Last weekend Kayla, her friend Mary, and I got to go to YEC ~ the Youth Encountering Christ conference. It’s our denomination’s winter teen conference and this was the 35th anniversary. I’ve dropped kids off there before and picked them up again, but I’ve never stayed for the whole weekend. This time I stayed, and… Read More Only 3.2 Chapters A Day
My husband just confronted me about something I said to my children recently. And for the record, this hardly ever happens, his correcting me or having issue with something I’ve said or done, that is. In fact, I’ve worried before that he was secretly harboring all kinds of ill will and complaints against me and… Read More I Dare Not Trust
Me: How long have you been driving a cab? NYC Cabbie: Haven’t been driving a yellow cab for very long. I drove a stretch limo for many years before this. Me: Oooooooh! Driving the celebrities around, huh? NYC Cabbie: Yes, ma’am. I took Brooke Shields to her first prom, and I haven’t washed the cheek… Read More Cabbie Conversations
The sun came out for a few hours today, but it was only 70 degrees. I have had a very strong desire (really, I can’t overemphasize how strong the desire is) to get in the car and just drive until I arrive in a place that is warm and sunny. I can’t remember the last… Read More Conversations With The Pastor
When I saw her standing in front of the frozen gluten free breads’ case, I assumed she was buying for her grandchildren. As I stood next to her trying to decide what to buy, she spoke… Sandy: So, you do gluten free, too? Me: Oh. Yes. Actually, my three children and I all eat gluten… Read More Leaving Whole Foods Richer Than You Were Before: Only In Texas!
Dinnertime kitchen conversation tonight with Kayla ~ the eve of Mommy leaving for Oklahoma for a few days… Kayla: What are you making making for dinner, Mom? Me: Fish! Aren’t you excited!?! Kayla: (groan) Why can’t we have the chili? Me: The chili is for tomorrow night while I’m gone to Oklahoma. I also made… Read More Fussing Over Fish and Fuzzy Beans
At the breakfast table this morning….Cooper (age 13 ~ 14 in April) has already started to work on his pre-Algebra assignment for the day… evidently a pretty grueling one. Robert: What award was Sandra Bullock up for last night? Me: I don’t think she was up for an award ~ just a spectator/presenter at the… Read More Early Retirement?
Been feeling pretty swamped with an endless to-do list this week. Yesterday, I was standing in the kitchen cleaning and preparing for our couples’ Bible study, and helping the kids with school, and having a little pity/reprimand party for myself regarding the obligations I currently have, misunderstandings by a few close to me, and overall… Read More Pity Party & Perspective
Last Friday afternoon, in the middle of me getting ready to go to a Classical Conversations Informational meeting, Kayla came to me with her math book… Kayla: “Mom, I finished all of my math problems, but I need your help on three of them.” Me: “Oh, honey, I can’t help you right now. I have… Read More Her Daddy is NOT Her Math Hero
While yawning after reading Kayla a bedtime story…. Kayla: Mama, you have some black stuff on your teeth. Me: Yes, those are fillings from cavities when I was a little girl. Kayla: Will I have to get those sometime? Me: Not if you take good care of your teeth and eat healthy food. Kayla: Really?… Read More Older than McDonalds