Just Another Marvel Monday…

Have you ever had Publix Peppermint Stick ice cream? I’m just sayin’, this stuff is highly addictive and loves the shape of those thighs.. I don’t know what level of “basic” I am, but I’m pretty sure it’s the “Peppermint Season” one. I’m like a level 100. So, let’s just say this is my absolutely favorite time of the year. Besides all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, I’m actually pretty chill. I’m cold, that’s what I mean, I’m cold.

As far as worrying about how I’m going to get Eddie super awesome new toys and all of that, as my husband loves to say, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” Oh if only that were the truth, my love, if only.. I keep asking little man what he would like from Santa this year and I’m honestly getting nothing. I understand, he is only 3 and probably has no idea what there really is out there quite yet, but it’s always the excitement of “The List.”

I remember when I was younger and my Mom was always one of the home room Mom’s, (like super cool, right?) In Kindergarten I remember we had to color a big Santa head and the beard had those huge, bold long lines for us to fill in the top 3 things we wanted for Christmas. If I’m not mistaken, there are a couple things I could have possibly asked for. Those include; Teddy Ruxpin, Toby Terrier, Camp Site Barbie (I hated dolls and girly stuff, but I thought I’d give it the old..uh..Kindergarten try?) and probably a computer game of some sort, I believe Toy Story was all the rage at the time. Can you believe they are coming out with a 4th one Summer 2019, mind blown. Anyway, Mom came over to me and being the sweet and sensitive Mom she always is, wrote out my list for me. I know, spoiled then, spoiled now. The way I want to raise my boy. I want him to know, Mommy ain’t playin’, I’ve got you son! I won’t ever forget simple memories like that, only wishing I could go back and truly cherish them for as long as I could.

Dang you Peppermint ice cream, why did you do that? It’s those cool minty bites that just bring me back and it’s the best kind of back there is.

Before I head off to dreamland, I do want to interject how truly honored I am to have appreciated the work of Stan Lee. Spider-Man was one of the first Super Heros that I felt a connection to… Not as of late, I’m feeling like The Flash times 10 chasing Eddie around. I want to give my sincere respect to a man who did great things and lived his life doing what he enjoyed most, creating, and doing that until the day he passed at the ripe old age of 95. Uncle Ben’s got nothing on you buddy. To this day, Jonathan has your caricature hanging in our memorabilia room, signed by you. He was the first one to introduce me to comics and the amazing men and women who designed them. Thank you for your service.

Ten To Be Thankful For

  1. Our Father in Heaven.
  2. My wonderful husband, Jonathan.
  3. Our beautiful red headed fox, Eddie.
  4. Rigby, our goofy Husky.
  5. Autumn weather.
  6. Eddie randomly grabbing my face and saying, “I wuv you Mommy.”
  7. Making late night bologna sandwiches for my hungry fox.
  8. Visiting my Mom in Concord, NC for a couple of weeks to enjoy family and the colorful scenery.
  9. Being apart of P31 Ministries Online Bible Study and belonging to a wonderful Bible Study Group within it.
  10. Waking up every morning thanking God for a brand new day to make amazing things happen.


I feel like I don’t take the time to sit and be thankful for the good that is in my life. I always pray about what I need help with and what needs to be done, etc. etc.. I want God to know I appreciate all of the good things he has placed in my life. I am trying to be more positive and see the good in everything. Sometimes it is very difficult when dealing with finances and stress and making sure everything runs smoothly in our lives. I’m so happy I have a family I can count on and that I’m sharing my life with my best friend.

I’m really hoping as this blog goes on I can open up a little bit more. I hate feeling vulnerable and it’s always been a problem for me. I guess no body likes to feel uncomfortable, it’s not something we look to achieve. I want to be an open book and share my story, what I’ve been through. So much of it is not pretty and I’m surprised that I’ve come as far as I have in this life. I only hope I can continue to grow in the right direction and be the woman I know I am and can be.

I am strong. I am beautiful. I am intelligent. I am a daughter of God. I am thankful for it all.

(Our Thanksgiving wreath hanging on our mantle, “Give Thanks in Everything.”) #Thankful

Why Am I Awake?

I always pick the most ludicrous times to start something. My little fox is soundly sleeping next to me, sideways, of course. I’m two inches from the edge of the bed and all I can think is, his little snores are just too cute. It makes me appreciate these little Mom moments that came with such a beautiful gift from God. I’m looking forward to the journey a head and I hope you will get excited with me. I’ve got a big heart, a lot of stories, and a knack for some juicy details. Of course, some days may seem just a bland and sad sack of mundane human emotions, but that’s life in all its glory. I’m not the most interesting person on the internet, but I sure do hope to share some laughs, embarrassments, not so great times, and the love that unfolds through this little goofy family of mine.