Thanksgiving 2014


There is so much trouble in the world today; across the sea with other countries and across our nation with our neighbors.  I have many feelings and comments I could express regarding Vladimir Putin, the craziness going on with the Michael Brown incident, and Obama. However, I will keep my comments to my self as they are brutally honest, direct, and some could consider them hurtful.  Sometimes truth hurts.  Nonetheless, I AM THANKFUL!

I am thankful that I live in America!  Although we have a country who is in turmoil and profusely bleeding, I believe America will regain her beauty and can heal from the torture and illness that has been imposed upon her.

I am thankful for my family.  States span between us but the miles cannot diminish our love for one another.  We will always be aunts, cousins, uncles, nephews, grandparents, nieces, and in-laws.  WE ARE FAMILY and for that I am thankful.

I am thankful for my kids!  God has blessed me with children who are kind, considerate, loving, compassionate, goofy, fun, vibrant, different, and genuine.  Whatever they choose to call me, I am honored to be their momma, mom, madre, ma, and mother.

I am thankful for all the friends who have come (and some gone) into or from my life and our relationships. Each one of them has left an impression, given me inspiration to do more, or encouraged me on some level.  I am who I am because of my family and friends, past and present.

I am thankful for my health.  As I near the big 5-0 mark in life, what I consider to be the TOP of the hill, I realize how I could have been worse for the wear on so many levels.  I thank God for my health.

I am thankful to live in a country where we will not be persecuted for proclaiming our faith and that many faiths are practiced.

I am thankful God has awoken my desire to share stories and our life’s adventures.

And, lastly…I am thankful for my supporters.  Thank you!

For what are you THANKFUL?


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The Boy & Rhinestone Cowboy

Really y’all, this IS my life!

I’m sitting here working and singing along with the music playing in the background; I’ve got the 70s station streaming and Rhinestone Cowboy was playing. The Boy walks in and repeats the lyrics “Rhinestone Cowboy” that he just heard.

I asked “Do you know this song,” knowing it was waaay before his time. His reply “no.”

So, I continued to sing and The Boy said “carrots and lettuce?” Why is he singing about carrots and lettuce?

WHAT??? I replied. “He’s not singing about carrots and lettuce, the lyrics are “cards and letters!”

Ha ha ha. REALLY!!! You can’t make this stuff up! Bawhahah..still laughing. This IS my life…I am so very blessed with goofy kids who bring laughter to my life every day.

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A Newbie Writer on Writing

One of the reasons I began blogging stemmed from discovering my love of writing while recently in college (2010-2013).  I really enjoyed the entire writing process and most of all the finished product.  Although some of my college writings were course topic related (i.e, photosynthesis of plants or famous mathematicians) while others were creative writing projects, which I enjoy the most!

8I have mentioned a time or two in this blog of my desire to pen a book and have been tooling around with “what kind of book” is in me and waiting to be written?  Should it be about something I like doing, have an interest in, instructional, or perhaps a fictional novel?  Hmm, so very many choices, so many paths to consider.

None the less, I have taken the first step and officially crossed the threshold of becoming an author (hopefully one who is published) and embarking on this exciting adventure called “writing.”  I have settled on the type of book I’ll attempt and already have a few chapters in a rough outline with several pages of the first chapter written.

The crazy part about this whole writing thing is that I’m doing it for me.  I don’t feel I have a fantastically sensational story to tell and the world would be so much better off after reading it.  I have an audience in mind and will write for them, which will be purely entertainment reading, however in the end…this is something on my bucket list and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got!

My kids are very encouraging and my youngest “The Boy,” even hopes this is such a successful adventure that I’ll be able to continue with it full-time and start a book series.  Whoa….I’m no J.K. Rowling (well, I could be and just don’t know it yet.)  Yeah, yeah, that right…I could be another successful and well-known author! (Said with a cheesy grin.)

So the decision has been made, pencil has been put to paper (ahem, finger tips to laptop keyboard) and the characters are coming alive with personality.  I’ve only just begun and I’m so excited!  So, wish me luck as I’m hoping the long winter months before us will aid in yielding a lot of imagination, creativity, and story lines with adventurous depth.

Here’s to writing!



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