Category Archives: peace

A Moment

I’ve been rushing around since this weekend, obsessively running down a mental checklist, trying to make sure everything is checked off and in place before my guests arrive this week for Christmas.  I wandered into the kitchen last night for … Continue reading

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After a hectic, stressful week of too much going on and being sick to boot, I was walking past Gary yesterday evening when he just reached out and put his arms around me. I sat down with him, and we … Continue reading

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I woke up in a surprisingly good mood this morning…well, after pounding snooze on the alarm clock 50 times and being surgically (and unwillingly) removed from the bed. Last night I paused as I swept the back porch, and I … Continue reading

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My Better Half

I’ve often joked with Gary that he is my better half. While I am quick to crack skulls together, Gary is perenially optimistic that it can be worked out, that a person can change, that there is good in everyone, … Continue reading

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“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I’ve always liked this quote, because damn, it is so true, of men and women. You truly … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce

I am feeling rather contemplative today…it might be the gentle drizzle we had last night, my favorite kind of night, cool with just enough mist to feel cozy inside; or it might be that the house is empty again and … Continue reading

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