Wednesday, November 07, 2018


                     Its been a while, I think I started about a dozen posts...and abandoned all of them.

              Time passed and I had a another birthday. When I turned 50 it didn't really phase me. I actually thought I looked good for 50 and reveled in the fact that I still don;t have to color my hair! (Thank you dad for you genes). This year however...was a bit different. It was like a slap in the face. I feel 55... really feel 55.

               I started to feel a bit down.
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  a bit sad.



Is it because I feel that the large portion of my life is behind me?


I still have a lot to look forward to.

Is it because I no longer turn heads?...

I still turn them...maybe for NOT the same reason as in my 20's, but I turn them just the same.

Is it because my baby is about to go off to college in less than a year?

No. I am sad about that but...that's not what has me in a knotted twist of angst.
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No, none of these reasons are it.

The reason is ...that soon after my birthday I realized that I can officially live in the same apartment complex as my 80-old-MOM...she lives in a 55 and over....

Bingo night and Oldies Dance I come....ugh

Friday, June 15, 2018

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~ The Art of Michael Paul Smith

     Well Hello There!  Have I got a treat for you today! If you've followed my blog for a while then you know I LOVE Miniatures. 

I came across An Artist whose name is Michael Paul Smith and he is amazing! He created his own 1950's town named Elgin Park and the techniques he uses to make this town come to life are incredible too! Does he use some fancy shmancy camera to achieve those eye deceiving photos?...Nope.. is just a regular Sure Shot Camera. Please enjoy these two videos and be prepared to be taken back in time!

                     Artist: Michael Paul Smith                 
                     Video posted to You Tube by: CBS

                         Artist:Michael Paul Smith
Uploaded to You Tube by:unclethomskitchen

               I think he is AMAZINGLY Talented!!!  I hope you enjoyed his art too!

Have a Beautiful Weekend!
 Blessings, Joanne

Sunday, May 27, 2018


              Well, It must be some kind of record my family wanted to break.

                       It was virtually unheard of.

                             It was something out of legend.

But they managed to do it.

My entire family has managed to get themselves in the doghouse all in the same day, but for different reasons
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My Son, for not answering his cell phone after my repeated calls...mind you this is a teen who's phone buzzes continuously and he is in constant communication with friends.

My Daughter for being sassy and yelling at me in the car. I don't care if you're 20....sassiness will not be tolerated.

And the Hubster for neglecting to inform me of a very important financial matter.

Yes all three are in the doghouse.

It's quite crowded in there 

In fact its so crowed...

     There is no room for the dog.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

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   Happy Mother's Day To all the beautiful Moms out there!

                                   and the ones who might not feel so beautiful too!

When I first had my daughter I knew that my body would change but I had no idea how much!

         A day after I had her the doctor came in and palpated my stomach and when he did It felt like he was mushing on a bag of jello.

After we brought my sweetie home I was....

                    let me see...


                                 how can I put it .....

                                           A FLIPPIN' MESS!

Suddenly I had no wait I did.... I was the shape of a potato.

         a big lumpy potato

                 and nobody told me that the boobs would turn into huge painful boulders after about a day of being a mom.

                         and the leaking! Every time the baby cried there seemed to be a faucet attached to them.


If I wasn't changing my blouse because of the boobs, then I was changing it because all of a sudden I was sweating all the time...I'm talking pit stains the size of Texas.

My feet were still swollen and my skin was dry.

and to top things off the Zippity Doo Daa was....was... lets just say every time I went to the bathroom, I yelled in pain...I sort of sounding like this...


Yes, Mommyhood was a big adjustment...It shocked me and it shook me

         and from the beginning...from the moment I saw the extra line on that pregnancy test.

            I knew my life would never be the same. 

              I had a beautiful new baby that I loved all my life, but I had just met.

                    Does that make sense? 

                           I thanked God for every painful, ugly moment. I thanked God for it ALL!!!! I received the greatest gifts...My Two children.

                                        Happy Mother's day!!!

                     Enjoy and God Bless! 


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Three's a Charm

             Hi All! I started two new blogs.

                        Some of you know of the one I started a few months ago. Never Ready for Company That one is a blog about trying to get myself organized, and maybe helping others along the way. The third is one I just started Tea and Devotion. That one is about my wanting to be consistent with reading God's word. I combine it with a tea time set up (which I really do make for myself) and just write about a verse or more. 10minutes2breathe is still my baby with my ramblings about everything and anything and weekly art love shout out.

I'm hoping you stop by and give them a little look-see.