Category Archives: marriage

On a Gravel Road

After a couple of hours of shoveling and raking gravel, I went inside, made myself a cup of tea and dashed off last Friday’s post about what a great workout this was—squats, lifts, stretches.   Little did I realize what an … Continue reading

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Blessed

  The week before Thanksgiving, I was in a HomeGoods store, pushing my grandson in a cart, looking for a roast pan small enough to fit my mini-oven, when a woman approached me and said:  “You are so lucky.”   A … Continue reading

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Morning Light

On the morning of Valentine’s Day, the light at sunrise was intensely beautiful. I was so taken with the light, I grabbed my camera before heading out with the dogs. It had snowed during the night, not much, just a … Continue reading

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The Maine Event

Thirty-five years is a long time, three and a half decades of change and challenge.  A woman would think that there would be some expensive trinket to commemorate this, but the gift for thirty-five doesn’t have the gleam of forty … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon Seat

This week my husband and I celebrated our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine.  Until we began planning our trip, we didn’t know that one of the unique features of Acadia was its … Continue reading

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Home Alone

If I could remake the 1990 film, Home Alone, the mom would be the one left behind.  Ah, the joy.  She would rush out of the bathroom and see her family leaving for the airport in a cab, the mounds … Continue reading

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Hag

This weekend I celebrated a birthday.  It wasn’t a milestone birthday, yet it was the first one that made me seriously reflect on birthdays.  I wasn’t bothered or sad on any of the more momentous birthdays, the ones that have … Continue reading

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Part 10: Our New Nest

How important is the place where one lives?  Is the building itself important?  Or is it the way one feels when one retreats to one’s abode?  Is home the heart?  The mind?  A fortress?  A retreat?  What makes a house … Continue reading

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Part 9: Road Trip!

After the movers came and went, after we said our good byes to neighbors and friends, after we spent one last night in the house where we had lived for twenty-one years,  we put the dogs in the truck, secured … Continue reading

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