The Almost Fight.....

I would describe myself as a kind person, friendly to everyone and outgoing. As some of you know our son Charlie Brown, races BMX bicycles. This is a huge part of our lives as he has been racing since he was 9 yrs old (he will be 18 in April). We...

Pick Your Poison.....

This weekend my hubby told me something that is bothering him, actually more to the point, he went on and on about it. Seems when I lost weight, I have lost my Asset. Well it is not totally lost, but well diminished. He is of the Sir Mix a Lot...

A Rant About Fairness....

Most of you know, I own a daycare. I don't work for the government but all of my rules/standards etc.. are implemented by the government. In my state the governor is trying to improve the quality of early childhood education, an honorable thing indeed....

In a Lilac Envelope....

Yesterday in my mailbox was a little lilac envelope. I recognized the handwriting as my friend J's. This beautiful woman has sent me enough cards to paper my bedroom with them..God Love Her!!!  If she has a good feeling or a sad feeling, or even a...

A Confession.....

Okay folks, it is time I came clean.. I have a major problem. What you might ask???? Okay here goes..and try not to judge me too harshly as I am thinking some of you may have this same problem. Yikes!!!  I am a piler. :(      I pile paperwork to...

Biggest Victim in The Kitchen...

Sunshine was in this weekend to visit us and I was of course thrilled to see her (been 3 weeks folks, a record). She is such a character and just talking to her brightens my day. For those of you who read my blog you know this is my 20 year old...

Whiney Mondays......yuck!!!

Yuck!!! It is Monday, whiney Monday to be exact. We have 4 boys (3-4) and 2 girls (3). The day has been wrought with fights and whining. Why?? you might ask..Let us put it this way. All preschool age children and most early school age children are...

The True Measure of Friendship....

Ran into an old friend this weekend, we will call her J. She  lives across town from me, but we rarely see each other..  J and I  are  always so happy to see each other. and we always  wonder why life gets in the way.. First a little history... ...

An Update for You ...

So life is moving right along. Sunshine is totally settled in at college and Charlie Brown is rocking his junior year in high school. Hubby and I have been relaxing a lot due to the cooler weather moving in and bmx racing slowing down. We have yet to...

Dear Mama...

Dear Mama, It has been three months since you passed away, it seems like years.  While I know you are at peace and you are no longer in pain, your days dragging from one to the other, either preparing for dialysis or recovering from it. I know...

Walking On the Safe Side.....

I consider myself a safe person. Since childhood, I have always been safe, careful and aware of my surroundings. I think this may have come from the fact that my parents read True Detective magazines and left them lying around the house. In the...

I Married My Dad...

This weekend was eventful. Hubby and I commited to improving the landscaping in front of our home. We purchased this home in 1993 and have done little to the landscaping since. When we bought the house it was nicely landscaped..with small boxwoods in...

Keeping It Real......

I got married exactly one month shy of my 20th birthday to a man who was 6 months my junior. We had dated for almost two years, in an intense sweep you off your feet love affair. He adored me and I him, and we set off in wedded bliss. The next 25 years...

The Beat Goes On......

Yesterday was an uneventful day. Work went well as usual..I have a great group of little sweeties to work with. One is on vacation and I had one begin school so there were only 5 here. I heard from Sunshine midday..seems like her new job (she started...

Nicknames for Children...

Last night I heard from Sunshine..who kindly suggested I give her brother a nickname for my blog. To be honest..Sunshine is what I called my daughter as a baby. She was born at 12:22 am after some hours of labor and over 100 stitches..I had her...

On not being heard...

Marriage and relationships are the hardest part of our lives. Being with someone for a long period of time is difficult. No longer do you have the new and exciting relationship that you started out with, it is replaced with familiarity and sometimes...