Random Thoughts

Gimme Shelter

I have been watching some movies on Amazon Prime and one in particular really made an impression!  It’s called Gimme Shelter, and it’s based on the true story of Darlisha Dozier.  She is a homeless pregant teenager who wants to keep her baby in spite of the fact that she has no means of taking care of a baby.

She finds a shelter that takes her in, and she immediatley bonds with the women and their children.  A bond so strong, that she continues to stay on at the shelter after the birth of her baby girl.

The shelter in the movie, is actually a shelter that was started in 1981 by a woman that opened up her home to pregnant women.  The shelter has grown and now offers help to many women.

If you get a chance, this is such a great movie!  At the end it shows actual photos of women and their babies.  I loved this movie because it actually shows you another option for pregnant women besides abortion.  I have been in shelters, and the fact that this women formed a bond with the girls was shocking.  My shelter experience was not a great one.


RV Living, Side Dishes

Spaghetti with garlic butter sauce


Last night I tried a new recipe.  I love one pot dinners, butter, and garlic.   This dish had all those wonderful things!

I cooked some spaghetti for about 6 minutes.  drained it and put it into a bowl.  In the same pot, I took a half stick of butter and a jar of chopped garlic and sautéed that in the pot.  I added some Mrs Dash garlic and herbs seasonings because my husband can’t have salt.

I tossed the noodles into the sauce and then added Parmesan cheese.  It was amazing!!   It was easy!  It was low sodium!  Win for my family.

We grilled salmon to go with our pasta, but you could honestly serve it with chicken or shrimp.  It is very versatile!

Random Thoughts, Reviews

Five Church in Charleston

One of my favorite places to go in Charleston is Five Church.  The fun atmosphere, food, and the relaxed setting is just the perfect place to take visitors.  To me, it demonstrates the hospitality of Charleston.  It sets the tone for the rest of the day.

While my son and his girlfriend visited us for Memorial Weekend,  and we went to Five Church for their brunch.  I love the Holy $hit Breakfast.  It costs 50 dollars but is plenty of food for 4 people.  It comes with 4 pieces fried chicken, 2 large biscuits, bacon, 6 eggs, and 4 doughnuts.  Oh and two drinks are included.   It is my favorite!!!

The servers here are very pleasant and just fun to be around.  They know the menu, and can offer advise if you aren’t sure what to order.  They bring you extra goodies if you have waited a while for your food.  Once we got a side of biscuits with sausage gravy to munch on while we were waiting.

The decor is amazing too.  The whole ceiling contains the words from the book The Art of War:  a 2500 year old strategic military manuscript.  Written in the 5th century BC, this treatise holds guidance and strategic thinking applicable to many situations, even restaurants.  Artist Jon Norris is responsible for 5Church’s black hand-painted ceiling, which features the text from all 13 chapters of The Art of War in chalky white paint. Not surprisingly, the broad strokes tracing Norris’ personal history fit Tzu’s doctrine, as well.

Following are some pictures that I have taken or found on the internet, enjoy them.  If you are really interested, go eat there!  Take in the beauty of your surroundings, and enjoy the great attitudes of the servers.  There my a wait, reservations are encouraged; but it is well worth it!

Random Thoughts

Highway time

Living on the road can be both stressful and pleasurable.

Being on the highway is stressful because I hate riding and driving for long periods. Our commute time back to our home in Georgia is about 5 1/2 hours. It’s wasted time. Time just getting somewhere. People on their phones or driving slow in the fast lane always make me tense.

Being on the highway also means I’m about to see the people that are important to me. I have friends that always want to get together and catch up. They keep close tabs on when I will be in Georgia. They make me feel loved and valued in their lives. I like that. I am loved.

Feelings, Friends & Family, Random Thoughts

Remembering mamma


Happy mother’s day to all the mom’s out there!   Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs out there.  We give so much to our kids, often at our expense.  We get very little appreciation for what we do.

My mamma died in 2005.   It was mother’s day week, and I had worn a red rose to church because my mamma was living.  This day is always hard for me, because I miss my mamma. I miss that I can’t call her anytime and talk to her.  I miss her grand celebrations at special occassions like Christmas and Easter!  She made everything special!

My mother was quite a lady.  She could cook so good!  She could take little of something and make a glorious meal!  She always cooked a meal for us, there was always a bread, starch, vegetable and a bread.  She was amazing!

I am at the beach this year for mother’s day.  My mother always looked for coral at the beach.  She liked shells, but coral was her favorite.  I find myself still looking for coral.  Every time I go to the beach, that is what I look for.  I have found quite a stash this weekend, my mother would be proud.

Happy mother’s day in heaven mamma!  You are dear to my heart, and never far from my mind.  I will try to always the good in you, you were my friend, my hero, my mom.  You gave me life, and you shaped so much of my being that I truly carry around daily.  Thank you for giving so much to me!  I know I failed to tell you that many times during your lifetime.  You died way too young.

RV Living

Funny, but not funny




Living in an RV most of the time, life can get complicated.  We are usually at a site for months at a time.  Currently we have been in Charleston for about 8 months.   Most of the sites are pull through, but sometimes you have to back that big ol thing into the spot.

I love to watch people getting their rig parked.  I don’t care how great of a couple you are, there are going to be problems!  Usually the husband does the backing and the wife stands there directing.  I see more fights happen this way.  I know it isn’t funny, but it gets to be a little comical.

The wife is muttering under her breath, telling the husband to go this way or that way.  The husband is doing his thing, not listening.  The two just doesn’t go together.

The problem is communication.  My husband and I figured out real quick that some guidelines need to be established first!  With proper hand signals that both the driver and the director know is key to getting that rig into the perfect spot.

Most of the time it isn’t discussed until it’s too late, and tempers are starting to flare.

I sit and watch and laugh, because I know what’s going to happen every time!  It’s funny, but it isn’t.  I’ve been there.  I guess I can laugh at it now.  Maybe everyone will read my blog beforehand and try to avoid this in the future.  We will see.

Random Thoughts

Freya Tingley

When I see two posts on the same morning about the same topic, I blog about it!  LOL



It’s about not having doubt in your mind and staying focused and not having any preconceived notion about failure. It’s just looking forward and staying positive. Freya Tingley

If you’ve watched Once Upon a Time, then you know Freya.  She played Wendy, the 13 year old girl based on the heroine from Peter Pan.  She was born n 1994, which makes me old enough to be her mother!  Her quote about failure is one worth noting.  Today, my sister blogged about failure.  See her post here Failure .   Another blogger I follow posted this today as well, Staying Positive.

After reading both blogs, I thought I would check her out and see who she is.  She has played in Hemlock Grove and many other films.  She also learned sign language for one of her roles.  She seems very determined to me.  I have enjoyed learning about her today.