These days I’m the wicked witch of the west around here. Because I keep mentioning a start-up date for homeschool, and my kids are happy to continue summer vacation, thank you very much. Where we live, local schools don’t open until after September 15th, which makes me extremely unpopular when I suggest starting in August. I’m trying to justify my dictatorial position by letting them know that in other parts of the world, kids are already starting school. [Read more…]
Wow, is night time over already?
Do I really have to go walking this morning? [Read more…]
I love the vintage Beatles song, “I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends” because it reminds me that I can’t survive without mine. Friends laugh and cry with you. They keep you from losing your mind. Friends celebrate your victories, and listen when you rant about your problems. [Read more…]
Getting dressed for a wedding can be a traumatic experience for me. It usually involves frantically going through my closet to see what I can wear without ironing, and blow drying my hair while simultaneously slapping on makeup. Woe to the person who knocks on my bedroom door to ask if they look okay!
Our most recent wedding experience was more traumatic than usual. During my pre-wedding panic, family members knocked on my door with multiple emergencies. [Read more…]
Why is it so easy to let the relationships closest to you slide? If you’re like me, family members are the first ones you take for granted. Yesterday I wrote about Giving Your Marriage More than Just the Leftovers.
My husband is my best friend, but it’s easy to overlook him during daily routines with two teenagers excited about life and bursting at the seams to talk about everything. [Read more…]