Low-Maintenance

A dying branch threatens our neighbor’s power line. Tree roots compete with the grass for nutrients; the grass is losing the battle. Bushes stretch beyond intended borders, refusing to be contained in beds of mulch no matter how much they’re trimmed. A cherry blossom tree sprouts gorgeous blooms … for two weeks of the year…

And We Wait

Saturday mornings are for sleeping in and watching cartoons … but not for swimmers. The alarm sounded at an ungodly 5 a.m. I stumbled around doing my Mom thing to get myself ready as well as the things we would need to survive until past noon. We backed out of the driveway in the dark….

Be Joyful

“Stop having fun without me!” My husband and I bought our boys a game for Valentine’s Day–Star Wars Monopoly. The game is very confusing at first since so many rules of the game are nothing like the original Monopoly game. The board is even round instead of square! My oldest son, Josiah, had hit a…