From Empty Nest to Love Nest

So what are my husband and I to do now? Now that our once-full and busy “nest” is found empty and we are therefore suddenly free of all family responsibilities? “Children responsibility”; of worrying and providing for, that is! What should now fill the many empty hours and [long] days ahead that were once in-every-respect spoken for—cooking and cleaning for...chauffeuring for...cultivating good manners, and how-to make life choices that will meet their individual needs for their long-term happiness?...more
Linda Anselmi Thank  you, Linda, 'guess we've had 32-years of living together to get it right. ...more

365 days Until Wedded Bliss

In one year I will be getting married....more

The Day I Discovered That I Just Don't Give A Shirt Anymore

Years ago, before the kids came along, back when the ex and I were young-ish and married-ish and could take wonderful, spontaneous vacations, an old ski buddy of his called him up and told him he'd gotten a screaming good deal on a weekend ski package to Vail, Colorado.I don't ski....more

Women Talk About Guys the Way Guys Talk About Cars

This past weekend I sat and listened to 5 guys (one of which was my boyfriend, Mark) discuss cars for two hours straight. I turned to the person next to me and asked, “Do they always talk about cars?” He said, “Well, to be fair. They all love cars and when guys get together they’re going to talk about what they love.”It got me thinking: What do girls talk about when we get together? Oh yeah — we talk about our guys who only talk about cars.One of Mark’s car-loving friends compared a female conversation and a male conversation and concluded that they are exactly the same. Apparently, girls love discussing cars just as much as guys love discussing cars. All you have to do for us is swap out the word “car” for the word ...more

Totally Weddo-Phobic

I wasnt really a blogger until a few months back..when I and my boyfriend decided to get married..we are from India and belong to different castes and states (for people wondering how that matters: well..in India, language, culture, food habits vary from caste to caste and state to state).So since we belong to different castes, we faced some acceptance issues from our parents. But after pursuing for a month or two..they are convinced now!Yaaiii.But..In the contrary I am not!!! :o ..I feel I am doing the biggest mistake of my life by getting married! :(...more

Things we say, but don't say

Imagine being twenty three, married just over a year.... and now thinking, Is this really all there is??My husband is great, no doubt. The kind that wants to make everyone happy, all the time. But also the kind who feels that happiness in life is restricted to 1, Get married 2, Settle down (where it is convenient to be with his family every time,  all the time) 3, Have kids 4, Grow old....more

We've Had Five Years of Wedded Bliss!

How do five years fly by quickly?When you have a partner in life who loves you completely, that you love as much in return.When you have someone beside you giving you support when the rough times happen....more
jayhawkmommy Of course! It really touched me and your love for your family and your husband was ...more

It Turns Out Joel the Interior Designer Wasn’t An Interior Designer OR Named Joel

Let’s take a moment to discuss pathological liars. I have already ranted about my ex-boyfriend, Joey, making up an entire vacation so that he didn’t have to hang out with me. And now you’ll find out about Joel…And, by the way, I feel okay using that name — because it’s technically not his name and I don’t think you can get angry at someone for using your real fake name.Joel, a very fashionable, good looking guy whom I met in a bar,  introduced himself as an Interior Designer.  I was impressed with that (never having met an interior designer before). We spoke for a few minutes near the coat check, and exchanged numbers....more

Seven Years Hitched: Married on July 7, 2007

Denise!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! (Heck, I know how busy you are...just ...more