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It’s been a Heavy Summer

Have I mentioned this summer has been difficult to blog?

After I had my miscarriage, there was an ill timed pregnancy announcement.  It hurt.

I wanted to make sure I didn’t do something similar here.

There has been a difficult death in the family.  Trying to find humor in life or finding the irony in situations just seemed wrong.  There is no humor or irony in death sometimes.  And I don’t want anyone to think it doesn’t matter by carrying on as if nothing happened.

Because something happened and it was important.

My other problem this summer is due to my desire to write a scathing blog about a couple who divorced their spouses to be together.  I don’t believe in public shaming.  And I know I don’t know the whole story.  I just know the end result and it’s sad.

So many people are affected by two people’s decisions.  Or just one person’s.  It’s been hard to wrap my head around it.

Don’t get me wrong.  We’ve had fun this summer.  We’ve been to camp and seen family and gone swimming and just chilled.

It’s just also been a heavy summer that needed some quiet time.

I think I’ll be grateful for school to start.

When my kids start asking me if I knew Sacagawea when I was a child.

At least Build A Bear wasn't a complete waste.

At least Build A Bear is having a resurgence.


  1. livrancourt says:

    You put a tutu on a dog. Things must really be going to hell…

    Seriously, I hope you’re able to take some to heal. I’m sorry things have been so rough for you.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      It’s worse. It’s a Cinderella dress. And I’m ready to restart!

  2. Kelli says:

    I think you need another trip to LA. And I need to escort you. And Nick needs you. All his surfing students since we were there have caught on way too fast.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I knew you got his digits when we were there. You’re in daily contact aren’t you? BFF?

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