Same As It Ever Was

I cranked up the music because nothing makes cleaning enjoyable but music makes it a little better. It doesn’t, however, drown out the soundtrack in my head: This sucks! I hate cleaning! Why doesn’t it ever end? Stupid dishes! Stupid dirty floors! Why do...

Two Decades Means a Lot of Lemonade

My friend Elizabeth came over to my house after school to curl my hair. My little brother ironed the vest came with my skirt set – the one my mom suffered through a tortuous shopping trip to find. Yes, I was pretty in plaid well before Britney told us to hit her...
When “Stubborn” is a Good Thing

When “Stubborn” is a Good Thing

A couple years ago Mark and I were eating lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Awkwardly, we were seated right behind my high school music teacher and his wife. (I say “awkwardly” because is there anything MORE awkward than being seated near someone...
The Difference Between Men & Women

The Difference Between Men & Women

A few weeks ago Mark and I were in the car, just the two of us. That’s pretty unusual, so I wonder now what the occasion was. Obviously our conversation has taken up all the room my memory has left. [Side note: People? TELL ME my brain capacity will return after...
Nineteen Years Ago Today…

Nineteen Years Ago Today…

Nineteen years ago today, I put on my new outfit and let my friend Elizabeth curl my hair. My brother had offered to iron the back of my plaid vest and accidentally left an iron mark on the apparently fragile fabric, but it was okay. My matching plaid skirt fit...

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