Monday, November 25, 2013

If I may quote George Strait on this one.... I saw God today.

Sometimes I write because I have an actual story to tell.  Sometimes I write because there are so many thoughts racing through my head that I can't slow them down till I type it out.  And sometimes writing to me is rest.  A quiet place that is all mine, b…
Saturday, November 23, 2013

All of Heaven will join in... with a big ol' chocolate malt.

I just made THE. BEST. CHOCOLATE. MALT. IN. THE. HISTORY. OF. MANKIND. And if I ever fall out of the fitness business, I just may have a future in frozen fountain drinks. 

It's a comfort food for me - whose place is definitely on a weekend like this -  whe…
Thursday, November 21, 2013

They need the mom I am now.

I watch as he makes his way across my crowded classroom.  A little boy, about 3 years old.  His mom has just finished her morning spin class and I'm now working with one of my older adult groups.  We're at our local YMCA, the place to be in the  morni…
Monday, November 18, 2013

For when you won't take the bet because maybe you really are crazy

Here's how it went....
My husband and I ate at the cafeteria again today.  That's our excitement.  And it's our favorite neighborhood place.   He ordered liver and onions, I ordered a vegetable plate.   And we listened to the best of Frank Sinatra …
Saturday, November 16, 2013

I just sucked up half a roll of toilet paper into the vacuum cleaner.

No joke.  I just sucked up half a roll of toilet paper into the vacuum cleaner before I could stop it.  Once it started rolling, it was a fast ride.  It's usually socks that get sucked up because our boys don't know how to take both socks off at the s…
Thursday, November 14, 2013

What would you say to your younger self?

I saw a young man at his school bus stop this morning.  Wearing skinny red pants.  The traveling red pants.  And I kinda' didn't really care for red pants on a high school boy... but that's strictly my opinion.  You, my friends, may indeed care …
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And yes, I'm scared. Again.

I'm not even sure I have the words here.  On my mind today has been the news of a 16 year old boy at our local high school, struck and killed by a car minutes after being dropped off this morning.  And just weeks ago a little girl at our elementary da…
Sunday, November 10, 2013

When we all get to heaven.

They played football in the yard until the name calling started.  Then Chris threw Sam's shoes over the fence.  Into the alley.  And then Sam laid in the kitchen floor moaning that he's so tired because I never feed them.  Which I really do.  Feed …
Friday, November 8, 2013

Truth

I occasionally link up to another blog for their weekly Five Minute Friday post - a quick 5 minutes to write on a given prompt, for the beauty of the written word.  Today's prompt is TRUTH.  And I'm sure lots of other bloggers have already written flo…
Monday, November 4, 2013

For I know the plans I have for you.

For I know the plans I have for you.... plans for a future. 

Both the 6th grader and the 4th grader these days don't see the need for school.  I hear it all the time.... why do they have to go?   Because apparently they learn the same things every day - ev…
Friday, November 1, 2013

What does a mom home alone on a Friday night do?

So what does a mom at home alone on a Friday night do?  She writes on her blog.... about being home alone on a Friday night.  Dateless, childless, ...just me and the dog. Hanging out all too close to the leftover Halloween candy.
Husband and kid 3 on a sc…