September 16, 2012

Just Don't Get In The Exit Only Lane

"Just don't get in the exit only lane."

As I was driving in a foreign state to me but home to my son, that is the advise he gave me-I think so I would quit asking, "Which lane do I get in now?"

I continued driving down the freeway and I pondered the Exit Only's in our lives.
In my life. 

The paths I had taken that took me somewhere I had not intended to go.
The roads that changed my life course;at least long-term temporarily. 

I did not stay forever "lost" but did have detours that delayed and even caused me to miss events in my life I would have otherwise embraced.
Some experiences and even people that would never come my way again.

I usually ended up in the "exit only" lane because I wasn't closely paying attention and before I knew it, I was too far over to safely change lanes.
I had no choice than at that point to exit.
Once there, I had to ride that course until an opportunity arose for me to get back on track. 

Although not 100% successful, over the years, I have tried to be more diligent about watching the "signs" and having a better idea of where I am going ahead of time so as not to be lead off my destination.

Thank goodness for alternative routes.
For second and even third and fourth chances to right our wrongs!
Who knows where I would be if it weren't for U-turns in life!?

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. " ~Harrison Ford


September 9, 2012

Not A Nut-Free Family

Some of you know that I work at a school with young children.
In recent years many different kinds of allergic reactions with the children have come up, some being more severe than others.
Because of this we are now known as a nut-free school.

Unlike the school at which I work, my family is not nut-free.
Actually anything but.

We have any kind of nut you might want.
Foreign ones,
Americanized, (is there such a thing?)
Big ones,
Little ones,
Tasty ones,
Salty ones,
Bland ones,
Sugar -coated ones,
Some shelled ones ,
And others which are almost impossible to crack,
Ones good for your heart,
And yet others that probably prematurely contribute to a shortened life expectancy.

If you want a nut we have got it!!

Sooo.... if you are allergic to nuts-our reunions are not the place for you!

" Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree."
Author Unknown

"Insanity does not run in my family.  Rather, it strolls through, taking its time, getting to know everyone personally."

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