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What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner!" - Colette
I usually give up chocolate, or pop. One time, I think, I tried to give up coffee. But not this year.
I'm talking about Lent, of course. Lent, for me, is a season of reflection, of spiritual housecleaning. I give up a little something, or try to add something meaningful to my life.
I'm not always successful - and in the past, my changes haven't…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 27, 2012 at 10:13pm — No Comments
My little princess broke two wooden boards the other night - one with a palm strike, the other with a sidekick. The first board broke on the initial try. With the second board, it took her two kicks to break it.
It was part of her tae kwon do graduation to a higher belt. I sat in the audience, holding my breath. I wasn't feeling well, coming down with a cold or flu - likely whatever was being passed around at the local elementary - and I felt cranky and out of…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 19, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments
The dress was pretty - it was black and simple, with a flowing little skirt. It seemed I'd gotten lucky - I'd actually found a last-minute selection for a church Valentine's dance my husband and I were going to that night.
But looking critically into the dressing room mirror, I realized there was an ... issue. Yep, right there in the middle. Was that a little bit of, um, tummy? Well, that wouldn't do at all. But surely, there were ways to camouflage a little figure flaw,…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 12, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments
My husband left on a business trip last week - out of pocket, out of reach, out of the country.
I didn't think it would be that big of a deal; I'm a big girl, after all. I know how to take care of myself. I didn't realize, however, that taking care of everything and everyone would be so overwhelming.
The kids. The shopping. The homework. The house. Work. Cat. Dog. Everything. Everything due and overdue, pending and marking time. I tried. I managed. I delegated.…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on February 11, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments