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Marriage Quirks

Marriage is fun when you’re with the right person. With the wrong person, it becomes a special kind of hell that can make you want to gnaw your own leg off to escape, but that’s a topic for another day. We enter relationships with people, hopeful and dazzled by the idea of them and who we imagine them to be, but…

10,000 Miles To Go

Yesterday was my second anniversary with WordPress. That’s quite a milestone for me–I figured we’d be divorced by now because I have a tendency to abandon projects when doubt creeps in. I can easily convince myself that it’s not worth the effort, and that my dreams of writing as a career someday will never be realized.…

The One Thing

I picked up a book at the library the other day called, “The One Thing,” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. It deals with a concept I struggle with a lot–having a ton of goals and changes I want to make, and not achieving very many of them. I’ll make list upon list and resolution after resolution,…

No Thanks, Halloween

My neighbors started decorating for Halloween recently. My husband pointed out the witch and the ghost that were hanging in their tree to my daughter and now every time we get in the car she points and says, “Oooo, scary witch, scary ghost!” She’s not really scared, she thinks it’s funny. We went for a…

Water Falling on Carpet

I was folding laundry when I heard the sound of liquid hitting carpet. I looked around for my daughter, sure that she was marking the floor of her new home with a potty training accident, but she was not the source of the unwelcome sound. I walked into the unfurnished dining room looking for my…