Observations on Love and Romance

December 27, 2010 0 Comments

The past few weeks have given me ample opportunity to observe the world around me.  It’s provided quite an education, or in some cases a bit of re-education. It’s been fun to watch my kids, Christmas shoppers, extended family, my sweet man, good friends, movies, and more. However, I think the most intriguing observations have come …

Funeral Etiquette Fail

October 20, 2010 3 Comments

I’m writing funeral thank you’s this morning. For the record, that’s one of my least favorite chores in any part of life. Funeral thank-you’s aren’t special. I’m pretty much inept at any type of written thank you. I mean, I can write a thank you that will knock your socks off, but odds are it …

The Call

October 8, 2010 8 Comments

No matter how prepared you are, words can’t begin to describe the feeling that accompanies a middle of the night phone call with the news. It’s like a sucker punch to the gut, delivered with a gentle dose of love and relief. We’ve been waiting on that phone call for quite awhile. I guess if …

A Gallery of Tush Admiration

September 27, 2010 2 Comments

Something dawned on me this morning. Something more than the usual sun coming up over the eastern horizon. Something that completely struck me as a bit odd. I follow the writings of several women bloggers. I like what they write. They are funny, informative, down-to-earth, and so much more. This morning I realized what exactly …

I'll Have What He's Smokin'

September 1, 2010 7 Comments

My sweet husband coined a phrase a few years back when he met my …uh…. interesting is a good word…..OB/GYN for the first time. I was preggo with gorgeous model #2 and it was my first time to have a baby with a “big city” doc. My doc was simply amazing, but he had a …

Divine Feminine Girl Daddy Hubby Dude

May 6, 2010 0 Comments

I’m taking some time this morning to dig further into Sue Monk Kidd’s book, Dance of the Dissident Daughter. It is some really good stuff. Lots to process. One of the most important things I have gleaned so far is how blessed I am to be in a relationship with a man who is very …

My Guys in Action

May 4, 2010 4 Comments

As you may have figured out from other posts, the male species is a bit sparse around our place. So in addition to the claim I’ve staked in Hunky Farmer Boy, there’s a wee bit of a claim staked in another middle-aged male. I should probably introduce him to you. Actually, you met him a …

Intuition: It's Been Here All Along

May 3, 2010 2 Comments

Of the many changes that have staked their claim over me in recent years, the one that I am delighting in most is the realization that I am an intuitive person. Apparently I have been all along. I just didn’t know it until now. I owe a debt of gratitude to some extremely beautiful women …

Miss John Deere Lives Here

May 2, 2010 2 Comments

I simply must get pictures of my other children, but they just don’t frequent my favorite photo spots as much as this one does. Cowgirl thinks this is actually her Tonka Toy. As coincidence would have it, she was born quite close to Father’s Day, and occasionally her birthday lands on Hunky Farmer Boy‘s special …

Hippozebrapotamus Sightings and Other Self-Image Issues

April 30, 2010 2 Comments

I like me. Really I do. I even like most of my body, most of the time. I can look in the mirror at 42 years old and say to myself, “Honey, you rock!” and really mean it. I clean up well. I think. Hunky Farmer Boy says it, too, so it must be true. …