Category Archives: Married Life

Animals In The Attic…






A few months ago I was sweeping beneath a mirror by the front door, when I perceived something unfamiliar in the “dirt pile” that caught my eye just moments before it flew into the dustpan. Immersed in the familiar rhythm … Continue reading

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Valentine Humor






The arrival of the local newspaper and the anticipation of reading the most recent comics is an integral part of my husband’s daily routine. HeĀ  purchases a subscription when “specials” are offered for direct delivery to our home, and for … Continue reading

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The “Dish Fairy”






Fanciful tales of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy were not part of the oral traditions passed down to my children during their formative years. Throughout their growing up, they gleefully took part in celebratory activities associated with … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside






The pacific northwest is temperate throughout the year, being neither too hot or too cold. As a result, it is fairly effortless when it comes to maintaining my wardrobe. Fewer layers as it warms up; more layers as the mercury … Continue reading

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Knob, Where Art Thou?






“It is sometimes difficult to discern the difference between things, stuff, and garbage.”– Apron Girl   After thirty-eight years of marriage, my husband and I continue to disagree as to what constitutes “garbage.” From my perspective, he keeps nearly everything; … Continue reading

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Black Beans & Roses






As Anna prepared to depart for her honeymoon, she voiced a request in a manner moms know all too well… With a lilt in her voice, and a broad smile that revealed her delightful dimples, she cheerfully asked “Can you … Continue reading

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Wednesday Gifts






  You may wonder what Wednesdays and gifts have in common, to which I respond “Everything!” The concept of a Wednesday gift is a familiar expression in my family and was purchased at a dear price by my husband along … Continue reading

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