Yesterday Lily had her first practice for 8th grade volleyball tryouts. I hope she makes the team. She was so excited afterwards. This would be so good for her. I'm crossing my fingers!! 



From one extreme to another, but alway beautiful. 

Not bad for an iPhone camera. 


Where am I?

It's June first. The year is officially half over, and where am I?  I'm stuck in the same spot I was on January first. I've not gone forward. I've not gone backwards. I'm the same today as I was that day so long ago. This is not bad, but it is also not good. A rut. That's where I am. I sit here today and think about the way things are. I think about how I'm not so sure I like how things are. A few things have recently transpired that have hit me really hard and forced me to re-evaluate my life and the direction it's going. I've had to make a couple of very hard decisions. I've prayed for God to give me, and those around me, the strength to do what needs to be done.  I can only have faith that He will hear me and guide all of us in the direction we need to be going, whether it's the direction we think we should be going or not.  Again I ask, where am I? Today I am at a fork in the road. I am choosing my path with the belief that it is the right path. It may not be the easiest path for me to take, but take it I will. It may be hard to traverse this path, but I shall be triumphant in getting to end of this path and finding myself in a better place than where I started.  Today I am at the start of my path to happiness. Wish me luck. 



Back to the Basics...

Or I should say, back to Blonde.

Just for the summer... maybe.  ;)


Thirteen years ago today my life changed in a way I never thought it could. It was a long hard day, but I'd do it again a million times over just to have my precious Lily.

Happy 13th Birthday Lily Elizabeth. 

I love you!!


And the winner is...

Resident Miss Tardy Pants Reporting late for duty.

With the state of Michigan being shut down for the last four days due to "inclement" weather I've had yet ANOTHER day with the monkeys. Who, at this point, have turned rabid. If I don't get to the store soon I will run out of Windex! Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my girls. In fact, I've even survived whole summers. The breaking point for this extended Christmas break from school is that the temperatures been averaging about -20 to -25 degrees F. Um... I can't send them outside!!!! The dog doesn't even want to go out! In fact, the other night whilst walking back up to the house, when the dog had to poo at 11:30 p.m., the wind started to gust hard enough to almost knock my big ass down and cold enough to freeze my eyeballs. My EYEBALLS!! I could feel the surface of my eyeball freezing and then my eyelashes were freezing together by the time I made it to the door. Needless to say I am ready for the weather to warm up. Not to mention we've had 20-30 inches of snow drop on us in just a few days time. Thank goodness for friends with plow trucks because it was too damn cold to use the snow blower!! On a good note though, my new winter boots, while fashionable, kept my feet nice and toasty!

Okay so enough of my drama and excuses on why I was AWOL yesterday. On to the Haiku!

Everyone had great entries. All of them evoked one emotion or another from me. The dirty mind that I have, a few of them evoked some delicious emotions! Also, what would a Haiku Monday be without a hilariously naughty RafaDe original?  All were wonderful, all were very well written. Having said that, one haiku just wouldn't leave me alone. It kept calling me back time and time again.

I am told to quit
I am told I should face facts
I won't sleep 'til dead

Congratulations Doom!
You are this weeks winner!!

Doom's first one poked and poked at me. It's still poking at me, and I still can't tell you why. The fact that it is still drawing me in is the very reason why I have picked this as the winning haiku. 

Kudos to all who played this week. I really did love them all. Thank you all for coming out to play. As always I promise to try to be more prompt in the future.

Happy Hump Day!!