13 Things I’ve Learned From Posting 1000 Posts!!!!!!!!!

I have reached a milestone!!! Today I’m posting my

1000th post!

Here are 13 things I’ve learned from posting 1000 posts!!!!!

1-It’s ok to be yourself. 

I have learned that even though I’m not perfect, I am lovable.


2-It’s a great way to tell your story. 

I love to read over my stories and relive my experiences.

3-I love to talk about my family, and their history.

I have wonderful children! My grand baby is adorable! My ancestors are the bomb! We are all basically pretty great people!!!


4-It’s actually very fun to have a blog.

It’s a happy, fun, exciting place to share my life!

5-I have lots of heroes, friends, and memories.

My heroes are the good examples in my life. I try to emulate their lives. My friends are golden and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, my memory may go, but I’ll still have my blog.

6-Funny things happen in life.

Laughter really is the best medicine. I wrote a post once about laughing at inappropriate times, and yes I have been known to do that. I just innocently try to live my life and funny stuff just happens. I start to giggle and it’s all over. Next thing you know I have a stomach cramp, and tears are streaming down my face. I am thankful that I laugh easily. Life is too short to not laugh hysterically when the opportunity presents it’s self.

7-There are some wonderful movies and TV shows out there.

Dory: “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming….what do we do we swim, swim!”

I need that reminder a lot.

8-Sometimes I don’t Have anything to say, believe it or not. And that’s ok.

I have been amazed at the lack of things to say, or when I can’t think of anything to post. I never thought I’d see the day. I am very social, I can talk to anyone, but I do like to be by myself and just sit still and read or relax sometimes.

9-Life is busy!

Life is busier than ever before. We’re all busy. It makes living adventurous! Sometimes finding time to do a blog post is very difficult, but I’m always glad when I do.

10-I really love Sunday’s the Best!


Peaceful, inspirational, and spiritual! Spending the day thinking about God and His precious gifts, and looking for ways to bless others lives!

11-The world is full of Beautiful Places!


Always focus on the beauty in this world. We are so blessed by Father above to live in such a beautiful place. Look for the beauty!

12-I have learned lot’s of lesson’s. 

I’m so glad I’ve written them down. I love to learn and I’m glad that challenges are not wasted by having to repeat difficult times. I so appreciate the lessons!

13-It takes a long time to write 1000 posts. 

Who knew it would take almost 5 years of blogging to reach 1000 posts, but I did it!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Little Helpers!

DSC05537My darlin’ was out pulling weeds the other day. Getting all the grass that was growing in the Bishop’s Weed. Next thing you know all of the daycare kids are asking if they can help. It was amazing how excited they were to help. They are like most children at that age. My own children were always happy to help (before they were old enough to really help). Helping when you’re 3 or 4 years old usually means someone else is going to have to come along later and do a better job.

When my kids were very young (about 3) we started letting each child help. One of the things on the list of chores was washing the kitchen windows and the sliding door. All the chores were done consistently, including the kitchen windows, but sometimes it looked worse after the job was done. But you know what? I never really worried about how it looked. Honestly, unless we were having company over, I usually just let them practice.

So when the kids want to help, don’t stop them or discourage them. They will practice and get to be pretty good little helpers!


Two Cents: Raisins!

I gave the daycare kids, S and D, trail mix for snack. They did pretty good except for the raisins.

I kept telling the kids, “Just try them, you will like them! Do you know what they are? They’re just grapes that are dried!”

D say’s, “I don’t like these. I only like the wet ones!”

Notice the raisins off to the side, in rows! Cute kids!

Two Cents: Why’s?

D. is six.

On a daily basis, D. asks me “Why” about this or that, many times through out the day.

I know he knows the answer most the time, because the things he asks about are obvious, or something we’ve talked about before.

One day D. kept asking “why?” I would say, “why do you think? Think about it.” Then he would give me the answer and I would say, “That’s right! I knew you knew it! Good job!”

I told him,

“Someday when you know the answers to all the ‘why’s’, then you’ll be ‘wise.'”

He just smiled.

Two Cents: Tangled!

One of my cute daycare kids M. is 3 years old and very tiny.

She doesn’t have much hair.

She also doesn’t pronounce her “R’s”.

We were watching “Tangled”, which by the way is one of my favorites, and she is leaning over the table in the family room with her cute little hands folded with her fingers interlocked.

She looks over at me and says,

“Dats alotta hay!”

Translation, “That’s a lot of hair!” So. Cute. What a doll!! It is alotta hay!

Two Cents: Forts!

P and M in the fort I made for them.


I have decided to add some quotes from my daycare children to the “Two Cents by T and G” and call the posts “Two Cents”. The kids are always telling me funny things, giving me their “Two Cents” about life and things.

I love being around children.

I have had people tell me, “I don’t know how you do it?” speaking of daycare.

But I honestly love it.

One of my favorite things about it is knowing that you are loved completely. In fact they tell me all day long, “Joy, I love you!” and of course I tell them, “I love you, too!”

One thing that’s not my favorite is the poop, which I don’t have to deal with much, but still. One day I was telling my friends how much I love doing daycare, except for the poop. And my friend Lilli said, “There’s poop in every job.” Wow, that was profound. Seriously, I have never had a job that didn’t have poop (things you don’t like), so now I rarely think about the poop.

I just concentrate on the “I love you’s”.