Friday, January 28, 2011


Funny how we find the songs that tap the raw emotions.  Is it the pitch, the melody? The words of the song that trigger memories? Flashes of images of scenes from the future, or the images of the story line for the next part of your book?  It can bring tears to my eyes when the right song hits.  Too many times in the past few weeks away from family have I been brought to my knees because of a song that reminds me of a feeling, a person, a great memory.
It helps me heal too.  Just like the good cry it brings.  I hope you have songs that move you too.
Happy Friday!!

Thankful Thurdays.....Charles Moore, My dad.

We had the most amazing surprise from my dad a few weeks ago. As a cross country truck driver, Pop is always gone from home.  Twenty years before that he was in the Navy on carriers in the middle of the worlds oceans keep our country safe for twenty years.
Daddy never realy had much time at home, as a kid I couldn't understand it. Hated it.  Want a dad that was like all the other dads, that got to be at home.  Watch t-ball games and dance recitals.
As an adult, and having move to the middle of America, I can completely understand why he did it.
He loved us enough to take care of us, even if it meant he had to be miles and miles away.
We got to take advantage of his travels, a few weeks ago when his delivery route actually brought him up the highway one hundred yards away from our front door, in the middle of Kansas!!
Granted it was only a two hours visit, I made him breakfast, he got to see Nae.
I think he feels better now, knowing where we live, that we are okay.
I get a call from him every week, we bullshit really, but I enjoy it.
I'm thankful for the time he takes, I'm thankful for my dad.
Love you Pop.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A different approach to the "new year, new me"

Like everyone at this time of year, I too have been doing the soul searching to rededicate myself to a healthy better lifestyle.  I have done this over and over again as I'm sure that most have over the years.  I can honestly say that in all the years I've tried to talk myself into a "new" me there has only been maybe three years total that I can honestly say that I've followed through with the dedication.
I resisted this year in making any "resolution plans".  Yup, you read that correctly.  I didn't make any resolutions this year.  The way I'm beginning to see it is like this:  The resolve that I lack every year to carry out what I make in "plans" is missing something.  Still, as I write this, I can't tell you exactly what I'm missing.  But, what I can tell you is I'm refusing to make plans that I won't live up to or be able to meet.  To me, it just reaps disappointment and heartache at the end of the year when I should be enjoying my family time.
Instead, I gonna take it one day at a time.  I'm going to set goals for a better me in one-day-at-a-time increments.  Did I do the things I wanted to today? For a better me? For improved health? 
Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is untold.  Today, the present, that is what I can exist in. Today is what I can contribute to.
Bright Blessings,

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Our First Snow in Kansas.

 Our first snow in our new place in the middle of America (Middle Earth is what my sister calls it!)

And who can resist the snow?!
The only reason we're out in it is because Momma knows that she burns twice as many calories in this kind of weather!! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It Thursday!! and wouldn't you know it...I'm Thankful!!

Thankful Thursday is almost gone, I have been so dang busy with the holidays and readjusting to our new home setting that it has been awhile since I've had the chance to write a bit.  I'll catch up to where ever I need to be with this blog on an other day. 
Today I'm Thankful and I want you to know about it.
As I take a few minutes to tell you who I'm grateful for today, he is making our little girl laugh uncontrollably loud and joyous!!
I'm thankful for my husband today.
I recently told the world on FaceBook that I get to be a stay at home mommy, that I was co CEO of the household.  One of hubby's cousins told me that I owned the whole thing being a SAHM.  Not in this family.  This guys goes to work for the bacon and then comes home and helps cook it too.  This guy could do it all by himself if he had to. The household and our daughter are just as important to him as they are to me.  Our home is an oasis because he helps make it that way.
Thanks Hubby, I'm grateful.  i love you.