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Doors opening and closing. Take the road to the right or the left? Road blocks. Crooked or straight. The high road or the low road.  These are just a few metaphors commonly used to describe the path of life.
Today was I reading in The Message translation in the book of Romans. This is from the [...]

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When I was 2 years old my Mom lived off of coffee cake. The recipe was good and simple, made with basic ingredients found in any kitchen. And by the grace of God she never gained a pound off of it!
This recipe has all the homemade, just like Momma makes it goodness of your favorite [...]

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“If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.”

One thing I battle with most on a day to day basis is my love of sleep. So many times I lie awake a night with my alarm set for the early hour and planning the upcoming morning. I have every intention [...]

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Quite a dilema… yes, indeed. I just don’t know what we are going to do?
A day at lovely Gilbert Lake learning to swim and digging holes in the sand? Or Frog Pond Farmers Market and u-pick strawberries? See both have pros and cons.
Gilbert Lake would be good because the girls really need to learn to [...]

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I don’t play well with others. Well, I guess better said, I am not a team player. Or something along those lines.
When I was a kid I liked playing with my friends one on one. When more people were added to the dynamic, things changed. There were inside jokes I didn’t get, talk of TV [...]

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I would like to put in my ear buds and and let the iPod drown out the noise. I would like to get lost in my thoughts, in a book, in a project and let time slip away. That sounds good.
Some days I find it so hard to be thankful for the little girl voices [...]

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Today I picked up a box of Twinkies in a moment of weakness at WalMart. The checkout total (with one other item) came to $6.66. Thus confirming my suspicions that Hostess snack cakes are straight from the devil.

*for those of you on Facebook as well, yes,
I was so very tickled by this that I had [...]

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The morning is always brighter! Even if it’s cloudy…
Said fevers of yesterday¬† have left (as mysteriously as they arrived) and I’m fueling up with some good java so I can get everything done today. I will go slow, as I can only take yesterday as my body telling me to chill out a bit. I [...]

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I’m stressed out… and sick apparently.
Today was a rough day. I was lethargic. I could barely get through my easiest workout settings on the elliptical. I slept for an hour this afternoon and still couldn’t keep my head straight.Juliet and I had quite a bit of trouble today.¬† As I sat at the dinner table [...]

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One of Juliet and Layla’s favorite bedtime songs is “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. I’ve been singing it to them for several years now and occasionally we even belt it out on car rides. It’s proven to help us feel better, get over disappointments and heal up boo boos on more than [...]

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