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  • Behind Bars

    June 6, 2023 by

    ~Jelly Roll, with Brantley Gilbert & Struggle Jennings That’s one of the songs on Jelly’s new album. It’s title, Whitsitt Chapel, is the name of an old Baptist church he attended, in Antioch Tennessee. Anyone who knows Nashville, knows Antioch ain’t a place you go and mess around. We have had such a great time,… Read more

  • Summer’s Gonna Roll You

    June 2, 2023 by

    This is a song title. My dad helped make this one. I took the kids over to Jackie’s pool, where they live. We got some sunshine, and watched them have fun. Justin and Adam have been working out together, every evening. Justin and Jackie are coming over, soon. Justin and Adam just have “abs day”,… Read more

  • Monsters

    June 1, 2023 by

    I’m not your son, you’re not my fatherWe’re just two grown men saying goodbyeNo need to forgive, no need to forgetI know your mistakes and you know mineAnd while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proudSo, daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?Don’t be afraid, it’s my turnTo chase the monsters away ~James Blunt… Read more

  • This Afternoon

    May 31, 2023 by

    ~Nickelback I woke up with swollen eyes, from bawling, last night. Jelly’s documentary was amazing. He said some things that hit me hard. I didn’t expect to get so emotional, but boy did I! Struggle Jennings was also there, with his wife. Jackie and I got to see some of our favorite artists. It was… Read more

  • Dearly Departed

    May 30, 2023 by

    Ooh baby, ooh baby, proceed with cautionMove baby, move baby, we’re in the darknessOoh baby, ooh baby, why I’m so heartless?Dearly departed, dearly departed More money more problems no changing thatThey pop in when they need you and fade to blackTalking this, talking that but let’s state the factsSo many knives in my back, I… Read more

  • Back Where I Come From

    May 29, 2023 by

    Back where I come fromWhere I’ll be when it’s said and doneAnd I’m proud as anyoneThat’s where I come from Some say it’s a backward placeNarrow minds on a narrow wageBut I make it a point to sayThat’s where I come from Back where I come fromI’m an old TennesseanAnd I’m proud as anyoneThat’s where… Read more

  • Remember When

    May 28, 2023 by

    Remember when we vowed the vows and walked the walkGave our hearts, made the start and it was hardWe lived and learned, life threw curvesThere was joy, there was hurtRemember when Remember when the sound of little feetWas the music we danced to week to weekBrought back the love, we found trustVowed we’d never give… Read more

  • Barefoot Blue Jean Night

    May 27, 2023 by

    ~Jake Owen Last night was a lot of fun! We didn’t stay out too late, since Adam had to go into work the next morning. The fajitas were delicious. Jackie and I whooped the boys behinds at cornhole. It was gorgeous outside. Just a perfect Summer weekend kind of night. I’ve been cleaning, organizing, and… Read more

  • Our Love Will Still Be There

    May 26, 2023 by

    I believe that in years to comeWhen the mountains have crumbled to dustAnd all the oceans have all run dryAnd the cars in the street turn to rust Our love will still be thereOur love will still be there When the rain from the sky don’t fallAnd the stars they don’t shine at nightWhen all… Read more

  • Runnin’ Down a Dream

    May 24, 2023 by

    ~Tom Petty My dad has this title tattooed across his forearm. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was his most favorite band. He sounds a lot like him, when he sings, too. We had our annual water balloon fight, this afternoon. It’s become our “Summer kickoff” tradition, for as long as I can remember. Jackie was… Read more

  • Fishin’ in the Dark

    May 23, 2023 by

    ~Nitty Gritty Dirt Band This morning, after I got the kids off to school, I got the whole house picked up, made beds, unloaded the dishwasher, and cleaned up the kitchen. I got myself dressed. I’m feeling real good, today. Mj had her awards ceremony, last night. She got honor roll, Principal’s list, and a… Read more

  • To Be A Man

    May 22, 2023 by

    I can’t hide myselfI don’t expect you to understandI just hope I can explainWhat it’s like to be a manIt’s a lonely roadAnd they don’t care ’bout what you knowIt’s not ’bout how you feelBut what you provide inside that home Yeah, I know this life can really beat you downYou wanna scream but you… Read more

