Simple Things

Thank you, God, for… Sweatpants.Cooler weather.Like-minded friends.Non-like-minded friends.Days off from work.McDonald’s snack-wraps that I can pretend are healthy.The two-dollar movie theater in town.The annoying kid in my book group finding mistakes I missed.Old hymns strummed on newly-stringed guitars.Flowers beginning to…

Economics of a housewife

This will be far from the 1960s Mrs. Dick Van Dyke-post the title implies! My lessons in economics as a newly-married woman do not include me carrying a pocketbook with a meager budget scratched out, deciphering how much I will…

Birthday

My birthday was last Wednesday. I woke up to this breakfast in bed: And, following my long workday, came home to this supper all prepared and ready to consume: Because we both had work/school that day, we are going to…

Teamwork

This is a picture of a husband-wife writing team. Recognize them? If you are a film guru, they may be more familiar, as they are most recognized as scriptwriters. Their names are Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Their scripts? Many…

nerds

The hubby and I are both writers. What’s it like being married to someone whose hobbies and talents mirror your own? When I first began dating John, I assumed we would get competitive. Not the case. Yesterday, we were wasting…

My Dream Home

John and I like to go for walks/bikerides around town and admire/drool over houses. I have already given him a long list of “musts” for a home in our future. It will be in the country, only a few miles…

We still fly

I’m at Dunn Bros today, eating lunch between my shifts at work. I need to share an epic moment that just happened a moment ago! I plugged my headphones in to my computer to listen to a  Lady Antebellum song…

from a laundromat in Moorhead

I may regret starting a blog when my home doesn’t have internet. Public locations advertizing “free wi-fi” are deceptive. All those loads of laundry and/or cups of coffee are going to add up eventually.  But on the other hand, posts…