Archive For October 29, 2012

Responding to God’s Call

Last week when I was changing Bonita’s sheets, I was only a little surprised to find a mound of clothes under the bed.  I recognized that pile, and knew that I had told her to put them away in one of those, “We aren’t going to the museum until your room is clean” moments. Seeing…

Late Night Musings

It’s one A.M. and my mind is running at a thousand miles an hour, thinking about the changes that are coming.  It’s starting to sink in that Ray’s new career will impact the whole family, more than the name or figure on the paycheck, the stories brought home, or the number of hours away from home….

Wednesday Whippets

All the cool bloggers seem to have cute regular blog posts, like KathleenBasi.com has “Sunday Snippets” and Shovedtothem.com has “3 1/2 Time Outs Tuesdays”. I thought I’d give this a shot but haven’t settled on a catchy name yet. So, for today I’ll try “Wednesday Whippets”. I’m pretty sure that in some circles this refers…

A Little Respect, Please

On two recent occasions we’ve had the opportunity to sit in front of people who felt that the time following communion was a good time to catch up on football scores or babysitting arrangements.  And I don’t mean just a quick tid-bit, I mean full-blown conversations. Seriously, folks.  You’re adults.  Or, at least purport to be. …

Meet Keyser

Meet Keyser.  We think he’s a two year old yellow lab or lab mix.  We know that he’s a complete pain in the rear end, who’s eaten at least twenty socks in the year we’ve had him.  He has major bladder control issues and regularly piddles on the floor.  He has chewed up two sets…

Dead Fish Doesn’t Get Better With Age

When I realized he was dead, I couldn’t find the fish net.  So, I waited until the kids got home to ask them where it might be.  They didn’t know, so we waited until Ray got home.  No clue.  So we waited. The weekend was busy, and we still hadn’t found the net.  The fish…

I Love Wine

I did it again. I drank too much last night. I wasn’t trying to get drunk, I just really love wine.  And when you’re at a social gathering, it’s just so much more comfortable to have a drink in your hand, and yes, I could have opted for water, but that wasn’t out.  I would…

My First Post – Welcome

Welcome to A Few Beads Short!  My name is Stephanie, wife of one and mother of four. I’ve been playing around in the blogosphere for a few years now, but never really felt like I had found my niche.  You see, I started my first blog, marthasheart.com, with the goal to help all of us…

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