Benson has the flu. The real flu. Not the fake crap some people get and claim it’s the flu. He’s currently laid up in bed with a crazy fever and our brown tabby, Funzer, curled up next to him. Speaking of things that are painful… When I was ten years old, my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Black, announced to the class that we would be celebrating Grandparents’ Day. Family would be […]
This and That
There’s this guy named Jesse who cuts the grass at the steel shop down the street from my house. He always shouts good morning and then very deliberately looks Cowboy and Chief in the eyes and says, “And good morning to your dogs!” Earlier today as I approached the shop, Jesse waved a folded-up packet of papers over his head. When I got close enough, he left his mower and […]
Remember when I wrote a book and the site selling it went kaput and it was really embarrassing and terrible and I felt like I’d wasted two years of my life working on a project that I couldn’t figure out how to get to the masses? Well, do I have some news for you! But first, let me say that this may be one of those posts where three weeks […]
First of all, on my walk this morning this man stopped me on the street and asked, “What do you think about what’s happening at the border?” We were right beside where a new neighborhood is going to be built and for a split second I thought he meant the border to the neighborhood. Then I realized he meant the Mexican border. I looked around for a while and knew […]
I had a really smooth process for communicating difficult subjects throughout my first decade of marriage. It went something like this: Talk. Talk. Talk more. Give an analogy. Throw in another more creative analogy. Cry Wait, I have another analogy to express my feelings. Talk Talk Scream. Then I found out this better way to communicate, and I even use it in friendships. I made a video about it.
Remember how false teachers were all up in Timothy’s business? Paul had more to say about that. And I have more to say about what our role as women in the church is when it comes to this crap. Also, we cut a hole in our bedroom wall for a plumber to access our broken bathtub. The new cat loves loves it and has decided to live behind our wall. […]