Sadie's Gathering

A Little Dab of This & A Little Dash of That

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Copyright 2014 Susan Jaye

"We hold these truths, to be self-evident; 
that all humans are created equal.  
That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are 
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Since now, it's 248 years later...
we've hopefully learned that WE ALL ARE CREATED EQUAL!
We need to enable ALL to pursue, 

Here's my hub's cartoons; to help the pursuit of laughs

I'm wishing all of you, a safe, fun, and 
Happy Independence Day!

Please make contribution!  Greatly appreciate! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024


Copyright 2016 Susan Jaye


          As I have written quite a bit before, it's been awhile since I've regularly written on my blog.  I started the blog in 2013.
          One of my first posts was The Perks of Being Fired.  

         Even since I was younger, I've written, bartended, cooked, made jewelry, and spent as much time as I can with all my loved ones.  
      As I hope that most of us know by now; I was told by my family, when I was younger: 

      Tomorrow is nobody's promise; you must keep your sense of humor, and do your best to look on the bright side. 
     No matter what gender, what nationality, what race, what religion, we all bleed red, and we are all born, then hopefully love, laugh, learn, live, then... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Copyright 2002~ Susan Jaye

     This photo above, is from one of my trips to Paris.  Which that trip, was our honeymoon! 

     So, I'm gonna try to do more now, on Sadie's Gathering!  
     As my one career dream is writing, I will greatly appreciate any contributions from readers.  
     The "button" to make $ contributions is up on the right.  "DONATE"  Thank you, very much in advance!

      I'm finishing this post with a few of my cloud photos.  I love clouds! 
     No matter how different; they are mind blowing!

Just like clouds, all humans are different; yet all of us are important!

Have a great day! 



Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!!!

©Susan Jaye 2013
Happy Mother's Day!    .

     Hope you all are doing great and had a great weekend! 

Repost this, in honor to my mom, Annalee ... coming upon 19 years since she passed... still miss her often, but so many great memories!  Hugs to all!

In 1994, I was fed up with Mother's Day cards.  Every card I saw, either said something snarky or sappy, and nothing came close to saying what I wanted to say.  So, I wrote one myself; a sort of poem to my mom that served as that year's card.  She loved it, and kept it in her bedside table. 

She died in 2005.  We had a wonderful and fun bond, and I will always consider her, my first great, love.

As I am a mom now, I continuously try to build a good relationship with my daughters. 
So, in honor of moms everywhere, both present, past and future I share my Mother's Day card.
For me, it's as true now, as it ever was.

To Mom
There have been countless times when I told that I loved you,
Countless times that I've thanked you for being there and being my mom.
But in case there are times when I don't or won't say it, I want you know always
What I feel in my heart.

You raised me to laugh and to sing songs on a swing set.
You opened the door to the world of make believe;
a world of Mable and Charles and Pokey the Puppy.
You protected me from the Wicked Witch of the West and the Abominable Snowman;
yet encouraged me to see that I was strong enough to face them alone.
You showed me the warmth and the comfort of a thunderstorm as well as the sun.
You held me and helped me through times of tears,
Whether it was a broken toy or a broken dream.
Then helped me to find the courage to pick up the pieces and create something new.
As I grew and life became more interesting and complicated,
You were there to share, to listen, always with an open mind and an open heart.
Because of you, I never learned to lie- I never needed to.
I knew whatever I did, no matter how it was judged by others,
It would be accepted and loved by you, for it was part of my journey to discovering me.

Through this unconditional love I have been set free. Free to live without the need for secrets to create lies, and free to love others as they are, not who I wish for them to be.
And free to be all that I can be, in each moment of my life, perfectly me.

                                                                                                Thank you, all my love.

Here are some quotes about Motherhood from different sources.

"Mothers are all slightly insane." - J.D. Salinger

"If evolution really works, why do mothers only have two hands?" -Milton Berle
(My thought on this one- Early on in when I became a mom, I thought it would be helpful to be born an octopus, giving me eight hands; till the "mommy brain" cleared, and I realized that would mean that I would have octopi as offspring, thus, defeating the purpose.  Please see: Ever Feel Like This?)

"Having kids-- the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, reponsible human beings--is the biggest job anyone can embark on." -Maria Shriver

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That's his."
- Oscar Wilde

"A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principle may call at any minute to report that her child has just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium." -Mary Kay Blakely

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition in the ironies and the absurdities.  Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight." -Barbara Shapiro

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." -Elaine Heffner

Happy Mother's Day.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Picture Day!

Copyright Susan Jaye 2014

Ah... Picture Day...

That day, every school year that I try like mad to get my girls to wear something nice, get their hair combed just right, and maybe even don a barrette or a bow in their hair.

When they get a little older, you give 'em a few more tips:

Try to look in a mirror right before the picture is shot- check your nose, check your teeth, be certain that nothing is in either that shouldn't be.

You hope that the photo will capture the happy go lucky, confident, well adjusted kid, you pray that you are doing all that you can to ensure; that the school photo will embody the proof of all of your efforts.

This is my sixth year at it; and I think I've learned the trick:

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Oh... My My My ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

     Hello to all!!!
     This is our darling Bella!  She is now nearly 4... 
     Since we all only have 24 hours a day... been awhile since I've written something new on here. 

     Yes, I'm still working on a novel; in addition to about 7 other works.  I also bartend, in hopes of paying for bills ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
     My daughters are now teens, 16-19; still I'm MOM (Multitasking Overlooked Miracle. Thanks Lesley, for letting me know what MOM stands for!😉)  Bella is at times, like having a 3rd teen. 

     Another reason I haven't put any new posts, is because for quite some time, the technology had changed on "Blogger".  Thanks to my oldest darlin' who is very tech savvy; they helped me get the title, Sadie's Gathering back!  Along with the subtitle, "A Little Dab of This, & A Little Dash of That"!

     I would love to be able to spend more time writing; but until I have folks give $; (I'd be grateful for even $1) ... I'll have to work other ways to pay bills ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

     Gonna be reposting, re-editing some, and writing new ones, from time to time. 

     Hope every reader is doing great.  Hugs to all.  Take good care of you! 

P.S The link to "Donate $" is on the right side,  at the top.  Thanks in advance! 


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

What You CAN do This Holiday Season...

     *This was originally posted in 2015 for Thanksgiving.  Those days were filled with the "fun" of getting kids to school, on time, keeping them in a good mood, free of drama, (any parent of school age kids, knows what I'm talking about); my car not starting, thanks to evolutionary savvy squirrels; and more.  This year, my car of 21 years, quit.  Oh vell.  As I know, when you're having a tough day, wait for just a bit, and you'll see others having so much worse.  So, while we get through tough times, and the craziness this year's entailed,  I hope you enjoy this post and pass it on, because of the message.  Plus if you're a snow lover like me, I hope the fun picture above brings a smile.  'Cause many will not get a white Christmas!  
     Also, ladies, please check out and consider submitting to The Sadie Project!  We'd love to hear your story!
     Now, to the original~

     Just a thought, inspired by the cast of Sesame Street's performance on the Macy's Parade today.  They did a fun song, I'm not sure of the title, (searched extensively for a video of it), but a reoccurring line was, "I'm growing kinder everyday."  So... that got me thinking...

     Money may be tight, or even if it's overflowing, here's a suggestion that I am also going to try for this holiday season.

     Speak sincerely, kindly, to "EVERYONE YOU MEET", and if you can add a smile, all the better.  You may give someone the gift of HOPE, and that is a powerful thing.