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I can't even pretend anymore. I'm just me.

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Ever been there? 
Ever find yourself wondering who or what you're "keeping up" with?
Trying to calculate your next move and how it will make you look to others.
Trying to convince any and everyone around you that you are capable of whatever the case may be.
Doing your best to maintain some sort of image or appear to be a certain way.
It's all a lie. 
A mask.
A joke really.
I'm sorry you ever fell for it. 
I'm sorry you ever felt like the real you wasn't enough.
It's so exhausting. 
It's mentally draining and emotionally disabling.
And if you woke up one day and found yourself and gave all that up I am so proud of you. You're better for it. Be free.
People are so busy living for the approval of people who don't even give a rip about them. Wanting to impress whoever with their house, car, boat, kids, clothes, kid's clothes, their image, their job, their lifestyle, their vacations and whatever else. 
If you still are running 90 mph to keep up with ever…

I pray it rains so hard that you cannot see!

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Today I was driving down the road into town when all of the sudden, as us Southerners say, the bottom fell out. 
The crazy thing was that the sky was clear up ahead of me and the storm seemed to have come out of nowhere. 
I told my kids to look around and see if they saw any storm clouds and they noticed them off in the distance to our left. It seemed that maybe we would outrun the storm because we were driving away from it, or so we thought. 
We went into town and got what we needed and stayed dry. No rain.
Heading home the same thing happened again. 
No sign of the source of the rain, but raining so hard I could barely see the road this time. 
It came out of nowhere. It was raining so hard it was all I could do to see a couple feet in front of us and that line in the center of the road. I didn't see oncoming traffic until it was just a couple yards away. The kind of rain that I ran through the Winn-Dixie parking lot in the other day if you heard on Fix it, Jesus Friday LOL
It hit me li…

I don't look perfect in a bathing suit and that is okay.

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Coming off of the holiday weekend I felt the need to share something that I am so sure is on so many of our minds.
Ladies. Ladies. Ladies. Ladies. 
No matter where you live there is a lot of body image pressure on us.
Living anywhere hot with lots of water access and beaches has even more pressure. 
Living in Florida means all summer and every holiday is spent on the water in some capacity. Even Christmas when it's warm enough...which is most years..
Being a female is tough enough, but being a female in bikini country is harder. 
I am not a small person. Never have been and never will be. My BMI says I'm morbidly obese. Lol that stupid BMI scale really ticks me off. 
Even though I am a confident person by nature, I've never felt 100% confident about my body...and most certainly never felt confident in a bathing suit.
I hold my weight in my midsection and it's a genetic curse. I look like a marshmallow body with toothpicks for legs. Just picture that. But in the summer I do get…

The only difference between me & Batman is a sick car and looking good in leather...

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Ok. 
I know what you're thinking...
There ain't no way in the world that I am anything like Batman. 
Well, hear me out for a minute.
One time I bought some very cute, but very cheap and cheaply made Spanx leather legging dupes on Amazon. If you have ever seen me wear them I am going to ruin something for you. Leather, pleather, thick trash bag material, whatever them britches were made out of did not have the ability to breath. I wore them in 30 degree weather in Boston and was still wishing they would breathe if you know what I'm saying. Being from Florida I am used to sweat rolling down your back and crack, but them dang leggings were on a whole 'NOTHER level. Very cute though. Probably were worth it. LOL 
P.s. Leather is like Jesus, sticks closer than a brother. For real, for real. If you know, you know.
But yall. Batman...
Did you know...he has no supernatural powers...?
I JUST found out about 2 or 3 days ago that Batman does not have any super powers...
Isn't he a supe…

July's BIG Announcement

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So this BIG announcement has you wondering what is going on!?
Well you are not alone.
Curiosity is deadly. It's even killed a cat once.
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Announcement is coming soon though. 
For real!

Hidden talents every husband has - 3 signs to look for!

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If you're like me you have loving and dear husband. He's hardworking, handsome and talented. His most notable talents are his feeble attempts to make you THINK he's listening to you when you're talking. . .even when he's most definitely not.
For years it never occurred to you that there was even a chance he wasn't listening to you...especially the courting years...but marriage has proven otherwise.
As time has gone on you've either gotten more aware or his acting skills have declined bc there's obvious signs now that he ain't listening.
Sign #1 
Repetition
My husband repeats a few phrases here and there back to me everytime I stop talking. 
Example:  Me - "Tomorrow morning we have to go by the store and get a few things on the way to my granny's..." Me - *not talking bc I can tell he's not listening* Him - "Oh you gotta go by the store on the way to your granny's tomorrow..."
He thinks if he can say the same words I JUST said t…

You and Yours & Me and Mine

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Given the state of everything going on in our country and world right now many people are really struggling with what to do.
I see rant after rant about how we need to do this or do that to stand up for what we believe in. People have a solution for their side of the matter, where they think you should stand and all the people they believe are wrong. 
I've been quiet and just searching my own heart on so many different things. I've prayed and asked God to show me what's best for us and His answer is the same it's been time after time. 
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
So if you ask me what I'm going to do about everything going on in the world this is my answer. I'm going to love G…