Showing posts from February 7, 2016

Friday Five: Slacking, Haircuts, and Diet Coke

I have been a bit of slacker this week. No week long migraines, though I did have yesterday. I am in an intermediate math class which I am determined to pass. I DO NOT want to repeat it! I really do not. I digress, I am happy to participate with my bestie Emmy, in her Friday Five meme! 
1.  I had a battle with Verizon...I won. It was short lived. I made a payment arrangement with them that I would pay the bill on a given date. The bill was then paid with a different card, however Verizon took upon themselves to automatically pull the money from the card on file. Unfortunately there was not enough in the account to cover it. This is why we used the other card. As a result, we were also charged $29 for non sufficient funds.To shorten this story we spent about 90 minutes and two disconnects we have been reimbursed. 
2.  This week, Kristin started volunteering in Ryan's class. It will be an interesting experiment for her. I look forward to seeing the results.
3.  Do you celebrate Valenti…

Trials and Tribulations

One of my oldest daughter's favorite scriptures is Joshua 1:9.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
This scripture was a constant reminder to her that she was never alone even during her darkest times and worst trials. Yes, even a teenager can face dark times and trials. We all face dark times and trials. What is curious to me is the way we brave it and put up such fronts to the world at large.
"How are you" Friends will ask. (We ask this too.) And we genuinely want to know. We are sincerely interested in their welfare especially if something is wrong. So it stands to reasons that our friends/family would likewise be interested in our well being. Then why do we always resort to standard answers such as,"I'm doing good," or "Hanging in there." Instead of just once telling them exactly what it is that is going on? In one short an…