Random Pics for Kicks


Back to business!


So, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile then you know how much I love to post random pictures from my i-phone.


I love it!

Most of these are shots of food, but some are straight up selfies of The LadyG herself!


Narcissism is a helluva drug!

And so, without much more fanfare, here we GO!

Butterpeas with Okra and Bacon!  Good God YES!
Lady G is a proud Emory Mom!
Skagit Valley
Bestie at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Seattle
Walking Owl
I love to collect stones and I get them from Eve!
BREAKFAST!  So necessary


Lady G giving FACE!
Members of Flowering VinePNG
Beautiful members of The Flowering Vine (My cousins)
Seared Salmon!  Lady G does not play!
Cut up Veggies
What to do with these veggies?
Me and Rods Grad
(L) My son graduating from Emory University (R) My son at my graduation -age 4.  That’s my Daddy in the background 🙂
Scallop and Garden Fresh Succotash
Those veggies became a Scallop and Garden Vegetable Succotash..Delicious!
Before the veggies were cut
Boiling Asparagus
Asparagus boiling like hell!
Good friends!
My son presenting his research project–Lady G don’t even understand it 🙂
Magic Stones
Gem stones that I got from The Walking Owl
Lady G…Yet again! LOL!!!
Goodies from the Sea
What I got from Your Dekalb International Farmer’s Market
What I DID with what I got from Your Dekalb International Farmer’s Market
Graying hair is really okay
Crab Louie-Trumans Tavern
Crab Louie from Truman Tavern in Downtown Decatur, GA
PreGrad Dinner
Prime Rib from Truman Tavern
Lady G and her tired toes!
LadyJ and the Cat
Lady J, my daughter, and the kitty cat!
Lazy Sunday at Bookstore
Lazy Sunday at the bookstore


Hope you enjoyed your peek into my life!

Have a magnificent week!

Love and light to you!

Lady G


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of a random family at Christmas?

I have!

I guess I’m just nosey like that.

Oh well…

Since I can’t be the fly, I’ve decided that YOU might as well be 😉

Please enjoy a few photos from Christmas eve and Christmas day with Lady G’s Family.

Look at Mama on the Tree!
Green tomatoes from Daddy’s Garden
Mama’s still watching over Daddy
Lady J snaps green beans
Snapping done!
Pinot Grigio for Lady G
Sir R on NORAD’s website tracking Santa!
Christmas Pasta 
Christmas eve is winding down
Sunlight is starting to slant
More shadow than light
Eve turns to night
Santa? The evening star? Which is it?
Lady J bakes cookies for Santa
Lady G bakes cornbread for the dressing 🙂
We all watch yet another version of “A Christmas Carol!”  Mr. Magoo!
I can’t look! Frosty’s in jeopardy!
Granddaddy (Daddy) falling asleep!
Good night!
Christmas morning breakfast casserole
Cornbread dressing
Macaroni and cheese
Of course those are ham hocks!
Sir R starts working on the turkey


She’s as brown as I am!
Santa brought Lady J’s favorite game!
Sir R and Granddaddy (Daddy) assemble Lady J’s dollhouse
All furnished and complete! A new home for her Little Pet Shop collection


Much love and light to you all!

Lady G 😘💋

A Day in the Life of the Ladies

Arise and shine!


So, today I was inspired to create a photo journal entry to show you guys what a typical day looks like for me.  Actually, this is not the first time I’ve done this.  Some of you may remember a similar post that I did a few months back called “Everyday Randomness.”

Believe it or not, that post proved to be quite popular-hence my decision to see if lightning will strike twice on the same blog!  LOL!

And so….

Here’s a typical day for Lady G:

Ok, no lies, it wasn’t really typical since my daughter, L’il Miss Lady J, was out of school for fall break.

But please rest assured knowing that Lady J and Lady G had quite the interesting day 😉

Here’s how it unfolded:

A quick stop at Fresh Market.  Lady G’s mother used to love this place; she liked all of the delightful aromas that tend to waft through the store.  Lady J and Lady G sampled the fruit infused water; they were not that impressed.


They were, however, impressed with this little seafood salad smorgasbord:)


And with this vibrant floral display
Lady G was captivated by the wine selection. Lady J was…. NOT!
Moments later, Lady J concluded that desserts were much more fascinating than wine.
After completing their tour of Fresh Market, the two ladies proceeded to take a scenic ride to the Land of Elsewhere.
Be aware that Lady G and Lady J are HUGE fans of Halloween.  That said, no September or October day trip would be complete without them taking a peek at creepy things.
The ladies also enjoyed other sensory delights! 

