I put up our Christmas decorations five days before Thanksgiving. And I don’t mean that I snuck one string of lights or a snowman mug out to get a taste for the season. Oh, no. We didn’t hold back. Nativity scene on the mantle, stockings hanging below. Icicle lights in the windows. Light-up reindeer and… Continue reading Christmas Comes Early – I’m Not Sorry
At least once a day, my youngest daughter announces that she “needs a little personal space.” This request is usually made at the top of her lungs and is directed at her brother, who is typically standing less than six inches away from her at the time. There follows a flurry of activity, during which… Continue reading A Little Personal Space, Please!
Patience may be a virtue, but it is not one of my core strengths. I’m programmed for decisive action. I process and synthesize information quickly, make prompt decisions, and then stride purposefully in my chosen direction. I’ll be the first to admit that this approach to life is not without its missteps (cough, my marriage,… Continue reading Waiting Is Not Easy