Just the OLD FOLKS...

So yesterday Little Sunshine skipped her happy little self over to Memphis Tn..for a few days. She was met with some bad weather..a huge tornado in fact. Now she says she did not see anything but rain, but talk about freaking her dad out..well it did. ...

Hitching Up the Little Red Wagon......

So it is 6:30 a.m. and Sunshine is up preparing for her trip to Memphis. Her father has taken every precaution known to man to assure her a safe trip. He loaded up the Mag lite flash light with 4 D size batteries. Have you ever lifted one of these...

Raising Girls..Raising Boys and Raising Hell....

Before we had our children, R.J. and I set some goals for how we would raise them. We were both from dysfunctional homes and knew we would have to work to break the patterns we were raised with. His parents are almost illiterate. He completed 9th...

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the SAM

So, I noticed something in my life. The more things change, the more they stay the same. My day to day life is so charted out, that an outsider could set his clock by my routine. The major changes that occur are just faces and names, but with the same...

I DID IT...The Dreaded TALK....

***This blog discusses sensitive material..if you prefer not to be subjected to it, read no further..click out now..You have been warned. For all intents and purposes, I am the mother to two children. Yes, sprung from my loins they are, I have...

Botulism Anyone...

Okay, so buckle your seatbelts folks and prepare for the bumpy ride. I always thought I was rather smart, especially where my food choices were involved. Not so much, it turns out. Your not going to believe how incredibly dumb I am, but I'm gonna tell...

Forever.....

OMG....Fun times galore...So Sunshine pointed me to this video on youtube. Watch it and feel the joy of this tremendous occasion. I bet the reception was a blast. I don't know these people, but I wish I did.  What enthusiasm. ...

I WANT SOME DIRT!!!!!!!

Well folks it is officially Saturday morning..12:15 a.m. to be exact. I am hanging out on the puter for a few more minutes. I thought I would share a funny with you, we all need a laugh, no?  Yesterday,  a parent in my daycare brought some "worm...

IT WAS NOT ME....

Had a conversation with a four year old girl yesterday that left me speechless. This is rare of course, so I thought I would share it with you. First a little history. This child is almost 5 and is articulate and smart. She was adopted from China and...

The Condition My Condition is In...

Oh Joy!! This morning I feel so much better. Not sure if the cold front that passed through here and dropped such fall like weather is the culprit or not. Whatever it was, it sure was. Mother nature plays these little games on us. While I am fine with...

Grouch...

So, the last couple of days I have just been a grouch, especially with R.J. Now this is out of character for me and I can tell by his reaction that he is a bit shocked and unhappy about it. The truth is I am suffering at the moment from severe pain in...

On Turning 8

So I took my neice and nephew out to purchase gifts for their birthday on Saturday. They turned 8 and I had promised I would take them to purchase a present. Not knowing for sure when I would be taking them, I waited to make the call 30 minutes before....

The Ones they Don't Check...

For several years my sister D has been having breast problems. She has had yearly exams as well as several biopsies to check on masses, all which were benign. A couple of months ago she had an MRI, which showed several solid masses (7-10 per breast)....

Thankful...

Today I am thankful. I am thankful for the knowledge of good doctors. I am thankful for the wisdom of pathologist. I am thankful for the tests that have been created to save many lives. I am thankful that we live in a world...

I LOVE....

I love rain... no matter what is happening in my life, when it rains I am soothed and calmed. I love a good storm, with lots of heavy rain..or just a light rain. I would walk in the rain any time, of course then I'd need a hot bath. I love long...

Sometimes

Sometimes the best we can do is just not enough. Sometimes the best, just falls short. I am reminded constantly that I am just a grain of sand on the mighty beach that is life. Like all the other grains of sand, I have my shiny moments in the sun, and...

Losing the COOL in the Drive Thru..

I make a living on my patience, I would think that this would extend in all areas of my life, but sometimes I lose my cool. I'll admit it is rare, but some people just  drive me nuts. Yesterday, I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken to pick up a $5.00 box...

Put in my Place....

It is but 7:30 and i have already been put in my place this morning. My Sunshine was in the tub (having partaken of a long soak) and I complained..."Oh, I hate getting up at 7". She was like "OMG...do you know how many people get up at 6 or 5 even...

Sunshine and the VIBRATOR...OH MY!!!!

This morning my 21 year old daughter Sunshine, came out of her bedroom with a box...and said mom check this out. It contained a vibrator. Now I know what you are thinking, but let me just give you a little background information to clarify for you what...

Licking the Cake Plate...

This past weekend my son made me a spice cake with cream cheese frosting, my favorite. Yes it was a box cake and a tub of frosting, so it wasn't rocket science. What it was though, was time out from an active 18 year old's life to do something sweet...

My NEW Favorite Drug.....

Before I begin this blog, I just want to tell everyone that last night at 11:30 pm I was surrounded by my family and had the unique thrill of feeling the most love directed towards me I have ever felt. It was sincerely the best moment I have had in...

Leaning In and Leaning On..

It took me many, many years to learn when to close my mouth. To learn the art of being quiet and truly listening. Sometimes life presents you with problems as big as Mount Everest, and sometimes you are just a witness. When I am presented a major...

Dancing in my Socks!!!

I have risen above the fray of having the double whammy UTI and Aunt P..from hell, and today I am dancing in my socks. I feel absolutely wonderful and thought I would share that with you. Time to get up and dance because folks, tomorrow is Friday. To...

The Heart of The Home...

  Hi everyone...hope all is well with you. Me, I'm doing okay. Have had a UTI and a whirl with my friend from hell Aunt P...yuck. I know that is a little too much information especially for you sensitive men, but hey just keeping it real. So the...

The Things People Say...and Out Lout Too...

So my vacation is creeping by, thankfully. Sunday I went to a family friend's baby shower. Our families have known each other for over 20 years. It is always great to walk into a room full of people that you have known forever. It is kind of like going...