Actions Speak....So Very Loud...

Sometimes I wonder if RJ and I are on the same page, or even in the same book. This morning, we were lying in bed, relaxing. I initiated a little playtime, which is not out of the ordinary for me. He half heartedly responded, and then did something...

When The Cookie Crumbles....

I've always been fascinated with the fact that people can fall in love so desperately, then Hate each other with a fiery passion, when things fall apart. How do we go from..I love you so much I could just eat you up, to I hate your stinking guts?  It...

The Colors of Our World..Photo Blog...

I have been quite captivated with the colors of Fall this year. In fact, I don't think it has ever been more beautiful than it is this year.  I've been snapping away with my handy, dandy nikon. I'm liking this camera more and more every single day....

My So Called Life..childhood horrors...

As a small child, I had a very vivid imagination. I was one of those kids who was a visual thinker. When someone spoke to me, I saw their words in pictures, which sometimes was a very bad thing. My father was a raging alcoholic. He drank from 5 p.m.,...

Hanging Out and Hanging On....

  So, life has settled into a calm schedule of doing the same things day in and day out. While it is comforting to know what I will be doing every single day, it makes life a tad boring. Perhaps I would like to shake things up a bit, but I am...

The Great Smokey Mountains in the Fall....pics!!

For the record...I took 805 pictures of this trip to the mountains. Can you believe that? It is true. The pure beauty that surrounded me, brought me to my knees. Nothing I could ever show you would give you a complete appreciation of the Great  Smokey...

Scribbles Challenge 91...Cold Hearted Alexander...

Margot slid down the tile wall as far as the chains would allow her to. Blood trickled from her wrists, and ran down her arms to puddle on her tank top. Her tears had dried on her cheeks, and seemed to have ceased. She stared at the table in...

My Daughter Sunshine Turns 23 Today...

                                                                     * for my little tiger* Well I wanted to write a great post about my daughter Sunshine. As fate would have it, I have been so busy preparing for my yearly assessment (today),...

A Ride in The Country....

So this past weekend RJ and I went on a drive about the country. I took my camera and snapped a few pics. We were looking for fall foliage to take pics of, and drove to a county near ours. We walked through a closed camp ground and took some pics...

Dear Thoughts Staff....

My disappointment is complete..While I think that parts of the new thoughts 3.0 are awesome, some of it sucketh. I like the ability to create my own backgrounds, which helps to show my personality. I LOVE the quality of the photographs, which helps me...

scribbles challenge 90 Under the Bed.....

Under the bed in a box he rests, straining to hear if she has returned. His fingers are bloody with the effort of trying to free himself.  His mind jets back and forth in hallucinations. How many days has it been now, he has lost count. Dread has...

Scribbles Challenge 90..Mother's Ring..

  Chalotte smoothed the earth around the beautiful  yellow mums she planted on her mother's grave. The red dirt was cool to the touch, and she did not care that her mother's diamond became dirty in the process.  Suddenly she felt the dirt...

I Swear This is True....

I visited my older brother B Sunday for a few hours. He was telling me about some visitors he had at his home recently, much to my dismay. The tale is quite unbelievable, but true. A little background story to help you understand the full picture. ...

A Strange Visitor...

RJ and I were deep cleaning our house yesterday, when came a knock on the front door. We looked at each other puzzlingly, as we were not expecting company of any sort. He looked out the window, and saw no cars. He suggested it was our neighbor G,...

Fall Pics..From My Neck of the Woods.....

These pics were taken yesterday in my own backyard. Enjoy! p.s. the snake was discovered when the children went out to play. One of the children screamed..A snake!  Yikes! Just a black snake...but I screamed like a little girl. :O    ...

The Scarlet Letter..

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne conceives a child through an adulterous affair and is forced to wear the letter A on her chest, and to suffer the scorn of her peers. She suffers in quiet dignity and tries to build a life of...

Quilt Pics...Stitches of Love...

There is something very heart warming about quilts. Maybe it is the fond memories they hold of hiding in their warmth in my youth. Maybe it is all that time and attention to detail. The kind of time it takes to make a handmade quilt is overwhelming to...

In-laws ugh!

So, I got a message from my mother in law on my home phone the other night. She was exasperated with RJ and I because we never call her, or come see her. Now for the record, we have not been to visit her since Charlie Brown (my son) was about 5 (he is...

Sister Wives....with added commentary..

So I've been watching the new show Sister Wives with my daughter Sunshine.  While this is not a new concept, it is new to a lot of people, me being one of them. Now I knew it existed, but had no clue how they worked it.  I have to admit I am totally...

Give me Some...geesh!

So I'm unsure what my state is thinking when they decide who gets funding for childcare, but I know that I deserve some of it. Some five years ago the state re-wrote the rules and regulations, turning childcare as we knew it on its head. Now I'm not...

Fall Pictures....

I love the colors of fall. The beautiful fall flowers in full bloom, the changing of the leaves on the trees, all of it. I've been anxiously waiting for the fall foliage to brighten and color. RJ has been watching the weather, and certain websites...

For The Record....please read...

Sometimes things are not what they seem, sometimes. We all look at things from our own point of view, using our life experiences to shape and mold everything we see and hear.  Sometimes we read things, and due to our life experiences, or just what we...

Things I know for certain...

  Life can suck sometimes, and I am not kidding.   Life does not revolve around me, or you either..seriously.   People can suck the life out of you in a skinny minute..and not even blink.   Sometimes things that seem so important,...

The Pleasure of Weeds...pics...

I am fascinated by nature..just fascinated. Every little leaf, flower and even weed grabs my attention. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I never lost my sense of wonder. Child like I know, but it is just how I roll.  I am always...