A snapshot of joy

As I ran, storms threatened and the sky darkened. I kept my worried eyes trained on the greying sky. The clouds pressed down and made me feel hurried and agitated. At the halfway point, I turned around. I remember a “WOW!” escaping as I exhaled. The blue of the sky caught me by surprise. Fluffy…

Just sitting here thinking about my phone

In our family, the kids don’t get their own cell phones until they get their driver’s licenses. Sammy got his license a few weeks ago, but we decided to wait a bit before getting him his own phone. We told him he was getting one in September when Verizon rolls out a new plan. (To…

for·ti·tude

Originally posted February 2011 Edited November 2019 “Let’s get going. Today we’ll be learning about fortitude; get your dictionaries out.” “Sammy, please stop doodling. Pay attention. No, it’s not about making everything into the number four! No, F comes before G in the alphabet.” “Mom, I have to go to the bathroom; I’ll be right…