Posts Tagged ‘husband’

On My 11th Wedding Anniversary

I flipped through my wedding album last night in preparation for writing a post about my 11th wedding anniversary for today. I was caught off guard by how much had changed since those photos were taken 11 years ago. Marriages have ended. Grandparents have died. Friendships have ended or dissolved with time and distance. Children have grown […]

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The Value Of A Big Fat Goal

Today I got a lesson in goal setting. Specifically?  How doing it helps you to not freak the fuck out when you realize your income will be cut in half in less than a month. So, we’ve got this big fat goal.  Needless to say, taking a really long “vacation” requires some cash.  Not near […]

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Tell me about cancer, because I don’t know what it’s like.

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a twitter that said, simply, fuck cancer. I added a brief end note to a post that same day explaining that someone close to us had been diagnosed. That may be the understatement of the year. Jared’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn’t mention the […]

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Breaking the cycle. Finally.

We’ve had arguments before. Our marriage counselor insists that we will always have arguments.  Having arguments is no reason to continue going to counseling, she assures us. “Not that I’m kicking you out the door, it’s just – ” “Good to hear!” I cut her off before she can bring up the exit strategy discussion.  […]

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I’m In The Mood

I am absolutely over the moon that today is Christmas Eve. Jared and I both have to work today, but tonight we’ll go to church with the kids and Hilly.  After church, we’ll come home to have chilli and appetizers, just like we do every year on Christmas Eve.  Of course, this is the first […]

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