Uh Oh. Not a Good Way to Start the Week

I woke up this morning and everyone was in their normal routine. My husband left, older son left. I wondered why the other son (my senior in high school) was still asleep, so I went back to his room and it was empty!

I mean, that is not normal. He is the type who squeezes every extra minute of morning shut-eye he can get.

So I immediately texted him and crossly asked, “Where are you?!”

Probably off playing that silly Assassins game, I figured.

Then I noticed the clocks. I was an hour off. But my husband left at the normal time! Or so I thought. I called him…he said that he was running behind today and forgot to mention it.

My son later texted me back and said, “I’m usually at school at this time, MOTHER.”

Mea culpa.

And so another week begins!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. fredamans says:


    That was the cutest thing…

    I had a bad start yesterday, in lieu of springing forward…

    I woke and turned the clocks back an hour, and wondered why my father-in-law showed up at 12:30 for our 1:30 lunch. After answering the door, I realized what I had done.

    It really is funny now.

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    Wow. How did you make it all the way through yesterday without being off? At least your family let you keep snoozing!

  3. amy says:

    MOTHER. ha, ha!