Life is Messy

I used to be such a good housekeeper. Before six kids and full-time job . . . before six kids and going back to school . . . before six kids and realizing life would go on if the oven wasn't scrubbed every week, my house was always spotless. Even spontaneous, unannounced visitors would comment …

50 dollars will buy you a heck of a lot of apples and one unforgettable afternoon

They wanted to stay home last Saturday.   After all, it was Saturday, and so many other things cried out for their attention. And, really, what teenage boy gets excited at the prospect of driving out to the country to pick his own apples when he could be lounging in his pjs in front of …