Category Archives: This thing called marriage

When Tylenol just wouldn’t be enough

It started a week ago Sunday with rosy cheeks. We had a crackling fire in the fireplace and Maddie had camped herself next to it to do her homework. When I saw her rosy cheeks a little later, I wanted … Continue reading

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If only

If only I had not grown up in the snowbelt of Western NY and was afraid of driving when the weather forecast called for 3-6″ of fresh snow to fall in four hours. If only I had not allowed my … Continue reading

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Ho ho oh…

You’d think that I would have plenty of options. After all, I love taking pictures. It seems like it would be a given that I would have photos of the four of us (and maybe a few with four-legged friends … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

I blame Disney. And the Cleavers. And maybe a little bit of the Brady Bunch. The Partridge Family is in the clear…although every single one of them had good singing voices, so maybe I do blame them as well, because … Continue reading

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Going on a bear hunt

Say it along with me now… Going on a bear hunt. (Going on a bear hunt.) Gonna catch a bear. (Gonna catch a bear.) Got my gun. Got my my monster truck. Got my Amish friends. Let’s go. *** The … Continue reading

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Still learning

He came back from Colorado over two weeks ago and soon afterwards four canvas tarps were hanging on our back fence. No explanation from the Country Boy, so I did what comes naturally – tried to figure it out for myself. Maybe … Continue reading

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Top Chef Country Boy Style

The Country Boy’s work schedule has been such that we really don’t get much time with him until the weekend. For the most part, we are managing fairly well, and that’s mainly because the lawn only needs to be cut … Continue reading

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