30 Years Ago Today

February 14, 1989 A Valentine’s dinner date He arrived in his 1987 silver Grand Am carrying a box of 3 large chocolates,  I ♥ U a bottle of Liz Claiborne perfume (the red triangle), a porcelain Precious Moments figurine, and a dozen long stemmed red roses. My student budget could only afford a teddy bear…

Warning: Sappy Post About Marriage

I have many just a few guilty pleasures. Beanie Weenies. Yeah, it's a thing. Every couple of months or so, this appears on the Hovie dinner menu. Curious? Smart Dogs + Amy's baked beans + chopped onions + ketchup + dijon mustard = Beanie Weenies. Want to know why I believe it's a guilty pleasure? Well,…

Goodbyes

I hate goodbyes. Ab-so-lute-ly hate them. And I've endured two over the past ten days. Both of which created feelings that lingered for far longer than I would have liked. I cherished this past Christmas. But it wasn't because of the presents piled up under the tree. Because there weren't any. It wasn't because we…

Just a Poem I Wrote (Because sometimes that’s what I do…)

Memories of My Childhood   Standing on tiptoe, my eyes search the dark recesses of the closet…   There it is.   I reach up, slide the box off the shelf, and crouch down.   Gently I place the box on the floor in front of me.   I peel back the cardboard flaps, somewhat…