Stories of My Life

Waiting on the Lord

When we pray, God hears more than we say, answers more than we ask, gives more than we imagine… in HIS own time & HIS own way. One of my facebook friends posted that quote, adding, “I think some people get upset when they don’t get the answer they expect right away…when something much better […]

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Pretty is Dead; Long Live Pretty!

Once again I’ve got myself tangled in the interwebs with an article on Beauty.  Technically, this one is on Pretty, and more specifically, its demise.  If you haven’t seen it already, go check out “The Death of Pretty” by Pat Archbold of the National Catholic Register.  In a nutshell, the article says that Pretty is […]

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Eating Our Veggies

The kids and I are resolving to go back to eating more fruits and veggies.  We’ve done this before, so I’m just writing a few notes for things that helped us make it work before, and will hopefully help us make it work again: 1) Make veggies the main dish rather than an afterthought. We […]

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Office Supplies for Christmas

Sometimes I don’t know what to make of my kids.  Mary has been begging for weeks… more than a month even, for the “Office Depot® Brand Eraser & Pencil Pillow Variety Pack” — 110 erasers and pencil grips. For a girl who is convinced that pencils are poisonous because they contain “lead” (when I explain […]

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The Night Before Christmas

Found.  I did have to put the panels together.  She’d left some spaces in between to fill in with other details, but, when I called her about it, she said, “Well, those are the only details I can typically remember.”  Poor girl.  Combine this…  … with another paper I found yesterday, “Resons to get off […]

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War is over!

Did you hear? I almost skimmed right past the headline in my morning news feed.  My TV doesn’t work, I sincerely dislike talk radio, and I don’t subscribe to the dead-tree editions of any major news source, so I could have a really goofed up perspective on the whole matter, but it almost seems as […]

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Finding the one…

People say dating is hard work. I’ve got mixed feelings on the matter. Going out with good friends to do fun things, enjoy each other’s company, and have a fantastic evening? That isn’t hard at all, and it’s because I don’t have lofty expectations tied to those events. Trying to find the right relationship? Now […]

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Lunatics & a Total Eclipse

There was a cool lunar eclipse this morning, and the kids and I were pleased to find that we could easily view the whole thing from my bedroom window. But after about ten minutes of watching we decided that wouldn’t quite cut it & headed out to enjoy it in all 16 degrees of this […]

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The rest of the list:

I want a guy who is smart and can carry on an interesting conversation. I also prefer shyer guys who are easily thrilled by technology. I know, so shallow. It matters to me, though. Attraction matters too, but not in the way that you might think. Sure, there are cute guys out there, but I […]

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Fairy Tale Endings

Originally posted as a comment on Facebook, I figured I’d save these thoughts here where I can find them again easily: Perfect really is relative, it’s true, but I’m also thinking the perfect romantic relationship does not exist. I don’t think life’s set up that way. I sort of think you make your expectations and […]

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Must have love toward his fellowmen

Alright, I’ve been meaning to write my second dating requirement. It’s simply this: He must love others, and show it by word and deed. I’d told one of my friends last night that I hope to find someone who doesn’t just SAY he loves others, but who actually shows it through service and attitude.Service is […]

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