The Sum Total of Me

"You are lovable. I love you. You can love yourself." ~My Someone Special

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My comment on Dooce's Post for today...

This post made me feel "yuck" and so sad inside. It's as if we're all in these different clicks, much like high school. We have the luv dooce click, the hate dooce click, the those who have click, the those who have nothing click, her family is ugly click and on and on and on...

But why? Is it fear, jealousy, insecurity or just stress from this messed up world we live in! I don't claim to know, but can we just all get over ourselves for a second. I know that when I read your post about Leta's first day, your words inspired me to "want" to be a better mom (or just a better person). And any blog, book, tweet, quote, song, video that gives me that feeling is so worth my time.

And if the blogger, author, twitter singer can afford $24 mascara, GOOD FOR THEM. That doesn't make me less of a person or angry, it makes me happy that someone has found something they enjoy, why wouldn't we want the best for someone else...sounds corny, but that's just love and love is a universal instinct!

Dooce gives it to me through her words, my daughter gives it to me through her humor, my husband gives it to me with his crazy quirks...and I hope that at some point, that those that are so angry...will find someone to give it to them. We all live under the same sky, and when it's all said and done...Patrick Swayze's character in GHOST is right, all we can take with us is the love...


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


It has been so long, I feel like I am in a foreign land. Blogging again? Maybe...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I had to sit through a two hour staff meeting, and my lower body became numb. Not the best feeling in the world.

I took a break from crying about being so far away from the family, during tough times. Is it possible to die just from pure sadness? Life can take some weird turns and you just have to wonder to yourself, "What just happened...?"

I got a warm feeling, when my dad said *goodnight* over the phone.

I wondered why must teachers be FORCED to dress up for Halloween. It's just not fair.

I loved having lunch with my son, daughter and husband...for 30 minutes we were a family again!

Sweet dreams, jelly bean!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Buddy...

My sister enjoyed my blogging, only because she could take a peek into my life without getting into my face; so to honor her *Birthday* that I missed this year (I know, I'm a bad sister) I thought I would give her a little peek again. You will always be my buddy, you know that right!?

Only Love,


What Can I Say, He's A Family Guy...

People that I love dearly need some cheering up right now, so I searched the archives and found this picture from Halloween of 2007. If you've never seen the show Family Guy-I don't blame you one bit! However, the husband and the kid were gawked at like celebrities, a smash hit I tell you.

Smile sissie, I love you.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

When Tragedy Strikes...

Isn't it amazing how it brings family together? I ache something awful to be with all of them right now, but circumstances beyond my control make it difficult for me to be there. My love and thoughts are with you all.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I miss you...I can't stop crying because I miss you so much. Holidays are tough, tears are fresh, you broke my heart by leaving. I love you so very much, I can't wait for my feet to touch Louisiana soil. Louisiana will always be where my mom IS. ;) I found this poem and it helps:

Loss of Mother Poem

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something --
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

~ Author unknown