Organizational Manger

My heavenly Dad is keeping me on my toes. His latest role in my life is, "Organizational Manger." Another short night, that's pretty usual since Arch went home. Last night we went for our second-to-last dance class and "got our twirls on." Yep, I stink, but I sweated my heiny off and did not break or pull anything soooo, another successful night: check. I had a rough time settling in when we got...

“They” Could Be “Me”

My Charlie Brown clocks ticks, the computer hums, cars stream by hurriedly off to work, pups have gone out so are now nestled quietly, coffee is brewed and in my cup, the glow of the lamp fads as the sun, in brilliant shades of pink and orange, emerges. The clock ticks on. Today my heavenly Dad was sharing about the fact of evil in the world. Since the destroyer still runs free, his workman...

Did She Know? Probably Not

Today in my time with my heavenly Dad, again, Christmas came up. Evidently, He's giving me the heads up that it's coming and I need to prepare myself...it's not going to be easy. The song,"Mary Did You Know," resonated from the computer as I was "listening" to my heavenly Dad. That song continues to ask Mary, if she had insight into what was revealed to the world through the centuries yet to...

Mountains and Valleys

"What goes up must come down," documented from 1826, this phrase remains just as relevant today. While the accepted meaning of this phrase relates to gravity, it can also ring true of a sugar high (Daddy Day Care?) or emotions. Let's just say I'm way past the "up" side. If you look back on this journey you will read time and again that nothing "feels real" until I tell Arch. My first adventure...

The Island in the Sun

After my first outdoor adventure, I stopped by Taylor's work to see if it were too late for her to take a late lunch. Yep, but we made supper plans. We NEVER do that. We have not been to a "sit down" restaurant, except with meeting up with out of town family, since before Archie went home. He was the one who LOVED eating out, so every time Taylor and I make plans to use one of his birthday...

The First Outdoor Adventure

I finally did it! I have been trying to kayak ever since my birthday, over two months ago. First it was too windy and cold, then the urgent comes up and pushes to the side the important--errrk! Excuses. Let's try some honesty: I wasn't ready. Then there is the ladies group, Michana Outdoors Women over 40, that I signed up with around the time I started Grief Share. I did not want to be around...

The Third Life

Aren't you surprised where rabbit trails lead? I start down a charted path, wide, and clear of debris and obstacles. A cute little bunny hops into my path, takes the focus off of where I am going and the next thing I know I'm knee deep in poison ivy. Well, not always :). This morning I was having my devotions speaking of joy and trials. At the end the song they had posted was the Christmas song...

When the going gets tough, SPIT IN HIS EYE!

How many times have you heard people say,"Do as I say, NOT as I do?" What happens when they actually do what you say and you're not happy with that either? Yesterday I was talking about giant paperweights and Goldie, what I didn't tell you was about Taylor and my conversation ABOUT Goldie...and her other cars in the past that were consistently breaking down. When they break down, Taylor...

In Park

A memory popped on on FB this morning of Taylor with a (used) new car from a year ago. That car is currently sitting in the driveway, unable to move, as it is stuck in Park...for the second time in the last four months. Kind of reminded me of me. The last time she fought with Goldie for a week to get her out of park. She turned the steering while this way and that, tried different times of the...

One bad month…

What do you do when you are scared? Do you hide? Fight? Reason out the best defense? Pretend whatever is scaring you doesn't exist? Run? I do a little bit of them all. Last month was an interesting month, and I came out a bit in the red. I don't like red. Red is scary. My first reaction is to figure out where we are leaking and plug the holes. Then I actually started panic mode and went into...