IT FEELS LIKE SPRING

The sun is out. The weather is about 45 degrees. For an instant, I felt the hopes of spring overpowering me. Winter is the hardest time of year for me. With an hour-long commute, leaving and arriving home in the darkness, winter can sometimes feel like a real downer. Today, it feels like spring. Seeing […]

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The Cold Stormy Night

His jaw line was sharp. He had the kind of chin that could hold a cigarette butt without dropping it. I stared into his deep brown eyes in silence. I knew by the way it was snowing outside, that he was going to encourage me to stay the night. I bit my lower lip in […]

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Time Flies

As Halloween is fast approaching, I have come to the bittersweet realization that time actually flies. I remember the days when I would dress my kids up in snow suits with little hats that had ears on them. I would take my eyeliner and place a black smudge on their nose, to make it look […]

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Planet Earth

Have you ever looked at the sky and wondered to yourself, what is up there? I mean, really up there. You find yourself staring into the darkness, watching the flickering of all the stars. A bright one catches your eye and you curiously consider your elementary science class where you name all the planets to […]

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The Perfect Storm

I look outside to see the storm clouds. I feel excitement in the pit of my stomach. I love storms. My husband thinks it’s strange, he thinks they’re a nuisance. He always searches frantically through the house for a lighter, or matches, and some candles. I stand in the doorway with a smirk on my […]

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Today’s Complaints

I know I’m not supposed to complain, so I’m trying really hard not to. Unfortunately, I don’t think that I can help it. Perhaps I just don’t want to. I’m irritable. I’m cranky. I’m in pain. I’m frustrated. There, there are all my complaints. I could probably think of some more, but I don’t want […]

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MICHIGAN HAS SUN!

I could hardly believe my eyes today as I got out of bed. For the first time in literally 6 months, Michigan is at 70 degrees! I was in shock! Not only did I see a flower that was bloomed (after only two days of having sun after 6 months of snow), my freckles popped […]

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