Welcome to fall, next is Christmas

My favorite time of the year is fall! I love to wake up on a crisp morning and have coffee on the back porch. Now that I live in the country I get to hear the roosters crowing in the morning. That is music to my ears. I haven’t ventured out to get my own chickens, but after I get …

Being nice doesn’t cost anything

After watching and listening to people over the last couple of months, I have come to the conclusion that some people don’t know how to talk to others. I used to be one of those people. I didn’t care what I said or how I said it. I was so wrong in that. I am a straightforward kind of person …

Storms of life and parental advice

As I watch the many storms that have been forming in the ocean recently, they remind me of the times we have storms in life. I recall several storms which my family and I have been through. As I look back, I can see the hand of God at work in all of them. We have had the best of …

Don’t make yourself promises you won’t keep

I am reading this book that is really good right now called, “Girl, go wash your face.” One of the quotes in it really struck a nerve. It made me stop and think. “You are in charge of your own life, sister, and there is not one thing in it that you’re not allowing to be there.” Think about that …

Coaches were tough, and that’s what we needed

The return of students to school has me thinking back to when I was in school. If I could go back, I would do high school over again. To be honest, I hated school but I loved sports and miss them so much. I would say I held my own in sports. I loved my coach. Well, we had a …

Getting one’s health back takes commitment

As most folks in town have noticed, my husband and I are on a health journey together. It is something we decided we better get a handle on before we turned 50. When we first met, I will tell you, he was as skinny as a board. Me? Not so much. But he fell in love with me anyway. Shortly …

Working for tips only works when you do

One of my favorite jobs in my early career life was waitressing. I totally loved it. I would do it again if the opportunity came around. I worked as a babysitter since I was ten years old then went to waitressing. And I thought I was pretty good at it. I did make great money back in the day. I …

No need to be a ‘Negative Nelly’

I have been dealing with people lately that are always a “Negative Nelly.” No matter what happens in their life they always see the negative side. Listening to people like this enough, can start to bring you down. I think it is time to put myself in “timeout” again. Yes, I said timeout. From time to time I put myself …