Where do Carrots Live??

Five days a week, I spend nine and a half hours with small children ages 2 to 4. A lot goes on during the day and every day is different. My main job is the safety of the children in my care, with my second job being to teach. What do I teach these...

The Intensity of LOVE....

I have loved many people in my forty six years here on earth, all with different degrees of intensity. Some people I have loved with a love so intense that it was like a moth to a flame, it sizzled when you touched it, all but burning me in the...

In The Blink Of an Eye...

Whoo Hoo! Fall is officially here. Not only are the leaves winding their way to the ground, the wind is nippy and almost cold. We went overnight from tank tops to sweaters, much to my chagrin.  There are a lot of wonderful things about autumn, one...

Damn a Pervert.....

So folks, I am fuming mad. My best friend K has been dealing with a pervert now for the past 6 months. Yuck! A little background before I explain. K is 53 and divorced from a man who cheated on her with a co-worker. Her sense of safety with men is...

Swimming To and Fro....

Saturday morning, I woke at 5 a.m. to drive Sunshine to take her Law School entrance exam LSAT. It started at 8:30, but we needed to get breakfast, and were not quite sure where we were going, so we left early. She and I whooped it up all the way down...

And Then....I Melted....

Today was a typical day in the daycare, busy little bees, all six of them. My little M, whom I have lovingly called My Little Monster, spent quite a bit of time with me this morning. In fact he is my constant shadow. A few days ago, I decided to take a...

The Wringing of the Hands Has Begun...

For some odd reason, the plant my husband works for likes to torture people. On Monday morning there was a note on the door that said there would be a lay off. The note did not say how many, or when, or even why, just that there WOULD be a lay off. To...

The Chilli Wins Again.....

Yesterday, I was miserable, just miserable. See I made the mistake of eating chilli three days in a row and my stomach went on what can only be described as a war, a painful one at that. This all started Saturday, when R.J. suggested we make chilli and...

Just In.....

So, just got a text from my sweet little daughter Sunshine, who is ensconced on campus at her private college, enjoying her senior year. The text read: Mom you have used the post title Dragging my Wagon, like 12 times. Have an original thought. LOL..Oh...

Dragging this Old Wagon...

Well folks, seems the rain will just not let up at all. This morning I had to practically drag myself out of bed. The rain hitting my windows above my bed, kept lulling me back to sleep. We still have entrance and exit to the house, so it will be...

Shopping in The RAIN...

I love rain, tis true, I really do. My favorite thing though is to be at home while the rain pitter patters against the large windows that surround me, or perhaps listening to it hit the deck outside my kitchen door. My least favorite part of rain, is...

***UPDATED PICS..I'm Building an ARK, or at Least

So, it has been raining the past three days and last night we had a nice little flood. I live at the top of a giant hill, thus it would have to rain for months for it to reach my house, and boy am I thankful for that much. When it rained all day, I did...

Strange Things I Inherited....

I clearly remember rolling my eyes when my dad insisted he have glass to drink out of, and not plastic. My pre-teen self thought it was a bit ridiculous, it is a container to hold the fluid, so who cares what it is made out of? He did. He also only ate...

Overwhelmed with Sadness...

Many of you remember my sister D who is 49 and has just had a double mastectomy in July. She had a difficult time healing, in fact she had an infection in one of her wounds that required attention. Well she finally healed enough to be released to go...

The Pay Out Theory....

Whether we are born in Kenya, Afghanistan, Australia or the United States, we are all born with the same needs. Whether we breathed our first breath in a straw hut, a cave or the Queens palace, we all came into the world the same (barring you came into...

Hodge Podge Wednesday....

So folks, I have lots to tell you. First and foremost, I am getting a new grand nephew right this moment. His name is Riley and my little neice (32) has been trying since 8 pm last night to deliver him, she has been taken in for a c section.** He is...

Cheese for that Whine?

So, a couple of weeks ago R.J. came down with the flu. He refused to go to the doctor and get tamiflu, and decided he would just tough it out. The truth is most of the time, the flu is just one of those things you have to wait out. Tamiflu though cuts...

How Children Cope....

In the daycare I have a three year old girl, we shall call her A. She has a 22 year old mother and dad is 26, they are married. Mom is working at a bank and going to college part time, dad is an engineer and works long hours. Both parents seem to be...

Football and Shrimp Boils....

So, yesterday I left work at 4 p.m. to meet up with my husband's sister and her family for a shrimp boil. Sunshine also joined us as we met up at a little Market..near her college. We were all then going to the football game with our high school...

Ice Cold Boobies......Yikes!!!

So, yesterday I tripped on up to K town to have a breast MRI done at the posh breast center. R.J. was a nervous wreck, per his usual. Me, I was looking forward to the nap. Since most of you have probably never had a B MRI, I thought I would clue you in...

Do No Harm....

Do no harm. Three little words spoken in great halls and in little rooms all over the world, and then lived by every single day. You don't have to be a doctor to claim these words for your own. You don't have to stand on ceremony to make a conscience...

WalMart....Dress Bloopers..

I think I've mentioned in the past how it is inconceivable to me that people go to WalMart dressed in every crazy item of clothing in their wardrobe. It is as if, they don't have full length mirrors in their households. Perhaps they do and they look at...

Oh, the Rinky Dinkiness of it All....

So, last night R.J. and I tripped over to the next county to a football game between my alma mater and a rinky dinky little high school team in said county. Our home football team (R.J., Sunshine and C.B.'s alma mater) was off this week. Since we have...

Who Will Survive???..

The rules are simple. You may pick only 7 people, and we are assuming that there will be a rescue, but not for a year (hence the need for handy people). No supplies will be taken from the boat, and all of the islands contain the necessary conditions to...

So the TRUTH is....

So folks, the truth is I have been a bit bogged down in all my own crapola to give you the time and attention you deserve. I have not commented much or spread inspirational sunshine where it was needed. I think when life is overwhelming, I go into safe...