100 Word Challenge: Mule

For the past three days I have been at death’s door – not exactly, but I did have the migraine from hell and as a result have felt like shit warmed over – bed-ridden, aspirin-popping, Alka-Seltzer chewing, ginger ale swilling, saltines munching, head-throbbing, stomach roiling sick. I blame some questionable chicken salad. Suffice it to […]

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100 Word Challenge: Forever

anniversary roses

Yesterday, June 14, was my 30th wedding anniversary. Our wedding was held the day after my husband graduated college, and about a week before we moved three hours away from family and friends. The event was the culmination of one blind date and three years of courting – two years of which were long-distance – before […]

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Five years ago – Deep Horizon

BP Deepwater oil slick

June 6, 2010; originally published at “If Mom Says OK” Today, I wept. The outer edge of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the Panhandle of Florida. I walked the beaches of Navarre, a few miles southeast of Pensacola and found small tar balls at the tide line. […]

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Practice makes perfect

True love is hard work Twenty-seven years practice Almost got it right *The Mister and I are celebrating our 27th anniversary today. Our union may not be perfect, but we sure are having fun working on it.

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An Anniversary of some significance

Today is my 26th wedding anniversary. About two weeks ago, the Mister and I also marked the anniversary of our first date. We don’t agree on when that actually was. I say it was June 3, 1983. He insists it was June 1. At this point, it doesn’t really matter, except for claiming ‘I’m right’ […]

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Do as I say, not as I do…

Yesterday the Mister and I marked a quarter of a century married ~ our Silver Anniversary. When I was much younger, I imagined couples reaching 25 years together were, while not exactly old, at least considered mature. As a couple we have weathered many ups and downs, great joys and heartbreaking sorrows. As a couple […]

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