Originally posted on All My Roads:
Oh boy, it’s that time of year again. You know the one I’m talking about…the season of holiday cheer, “Christ in Christmas” campaigns, snowflakes on cheeks, peppermint kisses and: (Begin playing “Jaws” soundtrack now) When I graduated a couple years ago, I thought I was finally, after eight years,…

When Your Boss is Your Friend

I have had a lot of bosses.  Unlike our parents and grandparents that would stay in the same job at the same company for decades, my generation and those after change jobs like we change hairstyles.  Other than the military, I have also worked for small business owners  with only a couple of exceptions. I…

How do people do this everyday?

So I am finding out that blogging is hard.  The writing part isn’t difficult, but the finding something to write about part is.  I have looked at Plinky and I follow the Daily Prompts, but nothing has really struck me as something that I have ANYTHING to say about.  What does that say about me?…

The Most Precious Thing I Ever Lost

I have lost a lot in the 45 years I have been on this earth.  I have lost family members to death. I lost my virginity in a drunken stupor (for the record – not the way to go).  I have lost babies.  I have lost pets.  I have lost all kinds of paperwork, jewelry,…

Standing in the G.A.P.

I was reading this great article/blog today after a tough conversation with my oldest child this morning, (Adopting your grandchild: Are you more parent or grandparent? – by Ann Hinds – Helium) and decided that the only way that I was going to be able to put all this stuff going on in my head to…

Never Expected

She looked out the window on that cold January day and took stock of her life.  As a young girl she was carefree and easy to get along with.  She would go outside that small house in the middle of nowhere to play with the dogs, make mud pies, and pick flowers.  Throughout high school…

Oh Common Sense Where Are You?

I am a process person.  I can come into a situation and know almost immediately where the bottlenecks are and where a step is missing or should be eliminated.  I am not an Industrial Engineer, or an engineer of any kind, I am just a person that applies common sense to situations.   But when did…

Finding My Voice

I am finding my voice again.  I really never lost it, but I did stop using it.  I wasn’t going to blog about this but my pastor posted something today on his twitter account (@TonyManning) that gave me pause and made me realize that this self-imposed voiceless sabbatical I have been on was keeping the…