Aug 312011
 

Three years ago about this time, a storm named Ike was churning in the Atlantic Ocean. There was speculation that it would likely hit the South Florida coastlines. Since hurricanes give you time to prepare as they toil in the warm waters, I prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. After all, I was a seasoned veteran to hurricanes and their aftermath after the 2005 season. Or so […]

Aug 312011
 

With most of the country experiencing record high temperatures this summer, I know that you’ll likely relate to how it feels to be outside for a short while and come inside to the relief of an air conditioned space. I’ve been slaving outdoors (figuratively) in the heat of the world wide web, trying to come up with a cooler place to house my blog. Congratulations.. you have managed to find […]

Aug 272011
 

Please note that this entire post should be read with a drawl.. otherwise you miss the entire point. Now unless you grew up below the Mason-Dixon Line, us Southern women may seem a bit mysterious.  Our Mamas taught us to always be polite and if i’ve heard it once, i’ve heard it a million times:  “If you can’t say nothing nice, child.. don’t say nothing at all”.  In order to […]

Aug 252011
 

  Today as I was driving my husband to the doctor’s office, the song Just Fishin’by Trace Adkins came on the radio.  If you’re not a fan of country music and unfamiliar with it, the song talks about a man taking his daughter fishing and while the daughter thinks they are simply going fishing, her Daddy knows they are making memories that will last a lifetime for the both of […]

Aug 242011
 

I sit here on my first blog entry with writers block.  Of course, i’m not really a writer so I suppose i’m just blocked.  They say all stories have a beginning but much of my life has been monotonous and likely boring to most.  I’ll save you the grief! Just a little bit of background though.  I am a true Southern woman.  I was born and raised in Louisiana, surrounded […]