Sunday, December 21, 2008

Silent Night Tag

Merry Christmas

Sometimes I think Maxine and I are twins!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas tag

Just a little gift tag for myself I made up one night....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Been a long time


Geesh it's hard to believe I haven't posted here in almost 2 months.  Have I not had anything positive to say or happen?

Of course I have.  I have attended 2 beautiful weddings this summer.

I'm slowly getting my house in order.

I have wonderful friends near and far.

Miss T survived the transition into Middle School.

Been thinking about taking some brush up sewing classes and learning more about my serger.


Also joined a PSP learning group and I am able to create now.

Looking forward to the annual Florida Christmas trip to visit the girls.  I want to see more of that area of Florida.  Tired of it just being "all about my FIL" - time for ME to have fun on MY vacation.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Between Friends

Two women friends had gone for a girl's night out.
Both were very faithful and loving wives, but they had gotten over-enthusiastic on the Bacardi Breezers.

Incredibly drunk and walking home they needed to pee, so they stopped in the cemetery.

One of them had nothing to wipe with so she thought she would take off her panties and use them. Her friend however was wearing a rather expensive pair of panties and did not want to ruin them. She was lucky enough to squat down next to a grave that had a wreath with a ribbon on it, so she proceeded to wipe with that. After the girls did their business, they proceeded to go home. The next day one of the women's husbands was concerned that his normally sweet and innocent wife was still in bed hung over, so he phoned the other husband and said, 'These girl nights out have got to stop! I'm starting to suspect the worst... My wife came home with no panties!!'

'That's nothing,' said the other husband, 'Mine came back with a card stuck to her butt that said......
'From all of us at the Fire Station. We'll never forget you!'

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Sunday July 6th

My Sunday - Nothing but sitting on a chair at the beach and flying a kite feeling the warm sun and enjoying the sound of the surf!

My kite decided to "chase" Miss T - was the funniest thing, it dive bombing her over and over.  And she actually dared it several times. 

Wish I'd had an extra hand to take pictures of it, better yet a video!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wish Pearl From T

Happy Mother's Day to ME!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A birth certificate shows that we were born; a death certificate shows that we died; pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat. Relax.   And read this slowly.

      I believe - That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

      I believe - That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

      I believe - That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

      I believe - That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

      I believe - That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want  to be.

      I believe - That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

      I believe - That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

      I believe - That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

      I believe - That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

      I believe - That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

      I believe - That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

      I believe - That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

      I believe - That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

      I believe - That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

      I believe - That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

      I believe - That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

      I believe - That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

      I believe - Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

      I believe - That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

      I believe - That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

      I believe - That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

      I believe - That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

      The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.  
'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mary Poppins

Miss T is watching Mary Poppins and being extra sweet today.  I've been out of town Tues/Wed and she was with Grammy.  Once home I got kisses and she even made me dinner - Pizza Bread. 

Moz cheese and pepperoni on hamburger buns toasted in the toaster oven.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008


If you will take the time to read these. I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis! 


I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. 

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows. 

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day. 

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. 

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right. 

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way. 

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. 

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. 

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. 

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for. 

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class. 

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts. 

I 've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. 

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds. 

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. 

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. 

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. 

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. 

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. 

I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away. 

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them. 

I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. 

I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life. 

I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. 

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A nice poem I received today:
Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only God Keeps You Going!  

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Just Thinking

Just thinking...

Life is too short for grievances,
For quarrels and for tears,
What's the use of wasting
Precious days and precious tears.
If there's something to forgive,
Forgive without delay...
Maybe you too, were part to blame,
So make it up today.
Be generous... forget the past
And take the broader view,
Cast away all bitterness and
Let the sunshine through.
If it's within your power
A broken heart to mend,
Love is all thet really matters
... in the end.
author unknown

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Beginning to Focus

Sometimes I've felt like I am just existing at work.....but for some reason the light bulb is brighter today.

I am running across things and thinking that there's a better way to manage certain items.