Ahem…May I have your attention for a moment in order to share a couple of quick stories?

Thank you 😉

While shopping, Lady J and Lady G met a noblewoman who shared that she had been to Paris, France nine times!

Hmm… I sense that you are wondering what prompted this confession.

Well, it seems that she overheard the ladies talking about their dream to go to Paris someday.  Such being the case, the dear gentlewoman decided to encourage the two to keep that dream alive.

Her parting words to the ladies were, “Tell God your dreams and keep your hearts open; then you can do anything you want to.”

One thing’s for sure, magical advice seems to follow the ladies wherever they go!

Not convinced?

Farther up the road, the two ladies came upon a cashier  Duchess who wore the most glamorous makeup!  She also sported a shiny rhinestone headband with matching diamondy earrings!

Naturally, the ladies complimented this exquisite specimen on her beauty.

As one might expect, the cashier Grand Dame, who was about 70 years old, replied, “Thank you!”  But, she went on to say, “I always dress up because there was a time when I couldn’t…you know, between taking care of my sick husband and father…I find that looking good makes me feel good.”

Magical advice?


Shall we proceed?

Even the most proper Lady must attend to certain mundane duties 🙂
Upon arriving home, Lady G decided to retire to her ‘Magic and Creativity Chamber.’
Ah…but then she began to feel a bit lunchy!  😉
Nightfall!  Lady G and Lady J prepare for a sky gazing session!  It’s one of their favorite past times! To their delight, in the Southeastern sky, The Harvest Moon appeared! Sadly, LadyG did not take a picture of the moon as she has found that I-Phones are inadequate for capturing such majesty.
Alas, the Dragon of Ragweed has decided to slay Lady G.  Notice the tired eyes and dark circles. Oh well! Time to take some Benadryl.  Good night!



Such is the magical life of the ladies!



Looking at Daddy

Multipics of Dad


And those who are wise—the people of God—shall shine as brightly as the sun’s brilliance, and those who turn many to righteousness will glitter like stars forever.

-Daniel 12:3

Somewhere, packed away in a storage box, there is a picture of me, as an infant, ‘sitting’ in a chair.

Now, if you were to examine the picture closely, you would notice that my eyes are intently focused to the right. I remember being told that, despite the photographer’s best efforts to get my attention, I would NOT look toward the camera.  In fact, my eyes remained locked-right- in a hard gaze.

According to my mother, people would often look at that picture and ask, “What was she looking at?” To which my mother would proudly respond, “She was looking at her Daddy.”

Believe it or not, all these years later, I’m still looking at my Daddy.

By the way, I can tell you from experience, that some folks have assumed that I’ve been looking at my father because he is such a handsome man.  Well, frankly, that has never been the reason for my focus.  Actually, I can assure you that it goes much deeper than that.

The fact of the matter is I am not looking at my father’s physical features as much as I am looking at his actions.

That said, I watched him get up early every morning to go to work in order to take care of our family.  He and my mother decided that she would stay home and care for my brother and I while he worked.  In my  Daddy, I see a man who is invested in the wellbeing of his children.

I observed him as he rescued and cared for stray dogs, cats and other injured and neglected animals. In my Daddy,  I see a man who has a reverence for all sentient beings.

I saw him mentor and give financial support (when possible) to family and friends. In my Daddy,  I see a man who understands and believes that we’re all in this together.

I notice him as he nurtures and shows love to his grandchildren.  In my Daddy, I see a man who loves being a Grandfather.

I witnessed him as he tirelessly cared for my mother until the night she decided to go back HOME.  In my Daddy, I see a man who was devoted to his wife.

Now, before I proceed, let me say that my Daddy is by no means perfect.  There were many times that he missed the mark.  But haven’t we all?

I once read a quote that said, “Strive for excellence, not perfection.”  And so it is with my Daddy.

In any case, instead of continuing to tell you about my Daddy, I’ve opted to give you an opportunity to look at him for yourself:

Me and Dad
Me and Daddy at my High School Homecoming (L).  Me, Dad and my son when I got my Masters Degree (R)



Daddy (Granddaddy) offering assistance to Superman
Daddy shaving his Daddy (My Granddaddy)
Daddy and Mama when they were both about the same age.

Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy and all of the fathers out there!

PS:  We love you Daddy!