Friends come and friends go. Each person you meet has the potential to be a friend. It could be the person next to you in the check out lane, or at the next gas pump. Maybe it's someone who hands you your dropped glove on the sidewalk, or someone online even. It could be your mail delivery person, or the bank teller. Maybe it's your best friends cousin, or and old friend from childhood's spouse. You never know who's going to be your next friend so be sure to always wear a smile when you meet someone new. Sometimes these friends become super close and sometimes they are here and gone. Even so each person that comes into our life does so with a purpose. Once that purpose is served they move on or you simply just move in different directions in life. The ones who are your friends for always are still in your life for a reason too. We don't always know what these reasons are, but there is a reason I assure you.

Sometimes friendships blow up or fizzle out in a bad way. In these cases, no matter how hard it is, it's sometimes better to end the friendship. "I'm sorry but I don't think I can be your friend anymore because our friendship is only hurting us both." Sometimes that's not always an option. You still see this person at social functions or smaller intimate gatherings. In these cases both parties just have to let everything go and be civil to each other. You don't have to pretend to best buds, the way it used to be, but you can just be civil and polite. It's called having class. A person with class can continue to socialize without making anyone in the room feel uncomfortable from tension.

Some friends are instantaneous friends. The moment you meet it feels as if you've known each other since you were in small pants. It's like you've been searching for this person forever without even knowing you were missing them, but once they are a part of your life you wonder how you ever survived without them. These are the friends you can go to with anything and not worry about being judged. These are the friends you should try your damnedest to never lose touch with no matter what direction life takes you both.

Sometimes a person is more of an acquaintance than they are a friend. Don't ever discount these people as not important, or classify them as "just someone I know" because you never know why they're in your life. Be grateful for those in your life, no matter who they are. And if you are in the belief that you have no friends and you are reading this, then I'm here to tell you that you DO have a friend. You have me. I will be your friend if you'll have me. All you have to do is say Hi.

Also remember, Friendship isn't about what a person can bring into your life but rather what you can bring to theirs, and if both people are willing to give to the other you can have something special.

I wish you all a wonderful week full of smiles, joy & lots of laughter!



Haiku: Speed

This weeks Haiku contest is being hosted by Serendipity over at Serendipitous Wild Moments.  Be sure to pop on over and check out all of the competition, or even throw one down yourself. With the theme being Speed it should be a quick read.... Haha!! Sorry I couldn't help myself. Anyways, on to my entry.

Up, down...Up, down...WOW!
Accuracy essential.
Hands like lightning, Damn!

This particular video was found on the Guinness World Records official web site.  

Good luck to everyone!



Soon to be new tattoo..

I do believe this is going to be part of my next tattoo.
I would like to get it on my left wrist where the model in this photo has the word 'Faith' placed. Followed up by this

on my inner forearm filling the space from the quote to my inner elbow area. Only I would probably nix the fish and add a few more flowers.. of course coloring the flowers a light purple to make them Forget-Me-Not flowers. Then I would have the branches/vines continued around my arm to encircle it and pepper the branches/vines with lots of the F-M-N flowers...

For those of you who don't know what Forget-Me-Not flowers are here's what they look like:

So.. What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, good or bad on my idea for my next piece of ink.

Hope your weekend was nice, mine sure was :)







What's what...

2012 was one Hell of a year. I'm happy to be able to say that as sad and heartbreaking as the year started out it wasn't all bad. Here's a quick timeline (sort of) to catch you up in case you missed something.


