A Trip with a Mission

July 9, 2011 5 Comments

My oldest hopped aboard a plane to Honduras this morning. She is with a group of very nice people, most of whom claim the label “Christian”. One might tend to think I would be opposed to sending my kid off with a group like this on a “mission trip”, and in most instances, I would …

What Would Jesus Say?

April 8, 2011 2 Comments

Yesterday I posted the following video on my Facebook page: My comment that accompanied this video said simply, “Good message. Worth the watch, even if your stance is “worth the wait”.” Worth the Wait is a curriculum us Bible Belters use to terrorize our children into keeping their venereal diseases and their penises to themselves …

Hormones, Drama, Raw Edges, & Rambling

March 28, 2011 6 Comments

I’m really curious as to whether hormone fluctuations attract emotional drama or just magnify what’s been there all along so that it becomes glaringly, blatantly, unignorable. Really. I don’t need this. I need my brain chatter to shut up so my body can sleep at night. I need the sun to shine today and the …

2010: Looking Back So I Can Look Forward

December 29, 2010 10 Comments

Looking back is not something I typically do. There’s nothing a person can do to change what’s been done, and spending time dwelling on it is pretty much a waste of time. This year, however, I think it is important for me to look back at the past twelve months so that I can recognize …

Observations on Love and Romance

December 27, 2010 0 Comments

The past few weeks have given me ample opportunity to observe the world around me.  It’s provided quite an education, or in some cases a bit of re-education. It’s been fun to watch my kids, Christmas shoppers, extended family, my sweet man, good friends, movies, and more. However, I think the most intriguing observations have come …

Cowgirl Rides with the Big Dawgs

October 30, 2010 0 Comments

Cowgirl is my number three beautiful gorgeous goddess. She is not my only animal lover, but she is the one that is pretty much fearless around animals. People tend to freak her out, yet any animal is an instant connection for her. Cowgirl is my one and only horse show kid. Every spring, we load …

Funeral Etiquette Fail

October 20, 2010 3 Comments

I’m writing funeral thank you’s this morning. For the record, that’s one of my least favorite chores in any part of life. Funeral thank-you’s aren’t special. I’m pretty much inept at any type of written thank you. I mean, I can write a thank you that will knock your socks off, but odds are it …

My Crazy Funeral Hangups

October 10, 2010 4 Comments

Our family is working its way through our first funeral process in nine years. It’s the first one ever for me and my husband to be directly involved in as far as decision making. And I say ME and my husband loosely. I’m not making any decisions, just an occasional comment or observation for his …

The Call

October 8, 2010 8 Comments

No matter how prepared you are, words can’t begin to describe the feeling that accompanies a middle of the night phone call with the news. It’s like a sucker punch to the gut, delivered with a gentle dose of love and relief. We’ve been waiting on that phone call for quite awhile. I guess if …

10 Things

September 25, 2010 0 Comments

1. Coffee without whipped cream out of the spray can just isn’t the same at 5:30 AM on a Saturday. 2. Cats aren’t the only mammals with 9 lives. Apparently some humans have that many, too, and save them for years 80-90. 3. Roller coasters are made of many different substances. In my case the …