Anxiety · blessings · Budget · friends · Uncategorized


Well, God came through, and our friend came.  He was able to hop onto (David’s words) the roof, and just fix everything.  Apparently, a squirrel decided he liked our shingles so much that he ate through the part of the roof’s ridge line.  We will wait out the repair, and hopefully the rains will prove… Continue reading Leak

Be Kind · blessings · Dexter · love · Uncategorized


Nope raccoon that David has named Rocket.   Dexter found this little one outside, apparently fallen from the next.  It was in the middle of the day, so we brought it inside to warm up until night fall.   We did follow the instructions as to try to get her back to her Mom. We… Continue reading Squirrel? 

beginnings · blessings · Changes · Goals · Random Thoughts

Moved My Cheese.

So, last week I moved my cheese. I quit my job.  I have worked there for 12 years, doing a variety of things.  It is different not having to go in on a Monday morning.  It is different not dreading Monday. Yesterday was the first time in a very long time I sat in my… Continue reading Moved My Cheese.

Auburn · beginnings · blessings · Carmen · children · kids · Random Thoughts

Beginnings Continued…

I say in the title continued, mainly because I am tired of all of the endings. I was on vacation last week (my staycation), and accomplished a lot , but not near what I wanted to.  But it is back to the daily grind with a little change. My biggest accomplishment, I believe, are my… Continue reading Beginnings Continued…

Auburn · beginnings · blessings · college · family

Endings and New Beginnings

I am so sorry that I haven’t posted in a long while.  We have been busy with Carmen and Stephen’s graduations.  Finally have a moment to post some pictures of all of the events that have kept us occupied for the past several weeks. First was Stephen’s graduation.  He has attended Liza Jackson Preparatory School… Continue reading Endings and New Beginnings

blessings · family · friends · lupus · Random Stuff


Schedules. Mine is normally not that busy on weekends mainly due to needing rest.  This past weekend there were commitments that I wanted to keep.  I did – I kept all of them.  Surprising even to me. Do you say “no” when asked to do things?  Do you feel guilty if you do?  It seems… Continue reading Busy

blessings · family · friends · Random Stuff

Friends and Family

Who do you consider family? I have lost most of my immediate family over the years, and tend to believe that my friends are my family. I have family in Germany, and love them dearly.  But they are so far away. One young family, in particular, was difficult to get to know.  God opened a… Continue reading Friends and Family

blessings · encourage · family

Bret Michaels and Me

Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, winner of Celebrity Apprentice, was in my town today. Living in a military community has its blessings…and this was one of them. Bret is to perform at “The Swamp” tonight, and you have to be 18 to enter.  Carmen is my bff when it comes to Bret and Poison. … Continue reading Bret Michaels and Me