Do Not Go Gentle…

It’s amazing the fitness level Ginger has attained in just four weeks of gymnastics camp. When I go to pick her up each day, the team is in the throes of “conditioning,” which means pushups, lunges and squats, over and over again. Meanwhile, we…

Working the Registration Table

As you know, I worked the registration table at our church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS)this past week. And I just want to take a moment to stress that registering children is not a job for the faint-hearted. Everything happens very suddenly and very loudly and no matter how chaotic it…

Amazing Grace

Sometimes I read obituaries – but only the ones with old-fashioned photos accompanying them. And there was just that sort of obituary in the paper last week. It was for a woman named Grace, and it was a very comforting sort of obituary, because,…

Pond People

Pond Season started for us again last week. The girls and I grabbed our towels and camp chairs and made for our favorite summer hang out – Spec (short for Spectacle) Pond. (“Spectacle” because the pond looks like a pair of glasses from the…

Smelling Good

So, Captain America says to me the other day, “What are you wearing? That smells really good!” Which was funny because what he was smelling was my hairspray. I’d changed brands a few days earlier and that was what he was noticing. I told…