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“gentlemen”

So last night my husband said, “Every time I go to the gas station, I see young girls pumping gas.  Their boyfriends are sitting in the cars, chewing gum, texting, doing nothing, and the girls are pumping the gas and … Continue reading

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an introduction

Well, I am now the proud owner of a new (used) car!  Actually, I am the owner of a loan, and the car will be mine once I have paid the loan.  But now my younger daughter has a car … Continue reading

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Missing him

He’s working out of town for the next four days.  When he left this morning, he said, “I love you.  I’m going to miss you.  I know you’re not going to miss me.  You’re going to have a grand time … Continue reading

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Looney bin

O.K., so I have to write this.  I know I am going to sound completely crazy, but I have to write this.   If you’ve ever “been there, done that,”  you’ll understand.  But if not, please don’t send me off to … Continue reading

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Do I matter?

This past week-end, we went out of town.  When we got to the city where we were staying, we went to my favorite specialty grocery store.  Just inside the door there were cut flowers and potted plants.  My husband pick … Continue reading

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non-communication – part 2

I’d like to quote from “Living With the Passive Aggressive Man.”   I think these paragraphs completely describe what I wrote about in my recent post “non-communication.” “Marriage to a passive-aggressive man can be a solitary experience, where you feel as … Continue reading

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tone of voice

Last night, he came in and said that his mom wasn’t doing so well, that she was getting weaker.  (She has cancer.)   And then, in the exact same tone of voice, with exactly the same intensity, he said that he … Continue reading

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Hanging around

He’s been doing something recently that really bugs me.  He hangs around me.  If I’m in the kitchen, he hangs around the kitchen and talks.  If I’m in the bedroom, he comes in the bedroom and stands around and talks.  … Continue reading

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Always lurking

This is another t.m.i. post. I’ve been really depressed the past couple of weeks.  And, as I mentioned in a previous post, when I am down and out, he is much more kind and considerate.  He’s rubbed my feet.  He … Continue reading

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Can’t have this

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” A good way to deal with people, don’t you think?  That’s kinda how I try to live my life, but I’ve been thinking about it a little more today … Continue reading

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