Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Shadows on Bourbon Street

                Wordless Wednesday


Beyond These Walls


His name was Tito. Well, to be honest I don’t think that was his name but that’s what people called him. According to my son, he was well liked by everyone. According to Tito he would never fit in to society.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

This is in response to the Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge:  On The Move


They will definitely be “On the Move”

There is a story behind the picture.
I am not sure I am ready to write about it yet.
Maybe another day.

My Blessed Weekend

My mother’s day weekend couldn’t have been any better.  In addition to all of this, it was our first time back to church and our Marriage for Real class in two weeks.    I pray my life is back to normal soon.

Being only a week post-op, feeling and looking about 5 months pregnant
I was not going to post this but then I decided
Oh!  What the Hell.  I am who am.

They used to be tiny
And want to hold my hand
They would weeble-wobble
And could barely stand

Look at them now
Hovering over me
They are still my babies
And will forever be


Mom (revisited)


Earlier in the week another WordPress Blogger told me this was her favorite post in the A to Z Challenge in April 2014.  The timing was perfect for me to repost it for Mother’s Day.

I hope everyone had a great day. ~ Monique

Dear Mom:

I wonder sometimes how you did it. How did you sit back and watch me make all my mistakes in life never once judging me? As you probably know the boys are testing my limits. Yes, your precious grandsons. But with you as my mentor I know I will get through this.

I miss you now more than ever. I’m tired of being tired. My get up and go has got up and gone. Test after test. Colonoscopy first, that was a buttload of fun. Ultrasound, HIDA scan, endoscopy .. I just can’t wait to have a radioactive chemical injected into my veins. Regardless of what this may be I have no fear because I know one day I will see you again.

And by the way you were right, Ray was a keeper. And he has kept his promise to you.

I love you Mom,


My darling daughter:

I was able to watch you make your mistakes with a chuckle because I knew my precious grandsons would give you twice as much grief. Be patient as there are no limits when it comes to being a mother.

I know you have not been feeling well. I am glad you do not fear death but don’t be so eager to come see me. You have alot to live for and people who need you. I will be here when your time comes and until then you are in my prayers.

I had a good feeling about Ray. I think that is why I was finally able to let go and begin my journey in heaven.

Love to all,

Just a Tease

The draft ..oh my goodness.  Nothing but a tease for what is to come! Football season can’t come quick enough, but until then Ginobili and the Spurs have all of my attention.




How Do I Tell My Boss?

After weeks of tests, medication and other things I would prefer not to delve into, I finally had my gall bladder removed last Friday.   I hope and pray this has been the cause of all my physical ailments and I can get on with being my normal healthy, vibrant outgoing self.

This has been life changing for me.  Having almost a week to recover, I have had a lot of time to dig deep within and ponder about life in general.   I have come to the following conclusion about my life:


I am faced with a dilemma of how I am going explain this to my boss? 
And … Do you think he will cut my salary?


Quartet of Radiance – Yep that’s definitely me.

Jenn at Jenn Lost in Chaos presented me with the Quartet of Radiance Award.  You should visit her blog to see (among other things) her ABC list of herself, its kid of hard to believe someone can be that sweet. This award is comprised of 4 awards.

Look don’t ask why I was awarded.  Maybe it is because of my influential awesome blog content that brings inner peace and sunshine into your world?   Or maybe not.

most-influential-blogger       awesomeblogcontent     innerpeace    sunshine

The Rules provided to are:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award – did that
  2. Describe yourself with the alphabet – did it in less than 2 minutes 🙂
  3. Pass the award to others – with pleasure

A – awkward
B – baby sister
C – cry baby
D – devious little shit
E – entertaining
F – focused
G – go getter
H – hellion
I – ideal
J – jokester
K – kind, oh so kind
L – laid back
M – mischievous
N – nocturnal
O – overachiever
P – pacifier
Q – queen of frickin’ everything
R – rambunctious
S – sweet
T – talker
U – user friendly
V – viable
W – wacked
X – xx chromosome
Y- yee-haw baby
Z – zany

And the blogs I am nominating are all fairly new blogs that I think have great potential with a little encouragement and some Word-Press love:

Making Happiness a Habit

The Not So Secret Life of J




Wordless Wednesday


Daily Prompt: Pick Me Up

This is in response to today’s Daily Prompt:
What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it?

You know, several things came to mind when I read this prompt. Lots of phrases can make me think, make me smile, make me wonder or give me warm fuzzies.  But of all of them, there is only one phrase that can make me laugh almost every time.

What’s that smell?

Oh c’mon, you were thinking it!
Did it pick you up?
You know you’re laughing.