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Thirty Years – Life Together

Thirty years ago today, Gary and I went on our first date. We have been a couple ever since. Back then marriage was not an option so we were just together and that was enough. We moved in together about ten months later when our leases expired. As time passed, that date, June 18th, became our anniversary. Like all couples, there were a few bumps in the road during our first year, but after that, we settled into coupledom with ease. I hear folks talk about relationships being “hard,” and I understood because I watched couples around us struggle. But…


A Letter To My Dad A Year After His Passing

Sunday (two days ago) was the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing.  He has definitely been on my mind. Dear Dad: Over our lifetime together we had a roller coaster ride of a relationship. As I reflect back on it now, I see that our relationship had seismic shifts roughly every twenty years or so. The middle twenty were the best if you ask me. The first twenty were impossible for both of us as we are just so different. And the last twenty were for you, I missed you, but you needed to move on. The First Twenty You so wanted…


Milestone and Marriage

Milestone Yesterday was a big day for me.  In the last 30 days, I had over 4,000 page views in the USA from 49 of 50 states.  These views came from 2500-ish unique visitors.  Not to mention an additional 153 page views from 32 countries around the world. (Yes, I imagine that some of those are spammers hoping to break into my site, but still!) This milestone is huge for me, and I have to thank my neighbor and fashion blogger Natalie.  She made a mention of my blog and subsequently re-posted two of my recipes on her blog, Designer Bags, and Dirty Diapers and…