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February 18, 2016

An Ode to My Lumberjack


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Alternative title- I married Ron Swanson

admin-ajaxIt has been 15 years, and I am still completely in love with my husband.


I am bewitched.

I am ensorcelled (Aaron Sorkin used this word in an episode of the West Wing and therefore it must be a real word).

I’m surrounded by a lot of male models and actors.

I realize, to some people, this sounds appealing.

Now…there is nothing wrong with someone who knows that foundation is something that goes on your face as well as something you build a house on, who wants to be in magazines and likes to wear stylish things and have pictures of his face, who is clean and groomed and wears skinny jeans. These people are wonderful, and I love them…

I just don’t, particularly, want to have sex with them.

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January 12, 2016

Baby Time

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photo: caitlin custer

photo: caitlin custer

In three days.

Not that I’m counting.

Today, I send this blog into the world for the first time…

I starting writing in mid-november, when I was put on bed rest for 6 weeks after a very healthy and un-exciting pregnancy…except that at 7 1/2 months I had been having contractions every 20-30 minutes for weeks.

Which I thought was normal.

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January 7, 2016

Promises To Our Son


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My husband and I recently celebrated the 15 year anniversary of when we started dating…8 years of marriage.

We sat on our balcony (I was still on bed rest so balcony was SUPER exciting.) and wrote some promises to our son.  I know this list will evolve as he gets older, and that promise is a strong word…but we will try our hardest…and it’s a start.

I re-read it this morning.  And then I cried.



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