A Random Act of Praise

What a gift the Opera Company of Philadelphia gave Macy’s shoppers a couple weeks ago. Not only did they spread the love through a beautiful song, they lifted the name of the Lord in their surprise performance as part of the Knight Foundations “Random Acts of Culture”. Take a peek and enjoy a few moments beauty. I just love watching the faces in the crowd … especially toward the end of the song. You might notice the right edge is cut off in my embedding (I tried… guess it’s a true testimony to my technological challenges. :) So, here’s the youtube link if you’d like to see it in full screen: Opera Company of Philadelphia Thanks to Susie Davis (our guest blogger for Thursday) for posting this on her blog. It’s sure fun to share such a neat video. Thanks for walking the road with me.-Kay

November = Errands

“Just so you know, November is our month for errands.” I informed the kids last week. “Whaaattt?!!!”, “No fair!”, “Maawwhhmm please no.” As usual, I do what I’ve become so accustomed to doing these past few months, I completely ignore the pathetic pleadings from my independence-budding brood. Then I pull up to the gas station. Teen Take-Out, who is in a hurry to pick up his friend for a movie scheduled to begin within minutes, groans as if he knows the next words about to come out of my mouth. He was probably right to moan. Glad I wasn’t in the same boat as the time I kicked the kid out of the car for his inaugural gas pump (see “Huh” post on April 13), I stop the car with an, “Okay. Jump out and start pumping.” “Mom – We’re going

You Know You’re Raising a Hoarder When… (Part 2 :)

You know you might be raising a hoarder when… You hear a sweet, almost giddy, little voice behind you say, “Can I look at those?” And when you turn around you see the clementines you just purchased out of the bowl and on the table perfectly alined in a row. The eager little organizer (at least I think he thinks that’s what he’s doing) asks in a hopeful plea, “Can I take them to the couch?!” Only to receive a definitive, “NO!” You realize a look in the couch might be a good idea, only to find evidence of hidden treasure. Hidden Treasure “What is that glob of purple?” you might ask. Well, unwrapped (but not chewed) gum pushed into and under the cushions, of course. You look down at you child in the doctor’s waiting room to see him faithfully sporting his roll of duck

Tuesday’s Tasty Tips by Jane Jarrell

Screen shot 2012-01-03 at 10.28.18 AM It’s Tuesday! Today’s Tasty Tips from Jane are centered around one of the Wyma’s favorite things in life – chocolate. I won’t tell you that Future Hoarder of America has chocolate chips every morning with his waffle. Or that yesterday, I caved to his plea for “big ones” (since the mini-chips I had didn’t suit his fancy) by loading up and heading to Tom Thumb for the 3rd time in 45 minutes. Dominique, the check out guy, has stopped trying to stifle his laugh as he sees me again and again gracing his line. “Have you considered a list, Mrs. Wyma?” … That’s what Jon asks me every day.  Ummm… but chocolate makes everything better. Thanks so much for taking us down this road full of yummy treats, Jane. Next week, she’s sharing some “Fakin’
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