Are you glad 2020 is over? Do you feel different since the calendar changed to a new year? Have you made goals for 2021, or are you stuck in the thing you didn't finish from last year? "New Year, New You," the Bible app said. Meanwhile, some folks are just getting to celebrate Christmas with… Continue reading Happy New Year?
Dinner could not get done soon enough for me. I was hungry. All I'd had for lunch was a few bites of ice cream. But, the hamburger was thawing from frozen, so my husband couldn't hurry it. If I had eaten something more substancial for lunch, I wouldn't have been so anxious. My husband wasn't… Continue reading Perspective
Is there anything more precious than listening to your children sleep? Even breaths, quiet snores, long moans. They are growing up on me, and I'm wishing I could slam on the brakes. Yesterday, I had to sit out in the waiting room while my 12 year old got a root canal. When she texted to… Continue reading Autumn Update
I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. After pulling on my jeans, teeshirt and houseshoes, I poured a cup of coffee, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch and wished I could just read all day. “I don’t want to adult today,” I told the cat. He just crawled up onto… Continue reading Don’t Faint, Pray
A few weeks ago I read, “Rocket Boys: a Memoir” by Homer H. Hickam. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. It also made me ask myself, what kind of determination does it take to learn something difficult in order to achieve a dream? If I were failing algebra, would I want to… Continue reading We’ve Come A Long Way
Hungry mamas are dangerous creatures when they see posts on FB about cakes. Dear weather system bringing all this heat to WV, iff I had wanted Florida weather, I would have went to live there. I did laundry and dishes and set my 12 and 14 year old to sweeping and cleaning the bathroom. Goes… Continue reading A Little Bit Stir-crazy
There is something special about sharing a hobbie with your child. Earlier this week my daughter picked up a pair of knitting needles, raided my yarn stash, pulled up a video on Youtube and taught herself to knit. A little while ago we searched through a box of knitting supplies that was given to me… Continue reading Come Away, My Love