Friday, December 26, 2014

That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown

Sit down, y'all... I feel like talking.  I've actually been trying to post this since last Saturday but I didn't win the battle.  

Today we went on a marathon hunt for my keys.  Which I blamed husband for losing because that's become his middle…
Monday, December 15, 2014

I'm going with the less is more theory of decking our halls

So here's how an impromptu friend party came about... and some pictures of our house finally decorated for Christmas.  I'm going with the less is more theory of decking our halls.

Last night I learned that kid 2 and two buddies had organized a gift exc…
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the days when you stare into a boiling pot of chicken and wonder how you got here and why your kids can't do math

You know those days when you stare into a boiling pot of chicken and wonder how you got here and why your kids can't do math?  And those days where you've talked to every teacher about this and that and laid down just about all you're worth to ask…
Thursday, December 4, 2014

God places the lonely in families - Psalm 68:6

Wednesdays are my usual day off.  And I take them very seriously.  Like that time when I left the house for the first time around 1:30 to go buy some chili cheese Fritos.  (For a salad.  Not for my snack.)  And I had on some fairly unattractive pants and nap …
Monday, November 24, 2014

And for that promise, I am thankful

So kid 1 had a friend over not long ago.... all day..... a friend that came with his own music.  That played non stop and before long it all started to sound alike to me.  Remember the episode of I Love Lucy where little Ricky was forever practicing the sa…
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Because my calendar clearly says I have two more weeks to prepare to be thankful

Thanksgiving is next week.  And I had no idea.  I thought it was still two weeks away till I was checking emails and my gym had sent a message about our holiday schedule next week.  And I thought them so very organized to be so ahead of the game.  Then at bre…
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Parenting is like standing naked at the carwash


Parenting, I've decided, is like standing naked at the car wash with a blank stare of confusion all over your face. 

Because I think it says this in the Bible... there's a time to sow, a time to reap,.. a time to be naked and a time to... NOT…
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A mid week chat

Kid 2 is completely worried that someone is gonna snatch me right up.  Seeing that I've been wedding ring-less for quite some time now. And I am, thankfully in his eyes, completely snatch-able.   His concern is a rightful one, too.  All wrapped up in that…
Sunday, November 2, 2014

And he's probably tall, rich and handsome now

Today I arrived a little after 11:00 for a ladies lunch - at a lovely house overlooking the country club.  But I didn't get to go in because I rang the doorbell once.  Then again and then maybe a hundred times more for about 2 minutes till I gave up.  And…
Friday, October 24, 2014

And finally at the end of a long day in the wild west, Miss Kitty closes her bedroom door, shuts out the world, and goes to bed at 8:30. And prays for a better day tomorrow.

So I thought to review the last few days we'd do a little role play.  Maybe a play.  Quite possibly a total re-make of the entire Gunsmoke TV series of yesteryear.  

Today playing Miss Kitty is me.  Miss Kristi.  And playing Marshal Dillon is husband.  Mar…