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An email this morning from a friend of mine from high school brought up a very interesting question. Background: she and I dated for a little while in high school, but broke up after about six months. Time passed and we stayed in touch, off and on. After a failed marriage and four kids, she came out of the closet and is now in a committed relationship with a woman.

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You know I have always been straight forward, so I seriously have a question. How can...
October 9, 2008 by AngelaMarie88 on Bittersweet
Back to the dawn of human existence...Before men started peeing on toilet seats, they were probably mis-aiming at a hole in the ground.

I've decided that it's not entirely the man's fault that he pees on toilet seats. I think his equipment is much to blame. In potty training my little boy, I learned that it takes a second for the arc to reach its peak and for the stream to reach its destination. In the meantime the potty rim gets piddled on.

I also remember some banter between ParaTed2k &a...
September 27, 2008 by scoutjamal on scoutjamal
Well, we are less than 1 week away from our wedding! How exciting/stressful/scary/romantic/exhausting/ memorable/crazy...you get the point...In the midst of all this wedding planning, honeymoon planning, childcare planning, new job planning, financial planning, pet-sitter planning, trip planning real life continues to go on.  And, as many people who know me know, real life for our little family is crazy enough without any added stressors!!

One of the bigger stressors in our family is par...
Two down, one to go. 

With two sons now married, David just newly married in May, we've been saying "two down." 

I'm hearing wedding bells off in the distance once again.  Our eldest son just asked his girlfriend Courtney to marry him this past weekend.  They haven't set a date but April could be a possibility. 

Turns out it was this same day last August that David proposed to Aly and almost the exact hour David said.

It seems as tho poor Bobby...
August 5, 2008 by Boudica on warriorqueen
Warning a bit of a whiny whiner post.  My best friend's hubby offered to change my sparkplugs since  my check engine light is on and I can't pass inspection but also can't affort to take it ino the shop.  We had the diagnostic run which showed that the catalytic converters were to blame but we start with the small and inexpensive - spark plugs.  I really do appreciate him helping me out and today I am going to bake him a zuchini bread to thank him.   Zuchini bread w...
June 24, 2008 by SH80 on SH80
A fellow JU offered the following comment on a previous blog I’d written:  “Men get married expecting their wives not to change and are usually disappointed. Women get married expecting to change their husbands and are always disappointed.” This led to an engaging conversation between my wife and I. We agreed that this statement was a generalization, but with any generalized statement, there lies a lot of truth. We explored this remark from a male and female perspecti...
« Ma cliente, monsieur le Président, est une personne délicate, habituée aux égards. Elle ne s’attendait certes pas — en contractant cette union pour laquelle son partenaire lui promettait monts et merveilles, luxe, calme et volupté, rires et chansons, la vie de château en quelque sorte —, elle ne s’attendait pas, dis-je, à ce qu’on la traitât de la sorte. »« Jugez de la viol...
June 2, 2008 by charliemama on charliemama
There are a lot of things that people say when certain subjects come up that everyone is supposed to agree with automatically, as though they were saying, "Sugar is sweet" or "the sky is usually blue". The trouble is lots of generally accepted statements just aren't true. A while back I wrote an article on parenting that falls into this category. Now I think it is time to discuss marriage. The statement is, "A good marriage is a lot of work" which you hear all the time but is nonsense.

Well. ...
You can see why.

I'll be leaving shortly for Wisconsin.  My son David is getting married to Aly. 

They both just graduated two weeks ago majoring in communications.  This would be considered a  perfect college Romance ending in a fairy tale wedding.  In fact, she will be dancing with her dad to the song, Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman which is on the radio at least 10 times a day right now.

I sent a CD of the song I picked out for David and I when we have the mo...
My husband and I spent the morning replacing a piece of T-11 siding on the side of the garage.  It had a cutout it in for the window, a top drip plate to be worked under and a side tongue and groove joint to be fit together, with the piece we were putting up needing to go underneah this as well.  There was existing siding on both sides.  It was quite a job to get it jamed in, but jam we did.  And I must say, we jam really well together.

Some of my most favorite times with ...
February 13, 2008 by jdkeepsmiling on American Life
I love my wife deeply, madly and so thoroughly it sometimes makes me hurt. My love for her permeates the very core of who I am, and I cannot imagine existence without her. Hugging her is often the very best part of my day. I say all these things not to brag or self promote, but rather to point out that this is my way of life. Loving my wife is part of the fabric of who I am. I do not need a day to remind me, prod me, or goat me into saying or thinking that I love her. That would be false, moment...
August 3, 2007 by straniera on Inaspettatamente
I'm going away for the weekend. (Don't have any cool discussions while I'm gone!) I'm going to a little family get together, but my husband isn't going with me. As I've mentioned before we aren't separated very much. To see us today you would think that we were going to be apart for a long time, but really it will only be two days. Still...I'm going to miss him!

He has been so cute today, worrying about me and reminding me lots of times to be careful. He filled the car with gas, vacuumed it, ...
July 29, 2007 by straniera on Inaspettatamente
My husband and I own one lap top. That’s it. We don’t have a desktop, in fact never have. One, single lap top. It hasn’t always been this way, but circumstances changed…now we have to share!! Oh the horror!

We are usually very courteous about it. Obviously work or school trumps playing around.

“I need to finish my paper for class tomorrow sweetheart.”
“Oh, well by all means, please have the computer. I’ll just go clean something.”

“I really wanted to make up a worksheet for my lesson....
It is my opinion that the lack of male leadership in households is the real reason behind the massive increase in divorces.

A lot of women these days think of male leadership as sexist. "A man, lead me? Hah!" they say.

Let me tell you this, then. There is nothing better for a woman than to have a man in control of her. Women have a more emotional brain, while men have more rational brains. There, I said it. There's a difference between men and women. Ooo, kill me now. Anyway, women...