Spinning in Our Teacups

Let me just say right off---I love my husband.  He is an amazing guy.  He is my biggest cheerleader.  He is a fabulous father and husband.  And he is funny.  Hysterical at times.  I doubt that everyone sees that side of him but he is.  I am sure he comes across to many as intense and intimidating but not to me!!!   Good thing, huh? Last week we were making the trip from Iowa to Ohio together.  He had a lot of business calls so when I was driving I was privy to one side of conversations.  All … [Read more...]

Measure Twice, Cut Once

I have never been very good at taking criticism.  Ask my mom.  Go ahead.  I will wait. I was always a weird sensitive child.  I have mentioned before that on a scale of 1 to 10 my self esteem as a child and teenager was about a negative 5.  Don't know why.  I had no reason to feel that way.  I had a loving family--parents who set wonderful examples, who expected the best from me but did not push me to do things that I was uncomfortable doing.  You have the picture.  But I never was able to … [Read more...]