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Old Friends

Old friends are inspirational in their own right. They are a link to your past (whether it be good or bad) and evidence of how far you’ve come in the journey of life. Next time you’re feeling down, call up an old friend for a visit. You might even get a much-needed hug!

Wonderfully Made

Today, I hurt The Girl’s feelings. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that’s happened and it, most assuredly, won’t be the last. You see, The Girl is a very, very sensitive little girl. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to not be very sensitive at all (though I hate to throw out the …

My New ‘Mini’ Blog

I have started another blog, this one a mini-blog of sorts, to compliment this one. Its posts will be accessible via the link in the top left-hand corner; the first is copied below for descriptive purposes. Enjoy! “The Birth of ZuZu’s Petals In Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, George Bailey affectionately calls …

Mother[-in-Law] Of Pearl

Today marked a milestone for me, for, today, I received my first set of heirloom pearls. It was a strange yet wonderful sensation. I’m 34 years old, been married for going on 10 years and have 3 kids, yet something so small as hand-me-down pearls nearly brought me to tears. It wasn’t so much the …

Best Laid Plans

You know what they say about the best laid plans…well, actually I don’t right now, but I do remember it’s not good. Today was the last day of school for the term for The Girl and Boy Genius; they’re out now for two weeks for the Christmas holiday break. The plan (a.k.a. plan schman) was …

‘Sno Time Like the Quiet

I love “quiet time.” In our house, “quiet time” is code for “nap time.” Early on, it seemed our kids responded better to “quiet time” rather than “nap time,” though they almost always ended up napping. It’s just something about telling them that they don’t have to go to sleep as long as they play …

Staying Power

Is there something about getting older that automatically makes you more sentimental? more nostalgic? let’s face it, mushier (physically and mentally, most likely)? The older I get (and I’m not old at all really), the more sentimental I’ve become. Not so much about things, but about people. It’s harder and harder to leave friends when …