Some light Pondering

I was going to skip today because I came home yesterday not feeling the best and still don’t but managed to muster up the energy to ensure my kids get out the door to catch school buses. Turns out my daughter isn’t feeling the best either, so we are home with whatever this crud is together. (nothing I hate more than having kids home sick without me)


So lets Ponder for a few minutes…

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill… I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder – please feel free to do so!)

Today’s word is TREAD (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

So yesterday at work the day started fine. I was busily working my little heart out a multitude of projects when my head started to feel as thought someone was treading on it with a pair of heavy combat boots making it impossible for me to even see straight.

There has been a period of time in which my hubby and I have had the unfortunate pleasure of certain individuals that like “tread not so lightly” in and around our already annoyed state which is endangering their well being.  We have never been fans of folks who have a superiority complex especially when it seems to seep into our very quiet, caring and giving home.

I got the oil changed in my car this weekend and I inquired as to the status of the tread on my tires because I live in a state when it can start to snow anytime now. Happy to report, I will be fine for another season.

My son is in swimming this semester and has shared his distaste for having to tread water for more than 5 minutes.

Think that covers my brain output for the day. Back to bed I go.

Here is to a great day!



GET up sleepy heads….


Mornings in my house are shall we say…. event-full.

I have one child that gets up on his own, showers, takes care of his  breakfast and makes sure he either catches the bus or reminds me that it’s my day to take him because he wants to drive.

And then I have a child who makes mornings require a bottomless cup of coffee.

(This room is not true depiction of my daughters because it’s clean but the caption is spot on)

I spend most of my mornings doing the following.

Once the hubby is out the door, I head upstairs making a pit stop to my daughters room to begin the waking up process. (let the grunting begin)

Then I head to the shower and start to pull myself together. Somewhere in between a second cup of coffee and the hair drying process, I make a second pit stop to my daughters room where she has cocooned herself in her blankets. Again, waking her up and removing the blankets and carring them down the hall yelling GET UP!

Which is followed by what I believe is ” I’m up”.

After I have officially put my make up on and my hair is done, I take another walk down to the hall to discover that my daughter took the time to actually get up, grab the blankets I removed from the hall and wrap them once again around her and crashed back into bed.

This is where things get kinda U.G.L.Y.

I have now turned into the super annoying and very LOUD mother who is threatening to remove all tech devices from her day if I have to come into her room again to ensure she is in FACT UP.

The end result is then a line of mumbles which I am sure translate to the following:

“My-mother-is-annoying-and I- AM-up!”

Sigh… parenthood is AWESOME!



Monday’s Music Moves Me

It is Monday…. I have been at work for 4 very long, very silly hours. I hate Mondays because it seems that everything is always just well, silly.

The one think about Monday’s that I love are the blog hops! Monday’s are fun because they involve music. I adore all music and it is always so fun to see what others will post in regard to the theme for the week. I was thinking that the next freebie week, I would post the video that help inspire this blog.


Life, as we know it is not perfect. These two songs, ironically by the same artist, are my constant reminder that life is beautiful, even when it isn’t.


The first one I will admit, inspired the title of my blog.

TGIF and Follow Fill In Fun

Feeling Beachie

The statements:

1.The beach is _____
2.Smartphones are ____
3.I like to ____
4.My dream ______________ would be _____________

1. The beach is something I really, really miss!
2. Smartphones are a blessing and a curse.
3. I like to listen to the radio while I am getting ready for work.
4. My dream home would be one that cleans and picks up after itself.

Between the Lenses and a little Silence

I started following this blog a bit ago thanks to fellow blogger that I know who had linked up to them and today discovered another photo blog hop that I couldn’t wait to do!

This one is one where you are given a “theme” to try and capture. In all my picture taking, there is so much I don’t show you because I simple don’t know where it would align with things, so those “odds – and – ends” pictures stay hidden and simple display across my computer screen for me to enjoy. (selfish – I know)

So this months theme is to capture “silence”. The first thing that popped into my brain was, yea right.

Between Lenses with Tara Victoria and Of Trees and Hues


But then I got to digging around in my archive and look what I found.

Natures Silence

Natures Silence

We get so wrapped up in the daily hustle and bustle of life that usually revolves around work & school that an escape to nature give us the perfect sound of silence.

Happy Wednesday!


Monday’s Music Moves Me


This weeks theme is songs about trains or the word “train” in it.

Well, while this started off as a bit of a challenge for me, that quickly disappeared.
Hello… The king of country

Another cutie…

and a one hit wonder.


Here is to a fabulous week!

Friday’s Follow and a touch of Saturday’s to do list.

Feeling Beachie

The statements:

  1. If___ then___
  2. ___ reminds me of ___
  3. I think of _____________ when I ____________
  4. _________ is the most special thing ________ has given me

1. If we don’t try then we will never learn.

2. The crisp air in early mornings reminds me of mornings on the farm with grandma.
My sister and I used to race each other to see who could wake up first to hang with grandma at 4am.

3. I think of how simple life could be when I wake up on Saturdays and realize that we have NO PLANS.
All that is planned is a hair appointment and a trip to the hardware store so we can install a new mailbox. (super exciting, right?)

4. Endless support is the most special thing my amazing hubby has given me.

Thursday’s Pondering

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This weeks word is Book!

The most obvious of this would be -“what book are you reading?”

I am reading two books in fact – “Bridget Jones Diary – About a Boy” which is kinda slow and the other is a comic book about Calvin and Hobbes.

When one needs to book an appointment to the doctor, dentist and the salon to make mom (that’s me) feel pretty.

A scary thought indeed would be when a person is taken into police custody and booked for the crimes in which they committed.

And the last one

I have to book – it to work because I have sat here way to long pondering what to write for this fun blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by!


Another Wordy WW

Here are some more pictures from our trip. This delightful line of photos is from our trip over Taylor Pass which is located within Gunnison National Forest.  This was by far the most memorable of the trip because we didn’t actually know if we would make it down.

(okay, I was secretly stressed about it, the men and children were having a BLAST)



Taylor Lake

This is for experience drivers with 4 x 4 vehicles that aren’t afraid of the following….


High Places


Steep grades


With LOTS OF various size boulders.


River beds and LOTS of water!



Did I mention large boulders ?


It’s a Jeep thing, in which I clearly don’t understand but this amazing man adores!