Children love birthdays! Oh, the excitement!! And, as parents, we love celebrating the birthdays of our children. From the favorite food – favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner…or all three! – to the decorations and just the right cake. And, of course, choosing a gift that will bring delight. It is a lot of work but definitely… Read More Enjoy Today’s Gifts
It is no secret that I love words. (For sure, I enjoy talking….) But, my heart simply enjoys words. The study of words. Languages. Grammar (ah, I am a grammar nerd!) Even etymology – the history of words. And I love writing words. I love writing words. That said, I so admire songwriters and often… Read More When Trust is Lacking
The price is firm. I enjoy antiquing or scouring a local consignment store for a great bargain and, while a lot of bargain hunters love to make a deal, I am happy when an item includes that label. When the price is fixed and no offers for other prices will be accepted. Maybe it is… Read More Should I Offer a Deal?
“I hope they like me. I hope I fit in.” “What if they don’t? If I don’t fit in? Why did I even come?” These could be the thoughts of a middle-school girl walking into a new cafeteria. Or a new mom attending her first MOPS meeting. It might even be a woman, well into… Read More Do I Measure Up??
Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Most of us are familiar with these lines from the church hymn. We are, indeed, blessed and there is much wisdom is remembering, rehearsing, counting – and recounting – our many blessings! Often when we sing hymns, we sing… Read More Work While It is Day
Without overthinking it, finish this sentence. I just wish I had (a little) more _______________. More hours in my day? More peace and quiet? More sleep? More Oreos?? Well, the Oreos just slipped in there. Some days, all I really need is one more Oreo:) Are there ever too many?? Maybe some would be fine… Read More What I Need More Than Oreos
Imagine it is the height of the California Gold Rush. A new miner has just arrived in town. He is eager to not only stake a claim but also to strike it reach. He is led to the entrance of a mine and is told undetermined wealth is guaranteed…all he need do is dig deep. This… Read More Searching for Treasure
We were gathered around the table for another afternoon of UNO. Certainly one of the highlights of my week. Uno with my special, senior friends at the nearby assisted living complex. Sally played cards that afternoon which was nice because it has been quite a while since she has wanted to join us. After she… Read More Where Do You Live?