Playing Games, Couples Time and Jigsaws
04/09/2014 21:03:57 PM
Completing puzzles as a couple is a great way to unplug, at home or during a vacation trip, and it will bring you closer together.
When Nick and I first started dating we played a lot of games, not head games or anything like that, but actual games like Backgammon, Scrabble and Yahtzee. We also comp..
To the Four-Year Old Gagging on Overcooked Brussel Sprouts
11/29/2013 22:35:55 PM
I remember vividly those overcooked Lima beans that Great-Aunt Maisy forced my sister and I to eat before we were allowed even a sip of milk.
My great-aunt's words still ring in my ears,
" There are starving children in Africa who would beg to eat theses beans."
To which my intellectual, wry-witted..
A Case of Intense Cruelty for Fun and Profit
10/25/2013 14:25:42 PM
The adults quickly realized what was happening as they signaled the mothers with their young to split off and go in another direction; the adults would try to pull the pursuers away from them. All around them, bombs were going off, swift motorized vehicles with men throwing the bombs produced frig..
SENIOR BLOG – HELP! I’M TOO OLD TO LEARN BLOG-ESE!
08/31/2013 19:26:37 PM
Senior Blog for My Senior Years
Welcome to Senior Blog – my new toy! Two months ago I was an ordinary, 66 year old grandmother with a passion for writing. I’m still ordinary, I’m still 66 and I’m still a grandmother – but what was a passion for writing has b..
I HATE SMALL TALK: SOCIETY’S FILLER OF EMPTY POCKETS OF TIME
08/31/2013 19:15:27 PM
Why do I hate small talk? I’ll get straight to the point and illustrate by way of an example. It goes something like this
‘Hello, Ma’am. How are you today?” asks the caller, whose name appears on my call display as “unavailable”. The hairs at th..
08/27/2013 09:51:54 AM
Guess who’s back? Back again? Weird Amy’s back… Tell a friend. This post comes long overdue, and was inspired by another pregnant friend’s response when I told her I would need to bring my “baby bump” to her birthday party dinner. Of course, I must also give p..
07/30/2013 22:53:03 PM
While visiting the beach, Son #1 and I decided we would build a grand sandcastle. Quickly, we threw on clothes and ate breakfast. Then, we sprinted to the beach like Calvin and Hobbs carrying our shovels and pails. Son #1 scouted out a good location and began to dig. I kne..
07/25/2013 01:23:13 AM
While on vacation at a gorgeous beach get away, our little family wound through the streets looking for a place to eat. Son #1 trotted ahead with his dad while Son #2 toddled beside me holding onto my finger. We stopped to look in windows and ponder our options. Were we hungry ..
07/10/2013 08:19:04 AM
For the sake of this post, I titled it, "Jalapeno Sauce" to avoid confusion and to prevent any love loss from Google search engines. What I really want to call this is:
I think it reflects my silly personality and adds a catchy title, yes?
I'm not a fan of things that are to..
A Baby's Prayer
06/30/2013 13:54:40 PM
Son #2 is learning to pray before he goes to bed. Last night, we read from a devotional book as the boys ate berry cobbler at the kitchen table. After worship, my husband prayed. Then, he asked Son #2 if he wanted to say his prayer. Son #2 babbled and smiled. Our boys clo..
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