Are You An Expert?

I moved back to the northwest in 2004. I came back with two kids, no job, and no husband…at least for five days of the week. It took Mister Soandso almost a full year to get a job here and so he commuted back to the Minneapolis area until then. (You know you’ve been living in hotels for too long when you get handwritten Christmas cards from them.) And while it was good to be back in the land of my birth, it was a terrible time for me in many ways. The worst was the realization of how horrid a single parent I was. Well, not all the time. But let’s just say there were times I never want to relive again.

But being a some-of-the-time-single-parent to those two kids at that precise time also had some bright spots.

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Pitching Tents and Other Things

I had the brilliant idea to marry a man with hidden desires.  Fast cars and pro football probably shouldn’t have surprised me even though he hid those desires well.  However, it never fails to amaze me that I married an avid camper.  As in, he loves camping.  And wanted to turn me into a camper.  Have I mentioned that I’m not a real fan of camping?  Actually, I don’t mind the idea of camping.  I just don’t really like the bugs and the dirt and the hassles of washing all the dishes in a 2 quart pot.

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