Have You Ever Wondered “What If…”?

This is something I have wondered quite often.
What if.. I had met “him” at a different time? Would my life be different? I don’t know and probably never will. Over the past 12 years, I have often wondered how it would have been had we both not been married at the time. I loved him, I truly did-and still do. He gave me a ring, we have a commitment. Although I had to sell the ring to pay the bills, I still feel like we are connected in a way that cannot be tossed aside-EVER. At the time, things just weren’t meant to be. Our worlds were too far apart-not just by miles but by lifestyle. He was an executive and I was a mere nobody. I lived my life paycheck to paycheck with no money in the bank wondering where I would get enough money to pay the bills. He lived a life with housekeepers and his kids went to private school. His wife was a fashion designer that had her own fashion line. My now 5 year old son will probably always be in public school. He won’t be able to afford to go to college on my dime. I have nothing, absolutely nothing to give to my precious child. All I can give him is my love. I just hope that is enough. I will always love Steve and I wish things could have been different. He lost his wife to cancer a while back. I wanted to contact him. I was scared. I did not know if he would want to talk to me. I wanted to be there for him but I also had to think about my current life and my child. My son is a momma’s boy but he does love his daddy. I would hate to be the reason he was not able to be see his daddy all of the time. Why, oh why, does life have to throw so many curves? I love my Steve and I love my son. My son is a baby-Steve is an adult. I only hope that someday I can talk to him again, even if it is just to be friends. God knows I need friends. I still suffer from major depressive days. I hate even leaving the house. I miss my family, I miss my daddy, I miss Steve. My life is a mess.

Mother’s Day Gifts for a Dog Lover Mom


Our mother has been there since the time she gave birth and even when we have families on our own. As long as she is alive, she will never stop caring for her children. However, the time will come when we have to leave her and have lives on our own. We may move to other places for career or establish a family. Sadly, there are times when we leave her alone without anyone with her. This situation usually makes her look for a company in the form of dogs. She loves and takes care of her canine the same way she cares and loves her children. Thus, the Mothers Day gifts that we give to our mother who loves dogs should not solely be for her but something that she can share with her buddy.

Normally, you can send her a gift basket that contains assorted things that she can use for her dog. You can easily find such gift basket when you shop online. If you prefer to carry your gift to your mom’s house on Mother’s Day, then you can make a gift basket on your own would be an awesome idea. Before you start shopping for dog items, make sure that you know some details about her dog. You can ask her about the name or brand of shampoo that she uses for her dog, how big is her dog now, the brand of dog food she uses, and many more. All these will give you an idea what to put in the gift basket.

Giving Mothers Day gifts that mothers can share to their dogs is truly an amazing idea. Your mom will not even get a slight hint that you are planning to treat her home buddy. In most cases, she will just think that you are preparing something special for her. When she receives your gift, she will truly feel that it is for her. The joy you give her by providing some stuff for her dog is priceless. She will be smiling as she checks out all the stuff that you have for her. You can include dog shampoo, dog soap, a new collar, and a bag of dog food. Of course, you won’t forget to have a gift that’s really for her. You can get a customize pendant for her. There are pendants that you can order that come in shape of dog paw, bones, or even dog shape. Is it a perfect gift?

I am married to an alcoholic

So, I have been married for 12 years now. I realize now that I should have known it when we met. Anyone that downs a 30 pack of Coors Light in a day has a problem. Of course, they say love is blind. I guess I really did not see the writing on the wall for what it was. Here I am 45 years old, jobless with a 5 year old and living a very unhappy life. I have lost my dad and half of my family. Lost my best friend in the whole world because she thought she she just had to have my dad’s money and possessions. I am lost, so utterly and totally lost. I really need my zoloft right now. I have been out for 3 days now and feel like crap. I just want to cry and cry and cry. Time to get my life in order

Spreading Out

Post contributed by Hilton Miranda

As we began accumulating new things for the baby it quickly became apparent that we needed a bigger house! Who knew something so small would require so much stuff. After talking about it for a month, my wife and I decided it was time to start looking for a bigger place so we wouldn’t be on top of each other. Before we contacted a realtor, I thought it would be a good idea to use our hughesnet to do a little research. It’s amazing how much information is available online when just looking for a new house I was excited to be able to look at listings in different parts of town and get an idea of prices as well as what was available. I was also able to get some great recommendation for realtors. Armed with information we felt like we were able to go into the home search better educated and better able to make the best decision possible. I can’t wait to actually start looking at homes in person!

