Archive For July 31, 2013

Self Talk

I pulled up to Meijer this afternoon to do some school shopping. Nearby, a man was leaning over the passenger seat of his car, and I assumed he was changing a baby’s diaper. As I walked toward the store, the man started yelling, presumably at the poor child whose diaper he was changing.  I hesitated,…

UNCLE!

Some women PMS.  I ovulate.  ARGGGGH!!!!! OK, sorry.  Is that TMI? Well, here goes.  Women talk about cramps, but mine are minimal. Ovulatory pain, on the other hand, can have me bending over and crying out in agony. And the mood swings associated with “that time of the month?”  For me, nothing compared to the anxiety…

Martha on a Monday

How appropriate!  St. Martha’s feast day this year falls on a Monday, when, having attempted to observe the Sabbath, I am most likely to be “anxious and worried about many things.”  As always, this day presents me with a good opportunity to pause and consider whether I am sitting at the Master’s feet, or scurrying…

Big Brother is Watching

I just got an email from our electric company.  I think they believe they are doing me a favor by informing me that I am using more electricity than my “more efficient neighbors”. Huh.  Really?  You mean my family of six uses more electricity than my empty-nest neighbors?  I’m shocked. Geez.  You mean, that I, who…

A Woman’s Place is Barefoot and…

In the garden, of course!  At least, if that’s where she wants to be at that particular moment. This morning, that was precisely where I wanted to be.  The older three had a sleepover at Nana and Grandpas, so it was just me and Boo.  Having stayed up until nearly 2, I chose not to…

The Cat’s Away…

The cat being Ray, of course.  Off across the globe, enjoying malted beverages and weinerschnitzels.  The mice have played quite a bit, and I must confess that, while I do miss my DH, a week on my own does have its benefits.  As much as I enjoy our evenings spent relaxing with a glass of wine on…

Our Recent Trip – Part I

In mid-June, we headed down to southern Alabama to visit Ray’s parents.  We started the trip with a two night stay at Tim’s Ford State Park in Tennessee.  We had a beautiful campsite, within view of the lake, which the kids and I walked down to that first day. Ray’s camping trip can be summed up as…

Inordinate Attachments

When Lot’s wife glanced back at Sodom, and was turned to a pillar of salt, what do you think was she looking back at? Was it her house?  Furniture?  Clothes?  Friends? Livestock?  Land? I remember hearing the story of a saint who was very upset with herself when she realized she had become overly attached to a…

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