New Year's Resolutions...

I'm not big on resolutions, but this year I've put some thought into it. I've decided there are changes to be made, and I'm the only one that can make them. Now I'm not saying I'm doing some life altering huge change, just tweak a few things, that is...

A Stroll Down Music Memory Lane...

When I was a young teen, umpteen years ago, I had a strong connection with music. It filled my days with harmony, and I got lost in it more times than you can even imagine. I've always had an awesome imagination, and like most young adolescents had...

Dear Thoughts.com....pics!

For the most part, I've been away since last Thursday. Family duties kept me away, along with the lack of any personal time. I had a very busy weekend, that was probably the most beautiful Christmas I have ever experienced. Opening presents in front...

Winter Wonderland...pics

The last few days have been a blur of white snow. We have been all over 3 counties taking pics of nature, barns and churches. It has been wonderful. I probably have 1000 pictures, and will try to upload a FEW of them for you to see. Here are a...

10 Tips for Holiday Eating...

Eating Tips For the Holidays 1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls....

Oh Happy Day!

It is going to be a very busy day today. It is the last day that I work this week, and we have a big Christmas party @3. We have 2 crafts to complete, which will take a lot of work. One is a Helping Hands wreath, with the children's hands. The other...

Jerry Springer Update!!!!!

Tomorrow at 3pm. eastern time, the idiots from my fb page will be on the Jerry Springer show. The show is titled  "But Mom, I love him!" They are uber excited to show what idiots they are, so I suppose we should all tune in. Keep in mind that most...

The Lost Girls....

 Some time ago, I joined facebook. I did it mostly to stay in touch with my niece in Florida and friends all over the place. What I didn't count on was being friended by so many young teens and tweens. Since I took pics at the local high school...

The Never Ending Shopping Trip...

For some odd reason, I just cannot get my shopping finished. Well it is not really that odd. Every time I get done, someone adds something to the list. I have completed all of my shopping for my children. In fact I gave them their big presents...

Blood work..bleh!

I had an odd weekend, at least odd for me. I had to trip up to K-town to see the immunologist/allergist for a bi-yearly check up. I hated to even repeat the scenario that happened in November with the ginger. Ugh! He was not shocked though. He...

Pondering today...

I stay inside my head a lot, just thinking. A lot of times no one wants to hear my thoughts, and a lot of times I just don't want to share them. I ponder on crazy things, like why do we fall in love with certain movies? Take St. Elmos Fire, it is one...

Closing Doors to Open Windows...

Well folks, today is the last day I am responsible for M's care in my daycare home. If you are unfamiliar with the story, then here is a little history...   M who is 3, is all things bright and beautiful. Dark brown hair and possibly the most...

Candy Factory..pics!

Some years ago, we started a tradition of making candy to give to family and friends. We made some 30 tins a year, to give to teachers, daycare families, and friends. We had a traditional two to three days, to a full week dedicated to getting the...

Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas....

Mother and I watched this little Christmas show every year. Sadly our copy has been misplaced by careless hands, my sister D's.  Oh well! Love this song. Reminds me of my mom.     peace and love :) shemelts

Pictures Tell a Story....a picture blog...

It should come as no surprise to any of you, that I love to take pictures. I truly believe that by taking pictures, I capture a moment in time. My favorite subjects are old buildings, barns, old cars/trucks, and nature. I've been known to enjoy...

My First Snow..and Christmas on the Mountain...

When I was 7, we lived in Montgomery Alabama. In fact I was born there, and have vivid memories from my early years there. I was in first grade in an almost all black school. My best friend was Arlene, a little black girl, which I swore must taste...

Dear You, and you and even you...

Sometimes life can be so hard. Harder than it has to be for sure. Sometimes it is just perception on our part, and sometimes it is not. The difference is we are all looking from the inside out. Like looking out a window, and only we know the view from...

The Blessing of You....

Yesterday was a very busy day for me. I had 7 little active children in the daycare, and a visit from my licensing counselor. Thank goodness I had my Sunshine helping me. She has spent the last few months helping me in the daycare, and she has added a...

Horrible Dream....ugh!

So this morning, I had several dreams. The last one was a horrible nightmare. It was extremely brief, but also extremely realistic. I swear I could hear the sounds and feel the wind on my cheek. I woke sick over this dream, and so I thought I would...

The Great Jeep Debacle....PICS....

Last week I wrote a post about how RJ had decided he wanted/needed a Jeep. He made that decision some months ago, but had been seriously looking at one in a town nearby. It had 22,000 miles on it and was a 2010. Still under warranty, and a very nice...

Finally!!

  Long story...but bought this today. Woot!!! peace :) shemelts

Letting Her Rip.....

So I got a little frustrated with Comcast, and I let them have it. I'm sure the guy that came to my house yesterday, is still trying to get my voice out of his head.   Now to be quite honest, I am a very sweet woman, patient to a fault. I can...

Dear Cancer....I Want to Live..Go Away!!!

I want to live, and you keep chasing me around. It seems no matter which route I take, I cannot hide from you.  The tests and the surgeries, they are not a big deal for me. Nope, cut me open if necessary. What is bad is the little piece of you that...