Life and Such

I’m Not Old Enough For This

I’m Not Old Enough For This

Over the past few months, I’ve been helping plan my church’s women’s retreat. Usually we have several volunteers (of whom I have been one for many years) who all help with organizing the details. Usually the head of women’s ministry takes care of a lot of the nitty-gritty and behind-the-scenes details. Not so much this […]

You Never Know How Long You’ve Got

You Never Know How Long You’ve Got

My Facebook feed flooded last week with stories about Jonathan Crombie, the actor who played Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables movies. It seems like every woman in my generation confessed to having had a crush on him. Gretchen Kuykendall Engel put it well when she wrote, “There is a bit of Gilbert […]

Why I Stopped Using Perfume

Why I Stopped Using Perfume

Truth is, I can’t say why I ever started using perfume. I suppose at some point there came an expectation that a girl can’t smell like herself, she’s got to smell like flowers or something. That must have been around junior high or so. The point I stopped wearing perfume was after I attended my […]

I Wrote Some Words Today

I Wrote Some Words Today

And I liked it. Don’t laugh. Sometimes putting thoughts into words is hard work. It wasn’t tonight, but it’s been very hard lately. Oh yeah, I’ve got all the excuses. Actually other people make them for me. “You’ve been through so much change lately.” “You’re very busy.” I guess. Who isn’t busy though? And when […]

What I Learned From My Husband’s Surgery

What I Learned From My Husband’s Surgery

My husband had surgery last Friday. No, don’t worry, it wasn’t for anything big. He had a umbilical hernia that the docs needed to go in a sew up and slap a little mesh on. It was an outpatient procedure–we were only there for about 6 hours. In fact, the recovery is going to be […]

I’m Alive!

I’m Alive!

So, I can’t even remember the last time that I actually posted here at NAF. It seems the week would fly by and suddenly it was Tuesday, and I would be like, “Wasn’t I supposed to do something?” The past few months have been rough on me. Both my husband and I have been fighting […]

Mickey Mouse for governor

Mickey Mouse for governor

Why didn’t I think of that? The Orange County Florida Supervisor of Elections compiles a list of all the “invalid write-in names” entered on ballots. To be valid, a write-in candidate must register with the supervisor for a specific race. That ensures we don’t elect someone who is unwilling to serve. No word on whether […]