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‘Til Sleep Do Us Part

‘Til Sleep Do Us Part

I’ve vaguely (and not so vaguely) alluded to this in other posts, but I’m trying to work my way back into writing regularly, and the first step seems to be coming clean about why there was such a long drought in the first place. In a word–Gabbie. If you’ve been following this meandering pile of(…)

Elated Eight:  Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Elated Eight: Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Dear Maddie, First, my apologies if this particular birthday letter is short on the funny, or heartfelt emotions, or you know, sense.  While it may be your birthday, I am not 100%, and it would appear that the common cold, as well as time, waits for no woman.  Sorry, dude.  I’m going to give it what(…)

Imagine Me & You: Thoughts on Ten Years of Marriage

Imagine Me & You: Thoughts on Ten Years of Marriage

Welp, we made it.  The big 1-0.  It’s been a decade since Jon and I pledged to love, cherish, respect, and support each other for ever and ever–or at least until one of us kicks it.  And, you know, overall, it’s been a pretty good ten years.  I mean, sure, there have been some rough(…)

This IS Happening:  Summer Goals 2014

This IS Happening: Summer Goals 2014

So, if you’re also a resident of the once-great state of Kansas, you’ll know it’s been unseasonably warm here lately.  I mean, it’s not completely outside the realm of possibility for it to be in the high 80s in May, but it’s still not “normal,” and today I had to give in and turn on(…)