It's the little things

Have a wonderful holiday weekend. And remember to enjoy the little things! Mixed media art by me, Chris Olson.  ...more
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September 11, 2001—a Solemn Moment in My Heart; a Time to Reflect

A day of tragedy and great loss; a day that will forever burn in my memory. 9/11, only three days after my 45th birthday, I was up early, sitting in my living room with the television on, a cup of coffee in hand, still waking to the day. I was watching the morning news, when suddenly the images began to appear as they were happening. Unbelievable…shocking…disturbing…surreal…. My heart instantly dropped to my stomach, and I began to cry....more
@KINGOFNEWYORKHACKS Thank you so much for coming by to read my blog, and I appreciate your words ...more

What I Learned from Irene & Billy-Joe-Bob

Well.  We made it through Hurricane Irene.  Our city looks like a war zone.  The damage is horrendous.  Had no idea.  The university here has shut down. {Universities usually don't shut down--unless the chancellor can't walk across the street from his house to his office.}...more

Preparing for the Hurricane

My blog: http://abookformydaughter.wordpress.comComing out on the other side of the hurricane with our electricity still working, our floors dry, and our store intact, I can now look back at the last few days and laugh at my approach to hurricane preparedness—a much needed release of the tension that had been building in me for days.Thursday (Two Days Until Storm):...more

My Kid Gets His Potty Mouth from Me

"Damn!", he says while looking out of the side of his eyes at me to see if there is a reaction. And there is. But I can tell by the slight sag in his shoulders that the reaction isn't as big as he had hoped. "Pardon me?", I say calmly. So calmly. I've learned, over the years, that my child, this child, is always on a mission to stir the pot. If he can make you cry, or yell, or emote in any way, he is a happy boy. He will laugh over your tears. It's an obnoxious trait, however that's not the point here....more
I always have to chuckle when people say "I just can't not do it!" If you go to church, can you ...more

Your Family, I have to love you.

Forever 17...more
@victorias_view@DesiValentine4 This is all so true, it would be so boring without these family ...more

Today's Show- "Navigating the Road between Infertility and Adoption"

Great Show! Listen NOW!  "Navigating the Road between Infertility and Adoption".   http://toginet.com/podcasts/familybydesign/FamilyByDesignLIVE_2011-08-30.mp3?type=podpage       Karla Marie Williams President, Family by Design ~ All Things Adoption (www.familybydesignadoption.com) Host, Family by Design Radio (...more

My "Marley & Me" Story!

Word of Wisdom Mom - Let's Share Our Wisdom,pass it on!...more

Don't Miss our show tomorrow morning!

  Excellent show for you tomorrow on Family by Design Radio! "How to Navigate the Road between Infertility and Adoption"....more

Monday after the Hurricane

Well, the storm has passed and we are assessing the damage to the farm.  Our apples trees were blown over.  The roots are exposed but we will do our best to straighten them out.  I hope they make it.  The children and I planted those when we first purchased the farm in 2003.  We have a lot of tree limbs on the dirt road to the house.  I have not left the property so I cannot state what it looks like in town. I cooked an early dinner last night.  Thank God for gas stoves!   I prepared lamb chops.  The topping was delicious....more
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