Monthly Archives: May 2009


Life is a challenge with a 16 year old, an almost 13 year old and a 9 year old. I can't imagine doing this alone, I am grateful that I have an involved husband/father in the house. Resistance comes from the most unexpected places. I love my children, but boy do they try my patience…

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day approaches, the first one after my mother’s passing. It is a strange feeling not to be looking at cards and finding just the right one to get in the mail on time. Next month it will be a year. Strange how time goes on without our help.What should I be feeling? Should I…


Have you been toaster shopping lately? It’s been some time for me. We’ve used an under the counter toaster oven for at least the last 5 years. It died a while ago. And much to our dismay, we discovered they don’t make them anymore. This discovery opened up a whole world of choices. Do we…