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Kidnapping is a strong word

It's more like "husband-napping". Let me explain. In 1988, we moved to Syracuse prior to our wedding in 1989.  Chip took a great job there and I followed looking to settle in and do the same.  It was a tough period and as my friend Janet says sometimes, 'a dark period' in life.  One day I decided we needed a break from it all and some couple's time so I packed our bags and told him we were going to…

Ode to Diverticulitis

That's an odd way to start a story.  Diverticulitis is very painful and if untreated may cause the infection that can become quite aggressive and can end in death. Wow. Let me start at the beginning. As you all may know, almost every morning I go to the gym to take a spin class or a Body Pump class.  When that alarm goes off, I do not hesitate, I hop up, get dressed, grab my bag and my clementine and I…

Close the deal Chip

My poor husband Chip has been the subject of many of my posts.  He is a good sport about it so I will take some liberty once again, at his expense. I had a friend years ago who told me how her husband Michael 'couldn't close the deal'.  Now before your minds wander to Fifty Shades, let me explain. She told me how she walks throughout her house and sees the table set, but the cabinets open and the napkin…

Romance is not dead….it’s just on hiatus.

People say romance is gone. Gone after you've had kids and/or are raising them; gone after the relationship dwindles or just plain gone is the kindle and spark that once got you together. Why? I am no expert, but I believe I am a true romantic.  I cheer for the underdog and can't wait for the end of the story when that sizzle of romantic tension breaks and they have that first kiss.  A kiss is powerful....Ahhhh. Sidebar:  I think…