The Transition from HELL...

So for new readers to my blog,  a little back story. In 1985 I opened a home daycare with 5 children. I have been in the business every since. I am now licensed for 7, and stay full most of the time. The daycare is in my basement and is self...

Monster in Law Woes......

Some things never change, and that is sad to me. For instance my relationship with my mother in law. Now the fact remains that I have been with her son, faithfully for 30 years. We were young when we got together, and understandably she was not happy...

Parenting is Forever...

How many parents look at their newborn child and think about them being young adults? None! We look at them and think about the near future, meeting their needs and making sure they are safe and secure. We don't go past the toddler stage, let alone...

All I Know...

I think song writers write their best material when they are in pain. Poets write the best poems in bouts of depression over lost love. Sometimes pain opens up a side of our brain that is shut off during times of joy. Perhaps it is the alone time, the...

I WANT...

I want..to live a life less ordinary, and leave a mark on our world. I want...to live a life less complicated by the needs of others to squash me down to get ahead. I want... to help you to get where you are going. Give me your hand. I...

Grown Up Games...

How many are shocked at the price of food now a days? I know I am. Seems like the groceries cost twice what they used to, and some things are just plain outrageous. I've been spending on average of about $200.00 a week on groceries and supplies for...

Can We Talk it Over in Bed??

So I'm just hanging out and hanging on. My issues (neurological) have cleared up, leaving me wondering what I did to cause them. No doubt something in my diet. I'm being very cautious with what I eat and watching labels carefully. It is driving RJ a...

Just SMILE...

I'm having issues with my issues this morning. Not gonna get all personal and stuff, but some neurological symptoms are roaring their ugly heads. Never a good thing. I am reminded of the year 2000, when I first showed signs of a problem. It was very...

My Green Thumb...

When I was a child, my father raised a huge garden. It was an acre plot beside out house that was admired by all of the community. He spent the winters going over Organic Gardening magazines searching for the best way to grow plants with the least...

My Vivid Dream

Saturday morning I had the most horrendous dream. I had been awakened by RJ coming in from work, and fell back to sleep. I dreamed that I had to stand for a very long time and my leg was hurting.   **Note to the reader: I do have arthritis and...

Weekend Wrap Up....

This weekend was very pleasant indeed. It was our anniversary and we made a point to keep it low key. I always have liked low key, calm and relaxing. There is a time and a place for loud and wild, my home is not one of those places. When it is just RJ...

Happy Anniversary to Me....

So much of what I have written lately has been drama. I hate drama! I like peace and quiet, and I like LOVE. I like romance, and roses. I like warm days with soft breezes, whilst sitting on a porch swing. I need more of that, and less of the drama. ...

Blood Thirsty People...

Wonder what it is about human nature that makes us such vultures. Recently on fb there was a news story about a fatal accident that happened last week in Tn. A group of four young adults were killed in a Jeep accident. The Jeep overturned and 3 people...

All My Love's Laughter

In honor of my mother...one of her favorite songs...   Art Garfunkels All My Love's Laughter..     Just beautiful!  Love you Mom. :)   peace :) shemelts

My Terrible, Awful, No Good, Horrible DAY....

I can't begin to describe the day I had to you, but I think I should try. Before I do, I want to thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Sometimes it is just nice to know that someone is thinking of you, or is praying that all is well with you....

A quick note.

Today I'm going to need some prayers. It is the 3rd anniversary of my mother's passing. It never gets easier on these anniversary dates.   Also I'm going to court with my son this morning, something I never thought would happen, ever.   ...

Hot as Hades...

Man it is HOT!!  Don't take me wrong, I love summer and I don't mind heat...but suffocatingly hot is not on my menu. At 81 degrees, it is stifling hot, and it will reach past the early 90's today to make it unbearable.   It has been an eventful...

Shemeltsology.....Thanks Irish Mike.

**Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name followed by "ology".  What is your salad dressing of choice?  Allergic to lettuce and tomatoes...no salad, though I do like Ranch on other foods. What is your...

Tripping through the day.....

Hello friends!  It is Tuesday, and today I am counting my blessings, there are many you know. I always think it is important to remember all that you have surrounding you, especially when you are struggling. It is no secret that our lives have been...

A Quick Update..on LIFE...

This morning I'm preparing to meet one of my friends J at the park for some intense walking, and even more intense talking.  We've been trying to get together to walk for months.    Yesterday I purchased 2 huge flower arrangements for the...

Step by Step...

I want to thank everyone for their kind comments of support during our recent ordeal with CB. We have been having deep discussions about responsibility and choices. His dad will drive him nuts wanting to know where he will be, who with and what he...

and it begins...

One of the hard parts of having your child/young adult get in trouble, is the fall out from friends and family. Everyone wants to be supportive, but they have their own way of seeing the incident, and lots of advice, even if you don't care to hear it....