Commode To Joy

finding happy (even in the crappy)

Odes To Joy

You Are Loved and You Are Love

This past week has been a whirlwind filled with family, friends, and activities. We stayed at Notre Dame for the annual Muscato family football fest.   We returned home and welcomed Florida friends to stay with us until Irma, the roads, and refueled gas stations permitted them to drive back. They returned home; the next day we celebrated Mark’s birthday. Today is our first day back to usual routines. I […]

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Don’t Plant Flowers In The Dark

Just because Human Highlights is over doesn’t mean Human Moments cease. Take Wednesday night, for instance. Earlier in the day I’d bought two butterfly bushes and three hummingbird plants. I planned on putting them in the front “yard” area (it’s a hill with some grass and trees, but mostly mulch and perennials). Mulch = weed barrier. Weed barrier = total pain in the planting ass = process takes longer than […]

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It’s a Thursday, with the energy of a Friday. Mark’s been worn out the last couple of nights. The guy doesn’t usually wear out. It’s a Thursday, but it feels like Friday. Friday. Date nights. Way before we were parents, one Friday afternoon, I remember thinking, I wish Mark would make dinner reservations somewhere and surprise me with a date night. Then I thought, Well duh, if that’s what you […]

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