Sometimes I can’t remember if I just put a new coffee pod into my coffee maker, or if the one I’m staring at in puzzlement is the used one from yesterday. Even though I would have had to put the coffee pod there mere moments before, I seem to forget if I actually did it,Continue reading “Is It Worth It?”
Category Archives: Five Minute Friday
“I learned something really cool today in biology,” my freshman son stated as he began to search the pantry for an afterschool snack. His words caught my attention. This was better than the grunts and shrugs that often follow my “How was your day?” “What did you learn?” I asked as low-key as possible. “DidContinue reading “Listen closely.”
How I define success. (Now THAT’S a great name!)
I held my phone in my hand and glanced down to see her message waiting for me. I sensed her desire for a solid answer she could grasp onto as well. “I hate feeling like I’m running in the dark with this thing. Like what’s good, what’s not so good?” She was wanting a definitionContinue reading “How I define success. (Now THAT’S a great name!)”
Regret. She was feeling it. Karly had wanted to go to the butterfly exhibit at the local Botanical Gardens. The colors and delicate flapping wings had put smiles on all of our faces. We read the informational packets and tried to identify the different types of the beautiful creatures. How fun. And then aContinue reading “Temporary Regret.”
If it ain’t broke.
It’s one of our family’s favorite “home videos.” Our middle child, then two-year-old Karly, attempting to drive a small motorized golf cart. Attempting is the best word for this scenario. She pushes the gas pedal with her little purple shoe, and the cart lunges forward. Karly’s hands are resting down by her sides. She moving,Continue reading “If it ain’t broke.”
Neighbor Day Weekend
My youngest daughter snuggled into me this morning on the recliner. She had just gotten out of bed for the day and carried her seemingly ever-present-when-she-first-wakes-up purple blanket down with her. She rubbed it against her face. She’s in first grade, so I delight in these moments. They are becoming increasingly rare. “I’m excited aboutContinue reading “Neighbor Day Weekend”
That’s How We Roll.
The grass felt damp and cold under me. The late summer sun was setting and the warm day was giving way to a crisp evening. I wasn’t prepared. My jacket was in car. I guess I’d need to adjust my thinking now that fall was fast approaching. It’s jacket season, Christy. Like it, or not.Continue reading “That’s How We Roll.”
The pictures in my iPhoto library scrolled in front of my eyes like credits rolling on a screen at the end of a movie. Only faster. I was feeling a little uneasy in my stomach. Granted, I could have been getting motion sick from the quick movement (No, really. I’m serious. This happened to me onceContinue reading “Just visiting.”
Math is easier without numbers.
I don’t have a beautiful mind like the guy in the movie by that title who is a brilliant mathematician. In fact, when it comes to math, my mind is anything but beautiful. Equations go into my mind to scoff and mock. “Larry, get a load of this mind! She’ll never get us. We’re safe here!” (Yes, mathContinue reading “Math is easier without numbers.”
“What on earth are you doing?” my dad asked from the passenger seat. “Did you have your cruise control set just now?” I sheepishly shrugged and admitted that I had. The clicking sound the brake pedal made when you pushed it to disengage the cruise control had given me away. Sneaky little tattletale! “I like to setContinue reading “Cruise Control”