Monthly Archives: August 2011

Prop Me Up, Lord

An old barn was listing to one side.   To save the structure from crashing to the ground, the farmer propped up the weak side with several sturdy boards.  Now whenever he’s having a bad day, the man looks at … Continue reading

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17,432 Minus 2

Today, if my math is correct, Richard and I will have been married 17,432 days minus 2.  Can you imagine?  You can if you’ve been married at least 48 years.  It blew my mind when  I first realized I’d been … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Diving with Demons

Last night I went deep sea diving without the benefit of scuba gear, an oxygen tank, or a wet suit.  My tee shirt nightie, my comfy pillow and perhaps a late night snack were the only diving equipment I needed–those … Continue reading

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The Fizz Factor

The “fizz factor” gets me every time.  When I pour carbonated drink into a glass of ice, I forget to account for the fizz.  The result is soda runs down the sides of the container onto my placemat, onto the … Continue reading

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Poison Pen Letters

When I was in the seventh grade, my mother found a love note I’d written to Earl.  She made me read it aloud to her–mortification! When I finished, she gave me a piece of wise advice.  “Never write anything you … Continue reading

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Love Messages from God

Today I had a change in plans.  As I prepared to swim laps at the Lifestyle Center, I eagerly anticipated the special time I’d have to spend with my Eternal One.  What new insights would I learn as we loved … Continue reading

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Judgement Day

This morning is a rehearsal for the Great Judgement Day or, at least, that’s how I feel whenever I go to get my teeth checked.  The dental hygienist stands over me with pick and mirror in hand inspecting the surface … Continue reading

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Smoochin’ on the Sofa

Smoochin’ on the sofa with my hubby is not the time for me to complain about the stopped-up drain in the shower or mention the weird noise my car is making at 60 m.p.h.    Smoochin’ on the sofa is … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish for…

Be careful what you wish for…we’ve all said that but to truly experience it?  Yeah, we have.  Once Richard went for job interview at a beautiful place to live.  We both wanted him to get that job so badly.  LIke … Continue reading

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The Cherry of Top

In our family, birthdays can be weeklong events. This year’s birthday was one of the most delightful ever.  First, my grandsons came for a weekend visit.  Second, Richard and I dined with our “Rook” buddies at “Marie’s”.  Third, I chatted … Continue reading

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