We’re traveling quite a bit recently, seeing family and all. Our children have dispersed globally—if there were reasonably inhabitable colonies on the moon, at least one of my kinder would be there. Even our nearest kin are out of state. I told our youngest daughter, (the one currently residing in Scandinavia), that her software engineer husband needs to hurry up with that transporter beam. Until then, however, it’s the car or the airline.
I’ve flown plenty, but Bob still gives me the window seat. There’s just that wonderful rush when the plane speeds noisily down the runway, then the cabin gets quiet as the ground just falls away. I love it.
Of course, not long after that happens, the flight attendants begin their little demonstration that no one pays attention to, but should. Instead we go back to staring out the window or reading the magazine in the seat pocket. I think it’s somewhat comical when they instruct us on how to put on the life jacket under the seat when we’re flying from Missouri to southern Cal…?? Continue reading “Preparing for impact”
I don’t know about you, but the reality staring back at me in the morning mirror is not always a pretty site. Bob, bless his heart, thinks I look great rumpled and without any makeup, so there you have it, folks—love truly is blind. But a little hair gel and face paint after the morning shower and before heading out the door to work does wonders to make a girl feel slightly more alive.
That, and a little caffeine, I suppose. Continue reading “To paint, or not to paint”
Regardless of what you may have thought of either American presidential candidate in the very divisive 2016 election, one thing can surely be said of both of them: neither shied away from confrontation! I supposed when you get to that level of office, confrontation management (of some form…) is a prerequisite.
Yet another reason you’ll never be voting for yours truly. Ever.
Confrontation is not high on my list of intrinsic qualities. There’s a definite art to it. Granted, some may seem to use only the sledge hammer approach when a gentle tap is all that’s required. Then there’s me. I’m like, “can’t we all just be nice and get along?” But the reality is, no, we can’t. And in this world unfortunately, nor should we. Much to the chagrin of the 1970’s Coca-Cola commercial, we cannot all hold hands and teach the world to sing in Continue reading ““I’d like to buy the world a Coke” just won’t cut it”
“You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don’t act on it!”
Ezekiel 33:32 Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.