Carpe Diem e Obliviscor

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. (Seize the Day and Forget It) At my baby shower, as is common at many baby showers, my guests wrote me cards of advice. The advice varied wildly from “be careful not to spoil the baby” to “hold him always.” (I’m both paraphrasing and exaggerating that last one but […]

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The Plan B Friend

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Q: Ever feel like you’re failing at everything? A: Yes. It’s a superpower, really, and I’m writing a book about it. Whether it makes me a hero or a villain is up to my readers. The line between sanity and insanity is a fine one. I’m also convinced the […]

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Butterfly Flutterby

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Did you know that DFW is on the migration path for monarch butterflies as they go between Canada and Mexico? Every fall the city of Grapevine hosts an event not only to celebrate these majestic insects but to facilitate their journey. My family attended the Butterfly Flutterby today and […]

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The Storms of Life

Bad weather in our lives can come from numerous sources and there’s very little we can do about it. We can fortify our homes, shelter our families, and batten down the hatches, but we can’t control the duration, location, or severity of the storm. These storms can come from a variety of origins. Sometimes storms are […]

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True Story

Red asked why their trash can was in their sink. I explained that I’ve been trying to get rid of the smell in their bathroom for a couple of days. “Here,” I said, holding the can toward him. “I cleaned it out this morning and even now it still smells like pee.” Red agreed with me […]

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Twelfth Anniversary

We celebrated our anniversary early, in Michigan, but that didn’t take place of enjoying our special day. Yesterday, in addition to being the day that Red came home, was a really great day. After my morning lessons, Boy Blue and I picked up Red and Gramdaddy from the airport (my father-in-law flew out with the […]

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