Category: keeping it all together

Changing Area

When our daughter left for college last year, I ran around buying and organizing everything I could possibly control.  We moved her to her dorm, returned home, I finished cleaning out her room and I cried.  I knew immediately that I would miss the day to day.  Michael kept walking by her room and checking…

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Too Many Suds

It’s possible there is something wrong with me. I mean more than just my usual human deficiencies.  This goes beyond my normal neuroticness (not a word, but it should be), past the fact that I leave my shoes around the house.  It seems bigger than the fact that I organize things and then can never…

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Threadbare

Marriage is a tough business.  Anyone that says it’s not, that it’s easy, is either lying to you or to themselves. Two people, different interests, different families, backgrounds, hopes, ambitions that make it through the ridiculousness of dating to a proposal.  A deal, they make a deal, to love only one person, think of that…

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Spray n Wash

I must have four full bottles of Spray n Wash, the refill size. I’m on this crazy cleaning spree lately and part of my assault includes the cabinet in my laundry room. Everything came out, cabinet wiped clean and everything went back. Holy crap, I have a lot of Spray n Wash.  How did that happen?…

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School Clothes

A military helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan and our country lost valuable, precious, incredibly brave lives. The stock market continues to approach the drain and I’m not quite sure any of the suits walking around Washington know what they’re doing. As important as these issues are, and believe me they are important, my daughter…

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Prom Dress

I despise Walmart on a level that is really not healthy, it actually scares some people.  I truly believe they represent everything that is wrong with our country. They are the Death Star!  I will not shop there and I tell everyone I know that they are contributing to the downfall of America if they……

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Stains

I don’t watch television at all.  Haven’t watched a television show in years.  Well, that’s not true I have watched a few episodes of Mad Men and Glee on my computer, but I have not watched anything when it actually aired in forever.  Weird, I know, but hands down the very best gift I’ve ever…

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Pre-Soak

Sprinklers. I like sprinklers. I like the Ch…Ch…ChChCh sound they make. I like their consistency. The sound of sprinklers either retires a hard fought day, or it welcomes a new day’s possibilities. No one ever runs their sprinklers during the details of the day. I live in the desert, so I do not have sprinklers…

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Cold Water with Like Colors

“What are the directions?” I asked my 7 year old daughter when she told me we needed to do a Book Mobile for her reading book Chocolate Fever. She replied that there were no instructions she was just supposed to put pictures and fun things from the book on paper and tape them to a…

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