Lazy Boy Lamenting

Lazy Boy Lamenting

t is 1:41am.  In the morning.  In the stinkin' wee hours of the morning!!

I am awake.  I am in pain.  And I am not happy about it...not one single bit happy. And I am arguing...with myself.  

May 30, 2015
One word

One word

So, the wait is over.  The phone rang late Friday afternoon.  My surgeon's voice was on the other end.  I took a deep breath.  A word was uttered, "Benign".  

I was........without words.

And still am. 

April 20, 2015
Spring Snow

Spring Snow

This time last week it was warm.  I wore sandals.  No jacket was required.  The sun was shining.  People were out walking, running and playing in parks.  The city was coming alive again.  

Today we awoke to snow on the ground!!  An extended commute time was caused by the short term memory issues of drivers.  The jacket came back out and even had to put on gloves.  I am wearing boots.  Oh, for the LOVE!

March 23, 2015
It is well

It is well

It is 3:37pm. It is Thursday. The sun is shining. A normal day.  

However.....
I am waiting.

For a call. 

March 08, 2015
A Holy Whisper

A Holy Whisper

I grew up thinking that I wasn't smart.
 
The history textbooks were overwhelming.  The science terms might as well have been a foreign language for all I was concerned.  The actual foreign language, Spanish, got lost in translation.  I was told by an English teacher that I couldn't write well. And I certainly couldn't quite grasp what the woman in the black and white nun's habit was explaining on the green chalkboard.

Until she added music. 
February 20, 2015
The Game With No winner

The Game With No winner

{Side bar: most of you don't know this but I feel pretty strongly about rape.  I volunteered for over a year at a rape crisis center in Pensacola, FL in my early 20s. I spent many hours in the middle of the night talking to women who were still dealing with the emotional trauma of past rapes or abuse. Hours. I am passionate about this subject. You can't even imagine how passionate. Can. NOT. Even.}

January 02, 2015
The Awestruck Experience

The Awestruck Experience

Last year I listened to the still, quiet Holy voice from within my soul and decided to focus on being more brave.  Last January I thought I would be facing certain kind of fears like riding roller coasters, zip-lining and standing up in front of big groups of people teaching.  That all sounded quite exciting....and scary.  But it ended up being quite different that I had thought.
January 01, 2015
8280 Days

8280 Days

8280 days ago and yesterday were two very special days....but somehow, for us, they feel like they were one day right after the other. 
August 03, 2014
Intentionally Ever After

Intentionally Ever After

Marriage is the most fantastic, challenging, encouraging, demanding, loving, troublesome, amazing, tough, magnificently worthwhile long distant event...ever. My husband and I have endured the good and the bad for 25 years and have our hopes set on at least 50 more!  But marriage is not a fairy tale like the first statement above.  It is a real life tale that needs to be lived intentionally or it won't go the distance. 
June 24, 2014

The Main Light Switch

55 years.  

That is how long my mom's family has been lucky enough to have a house on a lake.  When making this sign a few weeks back I was thinking a ton about how lucky our family was to have LIVED OUR LIVES at the lake....

June 20, 2014