The south has way too much to offer

I just had to ask. Is it getting foggy out or is it just my eyes?  Spring is in the air full force.  The pollen has me second guessing what I see.   I do love this time of year, except for the pollen.  You can wash your car, and five minutes later, the pollen is back on it.   …

“Negative Nellies” are always half empty

Do you see the glass as “half full” or “half empty?” I am the kind of person that tries to see the best in everything.   I didn’t always see things in a positive light, but I learned through the years that my choice on how I see things makes a big difference on the outcome of many things. Sometimes …

Spring time. Clean time.

This is the time of year for spring cleaning.  I love to open my doors and windows and deep clean everything,  It is also the time of year to go through your junk drawers, closets and garages and see what needs to be cleaned out, put up, or thrown away. I am not a “pack rat” and neither is my …

GRITS: Girl Recovering In The South

As I was sitting here pondering over what to write this week the thing that kept coming to my mind was Minden. The town of Minden that I live in. I say that I am an outsider looking in.  But I have been here for 26 ½ years.  I have lived in Minden longer than I lived in Maine. So …

Spoiler Alert! Grandkids get spoiled the most

Now that I am becoming a grandmother  “TT” I have been looking for different and sweet things I can buy baby Specht.  I know I am starting way too early but I can’t help myself.  There are a lot of things out there that can go for either a boy or a girl.  We don’t know just yet what we …

Life lessons learned from basketball

I am seeing a lot of basketball going on this time of year and it brings back so many memories.  This is the time of year when the playoffs start.  My love for basketball goes way back — all the way to the 6th grade.  I didn’t even know back then I loved it until someone begged me to try out …

Valentine’s Day is not just about gifts

Valentine Day is upon us and what are you doing for your sweetheart?  I always try to think ahead of the game and come up with something.  We are not big into getting each other cards.  Who wants to spend five or six dollars on a card that will just be thrown away?.  I think a love letter would be …

Raising kids not for faint of heart

I have something that I feel I need to speak my opinion on.  I have been seeing this more and more and it has bothered me a great deal.  There are a lot of people having babies right now and it is very exciting.  And at the same time it saddens me how they are raising them.   I have …