2019 · Carmen · family · husband · Mom · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Lipstick

I am so ready to come home to my guy today (note: it’s not Sam Elliott).

It’s been a great adventure, so happy for Carmen and beginning her career at FSU beginning Monday. Not sure I am ready to cheer for them but so goes life, right?

The adventures with this one has been grand. So excited for her future. Have loved this week with her. But ready to be home to this one…

I am so grateful for him and allowing me to be who I am. Loving my kids as his own. Encouraging all of us to be us…unconditionally. He is amazing. I am grateful, and ready for my lipstick to be smeared.

Blessings!

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Mom · Oma · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized

13 Years

Missing my Mom. Doesn’t seem as though it has been thirteen years.

Continued break…

I am adding this: my friend passed away today (Thursday) and I am hurt sick for his wife. She has loved me, and loved on me especially during my time of hurt for past 13 years. His passing was swift. My heart hasn’t caught up just yet. Please pray for her and her family. It will be a hard road for them.

Love and blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · blessings · Carmen · encourage · family · LSU · Mom · Uncategorized

Proud

Carmen posted about her feelings about graduation yesterday.  I am super proud Momma today (well, always, but!).

Beginnings Continued...
Carmen – 2 1/2 Years Old
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Carmen and me at the LSU DG House

Can’t wait to see what the future brings for this one!

Blessings.

Blessings.

2018 · Carmen · Mom · Momma Advice · Random Thoughts · Stephen · Uncategorized

Mother’s Day

I am happy. I have two wonderful children that I love!

These two make me extremely proud because they are who they want to be. I am proud to be their Mum just cause, ya know?

And to all of the others that I Momma…I hope you have a wonderful day…and know that I don’t expect chocolate or flowers this year. 😘

oter moms

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

This past week was the anniversary of my Mom’s passing.  It has been twelve years.  I miss her.

23744_10200223922311812_103019769_nI had a work trip in Tallahassee, and it went very well.  I so wanted to call her and tell her everything that happened.  Instead I rambled to Carmen and David, and they listened, laughed, and responded like I hope they would.  Mom would have done the same thing, but…

I miss her stroking my hair.  I would travel home for a visit, plop in front of her and her lazy-boy chair, and she would just begin stroking my hair.  It was relaxing, calming, and re-assuring.  Something so simple could mean so much.

Carmen, Oma, Stephen July 2002-1I also miss her with my children.  I love this picture of them.  Her chocolate cake, and snuggles, spoils —like every grandmother should.

Blessings.

 

 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Christmas · Cookies · Mom · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Sandies

I talked about this recipe yesterday.  I loved making them.

Sandies

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon water (cold)
2 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (very fine)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream soft butter and sugar (about ten minutes).

Add water and extract.  Mix well.  Add flour until thoroughly mixed.  Stir in pecans.  Chill three or four hours in the refrigerator.

Shape into balls or fingers.  Bake on un-greased cookie sheet in slow oven (325 degrees) for about 20 minutes.

Cool slightly, roll in confection sugar.

Mom · Oma · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Recipes · Uncategorized

Sandies-Mom

I have spoken about this before, but this time of year I really miss my Mom.  I crave her presence in everyday things.  I searched for this Sandie cookie recipe, and love that I still have her handwritten card.  Two versions of it apparently.I was able to replicate her recipe (apparently rum extract was the secret!), and it is wonderful. The cookies were perfect, and will post the recipe and directions later.

I miss her.  I miss my Mom, cookies are nice, but it’s not my Mom.

Love and blessings.