Quiet Moments...

Quiet moments give me time to think, regroup and reminisce. Quiet moments breathe new life into my frame..my entire being. They give me time to plan and to ponder, to dream. Like a drink from a fountain after a long, hot walk..Quiet moments refresh me...

The Helicopter Has Landed

After a very hectic few days with Sunshine..and the college roommate situation..yesterday was a break from the norm. I had vowed not to contact her, as it is time to cut the strings and let her handle things for herself. This is not much of a struggle...

Helicopter Parenting...

Last night we get a call from Sunshine..she needs an original copy of her birth certificate to accept a job at the college to try to help out financially. Would I mind meeting her halfway with one. Not a bad idea..25 miles for each of us each way....

When it Rains...

When it rains it pours, remember that saying?? Well folks, it is TRUE. My week has been rough and it is only Wednesday. Heres the poo.... Sunshine went to lunch with friends and then hid out at aunt and uncles house for some time. I messaged...

The Fun Continues..Day 2..from Hell...

If you read my last post..we moved our daughter into her suite at the prestigious...college of her choice(ha). We were met with deplorable conditions and a report of a really horrible roommate situation.  Upon arriving home Sunday night I emailed the...

The Day from HELL!! Seriously...

Sunday was move in day at my daughter's college. Saturday night we packed the van full of all of her belongings. I have to brag on my daughter because she packed by herself with no help from me. She asked her dad to go along to wire everything up in...

Saturday Woot!!!

Peace has fallen on our household once again. We are preparing to take our daughter back to college in the morning. Packing all her necessities/clothes/books etc. for the trek back. She has done a great job of  preparing for her junior year. Hopefully...

The Stupidity of Parents....

The stupidity of parents amazes me. I just returned from the high school where I dropped off my son who is now 17. We live in a very rural place..on a long curvy road that leads to no mans land. On our road there are probably 8 houses/mobile homes....

The Agony of Defeat...

I have been watching the Olympics off and on. Who has enough time to just sit down and watch it for hours?? Not me. While watching I have noticed, not so much the winners but the person who gets second or third or worse yet, fourth, finishing...

Sex Fixes Things....

*Disclaimer..to my sweet daughter "sunshine"..Sweetie..this post will be a little too much for you. Yes dear, mom and dad had sex..yikes..I know the pictures floating in your mind..Turn off the laptop..go wash out your eyes..put on some music and take...

My addiction....

Shhh... please don't tell people..I have this new addiction. I promised after I shook off my last addiction (sweet tea)  Yikes!!!  I would not get another one. Sweet tea was my obsession and my constant companion for several years. It...

The Apology...

Friday night, my husband and I had an argument. During said argument he said some really bad things to me. Things that will be with me for a long time. Unnecessary things..about how he feels about the things I complain about in my life. Now don't get...

OOPS! Ma'am Don't Start That Fire....

So, yesterday was an eventful day indeed. Hubby had to replace the water/electric lines to the well. Last week we had all utility companies come out and mark their lines...gas, electric etc. So we have all these cute little yellow flags and orange...

Fighting Fair...

Is there any such thing as Fighting Fair..?? After 27 years together, you would think that we would have fighting down to a science. Now I am not talking about knock down, drag out, fist fighting. I am talking about the dance we adults do with our...

Friends on Thoughts....

Several months ago now, I stumbled onto thoughts.com. I was bored and cruising the internet. The first blog I read was about Anna Gryllis (sp?) and though I don't personally know these people, I cried. Being a parent and loving children, I knew the...

QOD 8/14/2008

Thank you EasyToSay..for passing the baton to me..In keeping with the Olympic spirit I thought I would post this question in the U.S. colors. Go team USA..For all of you who have gone before me..Great thought provoking questions. I know we will have...

The Olympic Booty Slap

Anyone else notice the friendly Olympic Booty Slap that has taken over the Olympics? Seems when anything great happens, somebody gets a friendly little love tap on the bottom. Even saw the sand volleyball player slap the guy who found her lost wedding...

Transitions....

Transitions..are hard for most people. The transition from summer to fall schedule is occuring all over the United States.  In our little neck of the woods..Tn.. school is starting this week. My son starts on Wed. and my daughter returns to college on...

The Truth about WalMart....

 Hey peeps, I want to discuss something with you. It is about Walmart..Our local WM is a hub of activity in our small town, and county. I personally make several trips there each week..sometimes several times per day. It is not unlike me to be...

A Difficult Day..

Tomorrow will be a difficult day indeed. Sunday, Aug. 10 th will be my mother's birthday. The first one since she passed away on June 9th. Today marks  the two month date of her passing. Tomorrow she would have been 67. This is sad to me..because...

What a SHITTY Job I Have....

Yep, it has been an entire week since I  sat down and wrote a post. I have to get my computer upstairs updated where I can post whereever I am sitting at. It has been quite a week. Let me tell you one thing that stands out.. At work..I...