Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Santa's Discrimination

This recently posted on my newsfeed on Facebook. Am I the only one who looks at this a total crock.  How I read this is Child A  receives from Santa gifts that add up to let's say a thousand bucks. While Child B receives from Santa gifts that add up to ten bucks.  According to the poster of this picture, that's not fair and makes Child B's parents have to explain the discrimination perpetrated by Santa to their child. 

Are you kidding me??? 

Am I missing something here???  


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gonna try again.

So, I really want to get back into Blogging. I'm thinking this can be an outlet. I'm not sure that after I get this going I will keep it quite so public. Again, this will be my outlet. Not even sure what I am going to say here. I'm not sure if it is because I am getting older, or bolder, but whatever filter I had, I have removed it. I am TIRED! Tired of what I say "might" be offensive. Tired that someone might take it the wrong way. I just have gotten to the point that I am going to say what I need to say.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hello 2012

Today is the first day back to "normal" of 2012. School started back up, so that is where Dathon is. Aubrey is at the table doing her school work. Jay is back to work after a long weekend. And, here I am. Looking back over 2011.
It was a fairly quiet normal year until about Sept. I went for my normal check ups, knowing full well I was looking at a hysterectomy. What I didn't know was that I would be diagnosed diabetic and before any doctor would go near doing a hyst I would need to get my sugar under control and not knowing how long I have been diabetic,I needed to have all kinds of tests to make sure there was no damage from the diabetes to other organs.
Long story short, 2 meds, a slight change in my diet, and insulin and my sugar is under control. Tests revealed there was no damage from the diabetes. So, on December 13th I had my hysterectomy. Today, I am feeling great. Still have to take things easy, and no lifting over 5 lbs, but other than that I feel good.
Odd weather day here, it is 32 degrees and supposed to get colder.


Outside my window...Cloudy, cold, leaves are falling off the trees.

I am thinking...I am staying inside today.

I am thankful...For a WONDERFUL husband who has taken care of me, the kids, the house, the shopping, cooking and cleaning while I am down from the surgery. I am blessed.

In the kitchen...Meatballs, home made spaghetti sauce, grilled vegees.

I am wearing...Leggings, T shirt, a hoodie, and fluffy slippers.

I am creating...A list of things I want to do once the doctor clears me.

I am going...Nowhere today. Tomorrow night is Family Night at church.

I am wondering...How long this cold weather will last and when will it come back.

I am reading...The Resolution for Women

I am hoping...that 2012 will be a happy, healthy year for us.

I am looking forward to...Getting off restriction.

I am learning...Way more about diabetes than I wanted to.

Around the house...Doing laundry and a little light cleaning.

I am pondering...the menu for the rest of the week. I am going to try and take over cooking this week.

A favorite quote for today...Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ~ Mother Teresa

One of my favorite things...The sounds of my family laughing

A few plans for the rest of the week: Church on Wed. Surgery follow up appt.

A peek into my day...A bit of cleaning and cooking, other than that, still resting.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Year In the Life

So, somehow I let a whole year go by without blogging. Not sure how that happened, or why, but I am going to try to get better at this.

Outside my window...Partly cloudy/overcast. There is still smoke in the air from the fires burning.
I am thinking...That is I need to make a list of the things that I would like to do since it is summer.
I am thankful for...My wonderful husband, who loves me through all my faults and quirks.
From the kitchen...I am thawing sausage to make homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce tonight. That will be served with whole wheat penne and ceasar salad.
I am wearing...T shirt and shorts.
I am agenda for school next year. Aubrey will be in her freshman year.
I am the dnetist tomorrow. EEEK
I am reading...Several Books at once, depending on my mood at the time I am ready to read. The list I have to choose from is "Charismatic Chaos" by John MacArthur, "The Handwriting On the Wall" by David Jeremiah, "I, Isaac, take Thee, Rebekah" by Ravi Zacharias, "Christianity In Crisis:21st Century" by Hank Hannegraff. and "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough
I am hoping...A private hope.
I am hearing...The dogs playing, and Dathon watching Indiana Jones in his room.
Around the house...A few things to tidy up here and there.
One of my favorite things...When Jay gets home from work and we can be together. I miss him during the day.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Dentist for me, Youth Group for Aubrey, Work for Jay,
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

May 2003-May 2010

So, it's been 7 years since we moved to Jacksonville.
7 years in the same house.
7 years living close to Jay's side of the family.
7 years away from my side.

There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.

Craptastic!! Still here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You can Never Go Home Again

Jay, the kids, and I just got home and settled from our vacation. We went to a family reunion for his side of the family in South Carolina, then on up into northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia is where Jay and I met. Married. Had Dathon. And, lived for 3 years while Jay was in the Marines. We moved away to Dallas for 4 years, then on to Kansas City for 18 months, but returned again to Northern Virginia. This time we bought our first house. We stayed in Northern Virginia for 3 years and moved on to Florida, where we have been for the past *almost* 7 years.

This was our first time going back since we moved to Florida. Lots of things were the same as we remembered them. Many more weren't.

When Jay I lived in Virgina, he took "back roads" between where we lived and where he worked. Along the "back roads" is a TINY town surrounded by horse farms. In the town are several historical markers that tell the story of the town and its people. We always meant to stop and read them when we lived there. But, life seemed to busy.

While on vacation, Jay and I decided to try and find the building that he used to work in. Found it. So we decided to see if we could find the back roads that he used to drive and find our way back "home". Found that too. And along the way was that tiny little town. This time we were on vacation. We stopped. We read the signs. What a rich and beautiful history that town has. We had ice cream at the town ice cram parlor. The parlor featured ice cream dishes named after the people of the town. Jay and I both had a "Rick's Mix". Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Heath Bar bits. I have no idea who "Rick" is, but based on the treat named after him, I'd guess he is quite the character.

All the while we were driving from place to place to see what was still there and what had changed, we realized, that even if we wanted to moved back it wouldn't be the same. So much had changed. The traffic changed. The people changed. The roadways changed.

We changed. So...No, you can never go home again. But that isn't always a bad thing.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time passes so swiftly.

Today is the day that we are going to the home school library to check out Aubrey's school books for the next year. Are we *really* going into our 4th year with this? Where did the time go?

This week was also the memorial of Michael Jackson. Has it really been 27 years since Thriller came out? I was in 8th grade at Troy Middle school when that album came out. Times were so much simpler then. Or so they seemed in my 8th grade mind.

I specifically remember one day in P.E. For some reason, Joe was sitting out. I think he had hurt his knee. He had brought his boom box to school and had it loaded with "Thriller". So, during that P.E. class, Joe played that tape very loudly. We all were jamming and playing dodge ball-back when you still COULD play dodge ball, to P.Y.T., Billy Jean, Beat It, Thriller, and Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. We were in 8th grade-top of the food chain for elementary school, we were playing dodge ball to Michael Jackson, we were "IT". It didn't get any better than this.

As I watched the Memorial, the memories of songs that were sung by Michael crept into my mind. It hit me, at almost every point in my life, playing in the background is a Michael Jackson song.

The memorial was a beautiful tribute to an icon of my generations youth.
Rest In Peace, Michael.