Two weeks ago I broke my hard and fast rule of no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. My young adult children may read this and wonder what in the world has happened to me. It is not a rule I think everyone should adhere to because I'm not even sure where I came up with… Continue reading Clean up on Aisle 3!
It's one of those busy days in the shop. I have lots to do and just when I get focused something draws me away. A phone call here, a request for help there, an email to send, facebook posts to make. My to do list is all over the board, and so am I. That's… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Who I Am
When the time falls back and darkness beats me home, my evening actities change. I've been waiting for this season, prepping for the long hours indoors, gathering the necessary supplies and stacking them in the cabinet. My most recent aquisition has me all giddy with anticipation. I picked it up on my trip north to… Continue reading Process Over Product
Dear Fear, Just a few months ago she made the comment, "I'm surprised you're not anxious." It seemed like a strange thing to say until I looked out the window and realized we were driving on an elevated highway. I was surprised you weren't there. And today, as I head up the ramp not one… Continue reading Fear… is a Liar
I'm still not sure why I bought them. Probably because the sweet shop owner told me they looked good on me. It was an impulse buy, and they've hung in my closet for weeks now. Out of desperation because the weekend antics kept me from doing the laundry, I put them on. I looked in… Continue reading Boots and Bells
It's opening weekend here in Texas. As sunlight creeps over places near and far, the migration begins. Like ducks cupping their wings for a landing, they begin to arrive. Clacking trucks bring nephews and cousins, sons and friends as if I've been blowing a boy call for all to hear. Some travel hundreds of miles… Continue reading Weekend Remnants
My college days were steeped in math to prepare me for teaching. Even though I don't teach formally now I often help out those who need some one-on-one. I work through the quiz review with my son's friend, and he mentions synthetic division. Synthetic division... what? I'm pretty sure I've never seen this before, but… Continue reading Nope. Not Today!