The Apology: The Presence Of Its Absence

"It's impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. Is dog one word, or two (a noun meaning 'a kind of animal', and a verb meaning 'to follow persistently')? If we count it as two, then do we count inflections separately too (e.g. dogs = plural noun, dogs = present tense of the verb). Is dog-tired a word, or just two other words joined together?...more

Life can be funny sometimes … especially when there's nothing to laugh about

 A beautiful calm sunny day ...more

The ONE best thing to be thankful for

It’s a time to be thankful.  Yes, in spite of your debt, medical issues, job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, addiction – you can be thankful if for no other reason than that you woke up this morning and lived to see another day.  Read more #NaBloPoMo Day 28...more

On being full of thankful.

A few days ago someone posted, "What are you thankful for this week?"and my first thought was...nothing special. WHAT?! NOTHING SPECIAL?! What I mean is, there was nothing different about my level of thankfulness.Every single morning that I open my eyes, I am thankful.For the sunshine or the rain.For my kids.For coffee.For family and friends, and the love and support they give so generously.For love and forgiveness.For the kindness of strangers....more

How to Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving, and Have Fun Too (Really!)

The Family Eats Four Pillars  (Planning, Purchasing, Preparing, and Partaking) are important to follow on a daily basis, but during holiday time, it is even more important. Image: timsackton via Flickr ...more
BlogHer I know I'm not ready. Luckily it's not at my place this year!more

Life's Been Good So Far

In honor of hubby's b-day, and after his nasal impersonation of Joe Walsh, which was way too early on a Sunday morning I might add, is today's Music Monday!  Today, Life's Been Good. ...more

Mom's Job Never Ends

When my oldest son was born I was working full time in an office. I was lucky enough to be able to work part of the time at home. My days still were very structured, I had a lot of office work with dead lines for clients that had to get done. I only had the one baby, so it was fairly easy to keep up with the house and work....more

First Pitch at Lowell Spinners

This summer we attended a Lowell Spinners baseball game with members of our church. My 5 year old son, Ryan, got the privilege of throwing out one of the first pitches of the game.This photo was taken by the photographers at the game! I love how it shows him having thrown the ball, the ball in mid-air and you can see his name on the big screen to the left of him. A very cool photo shot!...more

40 is the new 30...is it really?

See full blog below:http://mgaala.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/40-is-the-new-30-is-it-really/...more

The Windy Year of the Sheep

http://platypusdirective.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-windy-year-of-sheep.htmlYear of the Sheep“In the village of Badbea in Caithness the conditions were so harsh that, while the women worked, they had to tether their sheep and even their children to rocks or posts to prevent them being blown over the cliffs.” ...more