when all you’ve got is this season

As I was sitting at the kitchen table yesterday, nursing a cup of coffee, Henry walked up and asked me to look over his morning math sheets. I flipped through page after page of precise work.  No wrong answers, no doodles in the sidelines, no bribery to get this work done.  This kid had sat …

friday’s feelings

**Originally titled, “Thursday’s Thoughts” but I forgot to schedule it to post…thus, “Friday’s Feelings.”  Lol..whoops.** I’m sitting here at the kitchen table (my “office”), sitting criss-cross-applesauce, listening to Clara sing to herself as she colors (beautifully, she colors so beautifully).  The song is nondescript.  She makes up the words as she goes and the melody …

on the weekends we….

On the weekends we…. …play with new robots. ..attend ribbon cuttings. …make the most of our time with dad. …make cookies for bible study. …then let mama lick the bowl clean (it’s what mamas do best). …track our steps! (11,000 for Saturday, 10,000 for Sunday – wootwoot! This is the Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band .) …

flashback friday: the body i’m meant to have

(I wrote this post two years ago.  Timehop reminded me of it and I thought today would be a good time to share it again.  I’m not quite ready to blog yet.  My papaw is still hanging in there (hospice – acute leukemia) and I’m thankful (so thankful) for your prayers and kind words!) Reader …

why food and exercise shouldn’t touch

“We’re eating turkey and dressing tomorrow.  Push harder!!!  WORK!!”  Head down, legs pumping as fast as they could.  Those mountain climbers had nothing on this group.  Yet as soon as the words left my lips, I cringed at the sound of them. “No, Lindsay.  NO!  You don’t believe it so don’t coach it.” And it’s …

on being present and blogging

It’s currently Sunday night. I just sat down on the couch. I’ve got Travis’ cuddly blue robe on and I’m about to head into the kitchen for my nightly bowl of cereal (on a frosted mini-wheats streak right not that I don’t forsee ending anytime soon).  My hands smell of lavender – a reminder of …