Today I went to the grocery store with Cooter, taking only one thing into account. We needed food. The three things I didn't take into account were: 1--It's Saturday. 2--It's the day before SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. (that was me yelling with the special effect echo right there, in case you missed it) 3--They were grilling… Continue reading THE BIG GAME
The littles and I have been reading A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. In anticipation of the movie, don't you know. Because I am THAT parent. The one who treks all over trying to find a copy of the original book. (Speak to me of the "movie adaptations," and I may not be able… Continue reading Learning from a Bear
over and over I've heard them say, "take the high road" take it and you won't regret it but I wonder, if that's all I ever walk along, how will I ever meet those you told us to help how will I ever know the burdens they carry was the high road… Continue reading the low road
Remember that old saying about pointing fingers? That while you're pointing your finger at someone else, there are three other fingers pointing back at you? Yeah. That one. Tonight I was finishing up supper for the crew after a long day of thinking and wondering about why folks behave the way they do. Why certain… Continue reading Hey! Watch Where You’re Aiming That Thing
Click, click, click. I heard the clicking of her paws against the floor as I went into the kitchen to fix lunch for me and the littles. Miss Sophie followed at a close pace. It's become so much a part of my everyday that I hardly even notice she does it. I account for her… Continue reading Hopeful
some are going to ask you, "Where were you?," you know and others will claim you were never absent that all things work to the good and words like that I won't ask you I'm not sure I'm ready for the answer but I do wonder why all the brokenness in the midst of… Continue reading where were you?
What a beautiful day! I hope it was a sunshine-filled day where you are too. We've had our fair share of cloudy/cold/gray/rainy days, and I love those too, to be quite honest, but today the sunshine and blue skies just suited. It's been a day of taking care of business. (More cleaning out of things… Continue reading And the Award Goes To…..
Today I was folding clothes. Nothing different about that. Most days find me folding a load or two. But today as I was taking on Mt. Washmore, I had a revelation--a business idea. Somebody sign me up for Shark Tank. I'm going to be an entrepreneur. I was folding these two shirts that we got… Continue reading My Shark Tank Worthy Idea
So Miss Sophie is very particular about her morning constitutional. As I am limited as to how far I can take her in the mornings, there are days we go up and down our street, back and forth, until she is able to focus and make things *ahem* happen. This morning it was cold. And… Continue reading Waving in the Rain
Two days of thought-provoking, soul-searching conversations filled with laughter and tears and wishing that "what is" could be better and dreaming of how we can make it so..... and returning with a jolt to the real world of laundry and dishwashers with broken baskets and worrying over food allergies all over again and struggling to… Continue reading Thursday’s Gonna Come