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Anniversary

Today I’ve been married for seventeen years to Vladimir. We still chat until the wee hours at night. We still hold hands. We like to tease our kids by kissing in front of them. They’ve been really great years and I’m excited to see what the next years bring us.

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Killed darlings

Got off on a tangent in a short story today. Must keep word count down. Had to delete this: “Rumors and rumors of rumors abounded. So when testimony time came around at church, I got up and told those self righteous people that rumor mongering was a sin and evil. ...

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Two month recap

It’s been two months since I’ve written. A lot is still going on and not enough of it is the novel. We took a surprise vacation that turned out to be the worst vacation we’ve had, except that within it was one of the best trips to the beach we’ve ...

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Decade cleaning

I’ve discovered the mystery of where lost socks and pens go. The closets of ten year olds.  With possibilities looming, we are cleaning out. Going through boxes. I’m getting rid of my fabric. Everything but the black skirt I started. I had two sewing machines. I’ll be parting with one of them. I’m also getting rid of ...

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Life by the inch

I love measuring tapes, with their supple strength. Coiled in a circle or stretched out to a line with precisely marked and numbered units.  Where exactly do I place the picture on the wall? How do I cut the fabric? What is the lay of the land? Well, my little piece of it ...

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Verisyse 2 weeks

When I was a little girl, I used to take my glasses off on the way to my grandparent’s house and stare out the window of our car. I’d put them on again and take them off again, and then put them on. The yellow lights of the city glittered ...

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Been a bumpy ride lately

I am usually not very personal in my posts, other than opinion and well, maybe crowing about my eye surgery (Tomorrow is the first one!) I certainly don’t do the ‘day to day’ kind of thing. A lot of that is because I doubt anyone would find it interesting. That which ...

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