• busy,  Five for Friday,  the Fair

    Five for Friday

    1. I got a couple of days off this week. Which I promptly filled with a gazillion things. That I would have had to get done anyway. But I still didn’t go to bed until midnight. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? (Other than the sentence fragments.)  2. Sometimes things just come together. And sometimes, despite our best efforts, they just don’t. Gonna call that providence and go on.  3. The fair.  4. The fair.  5. The food. At the fair.  Most of which I can’t eat, of course, what with all the gluten. (If someone can come up with a gluten-free funnel cake, I will forever be in your…

  • busy,  Five for Friday,  kids,  Mission360,  Ole Miss

    Five for Friday

    1. I got quite a shock today about 1:30. My next door neighbor sent me a text to tell me that an elderly neighbor died today. We were not aware he was sick, having seen him outside his house on Saturday and at church on Sunday. Turns out, he had actually only been having problems for a few days. I was also shocked to learn that he was 92. He didn’t look near that old. I would have guessed at least ten years less. He lost his wife last year. A loss is always sad, but he was a good man, and his was a life well-lived, and he is…

  • busy,  kids,  parenting

    Balancing our lives…and the lunches

               Sitting on my patio a few nights ago, after a long stretch of long and harried days, staring up at the night sky and the silhouette of the bamboo limbs that form a hedge along our back fence, I found myself contemplating balance. Mainly because my life doesn’t seem to have much lately.             I try not to complain much. I have a very good life. But over the last few weeks, I have been finding my very good life very overwhelming.            (More than likely, most of you haven’t noticed it’s been a few days since…