Writer’s note: I’ve been writing a lot of heavy duty stuff lately. Today, I just need to laugh. How about you? -Be sure to arrange a chuckle today. Hope this helps.I sleep in the basement. Don’t ask. I’ve been down here a few months now so I’m getting used to it. It’s dark down here and pretty quiet, kinda like a … Continue reading Covid Comedy…or how to laugh to keep from crying
Beautiful things can grow in hard places. I’ve planted Cornflowers (some call them “Bachelor Buttons”) in all my gardens. I plant the seeds in designated flowerbeds. No matter where I plant the seeds, however, the cornflowers refuse to grow in my gardens. The little blue buds of cornflowers always turn up in the hard places, … Continue reading Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places
Happy 95th Birthday, Bert! Bert brightens my day with his exuberance. His smile is a dazzler. Bert lives alone in a cozy house. I love to visit. As a Type A gal, I enjoy doing little acts of kindness for him. I clean his home and wash his laundry and dance across the living room to his … Continue reading Top Five Life Tips at 95
My Sunday hike by the flooding Mississippi got me thinking. We all experience floods in our lives: unexpected situations which sweep through our lives, uprooting routine and confusing our plans. Sometimes all we can do is hold on, tread water... and pray. We can be flooded with fear, flooded with pain, even flooded with joy. … Continue reading Tips to Deal With Life’s Floods
I’m cheap. I love the satisfaction of finding a bargain. That’s why I love thrift stores. When my daughter is in town from New York, we make our way to our favorite Thrifts. There’s something about the hunt. There’s romance in repurposing common things or even discarded things. I’ve been feeling kind-of used up lately. … Continue reading Need to feel New? Join God in a Thrift Hunt!
The facebook post caught my eye. There was the Weber family, standing proudly in front of a bright red pickup truck purchased for their son. Sweet photo. Good People. But then, there was more: Julie Weber’s caption: “We found a truck for Camden and picked it up today in Germantown. It was a bittersweet sale … Continue reading Justin’s Red Truck: A Tale of a LIfe Well-Lived
Get it together in 2019, Type A Lady! (AKA - Laurie, the forgetful 62 year old) This new year, I want to tackle each day like a warrior maiden! Laurie is ready for adventure! … Continue reading Fearless
Perspective-I visited my mom over the weekend. Mom has lived more than 60 years in the house where I grew up. Her neighborhood is beautiful, albeit a bit worn and sagging. I love to come home. I’m a little frustrated with the house across the street from my mother, however. While she carefully keeps her … Continue reading Monday Moods: Perspective
I’m my own biggest joy-robber. I forget I’ve got joy inside me. Joy’s an inside job. It comes, free of charge, when we embrace the awesome love of Jesus. Nothing can take it away. But I forget. Good thing the Joshua Tree reminds me of joy, hope and strength. I’m glad they haven’t changed the … Continue reading Monday Moods: Choose JOY!
Any time the word “trip” is accompanied by the word “adventure”, I should be wary. Other keywords to watch out for are: -no water -no showers -no electric We are in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park. Here is my list of what everyone should take camping: 1. Long underwear. Eventually, it will become … Continue reading Fun Friday: Type A Travel (List)