We Had One of Those Before...A quickie...

For several months now the daycare has had two openings. The economy is slow in our area...lot of layoffs and I am assuming, a lot of underground (unlicensed) daycares have popped up. Because they don't have the overhead...licensing fees, insurance...

Christmas Shopping

Last night about 5, I headed to Walmart. Thankfully the crowd had died down and my greeter was safe behind her little podium. Over the years R.J. and I have fallen in love with this Walmart greeter named Bill. Bill is a veteran and is in a wheelchair...

Black Friday and I Wonder....

Today is Black Friday and I am wondering.....how black it will be for retailers. Take me for instance....I did not get up and do my usual jaunt to town to join the mad rush that will fight for the bargains. As a matter of fact, I just don't feel the...

Happy Thanksgiving Peeps.....

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...Wow!!! I am sooooo full. R.J. cooked the most awesome meal....I was the gopher. You know the one who got out the butter, the cheese, the paper towels. The food was so delicious. Years ago, my mom gave us a recipe box with all...

Do The Math

So, last night was Charlie Brown's first wrestling meet. R.J. and I took off early (3) to attend together....we never miss an event our children are in, or we haven't so far. We had never attended a wrestling match and were really unsure as to how it...

Living Within Our Means...

The good thing about being raised in poverty,  is that you lower your expectations. You don't have much and you learn that you truly don't need much. I am a product of being raised on nothing. My father worked a full time job, mom didn't work till we...

Rainy Days and Mondays....

It's another rainy Monday and here we are again.....starting a new week. A quick update on my neice J....she will undergo a bilateral mastectomy on Dec. 5 where she will also lose all lymph nodes under one arm. Then she will have chemo and radiation....

The Cell Phone Debacle......

Okay Peeps, It is time for us to put the cell phone issue to bed..literally. R.J. and I discussed the cell phone text messages I received the other night whilst we were making LOVE. He says the cell phone was not the issue, his concern was more on C.B....

The Sex Talk.....

Warning..this post will be a frank discussion of a sexual nature. If you are easily offended, do not open and dare not read. Consider yourself warned. Thanks!! :D So, yesterday's blog about the fumble we had in the bedroom drew a lot of...

My Sex Life.....Oh Dear!!!!

This post will be a graphic discussion about sex. If you are easily offended...do not open..and dare not read..Ha!! Consider yourself warned!!! So for the record..I am a 45 year old woman...married for 25 years to the same man and I have had...

Things That Touch Me....

So Douglas started this theme about ...Things That Touch You...more specifically songs.  Some years ago my mother was listening to our local radio station as she prepared for the Christmas Season. Now she, like I , had a huge love of music. It played a...

Ramblings and Spatters about Fear...

It occured to me this morning whilst I was driving Charlie Brown (teen son) to school that I have developed some fears about driving and riding in a car. Now when I search myself,  I know exactly how these fears developed and I have a little inner...

Embarassing Moments with Children....

When my daughter, Sunshine was 3 years old (now 21), I taught her the correct terms for body parts.....including vagina. My reasoning was and still is by the way, that if a child is assaulted, they need to know the correct terms to explain exactly what...

A Simple Little Thong Story...

Some time ago I realized that I needed to purchase new tennis shoes......some people call these sneakers.....atheletic shoes. Whatever you choose to call them....they are a necessity for the atheletic person, or for most people who spend a lot of time...

A Quickie...

I LOVE SNOWMEN!!!! This has possibly been the WORST day I have experienced in the daycare in a long time.  Two children came in crying....in their pajamas.....would not change for mom or dad. Promptly changed when mom and dad left. We have had...

So it is True..

Yesterday, my neice J went back to see the surgeon for the results of her biopsy. She is 33 years old and has now been diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. This cancer normally hits women in their mid 60's so it is rare for someone...

The Quandry That is Love.....

No matter what your relationship with love is for the moment, we can all agree that it is a huge part of our lives. The most complicated of emotions, love brings us to the brink..and suggests we dive in, or even sometimes, jump off of the proverbial...

Insecurity Sucks........

We all have some form of insecurity..it is human. I am sure that at some time or another, we have all asked..am I good enough?? will I fit in?? what will they think of me??  We may have even gone so far as to have the negative dialogue in our heads...

A Quickie..Mini Emergency Surgery..Yikes

Okay folks, this is a new one on me. Yesterday whilst we wound up and around the mountains from Tn..to N.C. we saw a nice little barbeque restaurant. It was small and quaint and just sitting on the side of the road..an invitation to the hungry sight...

Rewind, Delete..Film over......

So, R.J. and I did take the trip to the mountains (Murphy NC) after I had breakfast with J and her family.  He was quiet for the first 10 miles and then let out a long sentence about how the leaves would have looked prettier had we left earlier (had I...

Three Steps Forward...Two Steps Back..The Marriage

About a month ago, R.J. and I had a huge argument..well that is putting it mildly. He lost it..I found it and walked away with it..swearing I would never return. Alas, after hours of texting, and begging, I returned for the ultimate conversation of our...

Needing Things...

I had a conversation the other day with my best friend K. The conversation escapes me now, but I recall her telling me "you have everything". Profound statement I should think. Funny thing I don't feel like I have everything. Sure, I have the...

Trusting in You...

Last night before I fell asleep my thoughts turned to this site. When I registered here, I came more to be a reader, not a writer. I happened on this place..and thought..wow!  It amazed me that people put themselves out there on the world wide web for...

The Measure of My Success

Today I have my annual state assessment. 6 hours long, it is a brutal trial by fire. The daycare is spotless and everything is in its place. I am prepared due to some late night cleaning by R.J. and I. God Bless Him..he mopped and vacuumed, while I put...

A Quickie..Dear Lord ..

Dear Lord... Send down the rain. I need to hide the tears that I am crying. I am overwhelmed today..and the old..when it rains it pours thingy..has gotten to me. I feel like poo today..something with the blood pressure, I am struggling to make it...