More Grace

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Everyone is so uptight these days! Recently,  while on vacation, my husband and I got on a city bus.  It was one of those buses that has sensors which disallow the closing of the vehicle doors if someone is standing too close.  It happened to be the route to the airport and we were crowded in amongst people and suitcases.  After a stop to take on even more passengers,  the last few people did not make it inside the sensor line. In spite of the bus driver’s pleas to move away from the doors, these hapless individuals were confused (there may have been a language barrier)  and therefore,  slow to respond.  Unfortunately the bus was prohibited from moving until...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Everyone always wants to hear my carwash story.  I have mixed feelings about sharing it.  On one hand, it’s  rather funny and I love to laugh.  On the other hand, it’s embarrassing.  I always emphasize that it happened many years ago.  I remember the approximate date by the fact that my niece was a baby in a car seat at the time.    She is now an adolescent. My sister was visiting from out of town with my niece.   We were driving around and I decided to go through the car wash.  Our neighborhood car wash has an awkward entrance.  You have 2 options when you pull off the street.   Either you  basically  make a u-turn to get into the line-up or you...

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Pizza with Crust?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Early in our marriage we invited over a bunch of people for home-made pizza.  I worked diligently to make preparations for our impromptu party.    Overcoming my qualms about baking with yeast, I followed the instructions to the letter – kneading the dough, maintaining perfect temperatures, waiting while it rose.  Triumphant when it did, I rolled out the dough, applied the toppings and waited for my masterpiece to emerge from the oven.  I had timed it perfectly so the guests were ready, soft-drinks in hand when it came out of the oven.   More then eager to consume this aromatic, golden-brown, veggie and meat combo, the guests watched as I set out to extract the...

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Never good enough

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

I wish that we could all have a more realistic image of ourselves. I’m a bit bitter about the fact that we as women have been so completely indoctrinated about what we should look like – what we weigh, our hair, our body parts, everything about our physical attributes. Ok – I’m more then a bit bitter. I find it sad that we spend so much time worrying about these things. I’m as guilty as anyone. I don’t know that I’ve ever been completely content with who I am. No matter what season of my life, there have always been some parts of myself (usually multiple) that were undesirable. Funny – any self assessment would...

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