Self-esteem boosters with Sarah

She’s been quiet with the compliments (backhanded and otherwise) for a while, but never fear, today she made up for it. When we were getting ready to get in cars and head over to do a service project, she and three other middle school girls claimed my car for the trip over. However… “Laura’s carContinue reading “Self-esteem boosters with Sarah”

Self-esteem boosters with Sarah

Be honest, you thought I’d have run out of these already, didn’t you? Ah, then you don’t know Sarah. They just keep on comin’. The most recent was on Christmas Eve, when she got a little confused about who I was talking about and assumed it was a guy I was seeing. When I correctedContinue reading “Self-esteem boosters with Sarah”

Self-esteem boosters with Sarah

Welcome to a new feature, here on the ol’ blog, in which you will hear the frequent “compliments” I get from one of the teenagers in the youth group I work with – an eighth-grade girl named Sarah. She’s been on a roll lately. She’s unfiltered, which I can definitely appreciate because, well, people areContinue reading “Self-esteem boosters with Sarah”

A few of my favorite things

So. Once upon a time I started this series of posts called “Smiley Things” and then I realized that was a silly name so I changed it. Basically, this is a collection – which I will do on occasion – of things I currently enjoy or have found elsewhere on the Internets and think areContinue reading “A few of my favorite things”

Playing catch-up

You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet as of late. At least in terms of blogging. Oh, you haven’t? Good. I mean..I’ve been here all along! But seriously, I’ve got so much to tell you about. In this past month I have: transitioned into a new position with new responsibilities at my job,Continue reading “Playing catch-up”

If I ever add a tagline to this blog…

I cannot take credit for naming this blog. That would be The Roommate, who said something like, “You should call it ‘On Account Of’ or something like that since you say that a lot.” And the rest is history. I also cannot take credit for this next gem, which is a beautiful, wonderful compliment (ofContinue reading “If I ever add a tagline to this blog…”

Just because we’re roommates doesn’t mean we give each other compliments

Him: Did you highlight your hair? Me: Yeah, like a few weeks ago. I think I’m having a good hair day today though. Him: Yeah. And you have makeup on… Me: Actually I don’t. Him: Oh. Looked like it. Me: Nope…just tell me I’m pretty. Him: Shut up.