My Thoughts...

(not to be taken too seriously, unless I'm serious)

I Love Life

I Love Life
Location
Missouri,
Birthday
June 28
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I love learning and am constantly delighted when that happens. There is so much I want to know and experience.

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MARCH 4, 2010 10:50PM

Time Will Tell

What is the matter with my eyes gushing with salty tears as I look  at my children's pictures pasted in photo albums?
 
Why do these fourteen albums of the smiling past  bring sadness to my heart?
 
I thought these photo- captured moments were supposed to make me hRead full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2010 11:28PM

Me at 17

To be seventeen again....a young girl/woman graduating from high school and looking forward to college. I remember clearly  possessing mixed feelings about graduating and leaving that stage in my life. On one hand I was sad....sad to leave four years of my life that I knew and was comfortable wiRead full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2010 5:33PM

I Am Insignificant

Every once in awhile it hits me how insignificant I am.
This is no clattery call for sympathy, just the truth within me,
 born from the ease at which a close friend
can speak his  love but then vanish without explanation or reason.
It takes only words of disagreement or expressiRead full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2010 6:24PM

Writhing Ecstasy....A Love Poem

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Loving,  the way my  heart desires and dreams,  will drown you in 
sultry strokes and affection, you  my delight and I yours.

 
Our  heads spinning as two bodies toss and turn intertwined and tangled
with legs, toes, tongues,
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I've never met her....seen a picture of her....or even corresponded with her personally.....and yet, her death troubles me.

One of our beloved OpenSalon writers died this past week and I can't seem to let it go. It's not that Safe_Bet is haunting me, but her death is. Why, I ask myselfRead full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2010 10:46AM

Ten Things I Need More Of

After reading Brain B's list on his latest post, I decided to make my list (naughty and nice). Actually, a list can't be naughty if it's a need, right? I found his needs to be thought provoking especially his #6. It got me thinking....and that's not always good for me. IRead full post »

no bra While it's  out that marytkelly succumbed to botox  injections and Mamoore confessed to applying a lip plumper,  I will sheepishly confess my own physical enhancement.   I now have something that never existed on my body before....cleavag… Read full post »

Every time President Obama opens his mouth, I am in awe. Not only does he make sense, his thoughts are intelligently articulated. On top of that, sprinkle some upbeat humor that would make anyone smile.
 
The State of the Union speech was another outstanding success on his part, in my… Read full post »
JANUARY 28, 2010 2:19AM

A "High Five" for President Obama!

As usual, I was impressed and inspired by Obama's first State of the Union speech this evening....and once again, filled with hope. His speech helped to clarify the past, present, and future of our country as well as  explain in a fair amount of detail what he and CongressRead full post »
For some reason, after Frank Apisa left a comment on my "Anti-Avatar" post, I ended up friending him even though I didn't like his tart remark. Out of curiosity I looked over his blog site and ended up reading his post, "Bonnie and Frank working together on gay marriage." It's a… Read full post »
JANUARY 11, 2010 8:55AM

Anti-Avatar

It never fails. I go to a movie with unusually high expectations because of all the praise....and then leave feeling slightly disappointed. I wish I could just purchase my tickets, find a good seat, and start munching on the decadent buttery popcorn without any exaggerated expectations of what is goiRead full post »

One of my quirks is that I find letting go a challenge. I have a hard time letting go of my kids who have grown up way too quickly.  I miss cradling them in my arms or admiring their faces as they  nurse. I hate it when I see a piece… Read full post »
DECEMBER 31, 2009 10:01AM

Repost: Dealing With Life's Cards

I had mentioned in yesterday's post that I would be reposting four of my posts. Today is my second repost. I'm not reposting any Editor Picks because those were read more heavily. I'm choosing other posts that I really liked that didn't get the same exposure. Hopefully, these reposts will get… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2009 11:58AM

Reposting: Feelings of Desperation

Lately I haven't been inspired to post even though thoughts and ideas are floating around in my head....and yet, I want to write. So I thought I would repost a few of my favorites in case you missed them. I realized that my favorites are usually centered around serious topics or… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2009 10:06AM

A Not So Merry Christmas

Christmas season has ALWAYS been my favorite.  I treasure and cherish the music, lights, shopping, surprising loved ones, gathering with those loved ones, the baking and the over all giving spirit of most during this time of year.  (I'll admit that last minute shopping seems to bring out th… Read full post »
green-eco-friendly-fireworks At 8:25 P.M. I drove my youngest child (son) two minutes away to view the yearly Christmas fireworks lit at our local park along the river. "Christmas On The River" is a yearly event sponsored by our town. Along with the pretty holiday lights, fun foods and beverages, Sant… Read full post »
DECEMBER 2, 2009 12:16AM

Conventionality and Contradictions

Patricia rapelling On the surface, I am a 50 year old woman who chose many years ago to be a full time homemaker and to homeschool my six children. I am still homeschooling the two youngest. The other four are adults living their lives working to fulfill their dreams. Although there were some… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 24, 2009 11:04PM

Thanksgiving Every Day

Although we celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, I celebrate it multiple times, if  not daily,  in my heart. There is so much to be grateful for.....so much to celebrate every day in my life.

I don't want you to think I'm a "holy roller" or some saint....because I'm not. I've sinnedRead full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 7:54PM

Why I Treasure Fall (photo essay)

Although Summer is the carefree and fun season, I love Fall's beauty and comfortable temperatures. It's hard to beat the the midwest when it comes to Fall. Below are some pictures I took....trying to capture the mystery and beauty of it all.....

100_0553 This picture was taken near Little Ro… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 10:34PM

Where Is TheObsoleteMan? I'm Concerned.

Has anyone heard from TheObsoleteMan? To tell you the truth, I am concerned about him. He hasn't written anything for awhile and I've sent him a couple of pm's and he hasn't returned them. That is not like him. If anyone knows anything about him....please let me know. I'm worried and… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2009 11:54AM

I Hate Menopause!

I don't like the stage I'm going through right now. As a matter of fact, I hate it. I'm sure it has a lot to do with being 50 and trying to juggle all that's going on in my life.
 
On one hand, there is no one thing that's really awful or thatRead full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2009 9:58AM

Let's Kill The Liberals!

"If you were in a room with Hitler, Mussolini, and a Liberal and had a gun with two bullets, what do you do?.......Shoot the Liberal twice. Hahaha"

I'm beginning to realize that I need to delete the Facebook friends who make stupid Republican comments or jokes, in this example. The aboveRead full post »

Even though I've been called naive and gullible a time or two, I tend to see the glass half full rather than half empty. I'm also one who can usually see both sides of an issue or an argument even though I am burdened with my own set of opinions, values,… Read full post »
OCTOBER 21, 2009 9:57AM

His Reality, My Nightmare

For those of you new to my blog site, I posted some thoughts, feelings and sorrows this past summer about a neighbor girl who died of cancer at twenty-two years old last July. Not only was she a friend of my kids, she was a beautiful, vivacious, loving and high spirited… Read full post »
What the "hell" is going on? Is Jesus too liberal for the conservatives?!
 
Perhaps I should have done more research on this topic before I posted, but the more I read, the higher my blood pressure rises. (Not really, but I do get angry....and I don't want to feelRead full post »