Is it Monday again??? Already!!!

So it is Monday again. Seems like we have these way too often. I am a bit under the weather today, so it has been quite difficult keeping up with the children. Seems M has a tiger in his tank today, and woe is me, trying to keep up with him. We have...

A Tragic End to an UnWanted Child...

I was never up close and personal with child abuse as a child, at least not of the physical kind. I know now that I was mentally/emotionally abused, due to my father's alcoholism. I think that might be totally unrelated to physical abuse. When I met...

So I'm Worried..

Crazy as it may sound to you, I am worried about this swine flu pandemic. Two of the major reasons I am worried is the state of my immune system, and the proximity with which I work with small children. My immune system is suppressed by a drug named...

The FARMER Says.....

So, it is Thursday at 5 p.m. and I smell Friday. We have had a seriously busy day in the daycare. There were 7 here, so a full house. It rained, did I mention I LOVE RAIN??  Oh yes indeedy, I do. However, it puts us indoors with a lot of energy flowing...

She LOOKED at ME!!!

If you work with children, as I do, consider yourself blessed. At no age do we offer up true honesty, like we do as small children. At no age is life so full of wonder, pure joy and enthusiasm. Children are the lights of the future on this earth, and I...

Tripping the LIGHT Fantastic....

This morning I FELL...yep, fell right in my living room. It was a slow motion...OH MY GOSH..this is gonna hurt, fall. I swear it was like in a movie when they slow things down. I fell over my New Balance tennis shoes that I had neatly put beside my...

Walking A Mile..in Somebody Else's Shoes...

We never really know how people truly feel, till we walk a mile in their shoes. We don't feel their feet unless we trudge every step they take. Easy it is for us to judge, not so easy to be sympathetic, or to feel their pain. Was watching the...

Let's Talk about FOREPLAY

***This blog is for adults only..so if you are a child, or easily offended move right along. You have been warned. So we all know that foreplay is a huge thing for women, but I'm wondering if it is all that important to men. Case in point, but...

One Moment in TIME....

I guess we all have moments that we would like to take back. Decisions made, words spoken, that would we could, we would rewind and erase. I'm no stranger to this thought, and given time to think about it, could probably come up with a list of...

Friday Night Lights...For REALIO...

So, last night R.J. and I tripped on over to the high school for the first home football game. His team played my team and spirits were high. Some 8000 people showed up and some even showed their asses (lot of fights with the teens). Me, I wore a pair...

Rest Easy With Yourself..

I've met a lot of people in my life. People who will tell you what you want to hear, people who tell you what they want you to hear, and then the truth tellers. No matter what category you fall into, I'm gonna take what you say and mull it around, and...

28 Years Ago Today....

So this is a useless tidbit of information. 28 years ago today I had sex for the first time. :D  Woot!!  So I won't go into graphic detail, suffice it to say I liked it enough to keep trying it. At this point in my life, I am a certifiable expert on...

The Joy of Being Eighteen...

Had a conversation with my eighteen year old son today that made me laugh. I thought I would share it with you, perhaps giving you a laugh. A bit of history first. C.B. is dating R who is almost eighteen. He works part time at Cracker Barrel, and...

All In a Days Work...

So I am trying to settle M into the daycare and yesterday we made some progress. He is quite stubborn for 2 and likes to tell me "NO".  Now I don't do No with 2 year olds. You have to at least be able to form a sentence and a good argument for me to...

Busy Busy Busy....

So Monday was a very busy day. I started a new child in the daycare, and his mom visited all morning. Before she arrived a really nice black car drove up and out stepped the feds. Yep the federal government came a calling. Now don't get excited, I work...

My First Real Crush

When I entered 5th grade, I met a boy named Jack. I thought he was hot shizzle. He had brown hair and olive skin and green eyes. He was quite skinny, but I was smaller than him. He smiled at me, though he never spoke and from that moment on, I was...

She's Come Unwound....

Saturday was a very busy day. Granted I slept in a bit, but once I was out of bed, it was full steam ahead. R.J. and I went to breakfast, where we discussed the plans of the day. He spent the hour whining over having to mow the lawn, the huge lawn at...

SeX?? Mum's The Word....

I was raised in a super modest household. In our home the word SEX was never spoken. In fact, the word pregnant was whispered, and usually was referred to as being "in the family way". As a small child, I never understood this term, as I thought we...

Comfort Foods....

When I was 7, we moved 5 and a half hours away from my beloved grandmother. There were eight of us children, 6 girls and 2 boys, and she made us all feel special. My fondest memories of her house can all be wrapped up in two words..comfort foods. She...

Good Grief Already...

Yesterday was a gloriously beautiful day. Little B came back for 3 weeks and the joy was all mine in spending the day with him. The children rejoiced to see him, and boy did they have a great day together. In the afternoon, I started getting...

Monday..Monday..

Well folks it is Monday all over again. Can we just start skipping Monday's? I mean, I really don't mind Tuesdays, but Monday's sucketh. Part of the problem is that my weekends are so laid back. I sleep late on Sunday, and my body says Thank You Very...

On Religion...

I never was much for organized religion. Granted I spent quite a bit of time in church as a child, it just never really appealed to me. I have read the Bible front to back 3 times, each time amazed at the story that unfolded. I get a lot of God's...

Dear MOM, A letter for your Birthday...

Dear Mom, It has been 14 months since you passed away, and I miss you dearly. The first few months without you were agonizing for me, as I felt you left me alone. I know that sounds silly, I have R.J. and my children, perhaps it is. To me though,...

FOCUS PEOPLE....FOCUS.....

There is a thin line between life and death, a thin line indeed. We can be living it up one minute, and dead the next. We can appear healthy and strong, then sick and weak, all in the blink of an eye. No amount of money, no amount of cunning, no amount...

I've been TAGGED....5 things about ME...

So, I've been tagged by several people, and now must tell you 5 things about me, that you might not know. Hmmm.. 1. When I was a child I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. I actually applied to the local college and was accepted and given a...