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Gilligan, Tom Hanks, and That Deserted Isle Thing

As bedtimes were backed up this evening, and the children abandoned the street, and balls and bikes were tossed aside in anticipation of school starting in the morning, all the quiet was way too loud this evening. It had me remembering another time that the quiet was bothersome.  When our Princess was eight days old,… Continue reading Gilligan, Tom Hanks, and That Deserted Isle Thing

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Looking for the Great–Shaker’s Story

Today went pretty well, despite its little quirks here and there.  Then this afternoon, I guess someone flipped a switch, and I was ill.  As a hornet.  I've spent the week with things and situations weighing on my heart and making me sad, and this afternoon, I got mad. Mad that there are children and… Continue reading Looking for the Great–Shaker’s Story

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Full of Hope and Possibilities

Yesterday my BIL Leroy called and asked what I was up to.  "Cleaning up areas and stuff that no one will notice at all.  And it's looking worse before it can possibly look better," I sighed. Leroy replied, "Well as long as you notice that's what counts, right?"True.Still, it'd be nice if SOMEONE would say, oh… Continue reading Full of Hope and Possibilities