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 232011
 

I know this blog is still a baby and I swear, I wanted it to be upbeat, funny and just downright endearing enough for folks to come back and read.. maybe even share with others.  I haven’t been feeling too funny of late though.  Life isn’t always kind, even if it results from us not being kind to ourselves.  Ain’t much funny about that. I’m in a world of hurt. […]

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 112011
 

For most Americans, if you ask them where they were on a certain day of the week or at a particular time of day, they can’t tell you for sure. However.. if you ask them where they were at 8:46am on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, they will likely recall it with vivid detail. On the ten-year commemoration of that horrible day, many of us have rehashed the events that changed […]

Sep 072011
 

Have you ever been around someone before and walked away thinking to yourself “Oh my goodness.. that person has ISSUES!”? I saw somebody the other day and during the short time I spent with them, I wondered afterward how this person manages to plow themselves through life. They talked about themselves constantly, gasping for air in between sentences.. not even a remote chance for anyone else to get in a […]

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 […]