  • Roar

    May 19, 2023 by

    ~Drive by Lovers I wanted to add these, yesterday, but I forgot to do it. I’ve had a lot of fun, this week, hanging out with everyone ❤️ I’m sitting in the waiting room, with my daughter. My least favorite thing about going to the doctor, is the waiting. It’s a sterile, chilly room. They… Read more

  • Sweet Home [Tennessee]

    May 18, 2023 by

    A couple days ago, I started to lose my voice. I periodically develop laryngitis, randomly. I’ve been that way, since childhood. I suppose I probably talked and sang too much, over the weekend… I had almost no sound, besides a squeaky, hoarse one, for 2 whole days. Today is much better. Not 100%, but much… Read more

  • Sprinkles to my Cupcake

    May 15, 2023 by

    Yesterday, when Justin and Jackie came over, she’d given me a Mother’s Day gift. She also had a card, with a letter she’d written to me, inside. I planned to wait until they’d left, to read it. By the time they went home, I needed to get supper started. I got busy with cooking, cleaning… Read more

  • HOME

    May 14, 2023 by

    Another summer day, has come and gone away… ~Michael Buble’ I woke up, this morning, and Adam was already up. I got out of bed, and started to walk out of our bedroom, when Adam stopped me. He told me to stay in bed. I could smell breakfast cooking. Adam and the kids made me… Read more

  • Just Tryin’ to Catch a Good Time

    May 13, 2023 by

    ~Niko Moon (Good Time) Last night, we had a blast playing cornhole outside, with Justin and Jackie. It was a really fun Friday night! The kids played with us, for awhile, and then they went in and turned on a movie. They’re loving the basement space. We all went to Costco, today. Adam has a… Read more

  • BFF’s Friday

    May 12, 2023 by

    It’s Friday. I got our my bill planner book, and paid or scheduled all the bills I needed to take care of. I’m actually way ahead on our mortgage payments, and I’ve been staying on top of everything. The kids needed more lunch money, for school. The school charges their lunches, if their balance runs… Read more

  • Some Girls

    May 11, 2023 by

    Sometimes some girls make it easy on you. Some girls never do… Jameson Rodgers Yesterday afternoon, Jackie came over. It was a beautiful, sunny day. We sat outside, and waited for Justin and Adam to get off work. Our new TV had arrived, and I had a few other projects for the boys. They got… Read more

  • I Love You Forever

    May 10, 2023 by

    Last night was a rough one. Adam came home, and he wasn’t in a bad mood. I’d told him a couple pretty minor things, just because I wanted to know we had a “clean slate”, and I wasn’t keeping anything from him. It was seriously nothing big at all. He wanted to go in “the… Read more

  • It’s Been Awhile

    May 9, 2023 by

    And everything I can’t rememberAs fucked up as it all may seemThe consequences that I’ve renderedI’ve gone and fucked things up again… …and it’s been awhile, since I said I’m sorry ~Staind Last night, in the shower, I kind of laid into Adam. He made me mad! He turned the AC on, without mentioning this,… Read more

  • Not Much Monday

    May 8, 2023 by

    Last night, I had a wave of exhaustion that hit me hard and fast. I went and snuggled Adam, in his chair, and fell asleep. I woke up, about an hour later, with a horrible stomach ache. I spent the majority of the night tossing and turning, in bed. Adam doesn’t like me to go… Read more

  • Southern Comfort Zone

    May 7, 2023 by

    When your wheelhouse is the land of cottonThe first time you leave it can be strange, it can be shocking Not everybody drives a truck, not everybody drinks sweet teaNot everybody owns a gun, wears a ball cap boots and jeansNot everybody goes to church or watches every NASCAR raceNot everybody knows the words to… Read more

  • Movin’ & Shakin’

    May 5, 2023 by

    My little niece is starting to scoot herself around! The original video was a minute and a half long, but I cut it down so I could share some of it here. She got herself all the way across that little play mat. She’s been trying lots of new baby foods. So far, she loves… Read more

  • Someone

    May 4, 2023 by

    I’m damaged goods, I’m complicated I sure do know how to tell a lie Some people say, “I ain’t worth savin’”Sometimes I think they’re right ‘Cause someone else would’ve walked awaySomeone else would’ve never stayedSure as hell, someone else would’ve left meA long, long time ago Someone else would’ve called my bluffSaying, “I ain’t even… Read more

