As I've mentioned before, being a mom to this particular son* is a gas—and always educational. This morning I decided to visit him in his room before he fully woke up and remembered his mother irritates him to no end. He rewarded me by reading aloud, in Latin and then English, selections from "Which Way to … Continue reading Which Way to the Vomitorium?
...and I'm in it. After a gloomy weekend of rainy weather, it's Monday, the kids have a Flex Day, and the sun is shining. The sun is shining bright like a blue sky day on the beach, it's 75 degrees, and I'm in the Carmel Ice Skadium writing a Bosma internal newsletter on my laptop while … Continue reading Hell Has Frozen Over…
At the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon 15K training race this past Saturday, a friend of mine who is legally blind finished STRONG! See a snippet of her story and a link to the video of her celebrating by clicking this link.
Indy's image according to The Onion
Approaching the six year anniversary of the 95 percent blockage in my 38 year-old lower anterior descending artery, I'm still counting my blessings. Happy to be alive, that's what I am. I snuggle longer, stress less, laugh more, eat dessert first, kiss my sleeping kids -- all that jazz. But: I miss shoveling snow!
I cringed so hard, my body folded in on itself and turned inside out. My vessels now hang out in the sun to dry; I put food into my oral cavity but it has nowhere to go and rots in my new skintestines. I'm losing weight, since my stomach is on the outside of my … Continue reading Inside Out
So, like the good evangelical Christian woman I never was, I made myself go to a quiet place to exercise the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer. Coffee cup in hand, I settled into the comfy brown chair on my screened porch feeling the warmth of the morning sun on my face. I swatted … Continue reading Jesus wasn’t in my Bible this morning (but he was on my porch)
(With her Canon.) This photographer sees the beauty I see in my children and captures it on film. More examples in a later post, but check this artist's work on Jen's website. And see the cutie brother and sister on her blog! Yep, on the July 14 post, them's my babies! Here's the headshot Jack … Continue reading Jen Sherrick Shot My Babies and My Heart
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Are the words true? Can I trust the words? Whose words are they? And is no news good news? Today, on my son's fourth day of camp, my husband brought the mail in and announced, "Mail call! A letter from camp!" Last year my son went to camp … Continue reading A Milestone Letter from Camp
My husband is hilarious. It's one of the many reasons I love him. Another appealing quality is his natural ability to Get Things Done. He's a strong, assertive man. Forceful yet smooth. Take, for instance, our trip to Chicago last weekend. After our "Wicked" matinee, I decided we'd try one of the top restaurants in … Continue reading My Wicked Funny Husband
Last night as I headed out for my writing class, my husband stopped me in the entry hall with a grave tone. "Honey, I have some horrible news." Me: What?! Dan: This morning, Meredith Viera interviewed Michelle and Barack Obama. When she asked them how they felt about the Reverend Wright debacle, Barack answered, "You … Continue reading Elitists Talk Good