  • Bank account empty due to overspending and poor money management on our part. :-(
  • Cold as Hell yet not enough snow for the girls to use their new snow sleds from Santa. :-(
  • Watching the Sailor Senior slowly get worse from the cancer. :-(
  • Hanging out with my brother & sister in-law during these sad time. It was so wonderful to have them here with us. :-)

  • The Sailor turned 36 and I got to laugh at him when he realized that it really isn't all that old. :-)
  • Still cold as Hell, and still not enough snow for sledding. Lucky for us in the Sailors oh so advanced age he has become genius. He used the snow blower to move all the snow in the back yard onto the slide so the midgets & their aunt K, who I technically call a midget too, could go sledding. :-)
  • The Sailor Senior worsens and the Sailor takes leave from work to help with his fathers care. :-(
  • My beloved sister in-law (the aforementioned Aunt K) turned 40!! Whoot! Whoot! She doesn't look 40 (cow!!) (you know I love you ♥ )).  :-)

  • Still EFFING cold!! No more snow. :-(
  • Just now recovering from end of year financial crisis. :-)
  • Sailor Senior takes a turn for the worse. Brother in-Law is helping the Sailor take care of their dad. :-(
  • The Sailor and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. :-)
  • The short midget (Kiera) turned 7 on St. Patrick's Day. :-)
  • Later that night (st.pats day) The Sailor Senior passed away to better place. :-(
  • The tall midget (Lily) turned 11. :-)
  • Warmer weather!  :-)
  • Funeral Service for the SS  :-(
  • Family drama blow up extraordinaire :-((
  • Not much happened in May, I really can't think of anything that sticks out as special either good or bad. :-)
  • End of school year :-)
  • Started our home renovation. :-)
  • Endured a stressful home renovation :-|
  • Finished our home renovation. :-)
  • Bank account is now empty again, if not negative. I really couldn't tell you. I try to block the really bad stuff out :-(
  • Weather is HOT HOT HOT HOT and dry... Ugghhh!! :-(
  • Just finished the renovation and left the same day for a week of camping... Most miserable week outdoors ever!!! :-(
  • Came home from the worst camping trip ever to a wonderfully new and beautifully renovated home! :-)))
  • Unpacked my house... mostly :-|
  • Became sick and stayed sick for the rest of the month of July.
  • Stayed sick the entire month of August also. :-(
  • Still trying to unpack my house, mainly the kitchen. :-(
  • Prepare for the new school year :-)
  • Horrific accident involving family members (all who are well and doing fine now) :'(
  • Midgets are back in school!!!!! :-))
  • Bank account still empty... trying to recover from the renovation.. :-/
  • Go to the doctor because I'm STILL sick!! Anti's helped but boy was I hurting.. :-(
  • Weather finally cools off :-)
  • Celebrate Maggie Alice's Birthday (she would have been 5 in 2012) with friends and family. A good day indeed. Very good :-))
  • Same day I wrecked my car in a one on one car vs. deer on M43...
  • Honored the third anniversary of Maggie Alice's death. Therapeutic and heartbreaking. :-|
  • Halloween!! The girls were exactly what they wanted to be for the first time ever!! A Zebra dressed up as a clown, and a spider witch! :-))
  • Got my car back all spiffy and new looking. :-)
  • Didn't fully recover financially but we at least got all caught up. :-)
  • Thanksgiving was a simple affair with just the four of us. :-)
  • Had a sex toy party to help launch my friends new career. It Was A Fabulous Time!! :-)))
  • Got ahead financially and was able to give the girls a grand Christmas.!! :-))
  • I turned 35 on the day the earth was supposed to end....Thankfully the Mayans were wrong! :-)
  • The Crud that was going around the schools decided to show it's ugly face in our house. One Person At A Time!!! :-(
  • Despite the crud infecting us we managed to have a sick free & joyful Christmas morning & day :-))
  • New Years Eve was spent Celebrating a 65th wedding anniversary and later we rang in the new year with some wonderful friends. Love You Muffin!! :-))
So that's my year in review. There's more stuff that probably should have been added and I'm sure there was stuff I might should have left out.. Oh well, it's me and by now you should be used to the way I do things. Like I said it was a sad and heartbreaking year, yet it wasn't all bad. I know I haven't posted much this year, and that's one of the sad parts, but believe me I haven't given up blogging yet!

Until next time