Category: waiting

Clothes Pin

  Our recycle man has blue eyes. On the approach to our house, the last section of road is one lane. It’s also a hill. There’s an unspoken rule, if the driver at the top of the hill sees another driver moving up the road, they need to pull over and let that person pass before heading down…

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Soak

This too shall pass. Not a fan of this phrase.  Sure, it may pass, of course it will pass.  The sun comes up and goes down and days go by and in due course, things pass.  I get it.  That doesn’t mean they pass well, or things are better after they pass, or that you…

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Stetson Hat

I feel like a crockpot tonight. Like I’m stewing in my juices and it’s only a matter of time before I cross over into something rich and nourishing, something I can finally understand and enjoy. I have spent most of my first fourty-two years searching for who I am, what makes me special, and what…

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Preshrunk

Wait, what…but you said… When I was in the fourth grade there was a girl that was sort of in my group of friends, but not really.  She was the cool girl that knew one of my friends because I think their brothers knew each other?  I can’t remember and it’s not important. She, the…

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Pants

Restrooms are private, even in public. I was at Starbucks this morning and as I went to the bathroom, a woman was leaving.  She held the door open and waited for me to enter.  It was a full door hold.  I was polite and said, “Thank you,” but it felt super strange. Why are you…

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Shamelessly Low Neckline

This post will be reminiscent of that co-worker who brought in the gift wrap catalog for her child’s school fundraiser, or possibly the crazy Girl Scout cookie mom. For those of you not yet in the workforce, this post will feel like that friend who always asks you to like every Instagram picture of her…

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Line Dry

  The whole “Life is a Journey, not a Destination” business is really starting to grate on me. I’m beginning to feel like I’m on a really long road trip and every time I feel like I’m close to one of the destinations, I realize the map is wrong, or upside down, or in a…

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Cloak

Last week I had to go to the post office again because my mail lady is a crazy person. I know we live out in the middle of nowhere and I know our house is down a hill, but if you can’t hang then don’t become a New River Mail Lady. We have a fairly…

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Pantera Shirt

I had to go to the DMV today. That’s right down to the actual DMV. Second only to the Dept. of Vital Statistics (if you’ve lost your birth certificate you’ve been here), the DMV is just the oddest place on the planet. I’m not sure what it is, but every time I go to the…

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