Things I Have Learned as a Mom

Things I Have Learned as a Mom You can never give or receive too many hugs. Never. Fun bandaids make almost anything feel better. Kids say the cutest things and it is important to write those down immediately. Baby books don't write themselves. I speak from experience about this one. Choose your battles---some things just aren't important to fight about. It's true--time passes very quickly. It is important to be there--no matter what ---even at 2 a.m. when the teenager finally … [Read more...]

Roll Those Highlights of 2014

It's been an interesting year so far, hasn't it?  Just a few things have happened since the year started. At least 50 people reportedly burned themselves trying to throw boiling water in the air during the Polar Vortex. The country ran out of Velveeta! It got so cold an escaped prisoner, Robert Vick from Kentucky, turned himself back into jail when the temperatures hit minus 20 and he was dressed in prison attire and decided it was just a bit too nippy for him. The Winter Olympics held … [Read more...]

Chrisisms –Again

Oh you KNOW you have missed them!   Mr. Diamond has not been keeping up his end of the deal by keeping me in blog material lately.  I think he might be a tad bit distracted but I did manage to get a few out of him since the last posting of his witty words.   Enjoy a little Monday morning humor compliments of my dearly beloved. Subordinates are like your kids.  They just want your time. I am going to turn over a new leaf.  And find the worm beneath. Some people walk like they drive and … [Read more...]

The Write Stuff

This past week I was thinking about how things change over time.  I must be feeling nostalgic or something but I spent a little bit of time reminiscing about how things used to be when I was younger and one of those memories was about how we used to communicate with one another. I went to a college that was several hours away from where my parents lived and since it was long before the ease of having cell phones at our disposal we had to come up with other methods of keeping in touch.  The … [Read more...]

World Book Night 2014 Is Here!

It is April 23rd and that signals two important events.  First of all it is the 29th birthday of my sweet son, Micah! Happy Birthday to an amazing son!  The other event is a world wide event. Back in February I shared the wonderful news that I was one of the chosen ones meaning that I was selected to be a book giver for World Book Night on April 23, 2014.  You can read here how excited I was to be chosen. If you are not aware of what World Book Night is all about it is an amazing opportunity … [Read more...]

Regrets? I’ve Had Very Few.

Regrets?  I am very happy to say that I have had very few.  I attempt to live my life daily by taking full advantage of what each day has to offer.  Oh I am far from perfect, let me just set you straight on that---but I have discovered that I live a fuller and better life if I live without regrets. That is one reason why I continue to place a high value on friendships (both real and imaginary) that come my way.  I strive to be a good friend and stay in touch with those who are no longer close to … [Read more...]

The Ones Who Hold Your Heart

One of the truths in my life is that I have had to say a lot of goodbyes over the years. When I was young I grew up in a preacher's family.  In our family moving was just part of what life was all about. We really did not move all that often---I lived in 5 different towns from birth to college and that really did not seem like all that many different places to me. After marriage I have had the pleasure of exploring several areas of our great United States and even Australia. I have lived in 6 … [Read more...]

Lighting the Way in North Carolina

One of my favorite things to do is to go visit lighthouses.   In our 31+ years of marriage we have seen our fair share of lighthouses and I really should have kept track of each and every one but alas---I have not been that organized and there is no documentation that I have done other than disorganized photographs. On our recent trip to North Carolina we visited 2 separate lighthouses and of course I took tons of pictures----all of them look basically the same but hey----you can never have … [Read more...]

Come Take Me Away

Doesn't that picture just scream "COME TAKE ME AWAY?" I think the cold has gone to my head.  Or else my "Living la Vida Lamo" has started to take a toll on me.   I am making silly mistakes.   Chris looks at me and says "Should I be worried about you?"   I hope not.   I don't think that I am quite ready for assisted living but if too many more things happen I might be moving across the street and kitty cornered to the place in our neighborhood. I always like to get the coffee ready to go the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday –Monkey See Monkey Do or Seagull See Seagull Do

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