Adding a Little Sweetness to Life


Just a little note to my blogging friends to say how very much I admire your work, as well as your thoughtful comments.

Please excuse any perceived absences in my own comments or visits as of late, as I’m currently re-mixing a batch of research methodology – and it’s taking quite a bit of taste-testing (as it’s still a little sour on my brain!).


Beyond that, it looks as if my son’s baseball team is headed to the State! (whoop whoop! But what a busy time that is!)

Meanwhile, I hope you’ll keep periodically stopping by the lemonade stand for a swig or two. 🙂

xo – j

A Mom’s Versatility

In Honor of any “MOM” who:

-Can deal with a bouncing baby, an about-to-bounce check, bounce her work schedule, and don her sports bra so she doesn’t bounce too much while running around.

-Could solve our country’s deficit by teaching our House & Senate how to stretch a George Washington further across the Delaware.

-Reminds us all how she told us so while multi-tasking to resolve the issue with the so-and-so.

-Paints her toe nails while responding to mounds of e-mails and selecting her favorite pinterest thumbnails.

-Is positive she has the right to take you out of this world if you get too sassy because she wasn’t feeling so sassy the day she brought you into it – but she did it anyway.

-Is certain that no one is ever good enough for you – and you are better than anyone out there actually deserves (but this probably won’t stop her from trying to get in your business and/or set you up) – remember, we love her anyway!

-Stands in harm’s way when the microwave is running or if anyone dare consider putting damaging preservatives inside your body.

-Never disowns you, regardless of the number of stray animals, body piercings, tattoos, or bad choices you came home sporting.

-Never, ever, ever leaves you. Long after her physical presence has grown weary of being caged in this temporal realm, her legacy lives on and spreads in all those hearts she’s captured.

-Is always out of this world wonderful – BECAUSE WE SAID SO!!!!!


Sometimes “moms” never have children. They are the special women (and sometimes even men!) in our lives who extend themselves to us and love us even when we’re undeserving. They may even be close in age to us. They have lived, loved, and lost. But when we’re near them, we know we have gained.


This all began about a week or so ago with Sue’s challenge at A Word in Your Ear on hats.

My tagline was:

Hats, Hats, and more Hats!

They do, after all, make the person(a) – 

and my series of photos ended with this one and the challenge below it:

hats5So let’s have a little contest for this last one. Who can come up with the best quote about Pharaoh’s Hat? Winner gets their quote published with the picture in a post next week.
(I’ll let my family do the judging.)

Let’s give a shout-out to the Top captioned entries that were all deemed funny and quite timely
by my judges (who are in their teenage years, btw).

  1. Skinnywench (who wrote on a timely Easter topic – which also just happens to be my teenage son’s favorite Easter treat – not saying that had anything to do with it being the winning entry or anything! ha!): “All he needs is the contents of a Cadbury’s cream egg running down his face from the hat and him licking it and then the caption could be ‘How do you eat yours?’ :_)”
  2. Bazza (who wrote on a very teenager-ish topic – go figure that it caught their eyes! lol): “Cleopatra says: ‘No! No! No! I said I wanted a hands-free PHONE …’”
  3. Judy Lesko (who timed it perfectly with the Papal proceedings, but what do teenagers know about old men in red Gucci shoes, anyway? That was the most important point coming from the media, wasn’t it?): “Dude . . .I thought I’d be the next Pope!”

Such creative & crazy responses have inspired me to want to keep this game going with future photos.

Thanks to those fun folks participating & Hope you’ll all join me again to play along soon!

All grins, -jody