Monthly Archives: August 2014



It is time for a new Start

The amusement park rides have come to a stop.

The fairs and festivals have come to a Close.

There is a new shade of Hue-

It’s called a season of fall or autumn

Attracting us to,

 The change of colors on the trees ,

to the many different browns, oranges, yellows, ambers,

and other colors of fall.

The Ordinary becomes Extraordinary.

Yes, the days become longer- for the

Children especially.

Teachers introduces themselves,

as do the students.

Outlines of class rules are listed

on the chalkboard.

Children comply, or visit the office,

and lose time from recess- Oh no!

Parents take a break from all the Looneyness!

Yes, they reminisce, and they may be a bit tear stricken-

When  “Johnny”  enters kindergarten.

But memories were created with the flash of a camera, or the

creation of a video, or the snap of a wrist,

and writing skills

Taking up pages in a journal-

And believe it or not,

The older WE get,

Time Flies.

Summer will be here before you know it,

And the children will break once again from school.

So enjoy the crisp Autumn air, and

the smell of pumpkin spice,

the views of fall’s harvest;

enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and

the Christmas holiday hustle and bustle.

Because S.C.H.O.O.L.  WILL be out,

Quicker than you know,


Students will-

Chill out in the summer

Heat and enjoy the

Ocean breeze as well as

Other summer activities with family and friends,

And let’s just face it-


Look up to us- to make memories happen

Before S.C.H.O.O.L. repeats again!

So remember to live, laugh, love & be happy ALL the time!

Caretaking: Codependent You May……………#2

feel anxiety, pity, and guilt when other people have a problem.

Wow.  Does this happen often.  Especially with my oldest son.  Not so much with my husband or my younger son.  However, if something isn’t right, my oldest son has a way of making me feel guilty.  We are A LOT a like.  That may have something to do with it.  I am not sure.  Let me give you a for instance:  Husband brings home a bike for my youngest son and not my oldest.  So when my husband isn’t home, my son tries to make me feel guilty as to why he should have a bike also.  I mean he is older.  What has he EVER done to not deserve that bike?!  It’s a race bike.

Or- my older son bought a 30 microsoft points card and downloaded the points onto the xbox so that he could buy a game.  Yet there was an age restriction.  He pulls the guilt trip with me again.  Great there is only one more day of the sale, and throws a temper tantrum – “I wasted my money buying this card.”  “There’s NOTHING you can do for me MOM?”

I just feel so bad that he does these things and my hands are tied.  He plays right into my emotions.  Yes, I feel anxiety, pity, and guilt when other people have a problem- especially when they are people that are close to me.  Qualification 2- MET


What are your thoughts?  Suggestions.  Advice?  Anyone?


Writing Process Blog Hop!

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The Writer Next Door


Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far. Welcome to my blog. My lovely friend, Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin, has invited me to participate in a writing process blog hop. Yolanda is a very talented poet and writer, and you can read and enjoy her work in her blog: Life Love and Other Catastrophes. Please check out her poems, you will not be disappointed.



  1. Introduce who referred the blog tour to you.
  2.  Answer the following 4 questions:

1) What am I working on?

2) How does my work differ from others in its genre?

3) Why do I write what I do?

4) How does my writing process work?

  1. Introduce the people you’re passing this on to who will then post a week later.


***Since I have participated in the Writing Process Blog Hop a couple of times already I decided to…

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His Healing Love

This is a Poem that was given to me by a fellow church member:

Close your eyes for a moment

and lean back in your chair.

Can you feel something wonderful

around you in the air?

Can you see the pretty flowers

growing in their garden bed?

Can you hear a little sparrow

singing as he lifts his head?

Can you see the fluffy white

clouds drift across the sky?

Can you feel the wind on

your face as it rushes by?

Can you see your guardian angel

with her golden wings?

Can you feel her tender touch

as you see and hear these things?

All these sounds and sights come

down from high above.

It is your Heavenly Father’s way to

send you His Healing Love.

Nina J. Hartman   1996   C

Caretaking: Codependent You May…….. #1

    • think and feel responsible for other people for other people’s feelings, actions, choices, wants, needs, well-being, lack of well-being, and ultimate destiny.

Let’s see if I meet these qualifications:

Do I think and feel responsible for other people’s feelings, actions, choices, wants, needs, well-being, lack of well-being, and ultimate destiny?   When I chose to have my second son, James- my husband chose to stay with me (out of choice because he thought that I would NOT do a good job as a mother on my OWN).  Should I feel responsible?  No.  Does he MAKE me feel responsible? I suppose.  For my children, I can say without a shadow of a doubt I think and feel responsible ALL the time.  Why?  Well, because they are children, and it isn’t like they can go out and work for themselves.  So I guess, anyone who has children would naturally fit into this category.  Qualification 1. MET

How about you.  Are you Caretaking for a Codependent Person?  


Suggested by a friend, forgotten by me but usually a routine:

The Mask

It is the object

That disguises one,

We call it the-


There can be many

Shapes and forms

Of the manipulative-


One can have

Several layers

Before showing

Their true selves

Hidden under the



It can be Manipulative

And fool us.

It can be the-

Archenemy OR even an Angel.

We won’t know until we choose.

It can be the-

Naïve choices we make

And a feeling of Nothingness.

It can even come in the form of

Kindness, Kindred Spirits, 

Or the Kill.

If we are not careful, and wise

With knowledge aplenty,

And we don’t peel those many layers off-

Then what hides behind the MASK,

will leave us with the unknown.

Be shielded with your armor before going

Into battle.

Don’t let the MASK deceive you.

Unleash the MASK, when you are challenged

With a difficult decision. Because only

Then we will know the Absolute Truth.

Wisdom, Power, Courage, and Bravery- those

Traits do not hide behind the MASK of