Houston...We Have A PROBLEM....

A couple of days before Christmas, one of the young mothers (21) in my daycare came to pick up her little daughter, A. Now A is barely 3 years old, and a little cutie. The mother L,  is loving, and kind to her daughter, and by all accounts is a good...

Things Better Left Unsaid...

Some things are better left unsaid. This year for my New Year's resolution, I will be choosing to work on this concept. Listen more.....talk less. Every year I work on this, and you know what?? I am getting better every year. This means I am...

Benjamin Button....hmm

So on Sunday, Sunshine and I ventured out to a nearby town to see the Curious Case of Benjamin Button together. We got up, got dressed and went....no breakfast, no snack....Big Mistake. We decided to get dinner after the movie. hmmm When we left...

Our Moral Compass

Years ago, when my mother was a child, she lived with her paternal grandparents, as well as her mother, father and siblings. Every year for 3 months her maternal grandmother moved in so that her mother could take care of her, as the daughters rotated...

Anything But Ordinary

The past week seems surreal to me. My Christmas holiday was totally out of the ordinary. Our traditional parties and gift opening were all moved around due to pap's being in the hospital and R.J. having to sit with him, to attend to his needs. ...

Okay, I Confess...I did IT...OMG...

So friends, I need to make a confession. On thoughts there are a lot of people who have been kind to me....read my blogs daily....and even find it in their hearts to leave me a comment. Today I must confess something to all of you. I am prepared to be...

The Unfortunate Demise of The Potatoe Peelers Thum

Make a Joyful Noise...and if you have a person in your home who always peels the potatoes....get up....right now....this instant and hug them. Yes...do it....it is important. Peeling potatoes is a way of life with me....and I might add if I could...

At This Very Moment....

At This Very Moment.... a father holds his daughter's hand, as she takes her last breath. At this very moment.... a man kisses his new bride for the first time. At this very moment.... a daughter falls to her knees and...

Update on Pap and my Ever So Strange Night

So, yesterday R.J. went to K-town to visit Pap. He broke his hip last Wed. night late.  He drove my van, as it is easier on the gas, than his big Chevrolet Silverado.  Pap was stressed when he arrived and his heart rate was out of control. R.J. has a...

This Thing we Call LOVE...

Love comes in many shapes and sizes, and we never really know when it will knock at our door. It comes wrapped in a paper bag sometimes, or in a gaily wrapped box...time spent on making things perfect. It comes with a knock at the door, and...

Learning To Trust...

Of all the things we teach our children, trust is the most important. Often times people don't realize how their behavior affects their children, nor the lessons they learn at their feet.  Parents are the first and most important teachers, laying a...

Easy...Breezy....Monday..

So, it is Monday. The daycare is quiet, due to only having 4 children present. This will be an easy, breezy...Monday. I expect that tomorrow will be the same. Some of the children are on vacation for this week, and some next week and even one the...

Crazy Day...TGIF

Today has been more than a bit nuts...it has been crazy. The children had a Christmas party at 10..well actually it lasted from 9-11..and they are HYPER!!!  We finished our parents Christmas cards..and let me tell you they turned out more than...

Keeper Of the Children

I've always thought of my job as important and necessary. I was blessed with a gift of patience and a love for children. It was the place I was planted, and I bloomed. The daily struggles of taking care of 7 wee little children is nothing compared to...

Give me a BREAK!!!

So, tonight R.J. and I decided to dine out for dinner..its been awhile you know. We thought it would be nice to sit down at a quiet table together and just talk. We leave the house at 5:15 and head for our favorite Mexican restaurant.....cheap and...

You Mean There are Perks??? Wow!!!

First thing this morning I get a knock on the door. Hmmm. Open it and it is the federal government...yikes!!! Actually it is the kind old lady who monitors my food program for the federal government. Arms full of her paperwork and a smile on her...

I Can Not Believe You Said That Out LOUD!!!

Last week I had my yearly license renewal visit from my licensing counselor  B. This little meeting takes about 3 hours and much longer than that to prepare for. This meeting covers all of my yearly child care training records, children's records,...

Eating Gold For Dinner...Yep!!

Last night R.J. prepared crappie/fries/hushpuppies for dinner. Well not so much with the hushpuppies, as he could not get them to work right....they disintegrated in the grease. Oh well!!  So he gets the bright idea that I can run over to Captain D's...

If We Are What We Eat....Then I'm in Trouble..

I don't know folks, I feel like all I do anymore is eat. I guess it is the cold, rainy weather...and all this sitting around. Perhaps, if I got up and paced the floors and wrang my hands, I could burn some calories. Nah!!  I'll just stay here typing...

Proof of Love....

Its another rainy Monday here in my little corner of the world. We had a quiet, restful weekend. Truth be told, I was in a funk. Two more companies have closed their doors in our area..and likely more will head in that direction soon. We still have...

Magical Coupons...The Best Gift Ever..

Due to my husband being the hardest person in the entire world to buy for, I have come up with a plan. In years past I made him coupons. Now these coupons are printed on my computer...and therefore can say anything I want them to say, seeing as noone...

Fourteen Days till Christmas...

Well folks, it is only 14 days till Christmas. All across our nation today, people are struggling. They are struggling financially, emotionally and physically. If you happen to not be affected by the financial crunch....you are in a rare group of...

IT WASN'T ME......I PROMISE

I know if you heard the news about the woman in Tn..who returned the $97,000.00 she found in the Cracker Barrel restroom in Murphreesboro Tn. , that you wondered....was that SHEMELTS??  Folks...IT WASN'T ME!!!  Let me just assure you that if I...

Just Grasping At Straws....

So, most of you know my mother passed away in June after a major battle with diabetes and end stage renal failure. She and I were close, so close that had we been peas laying in a pod...we could not have been closer. Her death has left a void in me,...

The Weekend Wrap Up....

So, this weekend was kind of a lazy one. Well, not totally. Saturday morning found us up and at em at about 7 a.m. This was the first wrestling tournament C.B. would attend..and it was hosted by his highschool. So I arranged for 50 sausage biscuits to...