Sunday haiku – stories

The stories we tell.

Minds running on full throttle.

We can let go now.

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Window onto the sea in Cornwall, England. Photo taken by mexi-minesotana, September 2018.
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Happy birthday to my dear husband!

My husband is 50 today! (Okay, maybe he won’t like it that I am sharing his age).

But I think he is a fabulous 50 so I am going to sing his praises for a while and embarrass him.

Top Reasons he is the perfect husband for me:

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  1. He is patient.
  2. He is kind.
  3. He forgives my ability to clutter up a room just by walking into it (he knows I have a.d.d. and never makes me feel ashamed of it).
  4. My animals love him. Sometimes more than me, but I’ll let that slide.
  5. My family loves him. Not that this was a criteria for marrying him, but it certainly helps.
  6. He has a great sense of humor.
  7. He can still make a camp fire if we have wet wood and no matches!
  8. He knows I love to make salads, and I am a pretty pathetic cook, and he loves me anyway.
  9. He introduced me to motorcycling.
  10. He encourages me to do work I love because he believes in me, and trusts my potential. Also, he knows I like to travel so I won’t tolerate poverty for too long without getting my butt in gear. 😉
  11. He tolerates my crazy ideas (like walking all over the U.K.), and sometimes even encourages them!
  12. He captured my heart 8 years ago. Did I mention he’s a patient man?

The cake is ordered, Amor!  Looking forward to celebrating with our friends this Friday!

cristy@meximinnesotana.com

 

 

Greetings from up north

It is a holiday weekend so I am taking a little hiatus from writing, but I am enjoying the clean, fresh air of the north woods in Bemidji. I also wanted to share a few photos of one of the places my husband and I think of as “home” (where his mother lives).View of the water from Shannon LaneIt is nice to get away from the Twin Cities sometimes, and I always find that I sleep so well here in the fresh air of the north woods. We had a fire in the fireplace last night and it feels so cozy here, despite the cold outside.

Wood stacks dryingMy husband really enjoys cutting and splitting wood so his Mom is prepared for winter, so there are many stacks drying and getting ready for use in the deep cold months that are ahead.

Home with wood stacks

As I consider all of the things I am grateful for this holiday, I realize what a lovely privilege it is to be able to get away from the city at times. Even though I love living in and around a city, with its activity and options, getting away can be a real treat as well.

 

Hope you are able to enjoy some quality time away from the stores and in a cozy place this weekend. A retreat from the madness of every day life is a wonderful thing, and I shall not take it for granted.

Dock in November