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Summer Pleasures.

content discovered on Sunday, July 8, 2012 in this and that monsoon summer

Even though living in the Desert Southwest during the summer can be a bit hot. One perk is the Monsoon storms that we frequently experience. If we are lucky then storms roll in during the afternoon and bring cool breezes, rain, and sometimes a great light show. They can bring the humidity too, but it [...]

Where in the Heck is Juliannah?

content discovered on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in unemployment

Right here actually. I needed a bloggie break because I did not have much to say for awhile. A lot has happened in the past few weeks. A lot has happened over the past year. Just to recap, I lost my job last August. I moved out of my own place and back into a [...]

Eating on the Trail.

content discovered on Friday, June 8, 2012 in sponsored post camping

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I just discovered a great product that would have made a nice addition to my recent camping trip. When you are out hiking in the mountains, you have to watch what you are packing. The [...]


content discovered on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in unemployment

If you have been reading this blog, know I have been without a job for quite awhile. I am so happy to say I am now employed again and looking forward to starting my life again. I spent quite a few months searching for employment. I was very maddening and frustrating. Years ago, it was [...]

No Resting Here.

content discovered on Friday, June 1, 2012 in family aunt heaven

I wrote about my Aunt Jessie turning 100 years old in this post. She went to heaven last Sunday. She was 101 and very close to 102. Yes, our family is saddened, but we also celebrate her long and colorful life. I was privileged to spend time with her and her family as a teenager. [...]

The New Edition.

content discovered on Monday, May 21, 2012 in family babysit puppy

We have a new member of our family. He came suddenly and unexpectedly. He is so cute and so tiny. He has sweet eyes and shiny, black hair. No, nobody had a new baby. That is human baby. We have a new puppy! I give you Jasper. A six week old Boston Terrier Daschund mix [...]

Lucie and Lily Tails.

content discovered on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in dogs lily lucie

Here are some new photos of the besties, Lucie and Lily. I must admit they struggle for the alpha role sometimes. They also still want to own Little Princess. But, most days they just tear through the house, up and down the stairs and stealthily steal toys from one another. Sneaky they are. Tug-a-war is [...]

Cinderella’s Etsy Shop.

content discovered on Monday, May 14, 2012 in family military moms etsy

My daughter, Cinderella has opened her very own Etsy Shop. She is a most talented baker, crafter, and a great mom. She made some awesomely cute headbands, placemats, and fabric flower arrangements. She is also former army and created an American Flag placemat. Please check out her wonderful creations and let me know what you plan [...]

Music That Moves Me – Didn’t You Know How Much ...

content discovered on Monday, May 7, 2012 in skylar laine

Skylar Laine was kicked off American Idol this week. I have not watched this season. In fact I really have not watched much in the past seasons. Too many shows. Not enough time. I like this song and her performance. I am quite sure she has a great career ahead of her and she will [...]

The Fly.

content discovered on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in dog training dogs flies

Last night as Lucie my big, red dog and I went to bed I noticed a strange buzzing. I soon figured out we had a fly in the room. I do not have a TV at this point so I use my laptop to watch movies and shows. Works well and it is better than [...]

New #CoronaRita at Chili's.

content discovered on Monday, April 30, 2012 in

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chili’s Grill Bar for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. # I have not been to one of my favorite restaurants, Chilis in quite a while. I want to plan a girl’s night out soon with my friend, Lady Red. I recently heard [...]

My New Digs.

content discovered on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in family super heros

Me and Lucie my big, red dog are now living amoung super heroes, cars and trucks. We have moved into the youngest Ks family room and currently reside in a bunk bed. I am grateful to be taken in by this family. I am grateful for all the help I received from my family and [...]

Organic Gardening.

content discovered on Friday, April 27, 2012 in

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening and growing your own food is so much fun and a great way to provide nutritious foods for your family. I love to grow flowers, plants, and vegetables. Living in the Desert Southwest has [...]

On The Move Again.

content discovered on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in unemployment moving pit bull

I moved for the third time in a month last weekend. Not that I wanted to, but it was best for all concerned. The well-being of my family is utmost in my mind and nothing comes before that ever. Lucie my big, red dog has suffered stress along with me during this time. I know she [...]

Friday Night Tradition.

content discovered on Friday, April 20, 2012 in sponsored post directv

Guest post from: Bruno Smith My husband and I have a new Friday night tradition. We meet at the house after work and decide what we’ll do for the evening. Our options are typically the following: order take out and sit on the couch watching a movie, or get dressed up, meet friends, and spend [...]


content discovered on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in family 1 corinthians 13 4 8

Sometimes you just have to take a road that is painful. You must make decisions you do not want to make. Life is just that way. My children and I have done just that. We are united and willing to face the outcome that may not be as we would like. We truly hope for [...]

You Can Always Find Some Beauty.

content discovered on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in family easter

Since my move I struggle with keeping my chin up and a positive attitude. I know I should not, but it is what it is. I always go back to faith because I know that what I can not handle will be handled for me. I am so blessed with such a wonderful network of [...]

