It’s too easy to be angry all of the time..

(Originally posted Jan 23, 2020) Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But being angry all of the time is about as easy as it’s ever been. And so much of our anger is directed towards other PEOPLE isn’t it? Which begs the question: How much better, more enlightened, more intelligent, more loving, more giving, more caring, less…

Effective communication.

There I was, legs awkwardly squished under a tiny wooden table, listening to the teacher discuss what was great, and not so great, about my grade-school son’s progress. At one point she turned directly to him to discuss his lousy penmanship and said “I know you have a lot of important stuff to share, but…

Sooooo close..

We are at punch list stage. The kitchen remodel that began August 12th is almost complete. I am chomping at the bit to fill those cabinets with all of the stuff we have piled in boxes in the garage, but we gotta get through the list first. Some of the punchy items are tiny..some are…

12 – to – 12

If you had told me my kitchen would look like this one month into the renovation, I would have told you I thought you were being a pessimist. I’ve learned a lot about a lot since then.

The “Joy” 🙄 that is Walmart- Part Two

By the time I grabbed my receipt I was at about a 9.2 on the “I’m gonna blow” richter scale. I pushed my cart towards the exit with the urgent determination I usually reserve for when I’m mowing the lawn and a black storm cloud is approaching. Half way to the door one of my…

The “Joy” 🙄 that is Walmart- Part One

You know how sometimes you get a strong feeling before making a decision? Kinda like “don’t do it..don’t do it, DON’T DO IT!!?” Well, I got that feeling the other day as I stood in a long, long check out line at Walmart. Next to me was a self service lane with just one woman…