Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011


She is now 14. The baby who taught me what love was...what love is. The kind of love that makes you willing to lay down and die or stand up and live. She is that for me. The first baby that grew in my belly. She is, the startling curly head who forced me to wear my heart on the outside. She is love. She is beauty. She is peace.

Fourteen is hitting me harder than 13 did. I have four years before she spreads her blessed wings. I have so much I want to share with her, to teach her, to learn from her. It certainly causes me to stop and think about how fast that time will go... four short years. It makes me want to hide away from all the other things, to shut out the world and just enjoy her, enjoy them all.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Turkey Cheeseburgers and Potato Wedges

Tuesday - 3 Envelope Roast with Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday - Chicken Tostadas and Spanish Rice

Thursday - Lasagna

Friday - Celebrating Xavier and Michael's birthdays

Saturday - Beef Stew

Sunday - Eating Out after church

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How To Care For Introverts

* Respect their need for privacy.

* Never embarrass them in public.

* Let them observe first in new situations.

* Give them time to think. Don't demand instant answers.

* Don't interrupt them.

* Give them advance notice of expected changes in their lives.

* Give them 15 minute warnings to finish whatever they are doing before calling them to dinner or moving on to the next activity.

* Reprimand them privately.

* Teach them new skills privately rather than in public.

*Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities; encourage this friendship even if the friend moves away.

*Do not push them to make lots of friends.

* Respect their introversion. Don't try to remake them into extroverts.