A Bouquet of Grass with a Note of Dust

I had found a rhythm for housework, things were getting done. The baby was asleep, I had finally sorted through a large quantity of laundry. It was time to tackle vacuuming. My young son freaks when I pull the vacuum out. He seems to be mistaking it for...something cool. He sees the vacuum cleaner and … Continue reading A Bouquet of Grass with a Note of Dust

Fine Doggie Dining

Men are wild. The ones who are successful, professional, thoughtful, those are the ones to watch. Be especially careful if they are the kind who need a freshly ironed shirt to go to work each day. Those ones take you by surprise. They seem so domestic, so ordered, so wrinkle-free. You think their lives are … Continue reading Fine Doggie Dining

I Speak Gratitude Better than Spanish!

"Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow." -DoxologyI have started to speak Gratitude lately. It takes some work but once you get rolling, it's really a thrilling language. You notice things that would go unnoticed in your native tongue. Here is my list for this week: 0016. Guacamole. Freshly made, especially when it has that … Continue reading I Speak Gratitude Better than Spanish!

The Lego that Crushed My Ego

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."-Frank LeahyThroughout my day I regularly receive commands from a small but authoritative voice.The voice usually is saying, "Pway wegos wif me!"Since I have been listening to this voice for some time now, I immediately understand this to mean, "Drop everything you are doing/holding/drinking/eating and sit … Continue reading The Lego that Crushed My Ego

What Rabbit Has Reminded Me

I think my Christian walk can be summarized by this passage I found while reading Winnie-the-Pooh to my kids:"Hallo, Rabbit," he said, "is that you?""Let's pretend it isn't," said Rabbit, "and see what happens".I'm always trying to pretend I'm someone I'm not. I try to pretend to be great and perfect and wonderful...on my own. … Continue reading What Rabbit Has Reminded Me