Big Smile.

content discovered on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in family grandson

This is my youngest grandchild D.D. He is such a happy go lucky guy. We have taken to playing peek-a-boo. He hides. I hide. Laughter abounds. Even upside down. Big smile.

Spring Has Sprung!

content discovered on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am excited about Spring planting this year. Of course, I am always excited about Spring! I love to garden and grow flowers, vegetables, and any sort of plant. I will soon receive a sample of [...]

I Made It.

content discovered on Monday, March 26, 2012 in family cats dogs moving

The move went off with out a hitch. Except for one thing. The air conditioning went out just as I was pulling out of town. All I can say is thank the Lord it is not July. Considering I moved from near Hell to true Hell I am thankful. Hope I wont be sent there [...]

Tomorrow is the Day.

content discovered on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in this and that moving on

I head out of this town. This town in the desert where I spent a good part of my life. It is hot here in the summer. It is even hotter where I am going. That is ok. I will be ok. I wish the best for all involved. I truly did try. I do [...]

Art Work.

content discovered on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in guest post sponsored post art school

The article written by Alonso Kramer When we were growing up, my sister was always so good at any kind of art. She could draw really well, painted well, and she was always so creative. When she got to college, she became an art major. My parents were not exactly thrilled about her choice for [...]

My Newest Roommate.

content discovered on Sunday, March 18, 2012 in family butterfly lucie

I will soon share a room with the best roommate in the world. My granddaughter Butterfly. I am in the process of moving to a new city. Same state, just a new city. I am still unemployed and hoping to find better job prospects in my new town. Butterfly and I are not strangers on [...]

Thoughts on Traveling.

content discovered on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in sponsored post calgary paris rome travel

I recently spoke with my best friend, Lady Red on taking a red eye road trip to Laughlin, Nevada. Why? Well you take a bus overnight and wake up to a great resort on the river. You can gamble, eat, and enjoy free drinks. Yes, free drinks. I am not much of a gambling person, [...]

Music That Moves Me – Part of Me.

content discovered on Monday, March 12, 2012 in katy perry part of me

I have a few more things in common with Katy Perry then I would like to admit. Trust me, they aint boobs and a terrific voice. I like the simplicity of this video. Straight forward. The point is evident.

Spring Fever.

content discovered on Friday, March 9, 2012 in garden sponsored post bulbs dig done drop

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Since spring is just around the corner naturally, my thoughts turn to gardening. I actually had a small, successful garden this winter. I grew lettuce, spinach, carrots, and onions. I live in the [...]

Like a Good Neighbor.

content discovered on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in this and that neighbors

Sometimes I think we forget the importance of good neighbors. I remember as a child we knew most of our neighbors. One lady had a son close in age to my sister and me. He had the greatest tree house ever. We spent many summer days letting our imaginations run wild in that tree house. [...]


content discovered on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in family abc wuzzy

I recently received a video of my grandson, Wuzzy singing his ABCs. His twin brother Fuzzy and he are completely obsessed with letters. And numbers. I always believed reading is a most important tool in a childs education. I sat on my couch every evening with my children and read books and worked on spelling [...]

See How My Garden Grows – Winter Harvest Contin...

content discovered on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in garden lucie

A couple of days ago I went to check out my winter garden. I found more leaf lettuce along with onion and carrots. I made them into a delicious salad. Here is some spinach that will soon be mature enough to eat. I left a few onions to see if maybe they would mature into [...]

A New Way to Organize Your Favorite Internet Si...

content discovered on Monday, February 20, 2012 in

Have you heard about the new online tool called clipix? It is a great way to organize all of your favorite internet sites and share them with friends. All you need to do is sign up for clipix and then drag the clip button to your tool bar. It is that easy and you are [...]

Cutting Turkey.

content discovered on Sunday, February 19, 2012 in family turkey

You know, sometimes you witness an act that makes an imprint on your heart. I had the good fortune to be present for such an act today. This last week has proved a trying time for my family. Without details, I will say our limits were tested tremendously. Emotions have run the gamut. Love, hate, [...]

Travel Fix

content discovered on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in guest post sponsored post luggage travel

Guest post written by Kevin Beach The minute my bags hit the bed in my hotel room, I reached for the remote and flipped on direct tv corpus christine. The flight into Texas had been smooth but baggage claim had led to me the point of breaking out into sweats. There is nothing quiet [...]

Music That Moves Me – Man in the Mirror.

content discovered on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in michael jackson

For some reason there is nothing on TV on Saturdays. So I decided to watch my Michael Jackson DVD This is It. This was the last performance by the King of Pop. It is a shame because he was so talented. Anyway, this song is one of my favorites. Right next to Ill be There. [...]

Enjoying the View.

content discovered on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in family butterfly glasses

My beautiful, sweet granddaughter recently was having a bit of trouble with her eyesight. She was squinting to see the board at school and  had trouble seeing at a distance. She now is the proud owner of eyeglasses. I must say she looks smart and sleek and I am glad she can see things she [...]

