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11 Things No One Told Me About Marriage

As of this Saturday, Daryl and I will have been married for eleven years. 132 months. 4015 days. 96,360 minutes. (Anyone else getting “Seasons of Love” stuck in their heads right about now?) It’s been an incredible ride. I could write out all the clichĂ©s that are somehow true (I love him more today than…… Continue reading 11 Things No One Told Me About Marriage

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10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

Your costume had to fit over a snowsuit Those boots in my hubby’s costume above? Yeah, those are Sorrel snow boots. 2. Houses were far apart and yards were big, so you had to work hard for each piece of candy It was like 0.9 miles per mini Snickers. You basically had to eat all…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

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10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday

Because it’s Monday, because the world isn’t all on fire, and because a smile is good for the soul. 1. In Seattle, there’s a preschool that meets in a nursing home 2. As of last week, snow leopards weren’t classified as endangered anymore 3. The fact that Winston Churchill (who liked his dinner drinks) visited the…… Continue reading 10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday