Monthly Archives: July 2013

Progress!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “progress” lately, as I see it in my own life and in the lives of those around me. Sometimes, it feels like nothing is changing, and we feel discouraged.  We try many different approaches to the same challenge, but none seem to work.  We hope and […]

Clouds on the Outside, Sun on the Inside

Yesterday was one of “those” days as a parent that just left me flat on my face–literally, because I dozed off on the kids’ bedroom floor well before either of them went to sleep for the night! I’m writing tonight for my benefit as much as anyone else’s, so I can remember that clouds pass […]

It Was a Cloudy Day, But We Can See the Sun

Does anyone else have unspeakable joy in her (or his) heart, but have days when it just feels like there’s a cloud over the mind?  There are some days when everything feels muddled up there and like I’m swimming against the current.  Today was a “cloudy” day.  I’m sure there’s a strong correlation to elements […]

25 Questions

A fellow blogger recently was looking for ways to let her readers know more about her, as well as have a fresh topic, so she posted these 25 questions along with her responses.  I like the idea, especially since I’ve felt unsure about where to start back up again with writing regularly.  Sometimes exercises like […]

Checking In Before I Check Out

Staying up past my bedtime usually backfires in the morning, and I certainly don’t have anything profound to write about, so I’ll try to keep this short.  Inspiration for writing comes at odd and inconvenient times lately. Some of the things that have been on my mind during this time of transition that I’d love […]

Facing Fear with a Fly Swatter

We moved into our new house a few weeks ago.  People had been living here right before us, but I don’t know what their pest control regimen was, or their daily house-cleaning habits.  We’ve lived in the South long enough to know that no matter what we do, there will be a variety of creepy […]

Lots of Forks

Tomorrow, we are having some beloved family members over for the 4th of July.  There will be lots of forks, because I know there will be lots of food.  I will try to walk that fine line between enjoying a bit of everything and feeling overly full! There are also lots of forks of another […]