Sep 282011
 

A friend of mine on Facebook (and in real life as well) quoted some words of Maya Angelou. The greatest gift you can give others is the truth. Sometimes being your true self does not meet with expectations of the crowd…..DO IT ANYWAY. There’s a lot of wisdom in the words Teresa shared.  A lot of truth.  The truth isn’t always easy to face, isn’t easy to swallow and can […]

Sep 162011
 

I woke up early yesterday morning and almost immediately had something on my mind that I wanted to blog about. I pulled myself out of bed and opened my laptop. It crackled, spit out a message at me that had faint sounds of evil laughter in the background followed by a very long pause of nothingness. My computer was DEAD. Of course, I went into panic mode wondering how I […]

Sep 082011
 

As a child, my mother would share her displeasure at something I had done by giving me the “bad eye”. Many people refer to it as the “evil eye” but we heard it called different. When you’re a little kid and your mom is glaring at you, madder than a wet hen.. it can be a bit scary. She would even ask us “Do you see my bad eye”? Well, […]

Sep 062011
 

Unfortunately, no one is allowed to choose their family. You’re stuck with each other until one of you takes a nice long dirt nap and starts pushing up daisies. Now I won’t name any names (you know who you are) but some of my family members shake their head in contempt and shame when looking my direction and probably wish that I weren’t related to them at all. I do […]

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 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 […]