oh, gentle reader, grab something yummy to drink and meet me back here, ok? i have lots to tell you and so many pictures to show you! great to see you back here! my drink of choice is a caramel apple cider! yum-o! so last thursday morning i took kiroman to the airport so he could jet off to rochester,... Read more →


where you were so grateful that you did not have to leave the house? because you knew if you did leave the house that you would forget your hand bag in the grocery cart but not even realize it until you got to your car and couldn't unlock it [ because my jeep has that keyless entry where you just... Read more →


it truly is, gentle reader! twenty-seven years ago tonight, i married my very best friend! i can hardly believe it's been twenty-seven years...until i look at this: oh.my.word. december 28, 1985 was soooooo long ago! i can remember like it was yesterday! i remember decorating the hall that morning. i remember getting dressed at the church with my bestie girl... Read more →


holy cow, gentle reader! i am so freaking excited to share this story with you... kiroman and i are blessed to have one of the most awesome kids ever!!! and i mean ever! if you know teen ager, you know that she lives very strictly by her moral/ethical code. her standards are supreme. there are no contradictions in her life.... Read more →


and it's definitely not for the timid. everyone has a past. things that stab them right between the eyes. old grudges. old shame. regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. in the end, we are... Read more →


the root of all evil is... did you answer: money? if so, do you understand that nothing could be more wrong? before there was money or even bartering systems, there was plenty evil to go around! it's true! neither money nor greed will destroy humanity and they definitely will not ruin the life of a single individual. those are merely... Read more →


for realz!!!! so not used to this kind of temp, people!!! ok, the pic on the left was taken about 12:30 this afternoon and the one on the right was about 8:30 tonight...see the green light in the top right corner? that means my headlights were on, folks! that means it's really really hot here! we really haven't had that... Read more →