No Ants, No Pants

How living in Michigan is surprising me and making me want to stay.

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When Opposites Attract

During the 10 hour drive between MI and Iowa, the adult passengers shared stories of people with somewhat opposite personalities, strengths, interests, and characteristics finding one another, pursuing one another and resulting in marriage. No one intentionally sought out an opposite, but attraction to the opposite was the common thread in every story.  Also common was that …

Cleaning Day!

I have never in all of my life been excited about cleaning.  When the cleaning is complete,  the calm, orderly, put-back-in-place, sometimes even shiny space I live in, makes me happy.  But excited about the cleaning itself - never. Until tonight. Next to my desk is the stairway down to the front door of our …

Day 30: Food Love Stories

Three Food Love StoriesKey Lime LoveWhen I turned 40 (yesterday...not really, a few yesteryears ago) my hubby threw me a surprise party.  He planned it via email in one week and no one blew it.  A handmade card from the girls gifted me with "go out with dad and we will stay home alone and …

What I See At The Sea

Morning Do Not Disturb signs stationed by the sea turtle nests; the mothers laying work is done and the eggs develop life under the sand. Play A father and a young daughter drawing in the sand; the water erases their picture; she inhales with surprise; the father smiles, "We'll never need a clean sheet of …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect, Part 2

I did not dream about this list.  On one of my daily potty walks  with Calvin, (I walk, Calvin potties), I realized there were below the surface things I didn't expect.  Here is the deeper counterpart to the list in part 1.  (see July 23, 2012) 1.  The rhythm is missing.  Seasons of weather give …

Fifteen Seconds

Two days after Easter 2013... "Excuse me, I was wondering if you have a lost and found?"  I asked the secretary. "Yes we do, what have you lost?" she replied. "A ring.  It is a thin gold band with a blue sapphire stone.  I came to your Easter Sunday church service and I had it …