Category Archives: family life

My good friend Melissa gave me a great gift several months ago. It’s this write on/wipe off photo board that everyone in the family can personalize whenever someone is their favorite. You get the idea. A few weeks ago, this is what it said, courtesy of Thing 2:  The whole I’m not sure you’re really […]

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Please tell me this morning’s view of my deck is a belated April Fool’s joke and when I blink real fast five times in a row it will all disappear and melt again. Damn. Looks like I’ll be stuck inside unpacking and doing laundry and cleaning house today. And if by ‘unpacking and doing laundry […]

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It’s official: Orlando hates us. In 1999, on our first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth with the then 3-year-old Thing 1, I had a vicious stomach bug that, while not causing spewage from any oriface, did cause me to be doubled over with severe stomach muscle cramps for two of the four days […]

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As most of you know, I’ve been married for EVER 20 years to a man I met when I was 18 and who was my first “real” boyfriend (I’ll let you play around with the reasons that word is in quotes). He’s hilarious, kind, patient, supportive, and best of all, tolerating — five reasons I’m […]

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Today is my birthday. Why, thank you. Thank you very much. When you get to be my age, which today is officially middle aged, you hear a lot of rhetoric about the years in your life and the life in your years; how you aren’t getting older but better and a lot of other crap that […]

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Most of you know that I didn’t really say that. This guy gets the credit for those words of wisdom. But although the words might not be mine, the sentiment is something that I’ve been feeling full […]

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Remember when we used to take photos on real cameras? No, but really. If you’re like me (and about a third of the world), your go-to source of capturing memories isn’t your Cool Pix or your 35 mm anymore, but your phone. The easiest and most convenient point and shoot there is, and with all […]

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*Disclaimer: This post got unintentionally long-winded. It started out with me sitting down to write out my list of favorite moments from the past year and somehow inexplicably took a strange and 180° turn right out of the gate. I blame the fact that I’ve just spent 24 hours looking through photos from the past […]

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Much like all the boxes of ornaments in your basement dating back to your own childhood and the ugly ass Santa pillow that you continue to put out because your dear departed Grandma made it for you, today I’m dusting off and putting an oldie on display. Sure, this oldie is only a year (or […]

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