Tag: 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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Corset

I love you. Those three words have become “the moment” in movies, books, songs, even real life. It seems we have been pausing for “I love you” to slip from our lover’s lips since the beginning of time. They are iconic words, but what lies beneath can be as vast and varied as the people…

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Folding Sheets

Remember Kraft Singles? Or folding a piece of Oscar Meyer baloney in half and biting a hole in the center? Michael asked me these two questions last night. We’ve been married a long time. I had a crap day and after talking with him I went to bed a little lighter, a little less adult.…

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Custom Fit

This is an important video and an even more important issue. The idea that anyone’s babies would feel alone or harm themselves because of something that makes them who they are is heartbreaking. Enough is enough, let people be. If we all tended to our own garden instead of telling others what to do with…

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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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