Author Archives: Love and Lunchmeat

The Things We Leave Behind

“Will she live to be 100? When’s Greatma going to get out of the hospital?” Clearly, my six-year-old didn’t understand what I was trying to tell him. My own voice was soft but firm. I didn’t mince my words. “No, … Continue reading

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And Sometimes I’m Naughty…

When my middle child was two, we traveled out of state to visit a friend. She had only met John once before, and this time she was really struck by him. “He’s so cute!” she gushed, “And it’s a good … Continue reading

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*I wrote this last April, prior to our son beginning a Prozac trial.  I’m wool-gathering, thus putting up old stuff.  (It’s better than writing something rash.)  Also, this post is tangentially related to the piece I’m currently writing.  The title … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

There’s still a good deal of clean-up going on here from recent storms.  Although this tree may look delicate… the fact that it’s still standing says otherwise. Beam Me Up.  This song was not what I was expecting, but it’s … Continue reading

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Just Like Christmas, Only Better!

It’s always a little nostalgic when you sell your house.  It’s time for us to move on, but I’m dreading it.  I will miss this house.  When we bought it seven years ago, we claimed we were never leaving.  Now … Continue reading

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