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A Poignant Memory

Posted on August 31, 2005

Sean sent me an email the other day that said: I miss my wife.Pretty to the point. Refreshing to have someone not mince words. I miss my wife. Well, I miss my husband damnit. You swear you won’t do it. You won’t let romance slip away. You won’t let the spark flicker, but sometimes, despite your best efforts, you put the most important thing in your life off to the side. There are so many offshoots of our marriage- our daughter, our house, the business, our community, the list goes on. We both spend a huge amount of time and energy in making sure that we tend to all the new life that has sprung from our union. How does that saying about the…

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Make It Stop

Posted on August 30, 2005

Lump in my throat. Shaky voice. Palpable yearning. Fidgety arms needing someone to hold. Total inability to focus on anything but the ache. I miss Briar. I miss Sean. I just want time with my family. Seems too much like ships in the night.I know I preached about squeezing the most out of life and thriving on the frenetic schedule – ENOUGH ALREADY!My daughter spends more time at the sitter than with me. My husband is at the office more than he is at home. Give me an apron, some pumps and a vacuum cleaner. Let me be the 1950’s model homemaker. Let me cook dinner, clean the house and tend to my family. And let me do it all while dressed to the…

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Keeping Up

Posted on August 25, 2005

I don’t know how we are supposed to do it. So many things happen every day. Night before last, Briar and I were just getting home from the grocery store.I had her in my arms as I opened up the back of the car.I took a step back to look up at the sky and I saw a plane.I pointed to the plane and held Briar so she could see it as I said, “Look, air plane. That’s an airplane. Airplane.” She looked up into the sky, clearly eager to see what I was showing her.The plane passed through a wall of clouds and burst into a stretch of blue sky.She kicked her little legs, lifted her arm and pointed toward the plane as…

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Introducing soft serve ice ceam

Posted on August 23, 2005

*Disclaimer:I don’t know what has happened to me.I think I am trying to loosen up before her 1st birthday.Everyone has a picture of smashing and eating cake on their first birthday.Briar has barely tasted sugar. I refuse to believe this is some sick spiralinto letting her eat crap all the time. Anyway, this is us feeding her bitesof soft serve ice cream at the fair. Want to try this?

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