Rule Nazi

I don’t like rules. In fact, I could probably say that I hate rules and it would be more accurate. I simply don’t like to be told what to do. Period. It has caused lots of problems throughout my life. You’d think that I would grow up and just get over it. But I haven’t….

Just A Glimpse

I caught a glimpse of a man today. Just a glimpse out the window of the car. I was traveling home with some friends down a little state highway and there he stood on the side of an intersection of the road. If I had been traveling by myself, I would have stopped. I would…

Swimming With The Fishes

You don’t know me very well yet, but I am generally a nice person. Compassionate. Understanding. Forgiving. I’ve been blessed with the ability to usually see both sides of a situation rather than just my side. And I always known that given the same circumstances, it’s possible I might have made the same choice, so…

Bad Mama

Hello. My name is Tammy, and I am a bad mother. I realized the other day that I have had children at home for over thirty-one years now. That’s continuously – for over thirty-one years! All of my adult life! How have I not gotten better at being a mama? It’s something I have been…

A Great Love Story: Mama and Daddy

A Great Love Story

My mama’s birthday is tomorrow. She will be seventy-five years old. I love stories of how couples met, and want to share my mama’s story of how she met my daddy. In 1956, mama graduated high school in Munford, Tennessee, at the age of eighteen. She and her best friend, Betty Lou, left the cotton…

I Want To Be Fearless

I first noticed it the other day while in the office. There was music playing downstairs in the dining hall, and I could hear someone singing. After listening to the singing for a few minutes, I went to the rail to look down to see what was going on. There at a table was a…

Surviving Menopause

Most everyone has heard the old question of “if a tree falls in the forest, but there is no one around to hear, does it still make a sound?”  I don’t really care if a falling tree makes a sound.  What I’m wondering is … if your body is not in the best of shape,…

Banana Pudding Recipe: Texas Monthly Acclaimed

My Therapy Begins

Taylor Belle came into the kitchen this afternoon and asked what I was doing.  I told her that I was making banana pudding and she said “oh ok” and started to walk back out.  She stopped and turned excitedly when I went on to say that the banana pudding was for us.  It has been…

Sometimes Different Is A Good Thing

Sometimes Different Is A Good Thing

We are driving home after dinner tonight, and I am listening to Ponponpon by Kyarypanyupanyu with my youngest son, Mason. It’s one of his favorite songs and he has it downloaded on his ipod. Never heard of Ponponpon? I understand. Neither had I until recently. It’s a Japanese song – every word of it is…

Timing Can Make All The Difference

Timing Can Make All The Difference

I got in trouble last night. My daughter got on to me for using the word “bullshit” on a post. Well ….. foot (as my mama would say). I’ve only had a blog for a few days and realize that I have made a horrible mistake – I should have never let my daughter know…