  • I Wrote the Book

    May 3, 2023 by

    Today, I got some housework done, and then my sister text me. She asked what I was doing, and wanted to come by. My sister and Pj came over, for awhile. I played with Pj, and talked to my sister. Then, Jackie came over. We scrubbed my outdoor rug clean, and hung it over the… Read more

  • May Madness

    May 2, 2023 by

    These last weeks of school are always super busy. Award ceremonies, baseball games, field day, concerts, and end of year testing. This evening, Mj has a choir concert. Wyatt brought home information about a wrestling camp he wants to go to, this summer. It’s a 2 week long camp, like 700 miles away from here.… Read more

  • Paradise

    May 1, 2023 by

    Saturday evening, and into the night, we had a blast. Justin and Jackie ate supper here, with the kids, Adam, and I. Then, the kids put on a movie, and we went downstairs. It had started raining, so we cleared a space in the basement, and brought our cornhole boards inside. I had just gotten… Read more

  • Fun & Sun

    April 29, 2023 by

    I’ve got my mantle decorated for summer, now! I love it 😊 Last night was a lot of fun, with Justin and Jackie. We played cornhole, out back. I checked on our baby birds. The birds make nests up under our deck, and I insist on making sure there’s no eggs or babies in them,… Read more

  • TGI..Friday!

    April 28, 2023 by

    I had my appointment, with the OBGYN doc, yesterday. She was awesome. She had my blood drawn, and tested for a bunch of things. I already got results, today. My lady hormones are perfect. My iron was also perfect, which is amazing! I’m not even a little bit anemic. Everything, except my vitamin D levels,… Read more

  • You Are so Beautiful, To Me

    April 26, 2023 by

    I was thinking about this Bud Light controversy. When they decided to sponsor Dylan Mulvaney, of all people, I did take issue with it. Not because Dylan is “trans”. Truthfully, I couldn’t care less about that part. They could’ve put a whole host of other trans people on a can, and it wouldn’t have bothered… Read more

  • M.I.A…

    April 25, 2023 by

    I’m sorry I haven’t updated here. It’s been a busy couple of days. Also, I was not feeling very good, yesterday. I text Jackie, Saturday night. I’d told her I was fixing to take a darned pregnancy test. Jackie got here right as my delivery driver was bringing me one of those magic sticks to… Read more

  • Nooo Freaking Way

    April 22, 2023 by

    I haven’t mentioned it here, but I’ve been slightly concerned. My period is more than a week late. I feel like I’ve been PMS’ing. I know I’ve been hormonal as hell. I’ve even been a little crampy. Still, not even a hint of the period I was expecting to arrive. I’m just past my “mid… Read more

  • Live it up for the Weekend

    April 22, 2023 by

    And I’mma live it up for the weekendPour it up, have the time of your lifeTake a shot for the regretsDouble up and it’s bound to get buck wildHey ladies, let your hair downWe know ain’t nobody scared now, hell nahJust do your thing like it’s spring breakWake and bake and we’re at it againWe… Read more

  • Southern Potato Salad

    April 21, 2023 by

    (My version) You need 4-6 potatoes. I prefer the Yukon gold ones, for potato salad. Russet works also, though. About 1 cup of mayonnaise About 1 Tbs yellow mustard Sweet pickle relish. It HAS to be the sweet relish. I put in 3-4 Tbs. 4 hard boiled eggs (chopped) About 1/2 cup finely chopped celery… Read more

  • Wink

    April 21, 2023 by

    ~Neal McCoy This song came on, and I always think of my babies, when I hear it! It was their last day of school, a couple years ago. They’d had a “field day”, where they played outdoor games, water balloon fights, just a fun last day before summer break. I always come to play and… Read more

  • Broken Window Serenade

    April 20, 2023 by

    A couple of pretty flowersIs what I brought to youI saw you through a broken windowWith a different point of view You had signs of depressionFrom a long line of sinAnd your face tells a storyBout the places you have beenI loved you soI thought you should know And you feed your addictionWith your crystal… Read more

  • You Are my [People]

