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Take Ten

Take Ten

I could feel myself hurrying. Instead of my customary habit of moving steadily from room to room picking up errant articles that had somehow found themselves...

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Enjoy the Unexpected

Enjoy the Unexpected

With summer in full swing, the children were having a great time. The ladies in my neighborhood who sat together at the club were busy working on their...

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Parlez-vous College?

Parlez-vous College?

Chloe came over for coffee yesterday wanting to know what the summers were like for the children in the neighborhood. They had not yet thought about joining...

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To Choose or Not to Choose

To Choose or Not to Choose

I realized a long time ago that if someone made a pleasant remark about something of mine, there was a hidden meaning. Determining the meaning was the...

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Because I Said So

Because I Said So

As mothers go, I am not too bad. Taking care of children and a house are both full time jobs. Some days, there are more hours to spend with the children...

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Marking the Days

Marking the Days

I passed. Better than that; I received an A. I placed my grade report on Steve’s pillow for him to see. Near the end of the school year, I begin...

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Words Count

Words Count

I turned in my term paper today. I think Lucy’s smile was the only happy face in the class, but I felt relieved to be done. Lucy had assigned us...

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Team Jones

Team Jones

The recent weather had encouraged our lawn to start growing like crazy. This time of year always brings out the best in the husbands of Calista Court....

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Night Work

Night Work

There is a strange effect on my ability to be grateful when I don’t get enough sleep. I love sleeping and know that I need a good 8 hours to get...

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Step this Way

Step this Way

Yesterday, it felt like a summer morning. Unnaturally warm with a sun that was already beating down and it wasn’t even 9 in the morning. Earlier,...

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