2017 and I did not get off on the right foot. I was taking a shower. (Hot water and I are besties) but the water suddenly got a little too hot. And, subsequently a loud POP sounded. Queue the sound of rushing water in places it shouldn't be (i.e. the recently constructed tile wall of your one… Continue reading The Brain Tumor and Busted Water Heater, Good Riddance 2017
I used to set my husband up to fail. I know. It sounds really bad. Who does that? I think we all do, really. I celebrated my 23rd birthday this past weekend, and it was my absolute best birthday yet. Not because I got loads of gifts or some magical, perfect day where… Continue reading Great Expectations
My car wouldn't start this morning. You've been there. We all have. You woke up late. The kids are in a bad mood. Nothing seems to be in the spot you left it. Even your shoes aren't by the back door where you always deposit them, but actually put away in the closet (go figure).… Continue reading Broken Down and Deserted
First off, aren't these two just dolls? Or maybe monkeys. Balding monkeys. Totally not the point. Which is butternut squash. And soup. This is a butternut squash: She's a beaut, this one. For those of you who have seen this strange, round-bottomed gourd at the grocery store and wondered what magical powers it possessed, I… Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup–The Easy Way
Today has most definitely been one of those days. You know the ones. Where nothing goes as planned. Mess abounds. Chaos reigns. And you fight and fight and fight for anything that will relinquish the smallest bit of control. I won't bother listing the issues I've dealt with today. They are absolutely ridiculous in light of the… Continue reading Out of Control
There are moments I am absolutely head over heels smitten with my sweet two year old boy. Like last night, when I was listening to a podcast. The pastor began praying and my son gets excited and begins to pray with him: "Thank you Jesus for this food, Amen!" Made me want to squeeze the… Continue reading Well, Crap.
It's easy to be numb to the hurts of others. We are so saturated with daily tragedies, oftentimes we don't even allow the weight of them to settle over us. This most recent, senseless, tragedy has really struck me. How can anyone hate anyone because of their skin? The answer? Sin. Many of you just rolled… Continue reading Love is Colorblind
A friend of mine and I went to see Cinderella a few years ago. The new, live action one. It was a lovely film, I thought. Really well done. And the message in it was a good one: have courage and be kind (even when your father dies and you are left with a slave… Continue reading Prince Charming has Dirty Socks, too
I really enjoy a clean house. I appreciate a freshly mopped floor glistening under my energy efficient light bulbs. And the smell of someone being heavy handed with the Fabuloso? Fah-get-abat-it! One of my favorite parts about any HGTV show is the ending. You know, where they go through the house room by room, first… Continue reading From a Mess to a Memory
And as He always does, the Holy Spirit began working on my heart. Changing my thoughts from What could they do better into What can I do better.