Mind Over Mizunos

Mind Over Mizunos

Jul 06

Mile 1:  Getting reacquainted …favorite tunes are pumping, body is falling into stride, feeling good in my skin again as complete thoughts begin to flow. No little voices begging for a juice re-fill? No stopping mid-stride to change a diaper? No spelling the big words? Nope, it’s just me and more me, a rhythmic indulgence of unedited thought… a chance to blow the dust off my...

It’s My Story To Tell

It’s My Story To Tell

Jul 03

Clark and I were asked to sing in a wedding last weekend. It was hotter outside than I can ever remember. So hot, in fact, that a bridesmaid passed out right before the pastor said,”I now pronounce you husband and wife”. It was all very exciting, perhaps not for the bride or for the faint-ee, but it did get me out of singing a Band Perry tune that I had only heard for the first time...

Hang on a Sec

Hang on a Sec

May 08

I’m giving myself the time it takes for my hot tea to turn cold to post a short update. Nearly two years ago, I birthed not only my baby girl but also this blog. Motivated by a hybrid of reasons including but not limited to occupying myself during Mia’s feedings and making sure my husband says to me at least once a week, “I can’t believe you blogged about THAT!” This...

Seranade

Seranade

Mar 21

Seven years ago this week, I had my first date with the handsome guitar player that is now my sweetheart. Last night, I went to see him play in town, and I realized half way through the first set that I still can’t help but wear a big goofy grin whenever I hear him shred a lead guitar solo. He won my heart back then and he still does now. And from what I can tell, the apple doesn’t...

The Story of Us: My Former Life

The Story of Us: My Former Life

Jan 19

Well, date night was a smash hit. Nothing screams “romance” like sipping on a Cherry Coke Zero while watching Tom Cruise blow up the Krenlin. Some girls dig flowers and chocolate. I’m generally satisfied with saccharine and explosives. I picked up the February 2012 issue of Glamour magazine over my morning coffee today. I can assure you, I skipped over the dish about Katy...

Mothers Speak: Not So Happy Helpers

Mothers Speak: Not So Happy Helpers

Dec 08

There’s a perfectly good explanation for this… I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I teach the children at my church on Sunday mornings. This particular apron was a recent prop used to “induct” pre-schoolers into the Happy Helpers Club, which is, as the title so aptly explains, a club that looks for ways to help others. We even had a cheer...