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    February 13, 2015

    Here is my married couples’ guide to having the sizzling hottest Valentine’s weekend ever:   FOR WIVES 1. Raise your expectations roof-high. Expect roses, lots of them. Because nothing says “I love you” like adding $94.00 to your already maxed … Continue reading

    October 12, 2013

    We were sitting around a bonfire with our church people last night, and terms of endearment came up as a topic of conversation. Suddenly I realized something for the first time in twenty years: My husband doesn’t call me “Honey.” … Continue reading

    October 9, 2013

    She wanted to quit snacking at night.   I wanted to quit Facebook at night.   (I see you laughing, you who have followed this blog for several years and know it’s always been my issue. And for that matter, I … Continue reading

    May 17, 2013

    Cain Green thumb, competitive. Passionate, temperamental. Easy going as long as my buttons aren’t pushed. I like my space. I worship God and nature in my own way. Take what I have to give or don’t take it at all. … Continue reading

    April 19, 2013

    I just finished Elaine Miller’s book, We All Married Idiots, and discovered that, sure enough, she’s right. David Bogdan married an idiot. Chances are good that you did, too.Idiot: “common man” (or woman). According to the Latin root of the word, an … Continue reading

    February 14, 2011

    Years ago my husband asked someone if he and his wife were going to have any more kids. “You have to play golf to have kids,” the man muttered. Now this made me sad, because I’m a firm believer that … Continue reading

    August 10, 2010

    Yesterday someone called to check and see how things are going with Dave’s job hunt. He meant well and I appreciate his effort to pick up the phone and let us know he cares. Let me repeat: I so appreciate … Continue reading

    May 15, 2007

    I am about to become an instant prude—a totally uncool, narrow-minded, old-fashioned biddy. It’s been nice knowing you.The fast-approaching hot weather compels me to finally say what I’ve always kept in the confines of my home and discussed with only … Continue reading

    April 19, 2007

      So I’m at this wedding reception and I go to get a drink, only to realize they’ve run out of beverages.     “Why do I always find myself in these situations?” I mutter. “Am I the only organized … Continue reading

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