I did. I prayed for the toilet. You might think I meant I had to go to the bathroom so badly, that I prayed I would find a toilet close by. That assumption is a good one considering my well-documented passion for good restrooms and the need to find them often as well as being […]Read More Ever Pray for a Toilet?
If someone ever asks me that question, I follow it up with an inquiry of my own. How much time do you have? You see there’s a master list of things I’m afraid of with subcategories, footnotes and addendums. You have the animal category that includes my #1 arch nemesis – s-n-*-k-e-s -, a word […]Read More What Are You Afraid Of?
I was sitting with my daughter Alaine at Grace City Church in Lakeland, Florida the other Sunday when Pastor Andrew asked, “Who in here knows you are your parents’ favorite? Raise your hand.” I didn’t even have to look over to know what was taking place next to me. Sure enough, this gal I birthed […]Read More Are You the Favorite?
I have often praised the builder for the convenient placement of our upstairs laundry room. It’s right near the bedrooms and away from the main living areas. That sure makes laundry easier and keeps the unruly piles out of sight. Yet, at the same time whoever built this laundry room decided to put a slope […]Read More Whose Turn is it to Hold the Washer Still?
Ever get really excited for a trip, head out the door all full of hope and anticipation, only to have it turn into one minor disaster after another? As empty nesters, Eric and I now have the flexibility to take long weekends to do fun things we haven’t been able to do before. (Note to […]Read More Make Sure You Board the Right Airplane.
I do dumb stuff so often I’ve probably set a record. You do too? Wait, no, I assure you we are on different levels of the dumb stuff ranking pyramid. Trust me. I’m sure I have a doctorate degree in doing dumb stuff. In support of this statement, I’ll give you Exhibit A – epic […]Read More Epic Dumb Thing #427… The One in Front of the Mayor.
Eric and I recently attended a fun date night event at our church. We laughed at the answers given by the panel of married couples all with varying lengths of marriages. The whole time I was listening, I kept trying to think of what we would say if asked these same questions. You know… preparation […]Read More Babe, We Need to be Prepared.
Ever find yourself in a place in your life and wonder how the heck you got there? Like this looks much different than I imagined or I never thought I’d be doing “X” …yet here I am? (Please tell me I’m not alone.) I sat on the porch this morning. As any true southerner would, I’ve […]Read More Didn’t See That Coming
I am fortunate enough to have a couple friends who I’ve known for 40-45+ years. When you’ve been friends that long, the conversations are… well they’re just different, in an easy going, “we know everything about each other” kinda way. So when lifelong friend Amy and her family came to visit, we simply did life […]Read More Yikes! She Fell Down the Stairs.
It was a Saturday. I was baking butchering macarons. Like me, Eric was trying not to watch the Carolina v. Clemson football game, but both of us were unsuccessful. While my egg whites were whipping, I was holding my breath during another 3rd and long situation for my beloved Gamecocks. So you see, I blame […]Read More OMG. We Got a Dog.