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Two weekends ago, Jesse and I went on a thrift store adventure. Proving, yet again, that we are really in our 70s. (We also love public television and Jeopardy! and we’re usually in bed pretty early. In case you needed extra evidence.) But it doesn’t matter if we’re a little dorky, because we’re both a little […]

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So, Jesse’s last day of work was three weeks ago today. Three weeks! Can it be? In those three weeks, we’ve managed to sink into a comfortable routine. Most days of the week, we’re both in the office working. So far, it’s been just fine (i.e. my “only child” personality hasn’t run him off yet). […]

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Technically, this is the eleventh Valentine’s Day Jesse and I have spent together. We’ve been together almost twelve years, but we started dating officially on February 22, 2000, missing our “first” Valentine’s day by a little over a week. We started dating the day after Jesse turned 18. He turns 30 this year. We are […]

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Man with Baby

Jesse doesn’t hold many babies. (I can count on one hand the number of babies I’ve seen him hold. One.) It’s not that he doesn’t like babies. He just doesn’t have much experience with them, and therefore resists holding them. To him, they seem fragile and unpredictable. When babies become toddlers, he becomes the “fun […]

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We had a lovely weekend, one of those fun but calm weekends, a time to ourselves. We ate out, lounged in Barnes and Noble, shopped at the outlets in Myrtle Beach (Christmas money!), did a bit of laundry, napped. Not much work got done, and that was just fine. Last night, I made an artichoke […]

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