Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Afternoon…












Happy Weekend.

Be blessed,


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Work With Me Here, People

I’m going to share a song

that I hope

will make you smile.

Keep an open mind,

and picture a whole bunch of ladies of all ages

raising their hands

and jumping right in there.

We keep threatening to break out

with this song

in the 11:00 service,

which isn’t at all stodgy

but might not quite be ready for this!

Be Blessed,


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thinking Ahead

Ironically, this week of migraines and sinus infections featured some lovely weather in these parts.


(Valentine yellow mums from Big Red, bearer of good cheer.)

Spring fever has hit weeks too early.

Do not be fooled!

Winter is not done!

Mark my words: on my birthday (mid-March)

and spring break (early April),

we’ll be freezing.

Trust me.

I know these things.

My one concession to the weather:

a spring fever project.

Realistically, this is a summer project;

I will never get to it

before June.

Nevertheless, I am collecting ideas.

I need yours!

This little table sat in my mother’s kitchen for 57 years.


(Disclaimer: this table is usually loaded with mail, books, groceries, etc.)

It was a wedding gift.

We ate all our meals around it until I was in middle school when Mama got to remodel the kitchen.

A recycler before recycling was cool, Mama then used it in the den to hold pictures and her ever-present flower bouquets.

Whenever she comes to visit me, she likes to eat at the little table.


Alas, this table needs a face lift.

(I found some inspiration online, but now I’ve lost it. GRRR… I hate it when that happens.)

Red legs, white top?


Distressed white?

Something fun stenciled on top?

Keep those ideas coming!

Happy Weekend.

Be blessed,



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Will Blog Again

. . .when I am not fighting

my semi-annual migraine,

and I will tell you about

Siesta Memory verse #4,

and yellow flowers for Valentine’s,

and I will ask you questions

about kitchen tables

and growing carrots.

Be blessed,


Thursday, February 10, 2011


A light snowfall,

just enough render our steep roads hazardous,

has kept us out of school today.


Mounds of laundry

and a major tub scouring

have gotten me in the mood for spring projects.


Painting cabinets!

Whitewashing my brown wicker chairs!


Slipcovering my sofa!

(Except that I don’t sew.  Scratch that one.)


(All photos here)

Tell me,

is anyone else

dreaming of spring?

Be blessed,



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From the Teacher’s Desk: When the Rubber Hits the Road

I haven’t done a post from the Teacher’s Desk lately because, um, I’ve been busy teaching.

Today’s topic is strictly personal

and probably won’t offer any great advice

for helping your child this school year.

Instead, today I just want to ask you to pray

for the many school systems like ours,

 where huge budget cuts

are forcing uncomfortable choices

with far-reaching ramifications for students and teachers.

Last week, my mother sent me a card


with a list of scriptures,

words of hope, peace, and security in the sovereignty of God.

Bottom line:

men can manipulate their little hearts out

and not thwart the plan of the Lord.

Tonight, I chose not to attend an open board meeting

where all the changes were being discussed.

I came home to my teacup

and simmering pot of chicken chili

and decided  I’d just discuss things

with my Father.

Psalm 37:23-24

23 The LORD makes firm the steps
   of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
   for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Be blessed,


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Siesta Memory Verse #3

Proverbs 15:1


(image found here)

A gentle answer turns away wrath,
   but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Menopausal Mom.



Any questions?

Be blessed,