Help for Prescription Drugs.

content discovered on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in sponsored post walgreens

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been without medical insurance since I was laid off in August of last year. I live in fear that I will get sick and not be able to seek medical treatment. The last thing [...]

See How My Garden Grows – Winter Harvest

content discovered on Sunday, February 5, 2012 in garden

Last Fall when I haphazardly threw seeds into my garden, I never thought I might produce any edible veggies. I was wrong. Every seed I planted did not germinate, but  a few took hold and I was pleased to see life throughout our so called winter. During the last few weeks I cut the tops [...]

Good Girl Lucie.

content discovered on Friday, February 3, 2012 in dog training dogs training

Lucie my big, red dog and I were out on our morning walk today. I was letting her nose around the open area in front of my house. She loves to do this and I swear there is some bloodhound mixed in her genes. All of a sudden I hear a woman calling, Maggie, Maggie [...]

Music That Moves Me – Runaway Train.

content discovered on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in runaway train soul asylum

I first heard this song many years ago when I was going through a particularly hard time. The song is basically about missing young people and what could have possibly happened to them. There is so much evil in this world and I hate the ignorance that causes this pain. I related to the song [...]


content discovered on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in this and that potatoes rachael ray

I was watching Live! With Kelly the other day and one of the guests was Rachael Ray. She was demonstrating a few recipes for Super Bowl Sunday. One caught my eye. Bacon Wrapped Potato Skins. I decided to make them at home. Now, I did not have the exact ingredients  as called for in the recipe [...]


content discovered on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in family cancer dreams

Since my mom, Grandma M started treatment for cancer I have dreamed about her a couple of times. I guess when something like this is on your mind it tends to come out in your subconscious. The first dream occurred in the chemo room. I sat and watched  my mom light a cigarette. She took [...]


content discovered on Monday, January 23, 2012 in family friends lady red

On Friday I spent some time with my bestie, Lady Red. We went out to lunch at a local French themed restaurant. I had a lovely tuna and avocado sandwich. Lady Red had a honey mustard ham sandwich. Ymm is all I can say. We sat outside, by ourselves and talked about her grandma. 93 [...]

I Just Can Not Help It.

content discovered on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in you capture kelly clarkson mayhem stronger

Since I lost my job last August, I think Ive watched a little too much TV. I have a couple favorite commercials. Love Mayhem Way to sell a car Kelly! Kellys video. My theme song at the moment. Stronger (What Doesnt Kill You).

See How My Garden Grows – Dang How Long Has It ...

content discovered on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in garden lucie

The summer before last I attempted to grow a plethora of veggies and flowers.  I succeeded with some and failed with others. Considering I live in the Desert Southwest where the temps reach over 100 degrees on most days during the summer, I think I did my best. Last September I decided to throw out a [...]

Music That Moves Me – Mr. Know It All.

content discovered on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in kelly clarkson

This is why Kelly Clarkson was the first American Idol winner. She continues to put out the hits. Weve all met a Mr. Know It All at some point. Right?

Sharing a Pizza With a Friend.

content discovered on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in lucie tails lucie pizza

Yesterday I was dog-tired. Apparently so was Lucie my big, red dog. (No pun intended.) I also was hungry as a dog. (Man, I am on a roll.) I pulled a frozen pizza out of the frig. It was one of those private label pizzas one can buy at the local grocery store. The pizza [...]

I Was Featured.

content discovered on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in blog this and that blogging buddies

I am a member of several blog networking sites. I do not visit as much as I would like but it helps in gaining new readers and meeting other bloggers. Last week Carolee of Blogging Buddies featured my blogs. I am honored and humbled. Check out this cool graphic I found in my email inbox. [...]

Gifts Turn Up In the Craziest Places.

content discovered on Monday, January 9, 2012 in lucie tails dogs lucie

This afternoon I was sitting watching a free preview of a pay channel that I can not afford. It was cool because I was able to see a couple of those popular vampire movies that everyone younger than thirty or maybe a little over thirty goes gaga over. You know, team E or team J. [...]

Music That Moves Me – Shattered

content discovered on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in o a r shattered

I am not sure what to say about this song. I think it describes me a bit too well. No one is perfect. But, I refuse to shatter. O. A. R.

They Say It’s You Birthday.

content discovered on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in this and that birthday

Yes, today is my birthday. Another year gone by and another number. That has never much bothered me. I somehow do not think it ever will. I still feel like I am seventeen anyway. Sort of. I talked to my children and my lovely granddaughter, Butterfly. She told about her Christmas presents and New Year’s [...]

Rockin’ the New Year.

content discovered on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in this and that new year s eve

I was surprised on New Years Eve morning with a knock on the door. I opened it to find the mailman with a package for me. My birthday is coming soon and my bestest friend, Lady Red never forgets. I tore open the package to find a strange looking object. Round on the top with [...]

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