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Month: May 2010

Expectations Vs. Reality

Expectations Vs. Reality

My expectations and my realities do not always match up.  I have found this particularly true when it comes to cooking.   Like many engaged women, I had high expectations for myself as a housewife.  I knew that I would be teaching when we were married, but somehow my job never hindered the visions that I had of my husband coming home to a happy wife, a clean house, and hot, delicious dinner.   Ten years ago, on the eve of saying…

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The Look

The Look

During Jr. High and High school, my alarm clock would go off every morning at 4:45 a.m. My sisters and I played sports throughout the year, so in order to fit in piano practice, which would have been impossible after school, we would pile into the car at 5:30 a.m. and make our way to the church where my father was pastor. Each of us took a piano around the building, we would practice for an hour, and then head…

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“Long List” Trip to Walmart

“Long List” Trip to Walmart

I don’t like going to Walmart. I’m thankful we have such a place, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t wake up looking forward to this kind of outing…especially when my list is long. I’ve tried the “long list” trips with all three kids and it’s always very interesting, to say the least. But a mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do. It’s just too bad that long trips to Walmart and three restless kids don’t go…

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