    April 19, 2023 by

    I like the way you keep it simpleLight shining in through the windowWaking me up Hey, let’s go, walking on the sidewalkI’ll listen to you talk, whenever you want You are my person, You are the light of a thousand sunsYou are everything I ever wantedYou are the one that I love ~Kyle Andrews Yesterday… Read more

  • Catch Hell

    April 17, 2023 by

    You can get it right. Run up, catch hell, take this L. You can get it right. ~Adam Calhoun Saturday evening, Jackie and Justin came over. We spent the evening out back, playing cornhole, and being silly. Jackie had started to feel lightheaded, and like her heart was racing. It was, too. Her Apple Watch… Read more

  • Right now, I Really Need a Beer with my Friends

    April 15, 2023 by

    We’ve been SO busy! Last night, Justin and Jackie hung out with us. We played some cornhole. Jackie and I won most all the games, of course. Then, we came inside and played some new games they’d brought. It was a lot of silly, and loads of fun! Adam and I got up, and he… Read more

  • Blurred Lines

    April 14, 2023 by

    I was listening to a podcast, this morning. A husband and wife discuss their relationship, and their own take on discipline within their marriage. It really struck me, hearing them talk about “maintenance spankings”. For me, I’ve always kind of felt it would be cruel if Adam seriously spanked me, and I’d crossed no boundaries… Read more

  • Hello Darkness my Old Friend

    April 13, 2023 by

    Adam got home, a couple hours ago. He walked right into the kitchen and picked me up. He brought me into our bedroom. I had homemade meatballs cooking, in the oven. I made my grape jelly and BBQ sauce mixture, to pour over them. That’s everyone’s favorite. The mashed potatoes and stuffing I was making… Read more

  • “Office” Meeting, with Adam

    April 13, 2023 by

    I lied to Adam, a couple hours ago. Yesterday, I was so heated. I was ready to drive over to this lady’s office and raise hell about the excessive bill she was trying to give us. I talked with Adam about it. I told him I was going to go in there and see what… Read more

  • FAFO

    April 12, 2023 by

    Bitch I’m a red white and blue collar [girl] from the South…you can fuck around and find out. Come around here runnin’ your mouth…you fuck around and find out. I’m just saying, there’s the line, don’t cross it. We done talkin’. Fuck around and find out. ~Bryan Martin Yesterday was a rough one. Mj’s best… Read more

  • Beginning From an End

    April 10, 2023 by

    “Closing time. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~Semisonic We had a great weekend. Saturday evening, Jackie and Justin played some games with Adam and I. We didn’t get too wild, or stay up super late, since the next day was Easter. We had a blast, though. I got up early, yesterday.… Read more

  • Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

    April 7, 2023 by

    “You’re shatteredLike you’ve never been beforeThe life you knewIn a thousand pieces on the floorAnd words fall short in times like theseWhen this world drives you to your kneesYou think you’re never gonna get backTo the you that used to be” “Tell your heart to beat againClose your eyes and breathe it inLet the shadows… Read more

  • It’s Me, Hi

    April 4, 2023 by

    Jackie and I went flower shopping, today. I got lots of my planters filled with annuals! I’m so happy! I also got some for the front of our house. It’s looking so nice! I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out. Jackie and I turned on some music, and got busy planting flowers, and… Read more

  • Slow Dance in a Parking Lot

    April 3, 2023 by

    Lights go down, wheels go aroundI’m taking you homeHoping for a slow song to come on the radio nowI’m not ready to shut it downThe way the dashboard glowIs hitting your eyes making me lose everything on my mindAnd the only thing I wanna do is find a spotStop this car and throw it in… Read more

  • Easy Breakfast Casserole

    April 2, 2023 by

    You Need: 6 slices of Texas toast (thick sliced bread) 1/2 lb. sausage 1/2 lb. bacon 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese 12 eggs Cook the sausage and bacon. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bread on the bottom of the pan. Beat eggs in a bowl, and pour over… Read more

  • The Best Day, With You, Today…

    April 2, 2023 by

    I ended up cutting Adam’s hair when he got home, yesterday. I’d told Jackie we would be over, as soon as I finished his haircut and he showered quick. Then, Jackie asked if I’d cut Justin’s hair, too? She likes the way I’ve done Adam’s, and Justin needed a haircut. So, I brought my clippers,… Read more

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