Fair is Fair

Being a Libra, I am nothing if not fair. I like my scales balanced. I recently had some blogging fun at Doug's expense by writing about a few things he says that I don't like. I'm keenly aware that there are things I say (and do) that Doug doesn't like. Here are a few: I talk during TV shows, and I’ve been know to ask a question or two in a movie. I know, I know. It’s annoying. Doug is completely silent during TV shows and movies. I, embarrassingly, am kind of an … [Read more...]

Marital persnickety-ness follow-up

I love the responses I get from all of you on my blog. My last story on "Marital Persnickety-ness" generated several interesting comments. https://lauriesnowturner.com/2012/01/23/1059/ One of my favorites was from my friend Sara, who I've always admired because she and her husband consistently work on strengthening their marriage. She said, "Just wait until your 40th anniversary and you have been empty nesters for years. All those little habits become more and more evident and yet our … [Read more...]

Give Me Some Attitude

A couple of weeks ago I taught a lesson to teenage girls about improving their attitudes at home.   When I told them the topic of the lesson, I saw them subtly but noticeably fold in the middle, giving me the teenage attitude slump that said, “This is the last thing I want to discuss.”   Then I rephrased the topic and called it,“10 Ways to Control Your Parents or at Least Melt Their Hearts.” Then, they became curious.   Girls and attitudes must go together just … [Read more...]