A Goodbye (or two)

I wrote this on my old blog, a farewell to that little online space I've loved. Dear Old Blog, I saw your name today for the first time in months.  livelaughgrow.blogspot.com It was written in a very special place, inside the pages of a dear friend's freshly printed book.  A real book!  With our names…

Frolic

I had a really amazing childhood. When you're going around the room telling where you're from and I share my story about growing up in the jungle, I always feel a little bad for the person who comes after me. It's not that their childhood wasn't great, it's just that…

Reality.

David and I had an argument last night.  Is that a taboo topic?  Well, not here.  There certainly are things I wouldn't write about here, but apparently this isn't one of them.  So. It was Labor Day, and thanks to the fact that he's on a clinic month (in residency),…

Wedded Bliss

All the hype is true, folks: marriage really is the ticket to happiness! Ok, maybe not the ticket, as in, the only.  Let's go with a ticket.  There, that's better. But anyway, it's true!  Let me describe my marital bliss.  I am wed to the nicest man alive.  Really.  He…

Still

David doesn't get to be home for lunch very often, but today he was.  We sat around the table and feasted on food he brought home from the physician's lounge at the hospital.  As he was heading out, I caught a view of the sky on one side of our…

Residency

As I write this, my beloved huz is one-third of the way through his residency in Family Medicine.  If I could have known a few years ago that I would be writing that sentence now, I think the stress that slips from my subconscious to my shoulders would have melted…

Sarala Grace, 3 months

I always love reading other people's month-by-month posts about their babies.  I like to see how mine compare and what stands out to other parents.  Mostly, though, I'm happy for that baby that they'll be able to look back and see what they were doing when they were little.  I…