For the Love of Boats

If you love boats, you are in good company. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 74 million Americans spend time on boats.  Over 22 million people own boats, and that does not include small, unlicensed  watercraft.  I am not alone with my infatuation for boats....more

My Story - The Pencil stub that started it All - Part 1

She gave me the stub of a HB yellow pencil and told me to get to it. My Nana was a miserable old broad and not too many people liked her. She didn’t care whom she offended, condemned and stared at. What the hell, she’d say when she saw a fat woman wearing a too short dress. Or, wipe that kid’s snotty nose, will you? at some negligent mama....more

Darkness, Depression and All the Other Things Christians Hate to Talk About

Disclaimer: This is a post that could be triggering to those with depression - though I hope the only thing it triggers is healing <3...more

Do You Celebrate With Your Dad, FIL or the Father of Your Kids on Father's Day?

Once I had my son, there was a brand new father to celebrate on Father’s Day – my husband! This sort of created a bit of a conundrum for us on the holiday. We had my father, my husband’s father, and now my husband all sharing a holiday. Whose day was it really to celebrate with?...more
Sounds like a great Father's Day, it's nice he chose to spend it with both your dads!more


She loved hummingbirds. We always had feeders filled with sugar water tinted ruby red for her little friends.  My Gram would point them out, knew them all by their colors and personalities. I always loved the blue and green ones the best.Sitting on the front porch in our rocking chairs, she’d sip her iced tea and watch the little guys come buzzing up to the feeders. She had two seats out there, one for her and one for me....more

Single Mom, Single Friends & Stepford Wives

My college friends that are twenty-somethings spend their weekends at the beach, reveling in the glory of meaningless drunken flings and planning fun trips to places that are notorious for cheap booze and strong ties to the Cartel....more

No More!

Wow!  Went deep this week, didn't we?  Enough of that!...more

Time to Crush Goals - Monthly Goals, June 16 - July 30

Wow. Thank you for the response on yesterdays post ! After a brief hiatus from blogging, it felt good to dive back in and receive such a warm response from everyone on this post!...more

29 - The Year of Crushing Goals

It’s hard to believe that I’ve entered the last year of my twenties. I have to constantly remind myself that I am an adult. And I have been adult for several years. There are times when I still feel like I just turned 21, and I don’t have a worry in the world, but in reality, I’m in my late-twenties, with bills to pay, a wedding to plan and a full-time career.29 is shaping up to be a pretty big year with our upcoming wedding and our goal to purchase a home of our own. We have a lot to look forward too....more

The Speed of Summer

Every year around this time a huge red and white tent is erected on the corner of the county highways that intersect near my house.  Every year I think the same thing, “It’s awfully early for fireworks, isn’t it?” And every year, it dawns on me that it is already the middle of June, that it is in fact not too early for fireworks to be on sale, and that time is a capricious tease....more
Susan Mary Malone You are welcome.  I've had to revisit my own words these last few days.more