Hi Y’all!!

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Nashville, Tennessee and have truly fallen in love with this beautiful area of our Country.  My older son, Alex, has taken a position with a company located there so we packed up a U-Haul truck and my two boys and I set out for humidity and lots…

Peel back the layers…

I have been in Las Vegas during the past three days for my son’s orientation as a freshman at UNLV. I should say that Vegas has held very little allure for me up until this visit….after all, it is called “Sin City” for a reason. Las Vegas is largely glitter, glamour and plastic. Consider the…

Memories are cloudy, but happy!

I am an absolute believer in several versions of the same truth. For example: You know how a police officer will interview many witnesses to the same accident and come away with several different versions of what happened? This is the concept I am referring to…I believe it is all a matter of perspective. Yesterday,…

Celebrate Moms,Dads and New Lives

I think you finally know what the true meaning of parenthood is when you find yourself crying (out of fear) and laughing (out of pride) while telling your eldest son that you are excited for his new life…..and the fact that he is leaving home. As we move into this very special time of year…

Feel the LOVE!!

What does it mean when we say “I love you” to someone? Usually “I love you” is equated with romantic love…but there are all kinds of love. There is parental love, sisterly love, the love between friends and the love that children have for their parents. All of these types of love are different. I…

Entertainment is all around us!!

One thing I have definitely noticed about writing a blog is that I am more in touch with the world around me. So many things can be easily missed if we are running through our day on a planned schedule. I know that, for me, once I get into my daily life, I have been…

My first “sighting”

I have wondered from time to time what it would feel like if I was recognized by someone in the general public just from my association with The Barn…well, IT FEELS GREAT!! I was up in Boulder, CO visiting my older son for lunch and I stepped into the restroom to wash my hands. While…

Reading and other stuff.

One of the most intense and consuming relationships I have in my life is with my Kindle reader. I simply don’t know how I would go to sleep at night unless it is with me. I am NOT KIDDING. My parents successfully transmitted to me a love, a passion, an all-out obsession for books. So,…

Great Minds Think Greater Together!

I love this country! In my opinion the United States of America is the best place in the world to live and work! I am a firm believer in the principles laid down by our Founding Fathers and I also believe that the backbone of this magnificent country is the small business owner…the entrepreneur…the Mom…

There are “Barn” tags EVERYWHERE!!

I really don’t know if I have an unconventional habit or that I am horribly lazy! I’m sure most of you remember Minnie Pearl…..right?  She was the celebrity that wore hats with price tags dangling from them.  I have read that this was part of Minnie’s comedy act…a gentle satire on southern culture.  Well, I…