"       This weeks Scribbles Challenge is a word challenge based on the word “SOME”. Within a 100 word assay, story, poem, etc, you must use words suffixed and prefixed with the word...

Monday Again?

Well it is Monday again already, and here we go into another week of our lives. My life is just ticking along, at break neck speed. I was up at 6:30, awake by 6. I've done two loads of laundry already, loaded the dishwasher, and made my bed. I have 3...

Uneasy Feeling...

So yesterday I went shopping with coupons. I spent about 2 hours prep time printing/cutting out coupons, and looking at store circulars. I went to Walgreens, where I was disappointed in what I thought they were selling (wrong size). I bought two large...

HOUSTON..WE Have a PROBLEM..Advice needed!

Last year my Sunshine (23) dated  a young man B (25) who lived some 3 hours away. Their relationship went well for a very long time. He trekked to her college town to see her, she trekked there to see him..blah blah and blah. We met him for her 23rd...

Why the HATE?

Last night on the news I heard that two men had been arrested in New York for a terror plot involving Jewish people. They planned to blow up synagogs, due to their hatred of Jews. Now these boys were young 25 or so, and I wondered to myself, who...

The Power of Sleep

I got to sleep in this morning, an extra 30 minutes. I felt as if I slept for hours longer. I have a teacher in the daycare who pays me $2.00 extra per day to bring her son at 7, which is 30 minutes before I normally open. This means I have to get up...

A Few Thoughts...

just a few things, before I start my afternoon.   This morning I read a post by a good man, whom I used to be friends with. Now nothing out of the ordinary, but I respected his writing and his point of view. I still respect him, and I thought...

Making Choices...

This rose greeted me this morning, and reminded me of the pure beauty in our world. We all make choices all day, every single day. Some of them are very small, and some of them are life changing. From the time we are self aware, we learn to make...

Long Term Relationships...2

So yesterdays post garnered attention from some of the married folks, and even some singles. I wanted to elaborate further on my marriage, and on what it takes to maintain a serious relationship for a long period of time. We all go into...

Long Term Relationships...

I swear the old adage my mother used to tell me all the time, is the solid 100% truth. She knew because she was on the other side of a long term relationship. I used to giggle when she said it, and think she was quite mad. Now all these years later, I...

Extreme Couponing Gone Awry...

I received a nice little gift in the mail on Saturday to honor me for Provider Appreciation Day. It was from the company that sponsors me on the Child Care Food Program and it was a very nice Coupon Organizer Folder. It came with a lot of little tabs...

The Picture Controversy (Brandifire)

Last night Brandifire posted a blog giving her opinion on the release of photos of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed. She argued that we as a nation are used to seeing gruesome pictures and videos, because we are a nation addicted to CSI, and other...