Monday, August 6, 2012


Today's Daily Good was for my Grandma. She was looking at my laptop and obviously curious about I showed her the internet. Who knew you could find anything on there? We looked at Google images of roses and peonies, looked up articles on growing old gracefully, found both of our favorite bible verses and I introduced her to Pinterest. Sadly, she won't remember this tomorrow, but she sure had fun with it today!!!
What did you do?

Daily Goods

It's been over a year and a half since my last blog.  I really have no excuse for this. 

I'm starting something new in my life and I think it moght be blog-worthy.  It's called the Daily Good.  Everyday I will make a point to do something good for someone else.  Now, if you know me, you know that I already enjoy doing random acts of kindness and that I prefer to keep these acts completely anonymous.  However, in an attempt to spread the "pay it forward" message to the masses, I will publish my Daily Goods for the world to see.  My challenge to you is to join me in this project for the next four weeks.  We'll start today, August 6th, and go through September 2nd.  One good thing...for someone else...every day. 

Let's do this.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Milk...just milk

I went to the grocery store today to pick up a gallon of milk.  That's really all we needed.  I left the store with five bags of groceries, a twelve-pack of Pepsi, a bag of potatoes and two gallons of milk.  I obviously have no self-control.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Things to do today:

Smile.  It makes you feel good.

Job offer

I was offered a job today.  It's a great position and would mean more money for us.  If I take this job I have to significantly reduce the amount of time I put into my other jobs.  Job #1, my current position, enables me to work with kids who need someone like me to pay attention to them, like them, listen to them and spend time with them.  If I spend less time in this position there is no doubt the kids will feel the effects.  Job #2, also a current position, gives me a little bit of the same opportunities.  Job #3,  again current, is something I can take a break from until summer.  Job #4, the new offer, would also enable me to work with kids every day...but do these kids need me?  Or, will they be okay with anybody? 

Do I leave the old jobs and take the new one?  Do I turn down the new one and keep the current ones?  What matters most; more money or more quality? 

As I sort this out in my mind during the twenty-four hours I have been given to make a decision, I keep coming back to the same question; where can I do the most good?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Family Christmas

We had our family Christmas celebration Friday night.  I love Christmas.  I love everything about it; buying, making and giving gifts, the great food and yummy cookies, the tree and the lights, stockings, the story of Jesus' birth.  But, most of all, I love being together with my family!

We're a fun family...a little bit loud and a little bit goofy...but tons of fun!  We laugh and joke, play games, hug and snuggle.  We bring our favorite snacks and someone always breaks out the wine, beer, etc.  The kids are part of the fun and it's wonderful to see how they grow and change with each passing year.

Bubba got everything he wanted: Monopoly Deal, money for Amazon and Target, a T-shirt and a couple of cool new games that he already loves to play.  I got everything I wanted as well; a Kindle gift card, a massage, a covered cake pan, Catch Phrase, some earrings and money for Target.  Oh...Bubba also got squirrel underwear, but that's another blog.

It was a wonderful night.  My number one daughter was there...the most precious gift of all.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Auntie Carrie...again!

Welcome to the world, Baby Zoe!  I'm so happy to finally meet you.  I'm looking forward to many years of snuggling, playing, shopping and having "girl time".
Congratulations to my baby sister for bringing another beautiful baby into our family!

And a big high-five to the boys!

All my love, Baby Zoe.  May the Lord bless you and keep you!