Time With Pawpaw

I am so glad that my son got to spend time with my dad before he passed away. I had to take my baby to the doctor today and in the waiting room was an older man and his grandson. You could see how much they loved each other. It made me realize how glad I am that my sweet boy spent a lot of time with his Pawpaw. The other day, we drove past the hospital and my son told me he really misses his Pawpaw. I never met either of my grandfathers-so I am especially glad Caden was able to meet his. It just saddens me to know that all my son knew was his Pawpaw living in the hospital and nursing home.


Posted by Gaylord Campbell

When we moved to Texas, we were happy to find out that Argyle Texas Can get Bounce Energy. It doesn’t take much to make me happy these days. I used to be impressed with flashy things and magnificent experiences. Now that I have kids, they have reminded me that it is the simple things that truly make me happy. One of the things I adore is when my girls hop in the bed with me in the few sacred moments before the alarm goes off. Our days are so busy and full that it is nice to sneak in a few moments to just be close to those I love. I love that they aren’t yet old enough to not want to snuggle with us anymore. I love it that our room, our company means warmth, and safety, and love. There is nothing better than have those two little pajama-wearing bodies snuggled up with us when the rest of the world is quiet and peaceful. I know these days won’t last forever, and that is exactly why no matter how tired I am, I will never turn them away. All too soon their beds will be empty, and I will miss those quiet moments.

Love My Puppy Cakes

Did I mention that I recently got a new puppy? She is part shih tzu and part whatever came to visit the momma. She is the most adorable little thing. She is now a little over 3 months old. Of course, she is one of 4 dogs that we have. She is definitely going to be the smallest. Our boxer, Rambo, is about 90 pounds. Sadee the English bulldog is 50 pounds and last but definitely not least is our shih tzu, Sophie, coming in at about 15 pounds. P-Cakes, as I call her, is only about 5 pounds.

She loves her momma and loves to sleep in my lap.

Hubby and Me

This guest post from Walter Horn

My husband had been looking online at and I think it’s a really great idea. He’s not sold yet because we’re trying to save money on all our utilities but my argument to him is that he goes to sports bars just about every weekend to catch some game we don’t already get on our home TV and that costs us a lot of money in food and beer and all that so it would all even out in the end. I actually kind of think he likes going to the sports bars and that he doesn’t want to give it up but you know, we’ve been married for 2 years now and I think it’s time he settled down and stopped gallivanting around like it’s no big deal. I love him to death but his obsession with “boys nights” and watching every single NFL game strikes me as something he should have grown out of when he was like 16. He’s 34 going on 17, really, and though I love him I’m not going to put up with it!

Is NoMoreRack A Scam?

I have read several articles online about a nomorerack scam. Granted, there are quite a few scams out there but this is definitely not one of them. I, personally, have not ordered anything from them. However, I do have several friends and family members that have bought products from them with no issues whatsoever.

NoMoreRack has awesome deals that can save you a lot of money. I like the fact that they even have a charity deal of the day where they donate the proceeds to a designated charity. Not many deal sites do this and this is a huge point in their favor.


If you still have any doubts, search for nomorerack reviews and see all of the good things people have to say about them. I know that my friend read quite a few reviews before she purchased anything. She wanted to make sure she was not getting a raw deal. After reading the great reviews, she decided to make a purchase and has made several more purchases since then.

New Year, New Me

This year, I hope to do better with my life. I want to get my house organized and CLEAN! Prior to when I hurt my back several years ago, my house was immaculate. Now I am lucky if I can get the laundry done.

Washing dishes, sweeping, mopping and other things I always did effortlessly are no longer easy to do. It really gets depressing knowing that you can’t do anything. It is also hard for my 4 year old to understand why momma can’t do very many things. So, I am hoping to do a little at a time and get things in order around here. I am determined to have a clean house again.

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