Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Wish that I could say that I came up with this, but alas, I didn't.
Enjoy it anyway!

Y'all listen up now you hear..!!


Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie
fit and a conniption fit.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens,
turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."_____

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the
general direction of "yonder."

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is,
... as in: "Going to town, be back directly."

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not
a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a
pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They
might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best
gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot
fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's
trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between
"right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down
the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the
difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with
the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a
verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ..
and when we're "in line," ... we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will
discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

In the South, y'all is singular, .... all y'all is plural.

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits,
and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a
breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself
lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk."
Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not
like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities
at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just
say,"Bless her heart" ... and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by
your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage
gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time
understanding all this Southern stuff, .. bless your hearts, I hear
they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived
here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front
porch that reads "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I

Bless your hearts, ... y'all have a blessed day.

Monday, September 18, 2006

How Long Has It Been?

How long has it been since I last posted? It has been a while. In fact, it's been since I found out that my beloved mil is moving 5 1/2 hours away. We are sad and disappointed, but she has to go be with my fil and that is only right and proper.

The fil has been working contract for about 6 months and was offered a permanent position. So this is good for them. He'll have benefits and time off with pay and a regular schedule. Also, he's planning on working up there for the next 5 years, so they are selling their house and have found a place that they like.

The boy is having a tough time trying to reconcile his feelings and we are working on that everyday. He keeps asking me if I love him. I tell him yes and that I always will love him. He told me today that he thinks that if I get mad at him that I will leave forever. I asked him if that's what he thought was happening with his grandparents and he said yes. He's angry with the Gpts., but he doesn't want to be. I told him that they weren't angry with him and their moving had nothing to do with him. I also told him that his Gammie & Papa would rather stay here, but if Papa didn't work, that they couldn't have a place to live, food to eat, see their doctors, etc. He seemed to understand, but he still is insecure. I can tell that this is going to take some time for him to absorb, no matter how smart he is. The heart wants what the heart wants.

The upside of this situation is that the fil won't have to work weekends anymore, so maybe they will be down here more often than we thought. :-) Soccer is coming up, so I'll be sending them his schedule. Maybe they won't miss as much as I thought they might. Also, he'll be able to spend weekends or weeks when school is out. That will be something he hasn't really gotten to do before. He'll enjoy that.

So anyway, if you think about it, say a prayer for the boy and his grandparents.

Thanks. mhnforshort.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Just Messing...

Here are a couple of pics that were on my phone from 2004. The one of the hubby & the boy is my phone wallpaper. It's one of my favourite pictures of them together. Enjoy.

Dave & Owen @ Schlumberger

Owen close up

Today, or this morning rather, I have the house to myself for a little bit. The hubby is at school and the boy stayed the night at his Gammie's. It's nice and quiet.

I walked my 5 miles yesterday and hacked the rest of the day away. I think that it might have been too soon. Today, my muscles are stiff and sore, but I managed to stave off more coughing with my meds and some Nyquil. I'll go get the boy in a few minutes and then my day will be rolling!

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I have been given a clean bill of health by my doctor and I was able to ask him some questions about my walking and such. So, basically, I'm good to go.

Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Everyone should be so blessed as I am to hve such wonderful friends. I love you all.!!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I was watching a television commercial and it stated that it is a gift to see potential.

My question is:

Is it really a gift to be able to see the potential in things, projects, people; or is it just something that would eventually just drive you insane?

I'm Back to the Walking!

I started walking again today. I started with the 2 mile walk today, not knowing how my lungs would react to the 3 mile walk. I am really glad that I chose to start off slowly. I still got a good workout, but I didn't stress my lungs and my body too much after being so sick. I was still able to recover my breathing when needed and I only coughed a few times and no major coughing fits! Yeah!

Tomorrow I go for, what I hope to be, my last check up with my doc. Wish me luck! :-D

Monday, September 04, 2006

13 Positive Things About Me that Start with "P"

Ok. I was pegged by Jen at the HotSeat forever ago to do this and hadn't gotten 'round to it. Sorry that it has taken me so long Jen. I believe my letter was "P" so here we go.

1. Positive: Generally, I am a positive person.
2. Pretty: I'm no Uma Thurman, but I am a pretty, old gal.
3. Precocious: When I was a child I could be termed as being precocious, yet well mannered.
4. Practical: Not usually considered good these days, but I like being practical. The hubby likes that I am practical as well, that's why he married me. ;-)
5. Prolific: I have an abundance of intellect, but choose to keep alot of it to myself, so that I don't show for sure what I don't know... ;-)
6. Perspective: I tend to have a pretty good view of the world around me.
7. Pro-Feline: I like cats. Stretching the point, I know...
8. Pensive: I think alot, about many different things.
9. Photogenic: The pictures that are taken of me usually turn out well. Just look at my flickr page. Decide for yourself. :-)
10. Powerful Personality: Usually those who have met me, remember me. Sometimes they don't, but that has only happened, well, I can't remember a time when that has happened.
11. Persistant: When there is something I want or a job that needs to be done, I work toward that goal with persistance. :-)
12. Protective: I am protective of those I love.
13. Passionate: I am passionate about what I believe.

There it is. If you would like to go next, let me know. :-)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Urge

You are sitting at the computer whatching the lastest You Tube video and thoroughly enjoy it when the urge hits. You think, "I can wait." and read a few more blogs. Then the coughing fit comes and you quickly get up and move away from the screen.

Half running down the hall you undo your trousers and make a quick dash for your book by the bed before you hit the water closet. "AAAAHHHHH!" Someone has left smelly streaks for you AND no toilet paper!!! You quickly flush the toilet again and look for the paper. Oh, Merciful Heavens! The soiliage went away and there was paper in the storage place!

Quickly you lower your clothes and plant the hiney. Your going to be here for a while. Spray the air disinfectant, better. You open your book and before you read one word about the 8 year old farm boy in 1866, you're done.

Oh well, sit here for a minute and read anyway.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Geek, I am...

I must be a geek, because I just downloaded a bunch of Harry Potter podcasts off of iTunes. They were free and discuss conspiracy theories in reference to the HP books. The name of the cast is MuggleCast (look to the right bottom part of screen for MuggleCast.)in partnership with They are pretty good so far and they discuss the same type of stuff the the hubby and I talk about when we try to "pick the plot" for the next HP books.

I'm in need of a Harry Potter fix. First i need to finish reading all 8 or 9 books in the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Then I'll pick up Order of the Phoenix for the fourth time. I've forgotten details and can no longer intelligently discuss it with the hubby. :-(