Category Archives: love

What I Am Thinking

The other day, a notification popped up on my blog that I was celebrating an anniversary: 10 years on WordPress!  I’m not quite sure where their starting date comes from, because my first Smirking Cat post was October 26, 2007.  … Continue reading

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Some weekends with the kids, I nearly grit my teeth down to bloody nubs and damn near sever my own tongue, biting back words that are quite true but nonetheless don’t need to be said where the kids can hear. … Continue reading

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This morning, as I was rushing to get ready for work, I happened to pause at the bathroom door and turned to glance back at Gary.  He was sitting on the edge of the bed, cell phone in hand, intently … Continue reading

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Losing a Pet

It’s not hard to see from where I get my spoiling-my-pets tendencies.  My mom has a small, white Bichon, and if you aren’t sure exactly what that is, imagine a fuzzy, white cotton ball that has exploded to the size … Continue reading

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Manual Labor

Buying a house means a lot of things, but most certainly the fact that idle days of sitting around with nothing to do are long gone.  I spent most of the day Saturday sweating through more manual labor than an inmate of a … Continue reading

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Our Home

My mother has told me many times, with an exasperated sigh, that I owe her an address book.  In my younger, wilder, and woolier days, I liked to move at the drop of a hat.  I’ve zig-zagged along the coast, … Continue reading

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No Longer My Boyfriend

I need to update my Cast of Characters page, because of as January 1, Gary is no longer my boyfriend. Say what?  Relax.  He is still a cast member in this crazy little menagerie of my life.  It’s just that, … Continue reading

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