Why a good sense of humor is important in life

A good sense of humor not only makes you feel better, it can make you healthier, too.  According to this article in Reader’s Digest,  “research has shown that laughing can improve immunity, help regulate blood sugar levels, and improve sleep”.  As an empty-nesting mom, I’ve found a great need for humor these days. My view this morning is a calm, scenic bay …

How to eat healthy when your husband doesn’t

  We have an ongoing struggle at our house called, How to eat healthy when your husband doesn’t.  It’s a thirty-year documentary. I started the 21 Day Fix–a  portion controlled program with color-coded containers for food, and daily thirty-minute workouts.  My daughter, Taryn, had such success with the program that she became a Beach Body coach. {Which is a big deal, considering she used …

When you go to the party alone

It’s time for “Five Minute Friday” over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:                                                      “Alone”.   Counting flowers on the wall   I attended the Five minute Friday Twitter party last night.   “Ok I’m here for the party.  Over in the corner near the punch #fmf”   Silence.   I followed …

What I learned about technology and the perils thereof

It’s time for “Five Minute Friday” over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:                                                Learn. Go. “Build a website in 5 minutes”, they said. “It won’t be hard, you can do this!”  Friends said. Yeah, that statement was meant for all the left brainers in the world, not me. You guys don’t understand.  …

When all you want is a donut

It’s time for Five Minute Friday over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:                                                hope. GO. I sped off in the black rented Camaro down the sunny Florida highway to take my man to “work”.  We come here once a month for him to be in the office.We live in West Virginia where …

Currently (A peek into my day)

Hello my peeps!  I hope you’ve had a pleasant day.  Here’s a list of things I’m doing currently:Bringing ~ my daughter Hayley back home from Ohio, having completed her junior year of college. Wondering ~ where did the year go?!? It seems like just yesterday we were walking her through Office Depot looking for a bookshelf for her dorm room. (Actually, it …

My torrential downpour hairdo

     Jim and I spent some time in Florida with our oldest daughter, Taryn, and her son Sawyer (AKA “THE grandson”).  The entire week was gorgeous with plentiful sunshine and very little rain.       Meanwhile, back in West Virginia, it has been raining for weeks on end.  Just this spring alone, we have had 4 floods in our front yard, and one of …

FLOODS AND SNOWS AND EMERGENCY ROOMS – OH MY!

     Hayley came home for spring break last week!  I always laugh at the term “spring break” because it’s nowhere near spring and we always have a snowstorm.       Last week was no different – only we first we had a flood (mounds of old snow + tons of rain), then the snowstorm.  Needless to say, we spent a lot of time at …

SNOWSTORM FUNNIES (HOW WE COPED)

     Shew, I am so glad we got back from Florida in time for the snowstorm of 2015.  I would’ve hated to miss that.             I think my people and I are beginning to tire of each other.  After all, we have seen each other within the confines of this house every day for 8 days.  All forms …

SAWYER UPDATE – giggles and pics

     It’s time for a Sawyer update, I haven’t bragged in a while.  Actually some of this will not sound like bragging because we found out that Sawyer has a sin nature.  But the little booger is so stinkin’ cute that it balances out.       He’s walking now.  At first – with arms raised in a “praise the Lord” position, looking somewhat like superman ready …