Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Love My Grandma

Ok, person that I'm driving behind that is going 25 in a 45, I feel for you almost as mush as I feel for me!!

I really think old (or older or elderly or ancient) people need to be able to drive (as long as they are still physically capable to without causing harm to themselves or others). 

I feel they should have their own roads for slow moving traffic, no sudden moves, and a comfort that can get them to and from their doctors appointments. I want them to be able to make their trip safe and sound and not give them a heart attack or have them get in my way. 

So, lets pave Elderly Avenue, where the best of both worlds come together. A road you can only drive on if 25 mph is your ideal speed. Grandma Drive, Geezer Lane, Old Person Way, Back in the Day Boulevard, Gray Hair and Balding Parkway, Ancient Road. If you fit the profile, go for a spin and enjoy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I don't promise you anything that I can't deliver, which is close to nothing at all. But I'm reconstructing in the near future, not that I'd put money on that. I won't promise regular weekly updates or even within a year but I hope what you read to come spikes something less then fear.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Girls Just Wanna... What?

If anybody knows me or read my previous blogs before I deleted and started fresh then you know my love for babies is deep. I got pregnant by my loving husband when I was 18 and gave birth to my first child at 19. At that time I decided to become an expert, and I did that very well. My 3 kids are great and I know ALOT about raising babies now. Putting my own children aside, I have had a big hand in other babies as well. I've worked/volunteered my gifts through out my community. So, just the other day I babysat my niece Kaylee for the first time. I want to share my experience with you and I promise the mother knows and agrees with my every word... so as to not offend anybody. *(but if i did would i care.. hmmm)...

Kaylee, cute enough.....

No, very cute... look at those eyes

Eating her bowl and her snack, good girl....

Mommy left around 9:20a.m., my 4 year old and I took her in the boys room and played toys with her. We both sat on the floor and got out the non-choke-able things that we own and had all kinds of good fun for maybe 10-15 minutes. And thats when it started, a whimper, a tear, a cry. Malachi is like " I didn't scare her, I didn't hurt her... why is she crying?" I picked her up and held her, sat her on my lap and continued to try to make her content. Very soon the whimper became an unmistakable cry. I got up and paced the house with her, changed her diaper, fed her baby food, gave her a bottle.... all in vain, the crying continued.

This was her face for the most part....

None to pleased with my expertise.
I on the other hand was never upset, I understand that not only is she a baby but she is a girl. Life is rough. Being a baby it's hard to communicate your real feelings and people should just figure it out. I understand you've tried everything, but try harder!!! Let alone when it's a girl involved. You think it's hard to have a relationship with a girl that's "mature" try having one with a girl that's not. Eyes opened, girls are high maintenance from birth, really I've seen the difference. I have 2 boys and 1 girl, I love her but oh my....@&*%#.
Especially since I don't deal with this on a regular basis now a days I was very fine with it happening. I just miss babies....

Anyway, after a half hour to 45 min of crying I got a half hour to 45 min of....

A calm, sleeping, peaceful baby...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Chic Soup

I made homemade chicken noodle soup today... for the very first time

I've made soup before, maybe once or twice but it was never very good. This time I got it right.
I didn't "make" the noodles but worked hard on the rest. No store bought stock added, no bouillon cube and it was so so so flavorful.


Plus the homemade bread. Yummy, baked not fried, soft and delicious.
The whole family enjoyed!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009


I was dreading making a pasta salad for biggest bro's party tomorrow. It's one of many things needed to be done to help prepare. After some motivation...

(oops, I bought this for tomorrow)

(oops, guess I'll have to get more... shh)

Anyway, it turned out to be fun (thank you Jamaica) and colorful (thank you bell peppers) and musical (thank you ipod classic) and tomorrow it will be delicious (thank you me)

Friday, September 11, 2009


I remember hubs and I lived in our first apartment. It was only a one bedroom and my first boy was only 1 month old. I was sitting in a chair watching the Today show feeding him, same as most mornings. I have no idea what they were talking about before they cut to this story. I remember one plane had hit and they were showing footage of the building while doing commentary and we saw the second plane approach and make impact before the reporters even knew it had happened. I remember the fear people felt, the sadness, the anger, the want to do something... the unity, if only for a moment, of an otherwise  divided nation. At this time it didn't matter what 'party' you were, if you agreed with war or not, all the issues weren't issues for a moment. For a moment this made everybody feel, talk, dream, think and/or live differently. 

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Raz Me

It's been a relatively warm summer weekend. The sunshine and sun dresses put me in the mood...

Cold Tasty and Refreshing
My Fav... at least for summer that is
Goes well with 7up, sprite, sierra mist, lemonade, almost any juice or crystal light flavor... lovely way to enjoy the warm weather and say good bye to summer.