Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Last night I fell asleep on the couch for about twenty minutes. Just long enough to have a nightmare! I dreamed I was possessed by an evil spirit who was making me attack myself and others. I remember standing by a refrigerator with my hands around the neck of a small child who was getting a drink. The demon was trying to get me to choke the child, but I refused so the demon began making me attack and kill myself! I was screaming, "By the strength of Little Baby Jesus and Brody and all things good and beautiful, I command you to leave me!!" And the demon was tearing my body apart to get out of me. It was violent, graphic and painful! I woke up to the sound of myself choking. Horrible.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dear Old Golden Rule Days

I have been loving all the 1st Day of School pictures on Facebook. All the adorable children spit-shined and crisply ironed sporting new backpacks and perfect hairdos. I wish, however, I would have had my camera with me yesterday when I drove home from a shopping spree around 3:00pm. All of my cute neighborhood kids came tumbling off the school bus looking frazzled and disheveled like they just had a rough day at the office. Sleeves pushed up, shirttails pulled out of wrinkled uniform pants and skirts. What I can imagine were fresh bows in the little girls' hair this morning were sagging afterthoughts this afternoon. They looked hot and tired and ... happy! If I had had my camera, one shot would have been perfect for Wordless Wednesday, but for today words will have to do! Good ol' Back-to-School Days!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy Adoption Day!!

puz•zleˈpʌz əl(n.; v.)-zled, -zling. (n.)a toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort.
Two years ago today, a little ball of fur found her forever home with us! She had a rough start in life, to be sure. She was abandoned (probably for being the "runt"), was lost in the woods for several weeks all by herself, was rescued - bathed, fed, given shots, etc - and made ready for us!! This little precious angel was afraid of her own shadow and spent a lot of time hiding from us. She was scared and shy. She didn't even have a name for three days because we couldn't get to know her and understand her. She was a Puzzle! Two years later, she is a happy, healthy, bouncy delight! She adores her big sister, Wednesday, and she even got a puppy of her own, Prozac! She's still shy and still tiny, but she's perfect for us! Happy Anniversary, Puzzle!