Category Archives: Our Life

Sitting In The Circle

It’s often the smallest things that stop you in your tracks. The things that you don’t even think about and then you see something or hear something and all of a sudden you’re overcome with a memory…a moment…a season of … Continue reading

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Separation

At this point, the number of years we’ve spent apart outnumber the years we’ve lived under the same roof. Despite that fact, I had never used the word “separated”. Anytime I would fill out forms…for the doctor…rehab…insurance…Job applications…anything…I always use … Continue reading

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Surviving

The first few days your husband starts rehab – it’s like the 5 stages of grief except you don’t get anytime to stay in any of the stages so you don’t get to process the feelings. All you get to … Continue reading

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How to Paint on Ambien

Sometimes you get home late on a Friday after being out of town for work all week. There’s dishes in the sink. Not really sure when the dryer lint trap was last cleaned. Pretty sure the vacuum was used beyond … Continue reading

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To Count Or Not To Count

90 Days. The early morning text from my husband, followed by a picture of his 90 day chip. I haven’t been counting the days this time. I’ve counted them every time. I always have to start over. If I don’t … Continue reading

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Silence

Sometimes it’s a lack of words…other times a too busy season…maybe just a season of life… Then there are the silent times when you have all of the words but you can’t use them because to speak them…write them…is to … Continue reading

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Saturday Thoughts

My husband is at a men’s retreat so I thought I would mow.  When Rob mows, the yard is so pretty. Nice straight lines… When I mow…curves…yep. That’s the word that comes to mind.  I think when I mow. My … Continue reading

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Growing Up Fast

My baby went to her first formal tonight.  We did makeup at Sephora (they’re amazing btw)…   Hair at Cosmetique (even more amazing!)           Went home and she got all dressed up.        And I’m sitting here … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday V Day

      

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Friday Night Party 

The girls are off to winter retreat with our church youth group which means it’s just me and Buddy until 3:00 tomorrow.     I can’t remember the last time I had the house to myself for 22 hours.  Yes. I … Continue reading

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