The Best Bad News I’ve Heard In A While

Yesterday my phone rang. It was my son's doctor. Or rather an assistant from that office, calling to tell me that since my sons latest blood test shows an autoimmune thyroid disorder, the doctor was prescribing Levothyroxine for him. My response was, "My son's what shows what??" Because no one had thought to actually give... Continue Reading →

Missing You

My mother looked at me today With sleep-blurred eyes and hair askew Still in her nightgown at 11:30 a.m. And waiting for someone to come turn off that awful movie on Turner Classic Movies with that one singer who just can't act Because she couldn't reach the remote (my Mom, not the singer) And didn't... Continue Reading →

The Flowchart

It's been a few more days.  A few more days of peace in my household. One of the strange things, but not so strange, if you think of it, is that it's suddenly easier to keep the place tidy.  I mean, sure, with my husband gone, there is one less person here. But he's gone... Continue Reading →

When Failure Is Bad

So hey, how was your day?  Today, I sold two boxes of LEGOs to a stranger who has five kids under the age of 12.  Her kids promptly found two diabetic needles in the boxes. Pretty sure I'm now a contender for the World's Worst Homeschooler Award. The needles were capped, which means they were... Continue Reading →

When You Get What You Ask For

So my new adventure of working part time and taking online classes and suddenly having plenty of money to pay the bills with, that adventure? Yeah, it's not actually working out that way. I feel a little foolish because if it was me reading this, I'd be nodding sagely and murmuring, "Yep, saw that coming."... Continue Reading →

Never Left Or Forsaken

My church is starting out the year studying the Psalms.  I love the Psalms.  No matter what you are going through, you can find a psalm or two that fits the mood exactly. Praying through an appropriate Psalm has calmed and encouraged me countless times. One of the things that really appeals to me about... Continue Reading →

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