A Lesson in Voodoo

A Lesson in Voodoo

I recently got a new-ish (refurbished) computer and had to slog through a million old emails while transferring stuff from my old computer.  In that slogging I came across an email exchange I’d completely forgotten about. Back in May 2011 mother-in-law went on...
‘American Housewife’ Broke My Heart

‘American Housewife’ Broke My Heart

For weeks (months?) I’ve been awaiting the arrival of ‘American Housewife’ with all of the excitement of a giddy high school girl waiting for the prom.  A freshman girl going to the prom with the senior captain of the football team.  Yes, THAT giddy....
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

On the short chopper ride from the cartel’s compound to Monterrey where the  Godmother Security company jet waited for them, the three kids huddled together, a strange bond having formed in the past few minutes. The two girls cried tears of relief while Cody sat...
JUNE-A-PALOOAZ GIVEAWAY WINNERS

JUNE-A-PALOOAZ GIVEAWAY WINNERS

June was an AMAZING MONTH on the blog.  I’d like to thank the many wonderful guests that stopped by and all of the phenomenal and generous peeps that donated prizes for the giveaway.  We had nearly 200 individuals enter for over 900 entries.  I’m...
A Butterfly Flapped Her Wings–My True Love Story

A Butterfly Flapped Her Wings–My True Love Story

This is an essay I wrote in June 2010, right after my husband and I got engaged.  It our TRUE love story, and I wanted to share it with all of you. A butterfly flapped her wings… According to Wikipedia the phrase Butterfly Effect “refers to the idea that a...