Monthly Archives: October 2014

Busy Ways Equals Lazy Days

Some days are just busier than others.

We have all been there, running around trying to get specific tasks done in a short amount of time. That is exactly where I found myself yesterday.

After dropping the kids off at school, I ran some quick errands before a scheduled haircut. Once I returned home, I changed clothes to begin the much neglected, and the much dreaded yard work.

I started with picking up sticks and branches and dragging them to the burn pile. A short {insert sarcasm} hour later I was done. Next, I had to get gas, so that I could mow the yard. It just so happens the gas station is right next to Dairy Queen (that I may or may not have stopped at).

Homophone Heartache

This may look like just a simple means of transportation to you.


I will tell you, it is SO much more than that.

We spend a good deal of time in my SUV. It has become the place where we have after school snacks, argue talk, and where weary passengers rest. It also serves as the place to tackle the dreaded stuff in backpacks – homework. Now the real challenge here is motivating and assisting the troops from the driver’s seat.

Laundry at my House

Last week, a wonderful thing happened. However, to fully appreciate what I am about to share with you, I should back up and explain a few things.

For our entire marriage, Dan, has worked in some aspect of agriculture. This is a dramatic change from the environment in which I grew up.

I was raised in town, and only briefly had a pet fish. My Dad worked at Whirlpool in an office (and while he held other positions, this is the one I remember most). His really dirty laundry from work must have meant an ink pen had exploded on his shirt or he had spilt coffee on himself – or so I imagine (I never actually washed my Dad’s clothes). Nonetheless, I was in for a rude awakening once I began washing Dan’s work clothes.