Beware the Narcissist, Quotes From Pinterest

I never really understood the meaning of Narcissism.  There was no mention in primary or secondary school.  I don’t remember mention of it in my psych classes in nursing school.  How can we protect ourselves from something we don’t know or understand?  With that in mind, I will be doing a series of quotes from Pinterest to help us all better understand and protect ourselves from the narcissist. Beware the Narcissist, the Beginning The Journey The Joy The Beginning...

The Journey...
The Joy... (Not all divorces are a product of a narcissist but many are, and that is why I am doing this series) Always remember God's promise.  "I will never leave you or forsake you." Thank you God!


A Few Things to do in North Carolina this Weekend, Nov 15-19, 2017

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....
*Nov 15 the Parkside Town Commons Ice Rink in Cary NC opens.  Looks like it remains open into the early new year.  What fun!
*Nov 17-19 you can attend the Celebration of Seagrove Potters in Seagrove NC
*Friday Nov 17 is the Twas the Night Before Bed Race in Mocksville NC.  I would love to see this race. *Beginning Nov 17- Dec 31 is Holidays at the Garden at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont NC. *Nov 18 is the Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Celebration in Raleigh NC *Nov 18th is the All American BBQ Festival in Fayetteville NC
Let's look a few of the daily holidays we can enjoy, Nov 15-National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.  I need to do that! Nov 16-National Button Day Nov 17- Homemade Bread Day Nov 18- National Apple Cider Day Nov 19-Women's Entrepreneurship Day Nov 20- National Peanut Butter Fudge Day Nov 21- Wold Television Day
As usual guys you need to check all eve…

A Visit to Joyner Park in Wake Forest NC

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Joyner Park in Wake Forest NC.

Joyner Park has restored original farm buildings, a pecan grove, and a 1,000 lawn seat amphitheater.

 There are two gardens in the park.  The Walker Garden and a Performance Garden.
 You will find a 2,000 foot stone wall on the property plus three miles of paved trails.

If you live in the area or find yourself in the town of Wake Forest, you should check out the park.  I spoke with several people that visit the park on a regular basis.  They said they love to picnic there and that they enjoy the events held on the property.  They love that it brings the community together. Happy Travels and Adventures! KathieyV (

Monday Motivation "Where Is God In The Storm" Bishop T D Jakes

I came across this "snippet" on Youtube. Where is God in the Storm?
We have all been through or are going through some manner of a life storm.  The list of potential problems and challenges that we face is seemingly endless.  Please take the time to listen to this short excerpt from one of Bishop Jakes's sermons on just where to find  God in our storms.  I found it to be most encouraging.

Pastor Jakes says that "you cannot see in a storm, that is why He told you to walk by faith and not by sight."  He explains that God lives in trouble, He lives in the storm, and that he is with us in the storm.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2 Thank You God! KathieyV

Picking Pumpkins at Unchurch Farm in Cary NC

On a warm fall day, we decided to take an adventure.  Caleb, Maggie, Steph, and I took a short ride to Upchurch Farm in Cary NC.  The goal was to enjoy some time outside and gather a few pumpkins for our fall decorating.
There were tractors and plenty of room to run around...
Lots of play areas.  There was a hay maze, corn cribs, a small barnyard.
The kiddo's loved the bouncy platform...
I loved taking photos... Maggie enjoyed the baby goats..
I don't remember ever picking a pumpkin, but there is a first time for everything.  We grabbed a wagon loaded the kids up and ventured into the pumpkin patch.  What fun as we each selected our favorite pumpkin.

Caleb and Maggie with the pumpkin harvest. On their site, they said they would remain open for the fall season into early November.  If you missed the pumpkin picking this year do plan a trip to Upchurch Farm next year, it is a great place to visit with the kids. Get out and explore! KathieyV:-)

Divorce in the News/Proposed Tax Law and Alimony

Divorce in the News-Alimony and Tax Deductions The Headline The Republican Tax Plan Imposes a New Divorce Penalty As I understand it, a new tax law is about to be introduced.  As it stands now, and in my case, my Ex gets to claim his alimony as a tax deduction.  That never seemed fair to me.  I have to pay taxes on the alimony I receive, and he gets a benefit for paying alimony.  Wait a minute there is something wrong here!  My husband leaves me thus taking away my security, breaking a multitude of promises to God and me, damaging my family, and then he is rewarded for this breach of contract with a very nice tax break.  This is a miscarriage of justice in my opinion.  If this proposed law goes through it will go into effect at the end of this year and will include future alimony rulings.  The past judgments for alimony payments will not be included, and the slackers of the past can skip away with their high tax deductions.  Whoever said life was fair? There is concern that this could a…

A Few Things to do in North Carolina Nov 8-12, 2017

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....
*Nov 9 is a Holiday Sip and Shop hosted by Garden Supply Company in Cary NC

*Nov 10-12 is the Port City Rib Fest in Carolina Beach NC
*Nov 10-12 is the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh NC *Nov 11-12 it the 2017 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville NC
Nov 11 in Asheville NC they are having a Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Nov 11 is a Shuck and Peel Party in Downtown Hickory NC Let's take a look at the upcoming daily holidays... Nov 8- Dunce Day Nov 9- World Freedom Day Nov 10- Sesame Street Day Nov 11- Veterans Day Nov 12- Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Nov 13- World Kindness Day Nov 14- National Pickle Day
As usual guys you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guarantee anything.  All photos are from the promotional event websites.  
Whatever you decide to do have a great time. KathieyV:-)