Maybe we needed this lull in the industry to allow us to stop and focus.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Looking back

I was looking at my picture in the previous post.  That was a great day.  The weather was perfect.  The friends were perfect!

I so want to rid myself of my anxieties about life in general.  Carefree.......not focusing on "what if".  Just go and do.  So many times in my past I "could not" do something out of fear of the unknown.

Hopefully my future, whatever it holds, will let me continue to grow outside of my box....not being afraid to take chances or travel, or even be happy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sunsetting behind the farm

Nanny's neighbor.

Winter Sunset.

The sun was a pretty orange, but by the time
I got back, it was disappearing.

It is nice living so "close" to Nanny.  She
walks this field most everyday.

85 and spry!  Whatta gal!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Peaceful Sunset

Somehow there is a peaceful feeling along side
the water, especially at sunset.

Inlet - south end of Wrightsville Beach.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Alphabets Of Happiness

"stolen" from


Alphabets Of Happiness

    Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

    B--Break Away
    Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

    Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

    Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

    Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

    Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

    Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

    Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

    Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

    Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

    Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

    Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

    Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

    Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding

    Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

    Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

    Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

    Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

    Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

    Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

    Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

    Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

    Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

    Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

    Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

    Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rear a ugly head.
      I am happy to say that I did NOT eat any of these 10 worst foods listed EXCEPT for the P'zone and YES I did share it.

    Sunday, January 6, 2008

    Thinking Of You

    Willow Tree "Thinking Of You"


    A sunbeam to warm you,
    A moonbeam to charm you,
    A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
    ~Irish Blessing

    Someone remembers, someone cares;
    Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.
    ~Author Unknown

    Just thinking...............

    It was a beautiful day in NC.  High in the upper 60's...warmer tomorrow.  Remember January came in with a b-b-b-rrr?

    I do enjoy warm weather.

    Friday, January 4, 2008

    Thoughts to Consider



    Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
           - Joan Lunden

    A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
           - Irish Proverb

    These I should post in front of me everyday!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Good to know people

    Yes, it is very good to know "people".....the kind you hear about in movies...."I'll have my people call your people"....

    My now x-roomie has a friend in the housing business who has said "Hey, call this guy ....he'll get you a good deal".

    Hopefully today I'll give him a call and wham bam thanky ma'm I'll have a new heat pump on the way and save some cha-ching!!

    Funny thing is I work in the building business myself and couldn't get this deal with my connections even.

    It is good to know people.


    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    A New Year - New Journal


    Hello J-land!  It's Sharon coming to ya just wanting to start a pick me up spot for myself.

    2008----I want it to be great.

    I want to lose weight.

    I want to be happy.

    See?  I told you it was all about ME!

    New Year's Day:  Blah.  First full day home from Florida and my heat pump is dead.  Ran the emergency heat all night. 

    Deciding to lay off the favorite soda.  I've gained so much weight since Tom and I were married in 1997 and it is telling on me in ways I do not like.

    Like bending over to tie shoes or put on socks.

    So far '08 is not so great eh?

    My Nanny fixed me my requested meal of fried chicken, dry lima's, collards, rice and biscuits.

    Then I tried to help Miss T learn to ride her bike.

    I don't have the patience for that!

    So I rode it.......rode it down to the circle in the nearest neighborhood and around the circle about 5 times.

    Can you say Ouch? and Huff and Puff?

    That's when I bailed and had the Sundrop!  Comfort drink I guess.

    My dinner consisted of yeast rolls and peanut butter.  Real healthy!

    January 2 Today I am proud to announce that I went to the mall and walked ALL corridors!  My pedometer read 2025 when I sat down in the car.

    There are 4 wings in this mall; 3 are normal and one is long.  I started out in the longest one - the Food Court area - and had a Chik-fil-A combo with fruit and diet lemonade then took off!

    The first 3 wings were OK.  Then I started #4 thinking "GO!" - don't let it beat you. 

    It actually felt good to complete this walk.

    Today:  One 20oz coffee, 1 trail mix bar and NO Sundrop so far!

    Lord, keep me on the straight path!!