Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Test!  Test?  Is anyone still out there in blogville?

Saturday, May 9, 2015


To all you for-real bloggers....

I need help.  I can't remember how to change the "skin" of my blog.  The white around the words is driving me crazy and for the life of me, I can't remember how to make it better!  Is there "Blog Layout for Dummies" or some such?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Politics....."It's called private enterprise. It'a a large part of what this country was founded on. Government entities do not have the right to refuse service to ANYONE but individual, privately held companies absolutely must have this freedom for our nation to remain. A business owner should be able to do business with anyone they want to and citizens should get to vote with their dollars whether or not that business stays viable."  My response to the many people getting sued for not wanting to bake cakes for homosexual couple's weddings.  

Parenting.....Be easy.  I feel for child #1 always.  I am one.  I raised one.  I was MUCH harder on #1 and even #2 than on #3 and #4.  It took me far too many years to realize that they are little people, not clones of us.  I will regret that immaturity on my part for all the rest of my days.  Just be easy.

Working....Today is my first day in many years of being Unemployed.  (Capital U)  Mixed feeling and hope abound.  More on that another day.

Schmoe......Its that undefined sensation of being not good enough, while still being mostly okay with your own self.  I hurt a friend last week, and left a job that I actually really liked and enjoyed a weekend with a group of young people as diverse as can be.  Busy, busy, busy.

Books.....Actually, its the book-to-movie conversion that is on my mind.  We watched the final installment of The Hobbit yesterday.  Peter Jackson jumped the shark on the quest for mo money.  That is all.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Can She Do It?

Question of the day....
Can Cara finish the 30 day blog challenge 
even though the rest of the prompts only 
illicit an "Eh" response in my head?

I'll try.

Today, what is on my iPod?  I'm going
to cheat and tell you the kind of music I like,
because I actually have NO music on my iDevice at all.

-John Denver
-Willy, Waylon and the boys
-Chris Rice
-Nashville Bluegrass
-Bruce Hornsby
-80's high school dance
-some new stuff

What I don't like.

-Rap.  Especially the new Country/Rap
crossover thing.  No sir.

-Top 40's stuff that is pretty much about
hookin' up for sex without even being clever lyrically.
(And if my daughters should happen to read
this...yes, I can like Ed Sheeran without
being impressed by his drunk/stoned/
one-nighter songs.)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Regrets....dun dun dun....

Day 13...
Do I have regrets?

That one is hard, because the real, important
LIFE decisions I wouldn't do over.  I don't regret
marrying young or having a family that
is larger than socially acceptable.  

I don't regret the MANY moves
over the course of our 24 years.  

I regret I didn't pay closer attention when my
children were little....didn't cherish each day
that I got to be their mom.  I regret the times 
I was impatient with them.

But hopefully, I can help some other mom
with younglings learn faster than I did :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Missing Pieces

Day 12...What I miss....in pictures.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Day 11...
The last book I read.

Easy!  I am in the middle of 
Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead"
but in the middle of it I have read
"The Saving of Cece Hunnecutt" 
and "Where the Heart Is" because
WOAH...Ms. Rand is not an easy read.
It is definitely not a mindless, turn-off-
your-brain, relaxing book.