Some days my life flows with a serendipity that astonishes me. Other days, not so much. Where will I find a box of the right size?
My parents-in-law are living with us for a week: communal living at its finest. We’re remodeling our master bedroom together–‘we’ as in I’m cooking the lunches and riding along to Home Depot. And asking good questions of course. And there may be a few other things I forget, like handing a tool to someone and […]
Part A Confession: Almost I would give up writing on any issue I care about, for the way in which I am tested in that area immediately afterwards. I wrote about seeing work as play, and immediately began taking my own so seriously I could hardly stop to breathe. I wrote about grace, and started […]
Today I did not feed my kids enough, I guess. They asked for food every fifteen minutes. Mommy, can I have a snack? as I was washing up the lunch dishes… Hmm. Thought you would be makin supper by now… at 3:30 in the afternoon. Mom, I’m gonna DIE… at 5:00, after plenty of snacks. […]
Confession: You know you’re running behind When you dial the library to ask how many books Exactly Are still overdue After the boatload you sunk in their drop-slot this afternoon? And there are eight, And eight dollars and eighty cents worth of fines. You know you’re running behind When the kids say Mom, hide […]
Dear Reader, In writing to you today I am pretending that you are one person, instead of the unwieldy and three-dimensional herd of actuality. It’s kind of hard talking personally to a herd. Condense yourself if you will. There, that’s better. You and I are sitting together over tea. I want to talk to you […]