“Beware the end of March Madness.” - Anonymous I’m so bummed out. Soon the thrilling moments of college basketball’s buzzer beaters, deep threes, the and-ones, clutch free throws, and the deafening roar of the crowd will be over. And with it the end of my TV collegiate sports watching season. I will be without my … Continue reading March Madness brings April angst
Killers or caterers?
We have a host of ants that we’re hosting. Now I’m not into entertaining, so when the colossal colony of ants decided to turn our house into a hostel, I got hostile. “Ugh! These ants are driving me crazy!” I yelled from the kitchen as I smooshed ants on the counter, sink, cabinets, and walls with my … Continue reading Killers or caterers?
A servant’s heart
“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” - Billy Graham In March 2020, when normal life as we knew it ceased to exist and the cable news channels pummeled us with … Continue reading A servant’s heart
Crunchy cereal uber alles
I can’t talk right now. I’m eating a bowl of cereal. Hang on... Just a minute...last bite. Wait! I need to drink the milk out of the bowl. Ahhh! Ok. I’m ready. As soon as milk makes contact with my cereal, time stands still. No phone calls, no conversations (unless I don’t have to talk … Continue reading Crunchy cereal uber alles
‘Santa tested. Rambo approved.’
“I just found the perfect Christmas gift for you!” my husband, Brian said while scrolling through his phone. “Really?!” I couldn’t leap out of my chair fast enough. I had to see the perfect gift for me, and there it was: a tactical stocking equipped with, “26 must-have survival tools,” including a flashlight, fishing kit, … Continue reading ‘Santa tested. Rambo approved.’
Hot or cold – don’t touch that dial!
Ah, the Thanksgiving season. When we gather around the table taking stock of our blessings, appreciating our families, and pondering that age-old question, “Why can’t we turn up the furnace??!!” “Nope,” I quash that craziness immediately.“But it’s freezing in here!”“Put on some pants!”“I like wearing shorts! I’m turning it up!”“Don’t do it!” You’d think my … Continue reading Hot or cold – don’t touch that dial!
It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI
Someday I’m going to shop at ALDI, I’d tell myself while driving past the store, pondering all its mysteries and wondering what ALDI shoppers knew that I didn’t. Was there a secret handshake? A code word to enter? Is it really cheaper in there? And what the heck is up with the cart/quarter thing? I’m … Continue reading It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI
The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die
When your husband is working from home since March and you're sharing an office, the topics of conversation have digressed well beyond, "where's the stapler?". “Do you know what I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid?” I ask, while typing at my desk. “Give me $100?” Brian replies. “Raft down Duck Creek.” Duck … Continue reading The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die
Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table
If I learned any lessons this week it was this: a miracle can happen when I least expect it, even in a Dick's Sporting Goods store. There I was - wandering aimlessly around the North Face puffer vests when I happened upon a table stacked with shoeboxes and a "CLEARANCE" sign. Under the word that … Continue reading Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table
Gardening tip: shop at the grocery store
Blood, sweat and tears. Wait, what I meant to write was: bugs, sweat and weeds. This is what I hate about gardening. I said as much to my husband. "That's exactly why I don't garden," he replied. "But I like tomatoes and herbs!" I whined. "That's what grocery stores are for," he said. As usual, … Continue reading Gardening tip: shop at the grocery store