It Must Be Love

Sean and I have been together since 1998 and will be married for 6 years in September.  That’s a long time.  Things change in relationships. Some might say the romance dies. That’s true to an extent.  Flowers for no reason, or even for a reason, don’t happen as often.  With kids around, meals alone are rare.  Leisurely, romantic meals in dimly lit, over-priced restaurants almost never happen. Sometimes I find myself watching a sappy chick flick on television (because going out to the movies doesn’t happen either) and longing for those early days when every time you touch you can […]

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My Wedding Dress

My wedding dress was simple.  It wasn’t a big white dress with taffeta and lace and corsets that screamed bride when I walked into a room.  It was an off-white sheath dress with beaded straps and a light pink floral detail that ran along the top, down the side to my hip, then angled across the dress to the opposite side.  I bought it at Macy’s in the formal wear area for around two hundred dollars.   And it was just what I wanted.  I was married in it, barefoot on the beach in Kauai with ten guests, all close […]

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The Fish Tank Saga

We have a fish tank.  It’s a 60 gallon monstrosity.    It takes up an entire corner of our house that could be used much more efficiently for more storage space or just allow us to park the baby strollers, grocery carts, and riding toys  somewhere other than in the middle of a walking path. It was Sean’s.  He was a marine biology major in college.  Basically, that means he “had to” spend a semester in Hawaii scuba diving and he had a salt water aquarium.  The aquarium did not make it to vet school where we met.  It lived, […]

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