I walked into my living room yesterday and saw. Really saw. Through the fog of pregnancy, reduced sleep with a newborn, and all that comes with it, I’d rather grown accustomed to a new normal. Laundry, feeding my family, grocery shopping… I’d kept up with all of that. But my house was maintaining at a […]
Where’s Waldo? Blaine? Blaine got home from work the other day and headed off to who knows what project he’d chosen for the evening. With a long list, you never quite know. The next thing I heard was the chainsaw. I went outside to see this. Blaine’s in there somewhere, perched in the tree, […]
My dear husband surprised me last week with a potato/onion/garlic bin for my kitchen, freeing what I had been using for fruit, something that completely thrilled me. I now have ALL my big metal bowls clean, off the counter, and available for other uses. In a completely uncharacteristic never-happened-in-our-12-years-together move, he made me something completely […]
Liberty was struggling yesterday with trying to figure out which way to twist the salt grinder to be counter clockwise. She was feeling foolish, and this story came to mind. It made her feel better instantly. Blaine and I had been dating a short time. I was 18, he was 24. I was already feeling […]
I took Blaine’s van to Bible study the other night. It gets better has mileage than my big van, so whenever I head out alone, I take that instead. Shortly after getting in, I smelled perfume. Strange. I didn’t think about it too much at first, but I kept smelling it. Littered with jumper cables, […]
I was contemplating two of my children this morning and made some observations to my husband. We have buddies around here. Each of my children has a buddy – a littler person who they are willing and able to get things for, help dress, take potty, etc., when I am unable. Eden’s buddy is Charlotte. […]
The desires of your heart…
I married a handyman. Over the years, Blaine has fixed water pipes, gas lines, changed brakes, took apart a dashboard to solder an electronic component that kept shorting out and sending the dashboard dark, and refinished a table and church pew for our dining room furniture. He’s built rock wall flower beds and changed vehicle […]
The story of us. Part eight.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. Read part five here. Read part six here. Read part seven here. After managing the apartment complex for many months, painting more walls than I care to count an awful shade of off white while my daughters played in […]
The story of us. Part 6.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. Read part five here. The regular pediatrician was gone for Thanksgiving vacation, and I got the doctor on call. He ordered a test to check for acid reflux, prescribed Zantac, and within three days we had a very different […]
The story of us. Part 5.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. June 21, we celebrated Blaine’s birthday and having made it to the nine month mark. Now it seems funny, but at the time, I was pretty concerned with appearances and did not want questions as to the conception of […]