“I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV.” Do you remember that commercial advertising a pain reliever way back when?  It always made me giggle and wonder how silly the actor felt when he was standing in front of the camera acting like he had any wisdom about which medication the rest of […]

Standing Up

Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores.  I love sifting through the decorative items, picture frames and scrapbooking paraphernalia.  I am SO NOT a creative person, but Hobby Lobby makes me feel like I could do something unique if I sort of tried (not that I ever do – it’s the thought that counts). […]

What Gets Priority?

Today’s been a hectic one.  I ran through the day taking care of kiddos, washing clothes, writing for a friend, making dinner and cleaning the house.  What didn’t get done was the blog entry I was supposed to write for tomorrow.  UH OH!  Got a lot accomplished, but ran out of time.  Story of my […]

The Pains of Change

Last week I had a meltdown.   I mean a complete break from reality where I fell to my knees and bawled my eyes out for an hour.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…you’d better watch out! Strangely, I woke up that particular morning feeling a heaviness and gloominess I just couldn’t shake.  It wasn’t until […]

Sisters ROCK!

Happy Birthday to my sister, Rachael!!  Having her birthday fall on a day that I normally post GEM is a prime opportunity for me to talk about the joy of having sisters!!!  And more specifically…elaborate why I feel tremendously blessed to have MY sisters. Anyone who knows me is well aware that I have three […]

Where’s the Love?

September 11, 2001 evokes many emotions in the American people.  Fear, horror, hatred, grief, unity, courage, heroism and bravery are just a few reactions that spring to mind when I recall the day that four commercial airplanes were hijacked and subsequently killed many and destroyed our nation’s illusion that we are safe from the world […]

Angry Times

With football season underway, I suppose I will be forced to watch network television and turn a deaf ear to the angry and irritating political commercials.  Argh…election years are always so annoying because of the constant bickering (and it doesn’t matter whose side you’re on)! Recently, I realized that with the late spring purchase of […]

A Different Play Book

Tomorrow night begins the NFL’s 93rd season with the Cowboys competing against last year’s Super Bowl winners, the New York Giants.  As excited as I am to see the first game of the season,I’m MUCH more pumped about the Chicago Bear’s game on September 9th against the Indianapolis Colt.  Da bears…. As I’ve said before, […]