Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I've been away for a long time now.
No excuses other than life.
Got caught up in it.

Here lately my taste of music has reverted back to country.
I've been out of the loop as to who the artists are and who's hot right now.
There is an artist by the name of Miranda Lambert that I have taking a liking to.
One of her singles that is out now reminds of a special place.
A place where most of my childhood memories are.

107 Park Avenue
Newport News, Virginia

I hope this song takes you to a special place that you once called HOME.

Until then...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you need rescuing?

I Rescued A Human Today

by Janine Allen

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Me- "See that star up there? It's not really a star. It's a planet."
Her- "Really? Well, do you see that twinkling light ? It's not a star either. It's a plane."
Ah, great conversation.

until then...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I have done something that I thought long and hard about.
Something that apparently I have been very passionate about and have just now
discovered about myself.
I have become a volunteer at the Greenville Humane Society.
Animals have always been a big part of my life.
I've had pets of all sorts.
I have been attacked by a dog.
Not once.
But twice.
I feel that it is time to give back the love that has been given to me by so
many four legged friends.
Starting next month I will be walking dogs,
cleaning kennels,
doing their laundry,
feeding and watering,
and anything else that needs to be done.
Doing what I feel I have been called to do.

I am very excited.
Can't wait to get started.

until then...


After a hard day of moving furniture and working in her room,
Shelby gave out.
She was sitting on her stool in the kitchen eating a late night snack.
It became very quiet.
This was what we found.
She fell asleep sitting up.

until then...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Uh - oh

Helping Shelby with her homwork has become, well....
For those of you who know me know that when it comes to math
I am not the sharpest tool in the shed.
So who knew school systems now teach geometry in second grade?
This is where we are.

a cube - got it
sphere - ok
cone - piece of cake
rectangular prism - um
faces, edges - sure
vertices - VERTICES?
trapezoid - I think I remember that from BASIC math.
parallelogram - did I even spell it right?

See what I mean?
I'm lost.
So guess what?
I'm not smarter than a second grader.

until then...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I don't know why, but I love to sit and look through old cookbooks. Especially church cookbooks.
They are the first place I go when wanting to try something new or to find something familiar.
I love to cook but don't really do a whole lot of it with Larry's work schedule and not to mention I have a picky 8 year old.
Upon browsing I stumbled upon this cute recipe.
Little did I know I had been working on this very recipe for many years now.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I almost wet my pants I laughed so hard at these poor babies.

until then...

I am a Christian


When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.

I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.

I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. 

    When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.

I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.

I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect.

My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.

I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,

I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Today is Beautiful Christian Woman's Day.

Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful.

until then...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

sounds too true

The time to relax is
when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney J. Harris

until then...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy moments-
praise God.
Difficult moments-
seek God.
Quiet moments-
worship God.
Painful moments-
trust God.
Every moment-
thank God.

until then...

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I am in heaven!
General Mills had to be thinking of me!
Surprisingly enough these Cheerios are NOT as sweet
as you would imagine them to be.
There is just enough of a hint of cocoa to say it's there
but still has the whole grain texture and taste Cheerios is known for.
I have to say they are so good Shelby and I eat them straight out
of the box. We haven't even tried them with milk yet!
It's a great snack just the way it is.

until then...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

you just know

you know it's cold outside when....

a free flowing fountain freezes.
a fountain outside a local real estate agency

until then...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

'Whale Wars' Boat, the Ady Gil, Apparently Sunk by Japanese Vessel - Inside TV

'Whale Wars' Boat, the Ady Gil, Apparently Sunk by Japanese Vessel - Inside TV

Holy Moly! I so can't wait for the new season to start. I've been a follower of this show for about a year or so and it is really intense!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

ice age

With the sub freezing temperatures comes ice.
One thing I have trouble getting used to is seeing the pond
on the apartment complex property iced over.

The funny thing that about this picture is that the
ducks only have a small ring of water to swim in.

Larry tried to test the thickness of the ice by chunking a
rock onto the ice thinking the consistency was more like a slushie.
To his amazement, it actually skidded across the ice.
Who'd a thunk it?

Until then...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Can you believe it?

to my
Shelby Jo!

Until then...