I wasn't allowed to be a Girl Scout. I really wanted to be a Girl Scout. I wasn't allowed to take my Harry Potter books to church to read while my Papa worked in his office and Nana practiced the organ. I wasn't allowed to dress up as a ghost, witch, devil, or anything else scary. I was told yoga was sinful. Because they pray regardless of faith. Because people think they're teaching you devil worship. Because someone might see and they might talk. Because it's a heathen religion.
You are the greatest investment I've ever made. October would have marked our fifth year together and I wish so badly that I'd done a better job of saving you this summer. But there is yet hope.
A few years ago when I was in weekly therapy sessions, I learned something that changed my life. It's something a lot of people know and a lot of people do, but it had never occurred to me that I really could do it. I don't have to answer the phone every time it rings. Mine … Continue reading (my) secret to everyday sanity
I was one of those kids that most kids hate. I loved school. There wasn't a single aspect I didn't love. Back to school shopping? I did it this year and no one in my household is going to school. Reading? I was the Book It champ. Writing? More than the teacher could handle. Science? Accelerated … Continue reading How my education failed me and a sitcom rescued me
A couple weeks ago, while admiring a darling navy and white knit fabric (at a great price, mind you) in a thrift shop, I found myself texting: "Tom, I want to sew things and I feel guilty about it." I received this reply: "Don't feel guilty, sew!" Maybe I should rewind a little further. Last … Continue reading Sew much! (Creative Thursday)
A number of years ago, a friend saw a waterproof Bible, requested it for the next holiday, and received it. Everyone applauded this friend, saying how godly and good it is to want a Bible for a gift, to hunger for the Word so deeply that one wishes to read it even in the shower, … Continue reading Stumbling over Bibles (Religious Talk Tuesday)
We're going on a short jaunt soon. After years of bad packing and perfecting my method, I make packing lists for every trip - no matter how long or short. I'm working on it right now and I'm marveling at how much more I need to pack than Tom does. Having fashionable hair is a … Continue reading Packing List (Whatever Wednesday)
You know what's weird? No one used to ask me the awkward questions because I was obviously awkward enough. "Do you have a boyfriend?" Not once. "When are you going to get married?" Nope. Once, a near-family member said to me, "You know, getting married is something you should really think about doing," in her … Continue reading “We’re not taking requests.” (Whatever Wednesday)
Guys. My husband was kidnapped every day last week and well into the night most nights. It was horrible! It was horrendous. It was a nightmare! Okay, so he just had to work a lot in the last week and I'm a big baby. But, see... He's at work by 7 am most days. Tuesday, … Continue reading Not-so-manic Monday (Marriage Monday)
Today is the first day of spring. I'm so happy about spring I could scream, but that would probably scare the neighbors and maybe cause the landlord (who's cooking gourmet food in his high-class restaurant downstairs) to call the police and no one wants that much excitement on a Friday night. Right? Or do they? … Continue reading Ariel vs. dementors