Happy Mother’s Day

This is for all of the women out in the world who make this a better place to be.  The husband said to me today (he woke me up at 7am grrrr), ” It’s always brighter after you get up. ”  I thought that was such a lovely thing to say to me, especially on Mother’s Day.  

Last night I was thinking I was going to put up a post on being a mom.  Then I thought how utterly un-original, a post about being a mom on Mother’s Day !!!  I think that there is just a few things that I would like to say about being a mom.  I absolutely love, love, loved being a mother.  I always knew that I wanted to have kids from the time I knew that we are the ones who have babies !!!  

Everyone of my children have taught me something valuable about life and motherhood and I can honestly say that I love each of my children.   I would not have given changed anything when it came to being a mom.  There have been days, and if you are a mom you know what days I am talking about.   Those just come with the territory.  It never gets any easier but it does change over time.

You worry and pray a lot, at least I know I did.  From the moment when they were a baby and the nurse brings him/her to you for that very first time and you get to hold them.  They grab ahold of your finger, they look into your eyes and then you are immediately hooked, 100 percent in love ❤    You wonder how will I ever get this wonderful person through life…It is truly a humbling experience.  Turn around, turn around and they are all grown up and yes you did it, with a little help along the way.  Breathe in, breathe out.  One day at a time, one step after another.  

The day comes when they are gone, leaving their handprint forever on my heart ❤  I am very proud to say that I have added beauty to this world.  I am forever blessed for being a mother ❤ …  


Sacrifice, Give Your Mom a Hug/Sacrifice

Must have a song for Mother’s Day…This is a good one !!!  Enjoy ❤ …

Hello blogosphere…Appropriate Daily Post for tomorrow ❤ … Sacrifice  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s out there.  Yes I am a mom.  I had 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl.  Everyone always asks me, “Is the girl the last one ?”  I say no.  She was in the middle, 2 boys 1 girl and 2 more boys.  I was trying to give her a sister but God had other plans.  I had 3 sisters and I wanted to have 2 boys and 2 girls.  I ended up with 3 boys and 1 girl.  Sean Patrick, our 2nd son is watching over his family from above, so I am really blessed with an angel on my shoulder.

There is a lot of sacrifice in Motherhood, but that’s what you sign up for.  I really do feel blessed and privileged in being a mom.  I have great kids and some of it’s been challenging.  You learn much about true love.  It is not for the faint of heart and it takes total commitment.  But in the end I’m pretty sure it’s all worth it.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there.  I’m making my overnight sticky buns with sausage & gravy w/biscuits and scrambled eggs for brunch.  Don’t want to go out to eat, to busy of a day to eat out.  I’m just going to chill with the hubby all day.  Life is good 😉 … 

Oh yeah, back to, “Sacrifice”  Being a mom, totally worth it ❤ !!!!  

Hands of Time…4 generations of women ❤

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Share Your World/Week 8


What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?  That would have to be ironing.  I really hate ironing.  Everything else I can handle…

What was the last URL that you bookmarked?  difference between.net Editor vs. Publisher…I think if I am going to write I should know what that is.  Editor’s edit, correct grammar, shorten…Publisher is all about the money, what’s going to sell…

Close your eyes. Listen to your body. What part of your body is seeking attention? What is it telling you?  My heart, it feels broken right now…Whatever, no one cares about that.  Just say’n ❤ …

Would you rather have a two-bedroom apartment in a big city of your choosing or a mansion in the country side in the state or country where you currently live?  I am just happy to have a roof over my head.  Definitely not a mansion, too much work, too much space…

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  It was payday last week and that’s always good.  This week I’m looking forward to my planner’s.  The planner’s always give me hope for another day ❤ …

Daily Post/Hope

 Is probably why all of us are still alive.  You can survive 40 days and 40 nights without food and water. The average person can remain conscious between 3/5 minutes without brain damage or heart damage when deprived of oxygen.  Without hope there is no reason to survive, no reason to take another breath or take another step.  Where there is life there is hope, always ❤  Blessings 

Abandoned-Daily Post

Abandoned, I am abandoning the political race…It is too depressing.  To think that the only two candidates we could come up with to run, I mean really. They both couldn’t be farther from real world.  They fly around on there mega jets and try to tell us they can make America great again.  Really, I don’t think so.  I don’t think I’m even going to hold my nose and vote for either of them.  Neither of them know what kind of world that I live in day to day.  I don’t want the government to give me anything.   I want them to keep our country safe from foreign and domestic enemies.  I want them to keep the interstate roadway in shape.  Other than that, get out of my life.  The government has pretty much screwed everything up in this country that was good.   America is a mess and we have the government to blame for that.   It’s definitely not going to get better with a President Hilliary (crooked, liar-liar, and what’s with that cough) and I can’t even watch Trump talk let alone watch him for the next four years…It is a pretty depressing political year.

