After The Rain.....pics...

I have always had a fascination for rain, always. Coupled with that a love for photography. Though I have only been taking pictures a few years, I frame everything I see, as if I have my camera in my hand. On top of all of that, I love nature. Flowers,...

On Medical Tests.....

Tomorrow I go for more definitive testing for cancer. Now this is nothing new for me, I have traveled this long dark road before. Slid down the slippery slope of expecting the worst, and facing my own mortality. I sometimes think that the mind is the...

One Love!!!

So Peeps..we are moving. Before we pack up our words and our pictures, I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed you all. If we don't all make it to the other side, and who knows really, I have enjoyed you in my life. All the smiles and the...

Oh the Places We Will Go, or Not!...

If you have read me at all, you know that I am the mother of two young adults. They are both precious to me, and everything I ever imagined they would be, and then some. I have encouraged them to be independent, and to have an adventurous spirit. I...

Just my Luck!...

So, one of the little people in the daycare came down with a stomach virus today. As fate would have it, I was immediately ill...and have not stood up since 5. YUCK! Of course any parent will tell you that cleaning up vomit is enough to make anyone...

Do No Harm....

There are few things I believe more in than these three words, Do No Harm. I try to practice this mantra in my daily living, and in all things that I do. Whether it be in my work, in my family, or on the internet. Sometimes I fail so miserably that I...

The Wimp that I AM....

I was thinking yesterday, that I am such a wimp. Not in a physical way, but in all my relationships. I can't set boundaries and keep them. I am a pushover, and a people pleaser, and I just need to stop it. I have a clue how I got to this place in my...

Brainstomer's One Thing Challenge....

If you could bring ONE thing... 1)To the beach? Camera 2)On a hike through the woods? Camera..duh! 3)To a lover as a gift of affection? A hand written love letter. :) 4)To a bar fight? The police. 5)To the waiting room at...

Brainstormer's What to Wear Questionairre...

1)Lounging around the house/apartment? Tank top and cotton shorts. 2)On a hike through the woods? Depending on the weather..Hot/Tank top, blue jean shorts, hiking sandals. Cold/cotton henley shirt, blue jeans, hiking shoes. 3)If you were a...

Unfortunate Me.....

Only in my world, would one eat a MOON PIE, and immediately suffer the consequences. Teeth hurting...all of them by the way, ears hurting and a headache. All over a simple MOON PIE. Just shoot me in the face already. Dang I am doomed! :( ...

A List..A List..I Found Another List.....

So, I am bored off my rocker. R.J. is asleep, having worked all night. C.B. is gone..Sunshine is leaving..Woe is me. So I am wandering through thoughts.com reading blogs. I like this list, so I thought I'd copy it... 1. Can you cook? Very well...

My Chestnut Tree...

The year I graduated from 7th grade, we moved out to God's country. Truth be told, it was less than a mile out of the city limits, but to me it was out in the middle of nowhere. I had been living in a public housing community for 3 years, and had so...

20 Things About Me..Stolen of Course....

20 questions 1. What might be found in your purse (for girls)? Let me think..wallet with checkbook and oodles of cash. ha! Lipstick, mini toothbrushes, gum, ink pens. 2. Do you own any weapons? Just my words..which can cut you deep. ...

Attention Ladies..Things Better Left Unsaid...

Okay ..okay..at the risk of being called a sexist (by the menfolk), I am writing this blog for the ladies. I am biased and I'll admit that, as I am a lady through and through. My last post was for the men on Things Better Left Unsaid. So without...

Attention Men..Things Better Left Unsaid....

Attention Men...some things are better left unsaid. I don't care how long you have been married, just keep it to yourself. Women can get physically ill just listening to some of the things men say. This is because when you talk, we are a getting a...

I Am Blessed...

I had a rough afternoon yesterday, very rough. I felt bad and I had 6 busy children to attend to. We won't go into the gory details, but I felt bad enough to retire to the bed at 5. Now I am certain I could have stayed up and prepared dinner, and done...

Just a Quick Rant...ugh...

For the record..I don't really care for my mother in law. We didn't start out on the best of terms..mainly she was mean to me. That kind of thing, when it lasts a good 5 years is hard to overcome. I have overlooked, turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to...

Things I Need...

I am discovering I am a needy person. Sometimes needier than other times. Recently I have been very needy. Now I used to be able to fill my cup up to the brim with things, and feel less needy. Then I started wondering why I felt the need to fill my own...

Beating Ones Self Up....

I think sometimes we are harder on ourselves, than we are on anyone else on earth. We hold ourselves to a standard that few can reach. When we can't maintain that standard, we beat our self up. The self talk can get quite abusive, and it is never...

Renewed!!!!...pics 4 you...

Today I tripped up to the campus to visit my daughter Sunshine. We had a luxurious lunch, and lots of good conversation. We then tripped back over to the campus for a walk in the Campus Woods. There are miles of trails, and lots of beautiful natural...

Restful Weekend...

Oh how I do wish that weekends lasted 5 days, and work days only lasted 2. Wouldn't that be nice? Yesterday, I slept in and relaxed most of the day. R.J. and I then went on a ride a bout, and ended up at the BMX track in a neighboring town. It was so...

Thinking in the Deep End....

While I hold my head up above this murky water, I smile. I pretend that all is well, and that it always will be. The truth of the matter is, who knows whether all will ever be well again. We have no compass, no map, no sense of direction for what comes...

Great Outdoor Photo Contest.....

So Peeps, this is my entry for the Great Outdoor Photo Contest. I don't think that it is any secret that I love photography. I have always loved it. I've had a camera in my hand for many years, though I am no pro. The entries I am submitting are some...

First Things First...A LIST :O.......

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? My husband's best friend J. :O I know, huh?  2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Well if we are talking about the one I was infatuated with in high school, no. If we are talking about the one who loved me,...

Dear Body..We Need to Talk..

Dear Body..We need to talk. Today I received another phone call about your behavior, and you know this is not the first one this month. I am growing tired of your misbehavior. In fact, today I just wanted to throw you from the highest cliff, as you...