From the Heart – What we all long for

        I was reading an email that I received today and it immediately brought to mind my first marriage. The topic was about longing for a person to turn to, someone to defend you, and keep you safe.         The reason I thought of my ex-husband was I did not receive this acceptance and love from him. He never defended me, in fact, he often belittled me and told lies about me. I learned the…

"From the Heart – What we all long for"

Are YOU making this etiquette mistake?

Sunday’s From the Heart Series – It’s all about the etiquette  OR, maybe you don’t give a hoot about proper etiquette?          I do! Even acquaintances of mine will tell you it doesn’t take long to see I am all about manners and proper etiquette!          I was reading an article the other day about the proper way to handle different etiquette situations, and the topic of being invited to a shower or a party…

"Are YOU making this etiquette mistake?"

From the Heart – Best Friends

Best – better than all others Friend – somebody who trust and is fond of another          How do you define best friend?          Do you have one?          Do you want one?          I was having a conversation with my best friend this morning – a texting conversation – and, after completing our conversation, realized just how lucky I was to have such a good friend. I can tell Girlfriend anything and she will not get mad at me, well maybe…

"From the Heart – Best Friends"

From the Heart – A Southern Staple – Jambalaya!

Goodness! I’ve had an exhausting week and I think my house is going to permanently harbor the stench of cooking onions.          I cooked a huge batch of jambalaya mix to freeze. While the idea of sitting down to a wonderful plate of “instant” jambalaya sounds enticing, getting it to that point isn’t so great.          One day I am going to learn to chop and cook the onions in the outside kitchen, then…

"From the Heart – A Southern Staple – Jambalaya!"

From the Heart – A Mother's Love

         Another year has gone by and it’s Mother’s Day again. I sit here in anticipation, hoping as I do each year that the phone will ring and when I say hello, this will be the year that my oldest daughter will be on the other end.          It has been sixteen years since she last wished me Happy Mother’s Day. The pain in my heart increases each year and my…

"From the Heart – A Mother's Love"

Don’t come home a drinkin’…From the Heart Series

         It seems like I’ve been fixated as of late on drinking –as in me starting to drink. It all began last weekend on the way home from a day at Madewood Plantation, where we attended a crawfish boil hosted by Ameriprise Financial. The Friday evening was spent at a family gathering at a local restaurant in honor on Hubby’s father’s birthday, where maybe half of his family actually acknowledged that I take up space. Then, on Saturday, just…

"Don’t come home a drinkin’…From the Heart Series"