I almost didn’t go. After all, why waste the gas? Besides....I’m sick of crying. Who goes to a cemetery on Labor Day, for goodness sake? I’ll admit I was feeling down. I’ve lost some good friends lately. I was alone at home on a family weekend and life seemed...well, unfair. I made myself go. It’s … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
I wish I was more like my mom. My mom is quiet and measured. I’m loud and impulsive. My mom is skillful and precise. I’m sloppy and haphazard. My mom finishes things well. I slap-dash through and end up with imperfect projects. My motto: It may not be done right...but its done. My mom’s … Continue reading The Good Stuff: My Mom
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
A Big Shout Out to Moms! Hey, Moms! Thank you for hanging in there! Please remember that every mundane task, every irritating interruption, every chaotic crisis is a high and holy calling! You may not feel angelic as you wipe up another spill, wait up another night, put up with another complaint, and hold up … Continue reading Laurie’s big shout-out to moms!
It's about time I talked about Martha. After all, we Type A women are experts on Martha! -- Takes one to know one! Let's check out Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Martha invited Jesus into her home. Oh, goody! We Type A's love to entertain! Martha is busy making sure everything is perfect. After all, she … Continue reading Martha: Identity in Doing
I hate loud noises. Balloons popping. Guns shooting. Fireworks exploding. Give me a nice quiet evening. I’m good with that. Every July 4th is a challenge. Since I was a little kid, I’ve spent July 4th with my hands firmly clasped over my ears. This year was no different. My nephews’ fireworks were fantastic. … Continue reading How the Type A Lady Spent Her 4th of July
OK, Type A girls and boys....We're heading into summer. School’s almost out and I know you're getting antsy about your kids running around without a list of "To Dos" to keep them busy! Don't panic! First of all, take it from an OLD mother -- You’ll miss this time with your little ones once your … Continue reading Summer Fun With Kids
Just in time for Mothers Day! My confession: I’m a strange mom. Here’s a blog post all about my odd qualities. ...Enjoy! Below is a list (You know I love lists!) of my strange mom qualities. Perhaps some of you moms out there can relate: ___I do not dress like a teenager. My typical … Continue reading I’m A Strange Mom