Making Friends? I think I am.

Making friends in this big beautiful blog world is something that I never ever thought would happen. I may even be using the word friends too lightly in this case, but I'm going with it anyway! I didn't even really realize that I would 'meet' people who have struggled with what I have or that would ever be curious enough about my story to read these exact words I'm typing right now. It seemed silly. I told myself the blog would be a bit of an online journal and that would be it....more

What's it All About?

A blog that began talking about horses, morphed into the Big Move, that was moving from Oregon to Hawaii. After 7 months on the Big Island we loaded up a car, a pickup truck, a shipping container, one daughter, one seventeen month old grandson, two dogs, two cats, one husband and one narrator. Then like the Beverly Hillbillies, we rattled away for Southern California.....more

Dying My Hair


I am adventurous in trying new hairstyles but never tried to dye my hair, though I'd love to try ...more

True Confessions of a Corporate Slacker: How I Prepared for My Inevitable Layoff and the Rest of My Life

When a company with over 350 employees shrinks down to barely 200, the Human Resources Director also suffers job shrinkage. I began working with the company in May, 2002 as an A/P clerk and worked my up to HR by May, 2009.  Since then, my work load had changed dramatically.   Gone were the busy halycon days of constant interviewing, hiring and training.  We didn't hire because we were losing contracts, and no one seemed to want to pay for our services.  After a while, even the hordes of daily requests for employment verifications from other companies ...more

Blogging: Words that Matter A Personal Thought

A single word that could change my life: Multitask. If I could have an octopus of a mind capable of doing eight thing at once what a wonder I would be. Read More>  Read my Blog: Homeschool Reviews and Resources ...more

I'm going to SXSW!!!

Before I head out the door to Austin for this amazing event to get the very best Social Media has to offer and bring it back home to you. Do you have any questions or special requests? I can't promise I'll get to everybody or do everything, but it's an exciting opportunity to learn, meet new people, and to take in the sights and sounds of Austin, the big sister city to my beloved Athens Ga. :)...more

Survey Says?

Follow my blog "Rub Some Dirt On It" at I am very excited to share that I am going to be featured as a guest blogger on a fabulous, funny, stylish blog called "A Taste of T" while the author is out on maternity leave.  I am going to contribute to her "Awkward Moments Monday" spotlight, because God knows I can be awkward.  ...more

On Blogging, Copycats, and Plagiarism...

There are some things in life that frustrate me more than others. People who drive 15 miles under the speed limit and then want to ride your bumper when you pass them; people who feel the need to tell you every single bad thing about a person or a place before you ever meet or experience things yourself; and people who can’t conjure up their own creative ideas and feel the need to steal and copy the creativity of others. I was strolling through Walmart the other night with the hubs, and something caught  my eye....more

Social Media by the Numbers: Fill(ed)-in-the-Blank Statistics

Fair Warning If you are thinking of starting a blog, be warned....more