If your house has a turret, my apologies

Maybe it’s an unhealthy pastime, but my husband and I love to take drives to look at big houses. There is just something about assuming a critical eye when surveying the domiciles of the rich. Me: “Oh, I would never have a gable like that…” Husband: “And what is this preoccupation with turrets, anyway?” Me: “Yes, if I had several million, I would never pick a house with … Continue reading If your house has a turret, my apologies

Come on and ride this wave with us

  My husband and I began this blog 30 months ago. We were gung-ho. We felt guilty for posting less than three times a week. No, maybe four. Or five. We had an unhealthy fascination with our stats page. Actually, when I think of some of our blogging highlights — many came from those early months. Like, “No Kidnappings Allowed,” “The Shot Heard Round the Metro” or “To market to market … Continue reading Come on and ride this wave with us

When God’s invited, you never know what you are having

I’m really not sure what God is up to, but tonight makes three times in nine days: food miracles.  Last Saturday we were down to our last few dollars. Even though it was tight, I bought hot dogs for my family to eat for Sunday dinner. “It’s not that big of splurge,” I rationalized. The truth was, I wanted someone everyone likes with minimal prep.  … Continue reading When God’s invited, you never know what you are having

Starting over: making friends in a new place

I think I have a case of meet-new-people fatigue. Now I’m an extreme extrovert, so I never believed this day would come.  But it came.  In fact, I was actually talked out by the time my husband came home last night. Talk about a first.  I have met new neighbors, new moms, new colleagues, new teachers, new church members, new everyone.  I feel like everyone … Continue reading Starting over: making friends in a new place