Shadow beliefs and giant centipedes


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail One of the neighbor girls was here the other day. As soon as she walked in the door, I could tell that something was wrong. She sat anxiously on the edge of the couch for a while, half-heartedly playing with the kids, her mind elsewhere. Finally, she said what she had obviously been waiting… [Continue Reading]

If you want to whine about your alligator problem, don’t come to me


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I was recently involved in an email exchange with Joe and some of his friends from Houston. The topic of conversation was a recent news story that took place at a house near where one of Joe’s friends lives, where a woman discovered this in her backyard pool: Evidently this is pretty common in… [Continue Reading]

Why all my future posts will be typed with my feet suspended in the air

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I had a whole other paragraph here but I just deleted it because SCORPION! So there I was, carefully typing out said paragraph, and I see a dark, moving object on the floor to my right. I knew even before I looked down what it was, since dark moving objects are only ever one… [Continue Reading]

In which I ponder my horrible fate and consider getting a RelaxMan


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Well, that whole “sleeping” thing was nice while it lasted. Not that I had been doing a ton of it anyway. The baby keeps waking up in the middle of the night to yell for no particular reason (as my husband commented at 3:48 AM, “She seems to have lost her association of ‘darkness’… [Continue Reading]

If I have to have a scorpion in my toilet, I should at least get a blog post out of it


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I don’t have much to say about this: Oh, wait. No, I do. Until I saw the picture to refresh my memory, I had forgotten that my charism is freaking out about scorpions. [Before I get started, let me apologize to any new readers who may have mistakenly thought this was a classy blog… [Continue Reading]

A day in the life of a Scorpionator

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Some people have asked if there was any one last straw that led to my sudden internet fast a couple of weeks ago. Others have asked for details about the nature of my hysterical tweets from the afternoon of Friday, October 2nd. In this post I shall address both inquiries. The afternoon of Friday… [Continue Reading]

Hospitality and scorpion juice

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Lately I’ve been inspired by the idea of Christian hospitality. In the past few months I’ve been making some baby steps towards playing hostess more regularly, not only inviting friends to my home more often but doing little extras to treat them as honored guests. As difficult as it is for a disorganized introvert… [Continue Reading]

Being stung by scorpions in bed: some people are bothered by this idea, others are not, and never the twain shall meet


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Yaya and I had another go-round about scorpions today (although this time, thankfully, we were talking about theoretical scorpions and not actual scorpions that were being shaken in cups in front of my face). It all started when I explained to her that that it keeps me up at night to ponder the following… [Continue Reading]

You know you’re exhausted when…

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail You were stuck in the hospital for almost three days with free wireless internet and you didn’t even post on your blog. So my beautiful little Miss L arrive Tuesday afternoon after about six hours of labor, weighing in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. I’m feeling pretty good, better than I did with either… [Continue Reading]

Would somebody please tell me how to turn off the "terrifying bug magnet" in my house?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Yesterday afternoon my toddler ran out onto the back porch to look for my husband. I was about to turn around and go back inside when I saw some stray toy in his path. I didn’t recognize this long black object with neon red and yellow accents it so I took a closer look…. [Continue Reading]