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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Christmas Recital

As a grownup, when we look back on our childhood memories, many of them are snapshots of emotion and colour, the visible details a little bit blurred, and they represent either a really major event, or a summary of many events. This year we’ve had a couple things that I have stopped to hope that […]

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Red’s Head, Bad Words Edition

(overheard from the backseat between Red and his friend Big Jack) “…then there’s the S word. You should never say the S word, it’s a really bad word.” I knew that one: stupid. I actually said it this morning out of frustration and was very quickly called out for my carelessness. “Yeah, you should never […]

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A Sweet Story

After our anniversary I felt like I was passing out that darned sheet cake to everyone I saw. If the mailman had stopped by, I’d have given him cake, too. We had friends over for dinner on Monday and as we offered more brisket, more asparagus, more potatoes, Albe finally cornered me and made 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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