Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
At the carpool stop, our passenger walked up to the car, looked at my son through the window and smirked. My boy put his head down and reiterated that he would probably take the jacket off right away. Then the other student got in the car and said,
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It looks just like this one, and it's one of the greatest gifts technology has given us. A water bed, a heater, rolling massage thingies. It was almost as good as warm, sunny April day with a gentle breeze. It may have only been ten minutes that I was allowed to use my new favorite friend, but if I could have moved quickly enough, I might have punched the chiropractor for telling me I had to leave.
I don't think my back was any better after I left the table, but those ten minutes?
What is making you happy this week?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
You see, one day your little girl will be a teen-ager and she will come home and tell you that she and her boyfriend have parted company. You will think, "Who didn't see that coming?" but you will refrain and instead say, "Great!" Your daughter will gaze at you with eyes bathing in unshed tears, and then she will turn to her girlfriends. They will tell her that he was a:
and any number of more colorful descriptors.
You will try to tell her that these things happen. Her friends will march right up to him while he chats with his friends and demand to know just what he was thinking. They will send him dirty looks at lunch. They will blow-up his Facebook with mean comments.
You will tell her that she is beautiful. They will cry with her and fight over which of them will get to "marry" her so that her Facebook status won't have to say single.
You will assure her that she is talented and strong and ... they will tell her that the cute guy in geometry class likes her.
And later that night, when you spend a little time with the Lord, you will humbly thank him for sending friends such as these into your girl's life.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
To read about what makes other people happy, go visit Leigh.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Case one ~ siblings can deliberately share strep
Last week middle boy with strep took a mouthful of his drink and then leaned over emptied the straw into his brother's glass all while the brother continued to drink. This week the brother has strep.
Case two ~ I chose the right profession
...except I've been doubting that lately. Then on Tuesday a former student ran across a parking lot to hug me. That hug was worth all the students who don't run across anything to hug me.
Case three ~ Facebook is wonderful
My sister "found" my first best friend this week via Facebook. It has been...gulp...40 years, but I would still recognize her anywhere.
March at 25 degrees is far colder than January at 25 degrees. Trust me.
Case five ~ One can repeat underwear without major consequence
I suggested to my youngest son that since he had worn the same underwear for two days, it was time to change. He replied, "To be precise, I've been wearing this pair for two weeks and I'm still okay." He was right, of course, unless we count the deliberate strep. Somehow I doubt that the two are connected.
And the last case: after two weeks of minimal blogging I have learned that I can survive without blogging, but I really can't survive without bloggers. Thanks to all of you who brighten my days :)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
1 "top-secret" meeting with the Boy Scout leader and some older boys who revealed some of the information known only to the "chosen".
For more happy thoughts, go see Leigh.