Bubbles and balloons, however, eventually burst and our present economic conditions have the semblance of a gaudy Mylar balloon from the Dollar Tree, one, perhaps, with a smiley face on it, already beginning to show signs of deflation from having been too long on display.
Archives for February 2019
The first 6 months of my bike commuting experience was a lot harder than I expected it to be. I started riding my bike to work simply because my car broke down and I didn’t have the money to fix it at the time. Things are very different now than when I first started. I learned several lessons, the hard way, which helped make my commute smoother in the long.
When you get down on one knee to pop the crucial question, you probably want to have an incredible jewel in hand to seal the deal. Choosing one without the assistance of your fiancée-to-be can be a considerable challenge if you’re not terribly knowledgeable in this area.
When I turn to look
Last fall, we implanted our youngest two children, step-sisters, at their chosen universities, which makes our nest officially empty, most of the time. Over the years, I’ve written about having one, then two, then four in high school at the same time, then one, and then two in college. But for some reason, I’ve struggled with churning out the “goodbye post” for the last two as they headed off to school. To my dismay, the whole empty nest scenario has grown less funny with each passing evac, and therefore, a little more challenging to write about. So now, almost five-months post final nest emptying, I’m finally getting it done.
Though sometimes pricey, engagement photos are often a practical way to share good news and a key wedding planning tool. Here are four ways couples use their engagement photos in the run-up to their weddings and how they’ve proven to be a great investment.
It took me about 6 years of trying and failing to finally get sober. It’s a period in my life that genuinely felt like a blur. I can’t remember a lot of events that others can and I could never put any events I do recall in any kind of chronological order.
Instead of encouraging us to embrace our own unique nature and the beauty of the collective oneness that we all share at our very core, society underhandedly enforces a plethora of limiting beliefs.
Cold, bright solitude.
We had what amounts to a parenting milestone two-fer last fall. Our youngest two children, step-sisters, both graduated in June and moved away to begin their freshman year of college at their respective schools. While our nest-emptying began gradually in 2016, it emptied abruptly in September.