Showing posts from March, 2012

That's Me in the Middle

The Middle Child
Even though you’re not the oldest, Or the youngest, you see,
Being in the middle of a sandwich is the most important part,
And in the middle of your body,
you will find your heart.
The engine in the middle
is what runs a good machine;
And your family wouldn't be the same
without you in between. Author UnknownI’m not convinced that there is any place in the family birth order that is ideal.Firstborns seem competitive and driven-to-succeed, perfectionists.Seconds are independent and adventurous and rebellious.Middle children are the forgotten ones, the peacemakers and usually opposite of the firstborns. The babies are risk takers, idealists and immature. Birth order is fun to read about, but the truth for me is that every one of us is given the same recipe to succeed in life, despite hang-ups or hindrances, if we believe what the Bible says about us.I kicked the birth order doctrine right in the pants when I turned 8 years old.Financially, we were strapped and Mom decided to…

The Shuttle Party


Mother Nature, Are You Kidding Me?

My husband’s FB friend lives in Manchester, England, and can’t grasp why we are so excited about snow; it is so common to her.It’s anything but common in our desert towns here in the Verde Valley of Arizona.When Mother Nature dumps two feet of snow on us in the middle of the night, we go crazy.All of my local FB friends have their snow pictures plastered on their timelines.

What Your Favorite Soup Says About You

My daughter was excited when she picked me up at the airport last week. She ran a list of activities past me that we could do together on the ride home. That night she planned a little dinner party and I decided to have some fun with the guests at her dinner table. I searched my suitcase for a women's magazine that I threw in just before leaving home. I found the article about what your favorite soup says about you. For instance, French Onion says you are a risk taker. That's for sure for anyone drawn to the strength of those onions! Tomato soup says you're a carefree kid at heart. Split Pea says you're in the driver's seat, and so on.
To get the conversation going, I targeted my polite little three year old granddaughter first. "Do you have a favorite soup that Mommy makes for you, Susanna?" "Yes, I do." She replied. "What is it?" I asked. None of us were prepared for this: "I like a bowl of Chocolate Soup!" She …

Friday Funnies!

The Deaf Wife Problem

Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

Here's what you do, said the doctor. "Stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens. Then in a normal tone he asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?" No response..

So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Peg, what's for dinner?" Still no response.

Next he moves into the dinin…