Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm reading a book....

...for anyone that knows me, that is not a shock!

I just started it, so I really don't want to announce it just yet...I've read about 30 pages and it is a tough read...a little's about alcoholics/addicts and addiction.

I have a long line of these people in my family...both sides and as far back as I can remember. I have friends that suffer also.

The subtitle of this book says: Every negative thing you have always wanted to know about Addicts and Addiction...but were too afraid to ask.

Now, I know that just the connotation of "every negative thing" is not something we want to dwell on, but I have been through this enough to know....knowing all I can find out cannot be a bad thing. Being informed of the good as well as the "ugly" is empowering.

This is what the back page says about the author: ....was an alcoholic who started drinking at age 12, became an ordained minister at age 21, a full-blown alcoholic at age 34, and a full time recovering addict and chemical dependency counselor from age 45 to the present.
He should know.

Other news: I have my house up for sale...some traffic, but no offers. It's been for sale for about a I'm not at the panicking stage yet.

Kelsi has started her Senior Year at Evangel...the time really does fly by....she was sitting on my bed last night talking about the coming year and she just kept saying...I don't really think I'm ready for all this....she has wished her life away and now the big moment is here and she doesn't think she is typical of teenagers!!!

Cason is growing by leaps and bounds and amazing us all everyday....he's still fighting his allergy/asthma...whatever it is...but he is fighting!!

Passionate Homemaking...awww, I just love the name of that blog. She has some great recipes, advice and wisdom.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Bunny and the Little Man

Saturday, the Easter Bunny was at Bass Pro - so Brandi, me, Donna (Brandi's mother-in-law) and a friend of Brandi's all struck out to take Cason to see his first Easter Bunny...

He did really well, he's really not old enough to be frightened, but the look on his face...."'cuse me ladies - but WHO IN THE HECK's lap am I sitting in!!!!"

I think he may be traumatized for life!!

Anyway, we had lunch walked around and just enjoyed a beautiful day...

He went to sleep behind these sunglasses and we didn't even realize it - we thought he was just a good kid......

Here is a great website and blog - I love this lady's way of thinking - very old fashioned or maybe the word is "traditional"...whatever, I love it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


...that's a song, isn't it??
Had a great weekend - kept Cason Friday night, while his Mom and Nonna had a garage sale.
Did a little re-arranging and decorating around the's that time of year, ya know!!
Last night was our book club meeting, we read "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane of the best books I have ever read...(of course, the book I just finished is ALWAYS one of the best books I have ever read!!)...and I have read a lot of books. I think it was one of the best books for everyone in the book club - we were trying to talk over each other and really gettin' into our discussion. The people at the next table were wondering what in the world were we so excited about...we were at a local catfish was VERY good.
Saturday night we went to a local crawfish restaurant (I live in Louisiana, ya know!) - we sat out on the back porch and had a great time. (Me, my two daughters, one son-in-law, brother and a ton of friends)

My favorite son-in-law and my brother - they kinda look alike!!!!! especially with the same shirt on!!!

...and my two favorite girls, they are kinda "prissy" crawfish eaters though!!!

Today I am back at work and will go to Kelsi's softball game tonight....
and to leave you with.....the custest cowboy you have EVER seen!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hello...Hello....Anyone there.....

...don't even ask....I'm not even going to say anything about my big ole' long absence...I'm just gonna start from, let's go....

Well, this is one of the things that has kept me very busy.....the cutest little bugger in the world (to his Nonnie anyway)..Cason Gage...he is almost 5 months old....we are having so much fun with him.

Ya know I was just thinking today....does anyone keep a checkbook anymore....with debit cards and automatic bill paying....checks are almost absolete.

A friend of mine told me the other day - she was at the cashier counter paying for her purchases and she was writing a check and she overheard some young girls behind her complaining because she was taking so long....they said..."OMG, she is WRITING a check!!"

I don't really keep one - I get on line everyday and check my balance and see what has posted and what has not - I write maybe 2 - 3 checks a month...mainly for utilities. I really think writing checks will fall completely by the alot of other paper!!!

Just something to think about.....

This is a great BLOG if you like to cook and try new recipes. She is a Texan living in New York (could it get any worse!!) - a great writer!!