My Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016

I’ve spent a little time with Numbers today. We are not close, but we are on friendly terms. We just don’t click the way that Words and I do. But, Numbers proved to be loyal and hardworking once again. He also brought his buddy Statistics to the meeting. He was a little boring for my taste, butContinue reading “My Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016”

See Now.

Why do I have to use the scissors to cut the tape off this dispenser? It’s designed to tear off easily on these little pointy things. Annoying. Should I wrap these gifts in one box or separate them so he has two presents to open? Where did I put the scissors? How do I alwaysContinue reading “See Now.”

Finding Sense In The Common.

I pull the spoon out of the dishwasher and stack it with its fellow tablemates in the drawer. My motions are robotic. I do this same thing almost every single day. It is such a common task that I don’t even have to concentrate on what I am doing. I push the clothes into theContinue reading “Finding Sense In The Common.”

Is this going to be on the test?

I’m a big fan of mnemonic devices. I know that may sound a little intimidating. I promise, I’m not going to hurt you. A mnemonic device isn’t a weapon, it’s a tool. Big difference. According to Wikipedia, a mnemonic device is “any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory.” I’ve got manyContinue reading “Is this going to be on the test?”

Temporarily derailed.

I walked through my kitchen this week and the sight I beheld across the room into my family room caused me to stop dead in my tracks. My body’s physical reaction is difficult to put into words. It was mixture of nauseous and weakness along with a heightend sense of adrenaline. Cue the emotional and dreadfulContinue reading “Temporarily derailed.”

Where I Want To Be.

My left hand rested on the top of the steering wheel freeing my other hand to hold the warm travel coffee mug. Through the speakers the morning weatherman projected a mix of sun and storms. Seemed about right. A new front was moving in. Late August meant the seasons were about to change. Summer wasContinue reading “Where I Want To Be.”

Together.

The five of us knelt by the couch in our family room. Our hair was blonder and our skin more tan than three months before when summer began. Now it was the night before school started back in session. The eve of routine and alarm clocks. My husband asked if I’d be the one to pray aloudContinue reading “Together.”

Island Issues.

My dad called me earlier this summer and sent me on a mission. He was out of town and afraid Costco would sell out of a large raft he’d seen and he thought we needed it for our upcoming lake vacation. Operation vacation floatation accepted. And then I stood frozen in the aisle at Costco. I stared atContinue reading “Island Issues.”

Snail Spa

I’ve heard it said that no lake vacation is complete without a man-made snail habitat. Er, something like that. But I can’t argue with the saying, because it certainly rang true for us. While spending a week with our extended family, my daughters and their cousin not only discovered the snails in the shallow water ofContinue reading “Snail Spa”

Give It A Rest.

It’s really just a piece of junk that our dentist gave my son as a prize after a routine teeth cleaning. The pink and blue toy top with the smiley face lays on the floor as another hazard for bare feet, along with the Barbie shoes and plastics beads. With a quick snap of my thumb andContinue reading “Give It A Rest.”