August 14, 2017 – Monday

We got a response from our counter offer today.  It was pretty good, almost everything we wanted, so we countered their counter and now we’re anxiously awaiting their response.  I so hope they say yes!


My New Doo

I did it, I cut all my hair off.  The defining moment came when I burned my forearm pretty bad with my curling iron.  I haven’t been to a beauty parlor in a very long time, about 10 years or so.  My good friend Carmen referred me to her hairdresser and wow, she was great!  I love my new doo 🙂

My new doo 🙂




Renée Passed!!!

Renée 30-31 weeks…..L.C.S.W.  🙂

My super smart daughter Renée Jeanne did it!  She passed her license exam on her very first attempt!  She is now a licensed clinical social worker!  I am so very proud of her!  Definitely, the very best thing that happened today!!!


August 11, 2017 – Friday

The best thing about today was coming home to my hard working hubby.  We were watching a movie together when all of a sudden we got a tremendous thunderstorm – the kind that make you glad that you are home and all cozied up on the couch. I am so grateful for my life and for my family – I have the best husband ever!


Great Things

I decided I was going to write down, what the best thing was that happens every single day. It’s a good plan to be grateful and I wanted to be sure and remember all the great things about my life.  So….today, the best thing that happened to me was that our house is one step closer on being sold!  We got an offer the other day and we are going to make a counter offer.  I really hope our buyers agree and we can start our new adventure down close to my daughter and son in law and their new baby Jay that’s due in October!  Fingers crossed!



Bacon topped lemon cupcakes


Bacon topped lemon cupcakes


I had a hankerin’ for something sweet and lemony and decided on….lemon cupcakes.  I used a box cake mix and ready made icing this time since they were already in my pantry.  And to make them even more decadent, I topped them with some cooked, chopped bacon – oh my goodness, they were amazingly delicious!  Y’all just have to try these when you get a chance, you will be so happy you did!


I’m back

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written, but I’m back now.  What an exciting year this has been and it’s less than 5 months till Christmas!  Me and the hubby went on a fun filled vacation to Colorado and got to see Max and Sara and grandbaby Scarlett!  Renée also came and told us the wonderful news of her upcoming birth of her first child!  Then her baby gender reveal…it’s a boy and his name is Jay!  He’s due to arrive on October 7th, so exciting! Everyone is doing great!  Then we decided to sell our home and move close to family. We just put it on the market, fingers crossed we sell it soon.  Keep writing those notes to your loved ones – they mean more to them then you’ll ever know.


I’m gonna be a grandma again!

Jake and Renée – mommy and daddy to be, 2017

My beautiful daughter Renée Jeanne and her hubby Jake announced that they are going to have their very first baby in October – due October 7th!  My baby girl is going to be a mommy!  They find out the gender on May 22nd, so exciting!  Wow, life is fabulous! We are truly blessed!


Fun Idea at Work

Here’s a fun idea to do at work – write a short note that says something like “You’re gorgeous”  or “You’re beautiful”, etc., something very positive and uplifting, and stick it to the mirror in the public restroom.  Don’t tell anyone you’re the person who put the note on the mirror, it’s more fun to see their reactions if they don’t know it’s you.  Then sit back and watch all the smiling faces – you’ll be amazed how people feel so much better about themselves after reading your note!



The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

by: Eleanor Roosevelt