Category: Writing and Reading

Things I have written, or read about that inspired me and that I hope will inspire you.

Living a Dream

Someday, we will sell this house. I don’t know how it will happen. I just know that it will. When I think back on all of the things that we have done here and the life we’ve had, it makes me sad to admit it, but sooner or later, we’ll have to let it go. We’ve lived here for 13 years. We’ll probably make it to 15 or 17 years before we finally decide that this place is too big for us and move on to something more suited to our lifestyle at the time. Maybe, we’ll move to Florida. The idea of leaving this house behind to someone else, without them knowing its story, our story, just didn’t sit right with me though. So, I wrote a letter to the future homeowners of our dream house.

To Whom it May Concern,

We have truly loved this home. So much so, that I want you, the people that are going to enjoy this home after we have left it behind, to know that a family lived here and loved here.… [Read More]

Beautiful Day

I witnessed true love today.

I have seen people in love before, but not like this. My husband’s friend and co-worker married the love of his life today and I have no doubt in my mind that she is the love of his life. I’ve met him once or twice. I believe I met his wife exactly once. I may have seen them together for maybe a moment or two and thought they were just adorable together. I didn’t have enough background on their relationship to tell you much about them, so I was complete taken aback when I saw them stand before their friends, family and God and promise to love and care for each other forever. Everyone means it when they’re standing there, I believe that, but no one truly believes that these promises will bind them together, forever and always, the way Paulo and Bonni did. They are so deeply in love with each other that it just shows when they look into each other’s eyes.… [Read More]

Channel Surfing 101

Me: Go take control of the TV. Play video games or watch something.
Daughter: (stunned) You mean.. I actually get control of the remote?
Me: Yeah.
Daughter: I never get control of the TV. I’m not sure what to do with it.
Me: Well it works like this. You pick up the remote and change the channel until you see something and say to yourself, “Hey! This looks interesting!” and you watch it. Then you find out it’s not interesting and you pick up the remote and change the channel until you find something and say “Hey! This looks interesting!” and you watch it.
Daughter: What if it’s not interesting?
Me: Lather, rinse, repeat until you find something interesting.
Daughter: Wow.… [Read More]

My Christmas Wish

A friend of mine messaged me on Facebook today and mentioned that she was sad that the new newsfeed settings didn’t allow her to see my posts. She had missed out on seeing all of Jet’s hilarious antics on Facebook because of it. I explained a workaround for that to her and hopefully she will start seeing my posts again soon. She mentioned a funny story about her Dad in her message that made me smile from ear to ear. Her dad passed away earlier this year and it was good to see her relate funny stories about him that I could tell were making her smile too. This is what Christmas is for. It’s about making memories with the people we love so that when the time comes that all we are is a memory, they have some wonderful stories to pass on.

This year has been tough for all of us in its own ways, but I’ve finally come to a place where I have made peace with all of the bad things that happened this year.… [Read More]

A Christmas Gift from the Geeky Gemini Girl

I think about marriage and divorce a lot. In part, because I am married and have been with my husband now for 20 years. Ours is the longest running, happiest and most stable relationship I know besides that of some of our friends’ parents. I have plenty of friends who are in good, stable and happy relationships, but they are still in the process of raising their young families. Bill and I now really get the time to spend with each other, being who we are and we’re finding that we still like each other after all this time. Right now, we really are the happiest couple I know, but that’s only because we have a slight time advantage on the others what with our kids nearly being grown and the stress of whether our kids are going to turn out like normal adults is off the table. Our relationship has also outlasted more than a few that we have encountered over the years.… [Read More]