Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

  • Thanks for Listening

    Saturday, April 5th, 2014

                When you need to be distracted from life, what do you do? I prayed. I played casino games on FaceBook. I watched hockey while eating a gigantic bowl of ice cream. I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and froze a mess of little cookie balls. [...]

  • Somedays You Need Extra Twinkle Lights

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    A busy week of work and play which is most times simultaneous. We prepared for our church small group or ‘village’ to those in the know, to be at the house, so there was the clearing of table tops, sanitizing the Billy spots and getting out the pans and pots to cook a mess of [...]

  • Sharing Recipes

    Thursday, January 16th, 2014

    Cooking. Baking. Making. Eating. Sharing. I love all of that. Measuring. Pouring. Washing. Peeling. Chopping. Spoons – both wooden and metal. Glass bowls; big to small. Metal pans; rectangular, square, round. Pots and Lids. Hots and Colds. All of it. Recipes from books, magazines, the Internet, handwritten from friends and family. Sharing favorites. I’ve talked [...]

  • If You’re Happy and You Know it…

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

    What makes you “happy”? With all the “Happy New Year” wishes for a better 2014, peace and harmony, losing the holiday pounds, abundant blessings and health being presented to us, I’ve been thinking about what makes us tick in the happiness department. For me, I felt extreme happiness last night when I took the dog [...]

  • Keeping Ahead

    Sunday, September 1st, 2013

    This just about sums up how I’m feeling right now. If I could catch up with my head, I’d be grateful. My head is full of the stuff of my life. Jam-packed with multitasking projects, concern for my friends and family and too many dates and times. The last two include numbers; numbers of which [...]

  • Being A Nanny is Not for Wimps

    Friday, August 2nd, 2013

    I’m a Nana who is a Nanny. We are blessed to have two young kids who are our grandkids by choice not by birth. Kate, now 13, chose us to be Nana and Pappy when she was four. She now has a little brother, Cannon, who was one on my birthday in May. I offered [...]

  • Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

    Did you ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel like yourself? Just kinda “off”? Today was a day like that for me. It all started with a Christmas gift from my daughter, The Queen of English. She does a lot of genealogy for our family and has been looking for our [...]

  • Blog Hopping with The Next Big Thing

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    My friend Kathy Rhodes emailed me and asked if I wanted to be a part of a blog hop. Was this a new dance or some gimmick from FaceBook? She doesn’t usually fall for that stuff, so I read on to see what this “Next Big Thing” was all about. It’s for writer’s who blog. [...]

  • Four In a Can

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

    Picture it. January 29th, Williamson County, Tennessee, weather-folk warning us of possible severe weather that might contain tornadoes. Of course, they won’t show up until the middle of the night when we’re all sleeping with one ear open. And so it begins… Before we head to bed, the three of us, Bossman (hubs), The Queen [...]

  • Stories of Dad

    Saturday, June 16th, 2012

    I was two years old in this picture that was taken in the backyard at my grandparent’s house in 1954. Evidently I thought I was a cowboy. Actually, that was a thought I had for a long time. Years, in fact. I should have kept that hat on at all times according to a story [...]