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Love the Apples, Hate the Hassle

The apples on one of our trees needed to be thinned. Overburdened limbs were bending in sweeping arcs, a sure sign we’d be hearing the “crack” of breaking branches if nothing was done about it. Being a good soldier, albeit…

Jedi vs. Airline

I drove my husband to the airport at 6 a.m. I drove back to pick him up at 7:30. We drove out to the airport again this afternoon. All those trips to the airport, and he still didn’t make it…

What I Want to Know

A local TV news program has a promotion that goes something like this: “We want to know what you want to know.” I don’t quite get their point, but I’m guessing they want their viewers to pitch questions about what’s…

How Fifty Talks to Thirteen

I took a dear friend, V, to the movies today. I’ve known her for five years, and we always have a good time. At least, I do. I sometimes wonder what she’s thinking while we’re carrying on a conversation. V…

Luxury Cars and a Low Stress Life

I once thought it would be cool to drive a “nice” car. When I say “nice,” I mean luxury, like a Mercedes or something. I don’t mean so “nice” it’s impossible for someone like me to afford (Lamborghinis are in…

I’m Learning to Be a Homemaker

“Housewife” is a word I used to hate or, at the very least, misunderstand. For 27 years I had a career outside the home, and my identity wasn’t “Dean’s wife” or even “Jon and Jordan’s mom.” I was a publications…

Take pity on me…or not

Pity me today. I’m alone with only my dog and the Olympics for company. My husband has been on the road since early Sunday, and it’s another 36 hours before he comes home. Pity me because I’m facing a house…