Release That Inner "Arteest" In Your Pet

Before Baylie came onto the scene, my house was decorated in the style in which I prefer.  It wasn't long before I noticed the differences in our taste of decor.  I like everything neat and tidy.  Baylie likes that lived-in look....more

One Feral Cat Colony- One Neighborhood's Dilemma

It takes just one irresponsible pet owner to produce a feral cat colony.  According to the statistics from Feral Cat Coalition, a pair of breeding cats which has two or more litters per year, can exponentially produce 420,000 offspring....more

Has Anyone Seen My Eyeglasses?

   Has anyone seen my eyeglasses? " Chances are if your are over the age of 50, it may be more often than you care to admit.  I don't mind divulging, I've ransacked the house many times looking for the illusive creatures, only to find them looped on the neck of my shirt. ...more

Single With Puppy - Life with Baylie

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Misplaced Guilt

Just recently, I found myself in the hospital. Nothing major just needed antibiotics administered by IV, or so I thought. But that's another story.  NeYear's Eve in the hospital wasn't bad. I had friends and family visit earlier in the evening, and I was feeling pretty good.  Didn't take me long to get bored watching the ball drop in Times Square beforeI drifted off to sleep....more

My Warm Southern Winter

Since everyone seems to be getting an early jump on winter and the holiday season this year, perhaps, writing about the season will get me in the spirit, even though the temperature here today is a balmy 80 degrees.  Here in the Deep South, we cannot depend on Mother Nature to give us a hint that the Holiday Season and winter are nearing as we have only two seasons here; hot and not so hot. ...more
I think I could get excited about snow if I had a climate that was hot or not so hot! I hope you ...more

My Warm Southern Winter..

  Since everyone seems to be getting an early jump on winter and the holiday season this year, perhaps, writing about the season will get me in the spirit, even though the temperature here today is a balmy 70 degrees.  In the Deep South, we cannot depend on Mother Nature to give us a hint that the Holiday Season and winter are nearing as we have only two seasons here; hot and not so hot.    I’ve always envied my northern neighbors when I see pictures on the news...more

Gulf Coast Continues to Struggle...Thanks BP

Just a short three-hour drive South from Montgomery, located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, are the towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach; home to the most beautiful beaches you will ever find with emerald green clear waters and sugar white sands.  If you are an Alabamian, this is your home away from home; a place you visit multiple times per year.  It is not unusual to experience 80-plus degree temps well into October....more

The Waiting Room... a No Talk Zone….

If there is anything we hate as a society, it is to wait.  We seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time these days in physicians' waiting rooms.  While recently doing just that,  I grew tired of texting, answering emails and flipping through out of date magazines.  So, I began to observe the people around me.     The first thing that came to mind is waiting rooms have changed over the years due, in part, to advances in modern technology; specifically personal communication devices....more

....."You Grow Old Because You Stop Laughing"

Today, while in our every Tuesday morning sales meeting, my mind began to wander; taking me back to an incident that happened last Winter. Sitting in the meeting that cold January day, while fiddling with my necklace, I realized I had my turtleneck sweater on backwards.  So, I waited until the meeting ended and slipped off to the restroom to remedy the situation.  Only we women can relate to this....more