Same Old Patterns

It’s funny how long my spouse and I can go on arguing about the same things over and over and not even notice the pattern. Last night, once again, my spouse and I had unpleasant words about the temperature. I was cold. My hands were cold, my whole body was cold. I wasn’t quite ready […]

Shake It Up

Shake it up. It’s easy to get into a rut. Some routine is very healthy and can make life flow more easily. However, too much of a good thing can lead to boredom. Then I can find myself thinking my spouse is dull. Maybe it isn’t just my spouse. Maybe it’s me too. More specifically, […]


Early in our marriage, we often didn’t know if we would have money to pay our bills or not. While shopping for necessities one day, I succumbed to buying two plastic roses for a nickel each. It was extravagant, but I needed that touch of beauty in my life as flowers need rain. I put […]