It’s been a pretty bad year all around, it has to get better.  I mean the Blackhawks lost in the first round.  We don’t have any good candidates for the the presidential circuses and a circus it is going to be.  I really can’t even get excited about the White Sox yet, but hopefully the fog will lift and things will work out better than I think they will.

I did start a writing course so maybe I should just go down in my own little corner, in my own little room and start writing my book…I’m pretty sure that would cheer me up.  And I started a, “Post a Day.”  Hopefully that will brighten the day.  Blessings ❤ …

I’m going to remember one thing that I have told myself over and over again. President’s come and go but America is bigger than any president.  It is made up of you and me and we the people will always be bigger than any government.  They work for us, and we call the shots…I will always exercise my right to vote !!!  God is watching, from a distance ❤ … 

Share Your World/Week 18

Who was your best friend in elementary school?  My BFF in elementary school was Rita…We were friends all eight years.  

What things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?  Take me out to lunch to one of my favorite restaurants…PFChang’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden ❤

If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?  If I could speak to the entire world I probably would say, “Can’t we all just get along ??”

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?  I would  most definitely want to be an amazing dancer.  But I can settle for my 2 guys being amazing dancer’s because they are !!!

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am grateful for the new friends I made on my blog during the atozchallenge and completing it.  It was a lot of fun.  I’m also glad our White Sox are doing so well in baseball.  Chris Sales has started off the year with a 6/0 record of wins…B O O M !!!!  This week I’m am looking forward to a spa week which I am in dire need of.   Getting the hair done and my nails !!!  I love, love, love my friends.  A world w/o friends, well that’s just too scary to imagine…Blessings for another week ❤ One more thing I’m looking forward to this week is my one of my friend’s is coming over on Friday ❤

Very Successful Sunday/Weekend

So there is my tree Season’s and I think she’s getting her swag on rather nicely.  She is beautiful and she will not disappoint again this year.  Here is another really pretty tree by my house.  I just love the trees in the spring ❤

I can’t help it either.   I went to look for some music and all I could come up with was this…The husband turned me onto this song and I just love, love, love the way he sings this.  He sings this a lot and he doesn’t even know I love listening to him sing this.  If I told him, he might not sing it and that would be terrible.  He knows all about the guy who wrote it and it makes me love the song even more.  He told me all about Leonard Cohen and how he struggled when he wrote this song.  


IMG_4199 IMG_4202So I am experiencing a little withdrawal from the atozbloggingchallenge and don’t know quite what to do so I was working on my planner/planning session for most of the weekend.  It was a good weekend to stay in and cook.  Yesterday we had Starbucks for breakfast and I made a big pot of Chili mac w/Corn Bread & Honey Butter for dinner…It was really good.  I used a new recipe and it was delicious.  I also baked a chocolate cake for dessert.  We had bluebunny ice cream on with the cake.  Today we had cinnamon rolls (that I baked, from scratch) for breakfast and I made a couple of dozen so we have been eating them throughout the day.  For brunch I made Egg McMuffins which we both love and I juiced.  Really the weather was so bad, cold & rainy, I almost started a fire.  Once I got baking in the kitchen, it warmed up.

The husband sketched new paintings today and I worked in my planner.  I created a Midori (Journal).  I have been wanting to for awhile now, so today I just did it and it turned out pretty nice.  I used my laminator which was the first time I used it and it was kind of tricky.  The husband was ignoring me as I was having trouble getting it to work.  He was acting like, “Don’t ask me…Can’t you do this when I’m not here…”We had a great laugh when I did finally get it working.  I messed it up a little be, but it will be fine.  It was my test run and the mistake will give it character.  I’ll take some pictures of it and post it.   I’ll show you more of it later, but it really turned out very cool 😉  Enjoy the pictures ❤

This is the Midori I made. That’s the cover of the actual journal. I put all kinds of supplies inside the cover and carry that when I’m on the road. It’s not so bulky.
Planner with May planning supplies ❤
Webster Pages Planner ❤
Daily planner for May with new planner supplies ❤

And we watched the Sox win and split the series on the road !!  They had a great road trip, I think their record was 6/2 on the road, and Chris Sales is 6/0 with is pitching record !!!  How great is that !!!

Busy week coming up and hopefully the weather will improve. We are moving so I have to get started with the packing.  It’s probably my least favorite thing to do, moving that is but I think it’s time to move on…I’m sure wherever we end up, it will be good.  Have a great week blogging buddies, blessings ❤