Archive | March 2012

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the necessity of cooking

I love to cook, but most of the time it’s done purely out of necessity.  I make dinner for my husband and me every night almost every night.  We eat out only about once a week.  I rarely truly enjoy my cooking time because my body says, “I”m tired.  Let’s get this over with.”  When […]


Why are Americans so fascinated with British English?  Why do we love to imitate the accent?  I don’t know, but I am and I do.  Until recently, my listening experience has been mostly limited to period dramas, which means I’m not very familiar with their modern vocabulary.  I’ve been listening to BBC Radio dramas almost […]

what I want to be when I grow up

I have a great uncle who has taken random college classes his whole life, well into his 70’s and 80’s.  My sister-in-law’s mother, who is 60, was recently considering taking Spanish classes at the local community college simply because she felt it had been too long since she learned something new.  I admire people like […]

customer service

A friend of mine who married the summer before we did recently introduced me to The Dating Divas.  Checking out a few of their most recent blog posts, I came across an amazing truth that few people practice in their marriages.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard it described quite this way:  Treat your spouse […]

quotation I live by

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.  There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.  To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson A few years […]

one year

Our first wedding anniversary is Sunday.  I have a surprise planned for my husband.  I asked him if he could find something to do on Saturday.  He asked me why.  I said I needed some time to myself.  He gave me a look I don’t ever remember seeing before. I think he might have had […]


Have you ever wished there was some way you could get back in touch with someone you lost contact with?  You’ve tried to locate them, but failed?  Then one day you happen upon them on facebook and as you look at their profile you begin to wonder if it was intentional that they moved and […]