Month: April 2006

  • Spring cleaning black holes in the attic

    Spring cleaning descended over our house with vengeance. It began when the Pennsylvania branch of the family wanted the old fashion, straight-back, school chairs we had planned to strip and refinish – someday. Someday came and went for us. The younger family needed them, so my husband ascended the ladder to the attic, hoisted down…

  • joy comes in the morning

    Last week was one of those times on the home front where the bad news dominated. In the midst of it all, my oldest son called me at work and asked my opinion on the following blog he posted to his website http://hexmode.com/. …. (see his column for the complete quote) Anytime someone starts talking…

  • becoming a health nut

    I’m beginning to exhibit symptoms of becoming a health nut – well, sort of. I haven’t exactly fallen off the fat, lazy wagon enough to put in a couple hours a day at the gym or dedicated an entire room of my house to the exercise equipment I’ve picked up at yard sales. I haven’t…

  • an ancient “24”

    My husband and I recently stumbled across a one-day marathon of the TV show, “24.” Each suspense-filled show represents one hour in the “longest day ever” for federal agent Jack Bauer. Even well into the night hours of the season, the story never slows down into the predictable. Another, centuries old story of a long…