Oh the Grossness of it All : /

This morning I had an eye appointment at 8:30 across town. I woke up early and rested in bed until 7:30.  I hate getting up on my days off, especially early, but I made the appointment early for a reason. I want my eyes to not be dilated when the...

emotions....

I find it strange that my emotions are tied to all my experiences. When I see something that reflects on a situation I have experienced  in my lifetime, I am filled with emotion. I can't hold back the sea of tears on learning of a mother or father's...

Learning About Me...

I guess we never stop learning about ourselves. I know I am discovering something new every single day. Recently I realized what a strong tenacious person I really am. I've encountered a huge issue to deal with food, and while I panicked to begin...

Reality Shows...

I am just going to go ahead and admit it, I love reality shows. Especially ones that have to do with women only. Why? Well it is like this, they show what women really think and how they behave. Now I am a woman, and I've seen all this behavior in...

Irresponsible or Pay Back?

A couple of months ago my son CB got a great job at my husband's plant. Of course my husband had some pull in that decision, and was very proud that he got on. Jobs are not that easy to come by, and this one pays around $14.00 an hour. He is on third...

Letting Go of the Hate....

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 48 years ago, four young girls—Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley—were attending Sunday school at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. They died—and several others were injured—when...

Putting on a Front....

In my daily life there are times when I just have to put on a front. A smile on my face, even if I feel like total dog doo. I'm thinking it is just the way of the world, at least it is in my world. There are days, like every day this week, that I...

Swimming Upstream...

This morning I feel as if I am swimming upstream in pea soup. My head hurts, my ears hurt,  and I'm just not feeling it this morning. None the less, I have to work. I already have 3 children here, and 4 more are to come. Today I have my criers. Little...

In the Neighborhood..thoughtstalk..

Leaving thoughts.com for any amount of time is an odd thing. Sometimes we get busy with other things in our life, and though it isn't a big choice we make, we wander away from the thoughts community. Thoughts is kind of like an old neighborhood, all...

Woo Hoo

This four day week is fixing to snap to a close. Woo Hoo! I like 4 day weeks. In fact I'd be in favor of having them every week. : )   Last night we dined with the mother and father in law. Sunshine did not go, much to the mother in laws...

Being Honest...

I think it is important to be honest with ourselves, even if we are not always totally honest with others. I think that we all need to listen closely to our inner voice, the one that is screaming "Don't do this!!". Often times I know we block that...

Ugh!

So this morning we return to court on CB's underage consumption charge. He did not do his 20 hours of community service, and will have to pay a significant fine. He did try, but the place they assigned him had nothing for him for the first 2 weeks. He...

You Make Me Laugh....

When I was younger, I was very vulnerable. My mother in law picked on me mercilessly, and of course I was crushed by her words and actions. As I matured, I grew stronger. It wasn't until I was 25 that I stood up to her cruelty and told her that enough...

Living with Henny Penny...

For those of you not familiar with Henny Penny, it is a children's story that has been around forever. The premise is one day an acorn falls in the barnyard and hits Henny Penny on the head. Being the pessimist that she is, she assumes the sky is...

Just Thinking...

Now that I am into the photography business, I am shocked and upset at how much professional studios charge the consumer. I know they have overhead, but man are they porking people. The price of an 8x10 can be as little as $1.50, and they are charging...