Please Pray.....

For all of you people of faith, I would like to ask you to pray for my sister D. She is in surgery right now having a double mastectomy. She is scared, but happy to finally see an end to this drama. Please pray for her to come through the surgery okay...

Summer Storms..and Class Rings....

Yesterday, we were hit with three major summer storms. You know the kind that turns your entire world dark, save the occasional cloud to ground lightening. We had major high winds that blew over several trees on the county road that I live on. I was on...

Beginning CPR....

Well folks, it has been a super busy week for me. Friday, I had 3 sets of twins in the daycare, for the first time ever. I had my neice and nephew (7), my normal daycare twins (2) and N's twins (22 months). In addition I had 2 four year olds and 1...

Blow by Blow...

The difference between dealing with a brother who has problems, and a sister who has problems is bigger than the grand canyon. I should know..I have two brothers, and five sisters. We gots the problems. I suppose you would all agree that just making it...

Peanut Butter Heaven....

In 1998, I was diagnosed with some severe food allergies.  Much to my chagrin one of them was peanuts....Yuck!! I love me some peanut butter so this one was most difficult. Some of the others like..bananas, citrus, lettuce, and pears were no big deal,...

Walking With Integrity......

As you all know, I am a childcare provider. In addition to that I am a wife, a mother, a sister and a friend. I was raised in a somewhat chaotic household, due to my father's alcoholism. What I did gather from my childhood was to walk a life of...

Standing Outside the Fire....

Something that aggravates me terribly, is how people want to do things on their terms, regardless of how it affects you. They outline the way things are going to go, and you accept it and just deal with it. In the almost 46 years I have walked on this...

Nine Layers of ME.....

LAYER ONE: -- Name: SheMelts (anonymous..thank you) -- Birthdate: Way to Long Ago...  :) -- Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama -- Current Location: Home -- Eye Color: Lucky me..Blue..bright blue...green (depends on my mood, what I am...

The Train Wreck

Once upon a time in a small town there was a major train wreck. It happenned one Saturday morning around 11 a.m.  Noone was quite sure what was on the train, but most of it appeared to be harmless.  A lot of the residents heard the major boom and...

Time to Get NAKED...

Seriously folks, it is time to get naked. The temperature is 94 outside, and it's getting hot in here. Well not really. Cause you know what? We always keep the house cold enough to hang meat in. Why is that you ask...Let me put it this way. R.J. welds...

A Better Picture....

Always when I reflect on my childhood on thoughts, I am remorseful. I always feel that I shed such a poor light on my parents. I do want to clarify for my friends that I loved both of my parents dearly. My mother was possibly the kindest person I ever...

Coping Skills...

So recently I figured out that I have exceptional coping skills. I am assuming that I learned this when I was a very small child. When all hell broke loose, I would hide under my bed, alone or perhaps with a small sibling. I was but 7 and too young to...

I am exhaustalated....yep!!!

This has been one busy day. I had my neice and nephew today from 7 till 5. They are busy, busy, busy little people. I took them to the local park to feed the ducks. They had never fed the ducks before and were quite thrilled. In fact, they did not want...

A Little Reminder...

Lately I have been wallowing in the "woe is me" syndrome. I guess you noticed, huh? Well, yesterday I received a gentle reminder that my life is not all that bad. Don't sweat the small stuff, and I have come to find that it is all small stuff, save...

Crossroads....

Sometimes when we come to a crossroads in our lives, it seems no matter which road we choose, it won't be the right one. Sometimes we have to start the hike down the road, and go a piece before we realize..oops!! Wrong way. Sometimes we walk all the...

Who Remembers the Cartoon JOT????

So folks, last night I took a stroll down memory lane. I was telling my daughter Sunshine about the cartoon JOT. I watched this show faithfully as a child. Perhaps because there was nothing else on at the time. I have very fond memories of Jot,...

A Perfect Moment....

This was a mostly peaceful weekend in my neck of the woods. In fact, I feel totally rested and ready for my week. Sometimes I look around me and think, who could want more than this? Noone, I am sure. However, there is something missing, and I just...

She Drips with Diamonds...

She drips with diamonds when she walks, rose pedals at her feet. Golden halo above her head, a smile that's just as sweet. She roams the palace quietly, in her hours of discontent. Searching for what, she knows not, perhaps for...

Random Acts of Kindness and 26 years....

Lately I have been blessed with opportunities to do random acts of kindness for people that I love and care about, and for complete and total strangers. Kindness is a lost art in our society. Most people are suspicious if you do something for them,...

In My Own Back Yard......

So, it is Wednesday again, already??  Wow! My life just flies past me like a speeding bullet. I remember as a small child, how the days drug by...as slow as a snail. Laying on my stomach in some random spot in the yard watching the ants working to...

Dear MOM....

At 6:30 this morning, my alarm went off, waking me up for another day in my life. It also marked the one year passing of your death. Much has happenned in this past year, since you left us. I have tried desperately to be strong and to remember...

Some Things Never Change...

When I was a small child, I was always amazed at my mom's ability to run the household smoothly. Dad worked and she stayed at home with her eight children, and managed the finances, as well as all houeshold responsibilities. One of the biggest tasks,...

Taking It ALL In...

God I love Saturday mornings. My alarm went off at 7 a.m., not sure why, but it did. I thought about turning over and just fading back to sleep. My bed is so comfortable in the mornings, and for once I could just find a cool spot on the sheets and...

Sliding in Side Ways...

As you can imagine, yesterday was a very busy day. The twins (W and W) had their first day in daycare with me. They were most excellent behavior wise. I explained the rules, which are fairly simple. You can play with anything in the daycare, but you...

Giving is Getting....

Last night as I was browsing through a store, buying a summer skirt, I received a call from my brother B. He asked me if I was serious about the offer to keep his twins, W and W. I told him of course I was, and he told me he thought he would need me to...