Category: Fun Stuff

Anything that doesn’t fit the other categories, no stress zone.

Pregnant for Ten Years

If you’ve ever been pregnant than you know what it’s like to have a projected due date and what the anticipation is like for your newest arrival. Maybe family and friends have celebrated your unborn with surprise baby showers, gender reveal parties, or intimate family moments with just dad and

Do this the next time you hike!

These are the beginning steps of the final destination to reach the pinnacle of Crowder’s Mountain at the Crowders Mountain State Park.  We began the journey at the Linwood Road Access point and chose to take the 0.91 mile hike one way to the 1,705 foot view of the 25

Mess or Master Piece?

When your twelve-year-old asks to bake cookies and you already have your hands full with packing up leftovers and washing dishes after your dinner guests have left, you may opt to respond as I did by simply stating “You are old enough to read the directions and follow instructions.  The

Warning signs of Internet Love Scams!

Many people may suggest that the current age of social media is a prime opportunity to pursue a new relationship or meet someone who they would otherwise never run into in person.  I agree that it opens doors to expand ones’ horizons on the dating scene but it can also

Throwback to Yester Year!

Depending on your age and the area of the country in which you were raised, your memories of “throw backs” from child could vary vastly from the illustration assigned to this post.  Tonight I took my 12-year-old and his friends roller skating for this birthday.  It’s difficult to find roller

Become a Gold Kinabalu Orchid!

Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid is the most expensive orchid in the world.  Nicknamed “Gold of Kinabalu Orchid“, it grows on the slope of Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia and is an endangered species.  It is illegal to pick the Orchid even though there may be a few still accessible at the Kinabalu

Guarding the Heart!

One of my greatest fears following my 17 year marriage was that I didn’t become bitter! I knew I had been wronged, mishandled, lied too and cheated on but I was determined not to become a bitter divorced woman.  It took quite some time before I would open up and

The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!

  Today I had the honor and privilege to do a mountain hike of Crowder’s Mountain NC with my seventeen year old daughter, my girlfriend for her 45th birthday and 3 additional ladies that I met for the first time this morning.  It had been 22 years since the last

Whose Winning at Weight Loss?

At 46 years of age I’ve been told by doctors that I’m “obese” and need to loose 40 pounds.  My 5’4 stature doesn’t appear to be at a whopping 225 but they tell me the scales don’t lie.  Quite frankly I know for a fact that my shoes alone weigh

Chasing the Ice Cream Truck is Better than Watching it Go By

I was on my way to my car as my daughter was closing the door to the house and I noticed that she suddenly stood still, a smirk grew slowly on her face and her lips moved but I was too far away to discern what she said.  Just as

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