My Final Goal Is Met

July 7, 2011

It took about 43 days to hit my final goal. The last week was torture. Every morning the scale would say the same thing. One pound to go…One pound to go…One pound to go. Finally the last pound went and I was ready for the 21 day “no starch, no sugars” that will begin to […]

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No Tissue, Please

June 30, 2011

I always wondered what was with the tissue in wedding invitations. So I asked. It dates back to the time when all invitations were engraved with a plate. The tissue was placed between each invitation so the ink would not smear. The tissue was properly removed before the invitations were delivered. Possibly delivered by hand! […]

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Agony of the Invitation

June 23, 2011

Father of the Bride cares about few things of the wedding. He only asks that the invitation be done properly. Probably because he is a lawyer. It was the summer of 2004 and a beautiful, smart, Christian young lady had fallen in love with our oldest son. (Miracles do happen!) I drove over to her […]

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HCG Diet Plateau

June 16, 2011

I am on day 24 out of 40 on my second round of the HCG Diet. On the first round of 55 days I lost 23 pounds. Maintained it for 2 months. I ONLY want to lose 10 pounds and have lost about 6 so far. BUT it has been very much a yo-yo of […]

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Trousseau/Peignoir Set

April 28, 2011

These words will date me. I remember my trousseau. A set of monogrammed towels was purchased with some sort of payment plan from a salesman while I was living in the sorority house. The blue towels were eventually used as rags and a mat for the dog. My mother took me to Everitt Buelow to […]

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The Budget

April 21, 2011

Yes, I consider ‘budget’ to be a four letter word…MEAN! Father of the Bride insists that we have a budget. The number will be undisclosed to the public. we will refer to it as The Number. One Saturday I sat down and added up all the items for the wedding. It was exactly The Number. OOPS! […]

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Second Fight

April 6, 2011

First Fight was about the Bridal Registry. I knew I was right. She HAD to register for gifts and her creativity took over and they registered not only for gifts but for their Honeymoon. People could buy them a dinner, a massage, a night at the Ritz. Smart girl. I knew I was right. Second […]

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Fussy Marriage

March 31, 2011

How does one go about picking a spouse? Here is some advice from an octogenarian. She had seen a fussy marriage and knew that she didn’t want one of those so she made a list of what she DID want: (In her words) 1) He must be close to my age. Her mother married a […]

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Church Split

March 24, 2011

I have always heard that term ‘church split’ but I have never  been involved in one. 25 years ago we left a church. No one left but us. Technically a ‘church split’ would  have to significantly reduce the number of members and everyone would leave for the same reason. One fourth of the families have […]

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Churchless

March 17, 2011

One day we are part of a church body and three weeks later we find ourselves churchless. In small towns you are divided socially by the church you attend. It’s not a bad thing. When you have a death in the family it is your church family that makes the food and hosts the funeral. […]

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