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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Artsy Fartsy.....Simple things...and Leaf Art


     Feeling kind of blah lately.

            It could be the cooler weather.

                 It  could be the anticipation of a stressful situations on the horizon.

                                   I have never been a big sharer of woes.

                                   except when I write of course.

                                   There in those blank pages I write about everything that worries me, saddens me and  angers me. I even have a prayer journal where I thank God first for his blessings in my life. Writing is my escape.

                               Simple things make me smile. I am happiest when I am with my family. I breathe easier when we are all together. I know that soon will change. College-age kids will be off sooner than I think... So I treasure every moment with them. We all know that our love for each other is unconditional~ I will never ever stop loving them...no matter how messy their rooms are! Together we have experienced enough to fill books that may be titled  what the heck is going on now!?!  ..how to survive this and that    and I'm OK you're OK too right?


                                     Simple things...

                                               Quiet time....

                       and when troubles come my way...

                               I simply push them aside so that I can see the light behind the darkness. It keeps me up and ever present in "Hope"                                          

                                                 It's all good.

        I found this artist and his name is Norman Paper and in this video he makes beautiful art with leaves. He creates and before you know it...its gone. Life is like that too.  Go with the flow, don't stress the petty stuff and look forward for the next moment that will make you smile. This is what I keep telling myself~



Enjoy the moment~Blessings, Joanne

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Here comes the cold weather...Yuck Yuck Pooey Pooey!

                           Well, here it is again.

                                                        The Fall.

                                                                      I promised I wouldn't cry...but

                                                                       Crying sad reaction gifs

I can't help it. I don't want to be a party pooper but whats so great about Fall and winter?


     He's saying...  

"OK, they looked pretty at first...but now I'm over it"
                                            Animals Autumn animated GIF

   and once all the leaves are finally bagged...then we can look forward to this?
                                                   cameron diaz slips and falls on ice

       and no mater how small the patch is...someone is bound to slip on that ice
                                              baby walks on ice for the first time

I have to admit that it takes me a WHOLE LOTTA effort to appreciate Fall and Winter.

Sooo...I'm going to start with a nice cup of hot chocolate

Yep, that's what I need to get me in the groove of this not so groovy weather

a nice hot cup of sugar coma inducing yumminess 

and while I am in that sugar coma......I'll dream of this.....

Bye Bye butterfly bush, see ya next year


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'Til The Cows Come Home.....

Hi all,
          I found this video and I just had to share it with my bloggy buddies...

I Just love this Guy. His name is Farmer Derek Klingenberg and he has the most awesome videos. In this one he plays the Lorde song "Royals" and watch who comes home to listen....

and as if it couldn't get any cuter...toward the end they respond by singing a bit too!

Enjoy...and I hope this made you smile!

                 Blessings, Joanne

                       Video Posted to You Tube by: Farmer Derek Klingenberg

Monday, October 06, 2014

College Night

   Soooooooo, tonight was College Night at my Daughter's High School. This is where tons of different college representatives set up an information area for the kids and their parents.

At 6:30 the corridor was already full with parents and their kids. We were happy to be there and curious at what these Colleges had to offer.


All of the representatives were helpful and friendly and full of enthusiasm. We gladly walked around to all the schools informational areas and asked questions. We were pleased with what we saw.


We have gotten over the "tuition shock" and have accepted that it's going to be rough, but with scholarships ( please God) and hard work and determination we can get through those years and help our daughter become a College graduate.


Yessiree, We are going to be okey dokey



At the end of the college night, my daughter said " Sheeze, it looks like I'll have to get my Masters to work as an O.T. (Occupational Therapist) Thats 6 years altogether....If I added just a few more years to that... I could be a doctor....

                  I might as well become a Doctor...."  

Medical School?


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Four Year College Will Cost More Than my HOUSE!

             My Daughter came home the other day and had an envelope in her hand. It seems that she qualifies to be in the National Honors society. Needless to say Her Dad and I are thrilled.

She also had in her possession a booklet of all the colleges that will be represented on College night at her school really soon.

I flipped through the book and this is what I saw under Tuition and room and board for the 
2014-15 year 

Tuition & Fees (all students):$40,670
Room & Board (freshmen)*:$14,490
                         $55,160     FOR ONE YEAR! 

What The Frig!!! This is not even an Ivy league school!....ok, now I have to check the tuition of other Schools...I'll be right back.

Talk amongst yourselves...

  Here's a topic...The Partridge Family was neither Partridges or a family...discuss.

Ok, I'm back.




Sarah Lawrence--63,472

University of Southern California---62,031


No worries......

           Her Dad and I have a plan


                        Hey, I didn't say it was a good plan....