Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

Welcome to

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

I'm beginning to wonder if I should start a separate category for memes.
This one is different and I like it. It's over at

10 Superstitions, Traditions, and/or Personality Quirks

1) I read years ago that back when they were settling New England, people would put on their left shoe first for good luck. I've done that ever since.
2) I'm addicted to Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. Particularly those giant glue stick sized ones they sell in the summer time. Mmmm.
3) I need to have the light on when I'm in the room. I just can't handle anything less, like candle light.
4) We try to give our kids memories for their birthdays, rather than gifts.
5) I can't do my natural hair color. Bleah. I've settled for high lights.
6) It freaks me out to no end to touch my eye. I still can't wear contacts to this day.
7) I am obsessed with my kids having clean noses.
8) I collect energy drink pop top tabs. I have over 200 of them. Some are displayed on my key ring.
9) I really enjoy the feel of writing. I mean the physical feel. I could just be writing my name over and over, and would still find it enjoyable.
10) I have almost no sense of when to shut up. Combine that with zero knowledge of what makes people uncomfortable, and I'm great for parties and PTA meetings.

Til next squeak,

4 Squeaks from the Maze:

Joyce said...

Hi, Mrs. P,
Here's a squeak from the mousie maze. :)
Thank you for visiting my Ten on Tuesday. This was a fun one. And it sounds like you're going to have fun in general with your blog.

Mrs. P. said...

Oh I love blogging this time around! Just took a few tries to find my groove. :)

Thanks for squeaking by! LOL

Lynda said...

I love the feel of writing too.
Thaks for visiting my blog..I'm glad I'm not the only one who is superstitious about my car!

Laura said...

Ok, I SO did not need to know that left-shoe-first thing, because now I'm pretty sure I'll be obsessively doing the same thing! LOL

Great list!

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