Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today I will choose to be happy.

  1. I am happy that I have a wonderful, loving, supportive husband.
  2. I am happy that I have two fantastic kids that love their mama and remind me often, especially when they think I need to hear it.
  3. I am happy that they are home with me today.
  4. I am happy that my friend made it home safe from her trip. (and I can't wait to hear about it!)
  5. I am happy that she had a fun time with her husband.
  6. I am happy that it's not freezing outside.
  7. I am happy that we got a lot done at home over the weekend.
  8. I am happy that my grandmother is doing well.
  9. I am happy that she lives with my parents now.
  10. I am happy that I got to quality time with one of my siblings this weekend.
What is making you happy?  What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Recently overheard in the House of Brownstone...

A Brownstone:  "I haven't had a nightmare in over a year, and if I do have a bad dream, it's not about monsters or movie-scary stuff, it's about random things like giant bugs, or something.  I even had a dream that BARBIES were attacking me."

A Different Brownstone:  "That could be a nightmare OR a dream...depends on how you look at it."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Well, the Happy 2009 Ten Things Tuesday list that I'd hoped to put up today is not going to happen, but below you will find Mr. Linky to add your link.  If you're new, you can find the guidelines and the inspiration in the sidebar on the right.

Please pray for us today.  Twister is sick...again, and we're on our way out the door to the doctor.

I'll try to post my ten things if the opportunity presents itself later in the day.  Feel free to come check!

Have a blessed day, a blessed week, and a blessed 2009!


Monday, January 12, 2009


What was that combination again?

So, I just tried to log into Blogger.

It has been so long since logging in, I had forgotten my password.  Nice, huh?  After trying several times, I finally found the correct combination to achieve success in this venture.

It's a bit embarrassing actually.  Forgetting my password... Seriously?  Has it really been that long, or am I just getting forgetful?  I hope it's the first one.  Not that I don't love to come here and partake in this little luxury of life called blogging...I just am not ready for my mind to start going just yet.

It has been a long while.  I know it has been.  
And I'm sorry.
One of the best things about blogging is developing your own sort of community and readership, which in turn can be forged into a form of friendship, albeit one where we are never likely to meet face to face.
It's still a friendship.
And I wasn't a good friend.
I took a necessary hiatus and neglected to tell you.
And I'm sorry.

Hopefully you will forgive me.
Hopefully we can be friends again.

I'm not sure how quickly my return from hiatus will be a full return.  
It's just one of those seasons.
I hope you'll come visit, though, as often as you can.  

I'll be out exploring the neighborhood, too.

Happy New Year to you all!