Stuff just got real.

Yesterday I was talking with one of my friends, still getting over the shock of what happened at the mall, when she shared that her son’s high school went into lock down (which included evacuation and searches of all students) because a high-powered rifle and live ammunition had been discovered on campus. The story behind it was that one student brought it as a Christmas gift for another student. I’m going to let you marinate on how STUPID that sounds and is.

When I found out about what happened in Connecticut this morning, I was completely aghast. I’m still aghast. I have two children in elementary school. This morning I helped them get ready, walked them to their bus, told them to have a nice day, and gave them encouragement about their class work. Eighteen sets of  folks probably did the same thing and something similar, but their kids are not coming home. How can something so painful and awful and evil and tragic be so senseless at the same time? Our children are in dire need of guidance and prayer. And more guidance.

Cooking on the radio.

Today I was a special guest on Diva in Demand’s Thinking Out Loud/Friday Nooner Edition. We talked about baking (speaking of which, I’m still working on that video, I really, really am 😉 ) and answered some questions from some of her listeners. I got lost on my notes once, but I think I did okay. I’ve been cooking stuff since I was a kid and sometimes when I’m in the kitchen I can remember things that my mother and father showed me. Sometimes it makes me not miss them so much and sometimes it makes me miss them more, but I know I’m blessed because I can pick up a phone and call them.