She tried to fix it herself. Honest. This is another “without fail” story. And if you’re a woman who speaks that binary computer mumbo dot jumbo, spare me. Go fix a good pot roast or something; then we’ll talk. I am not a stupid woman. Even though I have trouble with the times table for seven, I am not diminished; I’ve never had to use 7 x 8 in real life, anyway. Hear me roar.
I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something. More flour to the batter. An applique over the stain. I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better. So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation? I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence. Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.
A friend once said, “One day you won’t feel the need to tell everyone this awful story”. She was so right. I was terribly hurt about 15 years ago, and for a long time afterwards, I wanted to tell my friends, and anyone who would listen, the story. I guess I got something out of seeing their eyes bulging and hearing their gasps. They just couldn’t believe that while I was nurturing a newborn baby, and chasing around a 2-year-old, their father was off having an affair with a younger woman.
I love getting mail, the real kind you don’t have to print out. The kind you have to get out of your chair for. So I was excited to see my friend’s return address in the pile, and it wasn’t just because the envelope didn’t hold a bill.
When you hear the word “sensual” you are most likely going to relate it to something sexual. If someone says to you, “You should try these strawberries. They are the most sensual fruit I have ever tasted,” where does your mind go? Does it click in on just the fact that those strawberries must have been ripened to perfection? Or does your mind instantly click to a sexy image of biting into the fruit? What if someone offers to take you on a sensual journey? The first thing that probably comes to mind is the sexual scenario implied
Family problems can be difficult to manage at any time, but during the holidays, the stress that surrounds them seems to be worse. All around us, we're bombarded by images of happy families and there seems to be a societal pressure for everyone to live up to these images. Sometimes though, that's just not possible to do.
One would think wedding vows are unambiguous. Straightforward. No subtext, no exceptions. Love is love. Right?“ "Not so,” say some men. “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.” A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%. The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei
Growing up doesn’t have to mean losing your inner child or playful spirit, although we can easily forget how to be carefree and fun-loving while carrying out the responsibilities of adulthood. Being playful with your partner can lead to a killer relationship boost. According to researchers at Penn State, playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating by signaling certain positive qualities in prospective mates.
The holidays are approaching; you’re busy buying presents for the family, friend’s relatives, with little time at all to think about your husband. You have been married for so many years, and what possibly could you get him this year. The fact is you’re not entirely happy with him or the marriage all together but you still love him and like the idea of the “family”. Have you ever thought of giving the gift of you?
Riding my 3-wheeler on a Sunday morning bike ride with David, we pedaled a mile to get donuts (a reward for exercising). We pass by a huge grassy field on our route and paused to watch a man throwing a ball to his dog. A golden retriever, she looked to be a mature animal, but what do I know about dogs.