Category Archives: Personal

Life is better with you

We interrupt this blog for the sole purpose of wishing my beloved a very happy 20th anniversary. I have only this to say:

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Bear feet and pregnant

Bear feet and pregnant.

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Small

Girls night. The thing is, she DID look great. I said as much. Blame me for starting it all. Her number one tax break was still several months shy of his first birthday, but in she walked wearing this snug … Continue reading

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POW! ZAM!

Our dog’s name is Batman. This makes me smile. And as we are a culture enamored with our pets, I’m asked my dog’s name often. We’re popular on the walking trails. In my experience, introducing a big, black shaggy mutt … Continue reading

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And she pondered

Ponder- to think about carefully; to weigh in the mind with thoroughness;to reflect or consider deeply   “..but Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her  heart.”*     Righteous and young, pure of heart, free of touch/ … Continue reading

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For unto us..the child.

It was not a silent night/ There was blood on the ground/You could hear a woman cry/In the alleyways that night/On the streets on David’s town And the stable was not clean/And the cobblestones were cold/And little Mary full of … Continue reading

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The way you do the things you do

“People love in their own way..”    It was a quiet rebuke. Seemingly defensive. Unmistakably disapproving. But quiet nonetheless. And being spoken to in such a manner has a powerful shock-to-the-system effect on me that must be very similar to … Continue reading

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In light of a great white

We had a recent incident at our home. One might go so far as to call it a debacle. What my husband called it at the time is not suitable for print, but suffice it to say the story will … Continue reading

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Protected: The Third Sunday in June

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1095 days

Celebrations really are a mixed bag. While there’s no 12 step group to offer judgment free support, there are some whose compulsions to break out the flimsy crepe paper and cloying confections the moment they catch the faintest whisper of … Continue reading

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