An Outer Banks Weekend

Doug and I drove to the Outer Banks Friday for a "business meeting" and then turned around and drove home Saturday. Our business was buying a beach house. After we picked up the keys, we kept saying, "Did we just buy a beach house?" I think we shocked ourselves with this purchase. As I sat… Continue reading An Outer Banks Weekend


A Quiet Ride

When Doug and I were newlyweds, we used to go to dinner and notice how many couples around us were eating together in silence. We always commented on how sad it seemed that they didn't have anything to say to each other. One of the things Doug and I loved about each other when we… Continue reading A Quiet Ride


Marital Persnickety-ness

Last Saturday I called my mom and told her I wanted to go to the beach to finish some writing projects. She said, "Oh, that sounds fun.  I want to come!" "I could probably make that happen," I told her. She hung up and called my brother and said, "I won't be surprised if she… Continue reading Marital Persnickety-ness