The Concept of Free Time/ Ode to a Young Family

My husband and I had some neighbors over the other day, both retired, and at one point they asked me- "You're so busy! When do you get free time?" Now, we were cooking and doing some minor kitchen cleaning afterwards, juggling a mildly fussy baby (we would find out less than eight hours and a fairly … Continue reading The Concept of Free Time/ Ode to a Young Family

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Newsflash- sometimes growing up is hard… I’m breaking new literary ground here, don’t I know it.

I remember a few years ago there was an impromptu reunion from my graduating class at Wurstfest (roll with me here- it's a sausage festival in my hometown. It's kinda a big deal round these parts). Now, I was there that evening because my husband and I had worked at my family's booth at the … Continue reading Newsflash- sometimes growing up is hard… I’m breaking new literary ground here, don’t I know it.

Happy Holidays

Something I Enjoyed in 2016: One of my greatest joys this past holiday season was replying to a "Merry Christmas" offered by a retail associate or receptionist with "Happy Holidays." It's akin to the 3 years I made sure my mother-in-law's Christmas gift was wrapped in "Season's Greetings" wrapping paper after she forwarded an annoying … Continue reading Happy Holidays