Does the daily grind run you down? Do you tire of doing the same things day in and day out? Does the repetition about drive you batty? We’d been sick, all of us and the weather was a mite chilly and snowy for quite some time. I was¬†essentially been housebound with five under 8 since […]


In response to ongoing conflict, I decided to read again Proverbs 31. I took a notebook and pen, my Bible and my dictionary. While reading, I made some notes. What follows are my thoughts, not about the woman in the passage, but these are thoughts about me, and my purpose in life. This post isn’t […]

S T U F F – Do ya really NEEEEED it?

Well, I can’t take credit for the acronym S T U F F – “something that undermines family fun”. This phrase came from my Flylady days; it resonated with me and I’ve continued to use it though I no longer follow her method closely. (I must admit, though, that I’m thinking about going back to […]

Just get started

‘Just get started,’ I told myself. I had a project I wanted finished sooner rather than later. I kept putting this writing off, not for any reason in particular but because it was simple and wouldn’t take more than a few minutes. ‘Oh I can fit that in any old time. I’ll just do it […]

Sometimes Memories Sneak Out…

  Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. Before I can catch them. Before I even know they’re¬†coming. I let them flow, embracing their healing touch. I was sitting minding my own business, scrolling Facebook as if I’d completed all my tasks for the day. PING! I have an instant […]