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

Friday, August 31, 2007

Indian Summer...

Lately, it has been hotter than hell in my neck of the woods. So yesterday we're driving to soccer practice, and my 10 year old daughter is just "not feeling" the heat--and she said, "I hate Indian heat."

Me, "WHAT did YOU SAY?"

"Mom, you know the hot INDIAN SUMMER."


Should I tell her now that Indian Summer hasn't even arrived yet? ~_^

Happy weekend, jelly beans!


Monday, August 27, 2007

I Have a Half Smile on Today...

Little Willow starts school today! Yay! One down and one more to go. Happy Monday, jelly beans!


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dear Blog,

I feel bad that you've been neglected, but life just seems to get in the way sometimes. You know the drill, busy running around getting the kids for "back to school" mode...sinus infection from hell...no time for myself (but I will make time)...worried about returning to school for myself, I start the week after the kids...and just so many, many, many changes.

But the good news is...I miss you, and exactly six days from now we will both be "saved by the bell"; that wonderful school bell, which means more time for us to develop our blogger relationship. Damn those kids, he wanted them NOT ME. heehee! I love you, hubby. I'm so trying with housewife thing, but I totally suck at it. Patience, remember patience is a virtue.

I hope all is well in the blogger world, jelly beans!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Love a Beautiful Blue Sky!

I took this picture from my hotel room window last weekend. The nice thing about getting a camera for your birthday, is that you tend to stop and take in life at the present moment, and if you're lucky, snap a piece of it--just for the pleasure of it.

Where I live, you can almost bet that you will wake up to this beautiful weather, and it's a true blessing from nature...thank you for that!

Happy Sunday, jelly beans!


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Dear Mom,

Lately, I've come to miss you like something awful. I am very careful not to put you up on a pedestal, just because you've gone to heaven. Those closest to us knew that our mother/daughter relationship was so stormy at times, that it could rival Hurricane Katrina! Some of our conversations so heated, it left nothing but destruction in our paths and caused havoc on the emotional front. And like so many did during that awful hurricane, all we could do is wait it out.

Yet, I can't ignore the soft side I had and still have for you. It's come alive through your grand daughter. She recently returned from spending a week in Louisiana. She spent the night at your house, ate dad's wonderful banana pancakes and fell in love with her aunts all over again.

While she was there, dad let her go through some of your jewels--you know the beloved *suitcase*. And she picked some lovely things, but what strikes me most is how tender she is with your jewelry. Fussing at me if I wear it while I'm eating messy seafood, like boiled shrimp or crawfish. The other day, I forgot to take this lovely ring off before swimming, and she almost took my head off. You see, in her young mind that ring symbolizes, YOU, her genie in a bottle that made all her wishes come through. Did you read that in the note she slipped inside your coffin? I know, isn't she amazing.

Also, being that one daughter that couldn't exactly appreciate the bread machine that you gave me for Christmas, and damn my little sister for telling you that I traded it in for a VCR. heehee In that same way, I couldn't really appreciate your love for gold, white gold or a good piece of jade when you were alive, you always sensed this too! But guess what? I do now Mom. I realized that you loved it, like I love beautiful stationary or pretty boxes or a nice blog design and I just smile. It makes me miss you though, because I don't look at jewelry the same anymore.

I long to hear your voice, see your smile, hear you say "I love you" on the phone, what I would give to hear you call me "baby" or "devil" again...I loved you voice when you were being your authentic self, even if it was rare. And I know you're smiling from heaven, because I love the necklace that dad picked out for me and sent home with Little Willow. It's beautiful Mom, and I promise to wear it someday in honor of you.

Do they have jewelry stores in heaven??

Infinite X's & O's


Monday, August 6, 2007

Having it His Way...

The husband asked me over the weekend, if he could get me drunk and have his way with me? I said, SURE WHY NOT. I was in a generous mood, and alcohol is always a good start. heehee

Of course, checking me into an adorable boutique hotel, and telling me to RELAX can definitely get him his way...wink.

Wait--you remembered that I love Keith Urban, score! Besides, his way is always better. Thanks for a fun weekend, babe!


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Little Willow is Home = Fun Tags

SWIMMING sunshine love JAMBALAYA iPod ice cream Diver Dudes goggles BANANA BOAT louisiana giggles HUGS strawberries and cream SUPER STRING airport silent ball water basketball MOVIES The Contract BLOCKBUSTER smiles sweet dreams XOXO family

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Shut Down For Today...

True Willow is taking off for today, to spend time with the husband and the son. Smile, it's almost Friday.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Birthday to My Someone Special...

I heard this "old song" on the TV show 7th Heaven, while watching it with LW one morning. I thought it would be perfect for her special day; considering what a change she has made in my heart...she replaced all the broken parts.

Is it wrong that I love Ronnie Milsap? I've been a fan since 8th grade.

Smiles for you all day long!

Only Love,


What a difference you've made in my life.
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh, what a difference you've made in my life.

What a change you have made in my heart
What a change you have made in my heart
You replaced all the broken parts
Oh, what a change you have made in my heart.

Love to me was just a word in a song that had been way overused
But now I've joined in the singin'
'Cause you've shown me love's true meanin'
That's why I want to spread the news.

What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh, what a difference you've made in my life.