I Won’t Be Skinny for my Wedding but I Don’t Care

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In less than 2 weeks I’ll be married. Well, technically, I’m already married but that was just for the visa. When we legally married it was in Santo Domingo at a Justice of the Peace with couple of friends. Our event will mark 6 years from our first date and will be…

The Steeper Slope

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My husband and I rarely fight. Our relationship is 95% amenable and 5% conflict. Not too bad at all. But that 5% is always dramatic and surprising. This is because we are in many ways an awkward match due to a sizable age difference and completely different cultures. Between the two it…

Confessions of a Cougar

Hamming it up on the day I had to leave

Today is my birthday. I turn forty-___, well lets just leave it at that. I’m not embarrassed by my age at all but I just don’t like define myself by a number. So I thought of this provocative title for this post to achieve just that: provoke. I don’t consider myself a…

When Dreams Come True

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The image above is from our first few months together. For me it symbolizes the hope of all that is to come… I have written before about the power of dreaming and how important it is to have dreams. I have had dreams ever since I can remember — potent dreams, prophetic…

Feel Like A Balloon

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[Photo credit] Today I feel like a balloon floating up in the air, still visible as I slowly float up but too high to grasp. Friday morning I despondently booked my ticket to return to Florida alone. Friday afternoon we got some hopeful news that our petition may have been approved. It…