No Air

I don’t travel well. I like the idea of going places, but nothing ever goes exactly as planned and that sends my anxiety into overdrive. I used to say it was because traveling with small children was hard. Well,  the kids aren’t small anymore, and I stress even when they’re not with me. Take this […]

Why I hate Taylor Swift: Bet it’s not what you might think.

Yes, hate is a strong word. And, no, I don’t really mean it. It’s sort of like when you’re young and you have your first crush, and you think this must be love. Then the guy turns out to be a big jerk so you decide to hate him even though you love him, and […]


Embarrassing My Children

I’ve been concerned lately about respecting the privacy of my kids. I don’t mean privacy as in knowing what’s in their rooms or checking my daughter’s text message history. I’ve got no problem with that. What I mean is whether their lives are open books to the world, i.e., blog fodder. See, almost daily, something […]

Reviewing Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick

It’s almost 3 a.m. and storming like crazy outside, and quite likely because I didn’t take a magic sleep pill before it got too late (because I didn’t want to fall asleep before the end of the book), I can’t sleep. Oh, and also I keep thinking about Patch. When MorganMorganMorgan told me to read […]

Weekend Wordsmith

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to start some sort of weekly feature on the blog. You know, like Wordless Wednesday or Movie Review Monday.  I’ve also seen a few blogs that do Feature Friday, featuring another blog each week. I even considered it when I had my first blog and when I set […]


I think tonight was the best night of American Idol so far this season. And I’m not just saying that because David Boreanaz was there … ‘Course he didn’t even speak but who needs him to. Sorry Tom Welling but I think you’ve lost your #1 spot in my eyes. Anyway, back to American Idol […]

“Classic” is one step before “Golden Oldies,” right?

Last night I met some old high school friends for dinner. I hadn’t seen a couple of them in a decade probably. I knew it had been quite awhile but to tally up the years is quite daunting. While driving to the restaurant, I was surfing radio stations and stopped on one that fit my […]

In the Blink of an Eye

We visited a methodist church today and one of the songs just hit me; strangely, I don’t think I’d ever heard it before. It’s called “In the Blink of an Eye” by Mercy Me. Here are the lyrics: You put me here for a reason You have a mission for me You knew my name […]

End of the Beginning

(of course, for this one, I heard the best performance ever at Bryan’s grandmother’s funeral, because she had asked that it be sung, by Bryan’s uncle’s stepson-in-law; wish I had that on video!)

Hillsong – Mighty to Save

Mary, Did You Know?