Category: Marriage

Floral Tie

  I bought a lilac bush. My need for lilacs started when I grabbed a bunch at the store a few weeks ago. They were fresh cut, right off the bush and when I put them into water, the smell was heaven. I forgot about lilacs, forgot that I loved the rain-soaked sweetness of them.…

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Guess Overalls

Michael and I met our junior year in high school, 1988.  I used Aqua Net for my awesome bangs, he wore Vans and we both rolled our jeans. Michael transferred to our school and when he arrived a few of my friends were pretty excited.  New guy, kind of preppy, sounded like the same giddy…

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Hard Water

When did hard work become a bad thing, an unromantic idea? Ben Affleck accepted the Oscar for Best Picture last weekend and thanked his wife.  He thanked her for their life and for working with him to keep their marriage together and to raise their children.  I’m paraphrasing of course, but that was the gist.…

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Drop Waist Skirt

I fell on Friday. I’ve been hiking Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak) for almost a year.  I hike the summit trail and it’s taken me a long time to get up to speed.  When I first started my knees really hurt on the decent so I wore straps on my knees. Eventually I built up my…

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Bowling Shirt

I was at Whole Foods a few months ago and this woman was checking out the Chicken Teriyaki Bowls.  As I walked by she opened one and ate a piece of the chicken.  She put it in her mouth, looked up sort of savoring it and then shook her head, put the lid back on…

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Sweatband

  Being married is often like exercise.  It can be invigorating, life affirming and so worth it, but sometimes it’s just a sweaty, I have to shower again, and my body feels like it’s dying, pain in the ass. Michael’s a great guy and I’m glad I’m married to him, but there are times I…

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Pin Cushion

Pinterest is like cereal. It’s probably not good for me or the best use of my time, and it’s full of empty calories, but I don’t give a crap I’m eating the whole box. I love it. I told Michael it was a stress reliever, to which he said, “You must be really stressed.” Funny…

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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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