Overslept and overwhelmed

It’s about 10:45 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. I had only gotten out of bed a mere hour and 45 minutes ago. It’s the first day back to school after Thanksgiving vacation. I awoke with my husband standing over me (he had fallen asleep on the couch...

Got spirit yet?

Got spirit? I’m not talking team spirit here. I’m talking about the Christmas spirit. Several towns in Schuylkill County held tree lightings and Christmas festivals over the weekend. I saw many a neighbor putting their greens and lights up over the...

Counting our blessings

With Thanksgiving Day just hours away and the kiddos home from school until at least Monday — well, here in Pennsylvania, most students have Monday off — it’s time to count our blessings. Every year it seems that I am thankful for the faith, family...

Tot fall puts fear in all of us

This story sent chills down my spine, especially since my son is almost 2 years old: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/22/staples.center.death/index.html?hpt=T2 This little boy was in a luxury suite with his family and others at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday...