Ramblings...

So this week my son Charlie Brown made over $700. at his job due to his 12 hour overtime days. He is exhausted, but I'm sure he is happy to be doing so well. He never made over $140. at the Cracker Barrel, as they would not give him the hours.  He has...

What Do We Teach the Children?

I consider myself a child advocate, having worked in the child care field for 30 years now. Children are like little sponges not only learning what we teach them, but also absorbing what they see in their environment. The old adage children grow up to...

Edits...per your suggestions..

I spent a little time with Photoshop Elements 9, and my new Photoshop Elements 9 for Dummies book last night. I wanted to try the edits that everyone suggested. Not sure I did a great job, as it was quite the task to get rid of all those power lines,...

The Panty Pile...adults only..kind of. : )

My twenty three year old daughter has moved in with a group of friends, all male. Now before you get all excited and freak, let me say that she is the most modest girl you would ever want to meet. In fact I haven't seen that child's belly since she...

First Family Photo Shoot....

Saturday morning I did my first family photo shoot, what fun. The family came with a lot of ideas, and smiling faces. They were so easy to work with, and we all had fun. Our main focus was to have fun, and to show the love they had in their family. I...

What is Up with SOME MEN??

So I'm on facebook where I have connected with family and friends, and of course people from high school. I have friends on there from the local sports teams because I have taken photographs and placed them on fb to share with the kids and their...

Just Keep Swimming...

Today starts the interview process to replace the 5 littles who are exiting left in August. I have the first interview from 10-11 this morning with 2 year old Ms. M. She is a HAND FULL, so I have been told. I hope all the children behave, and I don't...

A Higher Window...

There is just something about this song that speaks to me. Listen and be moved...   peace  : )  shemelts

She's Come Undone...

I thought I was a simple person, easy to please and easy to understand. I guess I was wrong. I find that the older I get, and the more I delve into my psyche, the more complex I get. I think my simplicity has been a cover for dealing with people who...

Yep....I Cheated....

Yesterday I cheated, and boy did I pay the price. I ate a small piece of cheese pizza, probably 3 oz. I'm allergic to the wheat (flour) in the crust, and should not have had that pizza. My blood pressure dropped,  I was dizzy and nauseated for a...

Walking in My Mind...

Ever  hear or smell something that shoots you back to a moment in your life? I do that, a lot. Certain smells, songs or movies can send me back to a place in time where I can feel the sensations of being in that spot. Food smells especially rock my...

Ugh!

For some odd reason I am an emotional wreck this morning. I've already cried twice, both times brought on by a fb status of a friends. Had to do with letting people die when they are suffering, but wanting to hang onto them. I suppose I will always be...

Marbles and Sunsets...

I had another crazy dream or three, and I thought I'd share one with you. I was at McDonalds where they were hosting some kind of crazy party. There were marbles all over the floor, and beads everywhere. I picked up an orange bead necklace and put it...

Freak Out Friday....

It is Friday again, and it is time for Shemelts to freak out a tad. See I am approaching August first, and the complete meltdown of my job as I know it. 5 children are exiting left, and I have the task of putting 5 children in their place. If you had...

Little Taters...

My grandmother was a wonderful woman. She believed in all kinds of old fashioned remedies and always cooked if a body darkened her door. She loved to feed people, and sit around the table and talk. She cooked chocolate gravy and biscuits for us for...

Dear Random Walmart Shopper....

I tripped over to Walmart last night for a few random items, about $60.00 worth. List in hand I went to purchase my necessities. I did stray from the list a little but not much.  To paint the scene for you I'll describe what I was wearing. Red top...

The Crazy People You Meet Online....

Last year I joined a photo site just for funsies. I take a lot of pics, and on this site I can share them with like minded photographers. I have immensely enjoyed sharing with them, and commenting on their photos. I am in probably 20 different groups...

A Crazy Dream....

I've been having some majorly crazy dreams, some of which do not bear repeating. One though I thought I would share with you, as it creeped me out. It was about thoughts.com, and it was so real, I swear it happened. I know it didn't happen for real,...

The Sitting Vacation.....

When you hear the word vacation, you automatically think of a trip to the ocean, or to some land far far away. You think of relaxing and letting someone feed you, and bring you drinks. You think of seeing some place you have longed to go, and you...

The Will to Live...

 I don't know, but I always believed that deep inside each of us, was a strong will to live. That when faced with peril or disease, that will comes busting out of the closet and stands feet grounded shouting, NO..I WANT TO LIVE!   When my mother...

The Fam-Dam-ily Reunion...

I was raised in a big family, with lots of people always around. People in and out, and all about. I have been to a million family reunions and have always enjoyed the getting together of all of our clan. Seems though when my grandmother died, her...

TGIF, for REAL...

Today is my last day of work for 10 days. I am so excited to have some time off from work. Just not having to be up and on a schedule will be a blessing. We have nothing planned, as we are unsure of what is going to happen in the near future. RJ is...