August 8, 2013
Drop Down and Give Me Twenty

We’re careening around the bend to summer’s finale and I really don’t want to think about that. So I’m going to write about something even more alarming: Working Out. If you have been following this blog for any length of time or if you have run into me EVER, you know I am aging. I … Continue reading “Drop Down and Give Me Twenty”

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August 1, 2013
Sick in July, and Other Questions for God

We are recovering from a bit of nasty over here. All three kids came down with some version of, as Thea calls it, “the pukes.” As in (to her terrified VBS volunteer): “I wish I would have been here yesterday when you had popcorn for a snack. But I couldn’t because I had THE PUKES.” … Continue reading “Sick in July, and Other Questions for God”

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January 30, 2013
Jeggings and Other Horrors

Please, please help me out here. Why the jeggings? Photo source. Try not to concentrate on the fact that this particular woman hasn’t eaten since half-way through the Clinton administration and focus instead on my confusion. Why skin-tight jeans that aren’t jeans, with cuffs that squeeze all the blood out of one’s ankles? I have … Continue reading “Jeggings and Other Horrors”

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January 18, 2013
The Perils of Worship Team, Part Two

I’m so comfortable in this long, leather chair, so I’m just going to continue our therapy session. Is that all right? How does that make you feel? So, this all started at the beginning, see, this fear of public indignities and church. I won’t bring you al the way back to my childhood, though that … Continue reading “The Perils of Worship Team, Part Two”

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January 16, 2013
The Perils of Worship Team, Part One

I’m developing a complex about going out in public. Specifically, to church. Specifically, when I sing on the worship team at church. For those of you not hip to all the cheeseball verbiage we Christians employ, usually only around each other but as if everyone else in the world understands, “worship team” does not involve … Continue reading “The Perils of Worship Team, Part One”

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January 1, 2013
Happy Old Age!

I, for one, have not seen the north side of midnight since I birthed my last child, and even then I needed a full medical team and IV fluids. So I’m bright and chirpy this morning! Happy New Year! I hope you rang it in with a bang, or at least without an IV. Here’s … Continue reading “Happy Old Age!”

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December 27, 2012
Resolving Not to Hate Jillian Michaels

I have mentioned this before here, but I would like to reiterate that I will not be making goals for 2013. First my dad made me write those suckers down every year (watch the video on this post for an historically accurate retelling) and now my husband pesters me about this very same subject. Christmas … Continue reading “Resolving Not to Hate Jillian Michaels”

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December 12, 2012
Tidings of Comfort

Why do we do this to ourselves? Every year, we endure the pain and hardship of Photoshopping taking a Christmas card that will reflect our joy and gratitude for friendships and the Holy Child. Instead, this happens: And then this: Which spirals downward to this: And just when we think we’ve made it over the mountain, this: … Continue reading “Tidings of Comfort”

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December 7, 2012
I Can’t Help Falling….

I might be making this up, but I feel like there was a time when I still maintained my dignity. Admittedly, I blame a whole slew of life changes on childbirth, many of which I will not enumerate here because I would scare you off. But I think there was a time when I could … Continue reading “I Can’t Help Falling….”

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