The Pacifiers

My younger daughter and I were discussing how everyone in the world nowadays has one or all of the following: laptops, iPads, tablets, smartphones, DS’s (is that right?), and so much more.  My older daughter calls them pacifiers—especially smartphones.  How often do you go to a restaurant and see a family at a booth or… Continue reading The Pacifiers

I Don’t Know What To Say…

If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone with your provider trying to troubleshoot a problem. I simply don’t have the energy for it anymore. Life is too short to waste time on the inability to express what is wrong to people who speak a completely different language than you (I mean computer/website/internet babble).

It’s Not a Carrot!

Good morning, world! Wow! I can’t believe those words are flowing out of my brain. It’s not a phrase that hits the page at “five-ish” in the morning from a person like me. I’m a night person. For me to function well at the start of the day requires seven to eight hours of sleep.… Continue reading It’s Not a Carrot!

A Colonoscopy Vacation

A Colonoscopy Vacation? You may wonder why you see the words “colonoscopy” and “vacation” in the same sentence. They seem incongruous, don’t they? Well, recently, I was sent on this little vacation, and I have to tell you it’s not something I want to repeat. After it was over, my doctor said, “You don’t have… Continue reading A Colonoscopy Vacation

Wake Up and Smell the Distraction

Have you ever had a day when you wanted to do something and you just couldn’t bring yourself to do it? Distractions to the left and food to the right. It all adds up to a situation where you really can’t function at all. I love naps, don’t you? I can’t possibly be the first… Continue reading Wake Up and Smell the Distraction

Never Alone or Wait Up, Girlfriend!

Never Alone or Wait Up, Girlfriend! When my oldest daughter was little, we noticed she had a tendency to walk ahead of us. We were constantly calling to her, asking her to wait for us or stop. Turning back, she would often have a serene look that would quickly change to bewilderment until she spotted… Continue reading Never Alone or Wait Up, Girlfriend!

I Blew It Again

I can’t believe I blew it again! As a parent, I had that remark memorized. Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. It takes stamina, consistency, toughness, humility, and a great sense of humor.  Not every day will be an “Aw, aren’t they adorable?” day. Some days you’ll think, “I’d better go for a… Continue reading I Blew It Again

Home Alone

Oh, To Be Home Alone… To be home alone is an unusual opportunity for me. It’s like a solar eclipse, rare but spectacular. You might think what a horrible thing to say about your family, but consider.  We are surrounded by people throughout the day—at our jobs, at church, in the store, even at home.… Continue reading Home Alone

This Is Why I Did That

This Is Why I Did That….. One of my daughters, bless her heart, feels compelled to explain why she does what she does every time she does something that doesn’t turn out as planned. (That is a nice way of saying every time she slips up and quite often when she doesn’t.) This tendency is… Continue reading This Is Why I Did That

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