About that Forty before 40

A friend asked me about my Forty before 40 list the other day. The truth is, I didn’t finish it. I actually didn’t even come close. In looking at the list, it was far too ambitious for the 28 months I actually had to complete it in. I was being an optimist, I guess, but…

Forty before 40: +2 States

This summer, Big Daddy and I celebrated sixteen years of marriage.  Sixteen years is no joke.   Oh, it’s not fifty years or anything like that (which is no joke either), but every year we manage feels like we’ve beat some sort of odds.  It feels good.  It feels like we’ve managed to do something. We’ve…

Forty Before Forty-So, about that yarn….

Yarny ladies, I am about to make a confession and I know that when I do some of you will scream and run from your computers, but I want you to know that what I did is not only okay, but I’d do it again. Here’s the story; Right around my last birthday, I wrote…

Forty Before 40: Mama got a Porch Swing

Let me give you a nickles worth of free marital advice. Ladies, if you want something, please just tell your husband.  Yes, I know, after five or ten or fifteen or twenty years he should know what you want or what you’d like without you having to say a whole lot, but to set our…

Forty before 40: I don’t need to sleep with the TV on!

When I was writing my Forty before 40 list, I tried to make sure I incorporated things in all parts of my life. It’s easy to write a forty item list of things to buy or places to visit, but adding items that didn’t really cost me anything but effort and time were a little…

Forty Before 40: I went to New Jersey!

Hey, so remember this little project? Well, I have.  I’ve been working on a few parts of my Forty before 40 project since I posted about it April.  I’ve made progress on a few things (like, being able to sleep with the TV off!) and am in the planning stages of some others.  But, one…

So, This is Happening: Forty before Forty

Monday, I talked about Big Daddy and I being in a little bit of transition (and I mentioned that it was good that we are in this place at the same time).  Being in different places regarding transition and staying still can be hard on a couple and it’s hard to balance and compromise with…