Showing posts from January, 2010

Now really, how hard is it to give someone a compliment? Not hard at all......

These guys are my new favorite HEROES!!! So go on, pay someone a compliment today!! Rhonda~

Was I SUPPOSED to make cornbread???

My mom is really funny.  More so now than in the past, she doesn't realize that she is funny.  And I never know when she will pop up from her apartment in our basement with some funny question or anectdote.  But Saturday night, much past what is normally her bedtime-she popped upstairs, and asked, "Did you make some cornbread?"  "Hmmm...........", I thought. What would give her that idea? I know the cooking smells in my house somehow fall, in addition to rising. And in the basement you can always smell what is cooking, but I had made stir fry for dinner; not cornbread.  I am glad my mom likes my cornbread.  Please don't go thinking "Well, yeah-she's trapped in your basement-she would like anyone's cornbread cause she can't make it anymore."  My mom loved my cornbread before she forgot how to make it, and came to live with me.  I never mastered her home made buttermilk biscuits (although, much to my hubby's dismay, I tired!), my firs

Just $1 for Haiti

How often do we waste a dollar?  Leave it in a pants pocket to get washed, AND dried, lose it in our car, buy a drink from a vending machine.... you get my drift? I am as guilty, if not more, as everyone out there-but I can tell you right now-that one dollar can go a long way in another country right now.  I'm sure all of you have heard about it by now-the devastating earthquake that trembled Haiti on January12, 2010.  The devastation is so massive-it's unfathomable-they can't even put numbers on it yet-numbers of the dead, injured, missing, orphaned-those are things almost all of us can't even begin to imagine having to deal with.  I wrote here  about two men from our church who went to Haiti last year, to help with buying medicine for children in the hospital, food for families and trying to figure out the best way to get clean drinking water to thousands of people who need it desperately.  One of those gentlemen has a Charity that raises money for Haitians.  Here'

Happy Birthday Dad..............

Seventy-six years ago today my father was born in Mobile County Alabama. He grew up in southern Mississippi-Pascagoula to be exact, with an alcoholic father, who was a very stern and strict disciplinarian. He left home at a very early age, and had a rough time of it. He used to work on farms, shine shoes, anything he could do to get by. During the time he was growing up, times were very hard, and the 50's ushered in the age of Rock and Roll. He met my mom, and married her in 1954-after knowing her for only 6 weeks. It lasted over 50 years, and only ending with his passing. I remember growing up, he was very strict, and sometimes even mean-but I still loved him. He was a lot of fun too. Because he had relatives in Alabama and Mississippi-we always went there for summer vacations. We could stay AND eat cheap-and that always included either staying at the beach, or visiting it while we were there. My fondest childhood memories are those times I spent at the beach; bodysurfing

Baby It's Cold Outside!

It has been unusually cold here in the Metro Atlanta area.  I keep our thermostat on a crisp 69 degrees-cause my mom feels the need to blast her basement heat on 84-and so I am sure we get some of that upstairs too!  Anywho-my puppies are always cold-and wanting to snuggle.  Peet (my dog) is a tough one. He's survived the swift kick of a protective mama deer a couple summers ago, then that same year, in the fall, he narrowly survived a bite from  a Copperhead snake.  He likes to act tough-but he's really a softie-and will snuggle with anyone when he's searching for warmth.  Evidenced by the photos below- He doesn't like to admit that he even really LIKES Penny-but he was searching for some body heat.  His ears are back-he knew I was coming with the camera. But he's a bit bored by my fascination of his secret love for the Pennster. But he needn't feel embarrassed, or humiliated -everyone is searching for heat. Lady is just more "laid" back about it! And


I know-that sounds scary doesn't it? Do you know what that means when you're on a school campus? I didn't either until today. Today is the first day of my winter qtr. of my middle aged education. Before my favorite totally perplexing Algebra class started-our professor went over the emergency plan on the wall. I'm not sure why no one last qtr did that-maybe because I wasn't in the main building. But today I found out what CODE RED really means on this campus. It means that we lock the door to our classroom, turn out the lights and get as far out of view of the small window in the door as we can-OUT OF SIGHT!! At first I thought-pffffftttt-why would we do that? Then I recalled past events-like those on the campus at Virginia Tech, and how, if they had been aware-those students might have been able to do the same thing-and maybe more lives would have been saved. I also thought of the Ft. Hood tragedy-and how they might have done the same thing had they been aware of

It doesn't get much sweeter than this.........

I got to take pictures of two of the sweetest little ladies I know this week-here's a sample.......   Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing them with me!!!

Busy as Beezzzzzzzz..........

My New Year started off GREAT! I've been taking a lot of pictures and loving it.  I'll post some here soon-so you can feast your eyes on the loveliness and baby sweetness!!!  Hope your New Year has started off well too! Rhonda~