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(not so) Top Secret

My husband and I had a pretty important milestone lately.  We celebrated twenty years of marriage. In today’s throw-away society, that’s a pretty big deal.  I’m reasonably sure the divorce rate is now well over 50%. (I could research that, but this isn’t one of those serious, research-y blogs.) Anyway, as an act of benevolence, […]

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Prozac (not so) Me

Do you ever get the feeling that God is speaking to you? Maybe sending you a sign?             Not those kinds of signs, but the kinds that only you see.  I’ll give you two examples. Wednesday of last week was Ash Wednesday.  My sister was watching an episode of Roseanne. […]

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Voluntary Madness

As I sit here in my faithful, if slightly sagging recliner tonight, I am, for the moment, without my husband. Where is he? At the bar? Working third shift? Coon hunting? Nope. He’s currently at the scene of two-car MVA.  That’s motor vehicle accident to the uninitiated. My husband is part of our local volunteer […]

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(not so) Happy

I have unlocked the secret to happiness. Now hold on a minute.  Don’t just roll your eyes and walk off. Come back here! I’m serious.  I know the secret to happiness. Are you ready to know the secret? Okay, wherever you are, go to a mirror. Close your eyes.  Stand in front of the mirror. […]

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Gotta Go–My Shows Are On

Well, it happened again.  I watched the news. This morning I had the great joy of hearing that some Democratic strategist has criticized Ann Romney for being a stay at home mom.  The strategist, Hilary Rosen, said that Ann could be of no use on economic issues because she had “never worked a day in […]

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Imperfectly Perfect

Some people who know me personally probably wonder how anyone could stand to be married to me. In all honesty, sometimes I wonder that myself. I’ve known people in the course of my life who had a lot in common with me.  We had the same taste in music and movies, loved to read, even […]

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In Sickness and Health…..But Mostly Sickness

A rather rude comment was made about me yesterday.  I was referred to by my nearest and dearest as “the most hateful sick person in the history of the universe.” Well! I have strep throat, which I get almost every year.  I think this year’s case has been by far the worst.  Maybe I say […]

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Thank God I’m (married to) a Country Boy

I may have to revise John Denver’s song a little to be more appropriate in my own life. We were out and about recently, and on the way home we stopped for lunch.  On the way out I was waiting to pay the bill, and I couldn’t help but notice the guy in front of me. […]

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Et Tu, Daughter?

Betrayal is an ugly word, mostly because it describes an ugly action.  Some people consider betrayal the worst thing that can happen to a person.  When it comes from your child, it’s even worse. I don’t know when I lost my daughter.  I’m pretty sure she was mine for a while.  But is has happened.  Somewhere […]

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The Husband’s Rebuttal (by proxy)

Well, my husband dislikes typing very much, so I am forced to type for him a rebuttal to my previous post about what the bride’s wedding vows should really be.  Apparently, my better half feels as though he should defend himself and his gender against some of the implications of my vows, and he even offers […]

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