Authentic Self

Therapy homework can be taxing on the mind and the spirit. My current homework is getting to me but then again that is the point of therapy. Do you ever hold back your feelings? Have you lost someone in your life and held it in to spare others the pain. To be strong and be a rock for them rather than letting yourself grieve? Have you ever been made to …

And the gates were opened, the mind flooded.

Things for me have been very different for a year now. I have struggled each day with things that were buried in the past. Everyone by now knows I survived childhood sexual abuse and a brutal rape later in life. What happened to set all this off? What took place that opened those closely guarded walls/gates in my mind built up to protect me? A procedure/surgery last year that I …

The Best Sugar Cookies

It’s that time of the year! Here is one of our family traditions. We bake and decorate cookies together. Years ago I met a very wonderful woman, Katie. She was great with baking anything! She and I would spend winter days in her kitchen baking tons of goodies. She gave me this recipe and we have used it each year to make Sugar Cookies and Decorate with the kids. I …

Girls, Before You Send That Racy Photo

When I was a teen we didn’t have the internet yet. No smart phone, no Facebook, and everyone I had in my life I knew face to face. Things have changed so much since introduction of the world-wide web and smart phone putting technology at our fingertips. So with new powers comes new responsibilities. Having a smart phone myself since the first droid came out, I love the ability to …

Summer Grilling

Frito Salad, Grilled Sweet Corn Lemon Grilled Zucchini Brown Sugar Honey Grilled Peaches Apple Cider Pork Chops Apple Cider Pork Chops found HERE Frito Corn Salad found HERE Lemon Grilled Garlic Zucchini found HERE Brown Sugar Honey Grilled Peaches found HERE   Another wonderful grilled item I am in love with is a blackberry, bacon and swiss grilled cheese. Not your typical grilled cheese and oh my is it yummy! …

Summer, Pool, Kids OH MY!

We are now headed into our second month of summer holiday for the kids. The great pool adventures have turned in to the water logs of days spent outside splashing and playing in the pool. We have thoroughly enjoyed our outside pool time. I’m actually getting a tan, and exercise that makes me feel better and more energized through the days. I can definitely tell the difference when I swim …

The Great Pool Adventure

It began on a rather hot day last summer. We had a pool, a nice above ground pool that we loved. But a friend offered a trade, a very good trade, for his much larger and better pool. So we took the offer. Thomas and Korbin went to the friend’s house and tore down the pool, it was poorly cared for, and packed it up in the truck and on …

New Look

After spending all day working on my blog I am finally satisfied that it looks the way I want it to! Now it is time for me to rest my poor eyes and give my brain a break. Have a wonderful evening/night and remember to be kind to each other. A huge thank you to everyone on my FB that allowed me to open up about things that took place …