Winter

December 21st marks the first day of winter.  BRRR!!! So far, Austin, Texas has had quite the chilly fall season, so I can only imagine that winter will prove to be a cold one this year. Winter is a hard season. It’s cold, dreary and downright depressing some days.  It gets dark early and once […]

Getting Back into the Swing…

Last night I realized why they always say you need a vacation from your vacation.  Grrr. The laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping necessary to get back into the swing of things is overwhelming to say the least.  What’s interesting is that I now understand the phrase “getting back into the swing” because it’s obvious I’VE […]

Now What?

Last week’s tumultuous events with the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas plant explosion, the mid-west flooding and the play-by-play apprehension of the alleged bomber has me wondering what is going to happen this week? Talk about one heck of a wild ride! Jeez! Now what? I’m more than sure that these events aren’t the […]

Teach Your Children Well

Today was a first.  Chase came home from school and went upstairs while I was tending to Jake and his friend who had come home for a play date. After I got the two older ones settled, I asked Chase where his folder was that gives a report on his daily behavior in kindergarten. He […]

If God’s on My Side…

Have you ever had a situation that scared you to the bone, but you had no power to change it? I’ve decided if you live long enough, you might have more than just one of these circumstances and I can only hope that through each event we are strengthened and made wiser. Life throws curve […]

The Mountains

Every summer my mother-in-law heads for the mountains of Colorado.  She goes from the hot and humid weather of West Tennessee to the cool, crisp refreshing air of the Rocky Mountains. The trip by car is long, boring and a little treacherous once you get into the curves and rise of the land, but is […]

Making Plans

Summer is swiftly approaching.  Well, it’s more like looming over my head with a cloud of question marks!!  Of course, there are many things I’d like to accomplish and lots of fun to be had, but planning and priorities seem a little daunting at the moment. Instead of looking forward to a time with my […]

The Darkness

Today’s topic is very personal to me.  I have a dear sister whom I’ve watched struggle with depression for several years.  She is one of the strongest women I know, but this debilitating illness can put her in bed for weeks and make it nearly impossible to live a productive life. Some of us have […]