Sunday, June 1, 2008


Husbands really are wonderful inventions, if you get a good one. Mine will be 38 Monday. For 6 weeks out of each year we are ten years apart in age so I'm always glad to narrow the gap. And I'm not the younger one in this equation! Hopefully you're mathematically challenged like me and won't figure it out. We'll be celebrating our 14th anniversary soon but have known each other since 1984.

Since Randy rarely reads this blog, I'll talk about his birthday. He's a man of simple tastes so his big present is my cleaning out the garage today. And you thought a writer's life was glamorous! For supper he's requested chicken and dumplings which northwesterners call "pot pie" for some reason. They simply cut up pie dough and throw it in some chicken broth. It's pretty good. Sometimes I sneak eggs and baking powder in but he can tell the difference. He's not fond of southern dumplings.

Randy is the epitome of 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands.

There's not one funny bone in his body but he likes to refer to my writing historical fiction as "hysterical fiction" which makes me smile. He's my very best friend and I'm so thankful. Next to Jesus, he's my rock. I hope our boys grow up to be like him.

This morning I received our family pictures via email so promise to post some soon. The boys personalities really shine through, so the photographer said. I think you'll agree:)


  1. Love the description of Randy as I know it's very true. Living simply and being reserved says so much about his character. That's a compliment. I know you both balance each other well, and the age difference is not even a factor when it comes to being with your soul mate. I can't wait for the pictures. I hope you can post a couple on your blog as it will help putting a face with all your great writing! Happy Birthday to Randy! :)

  2. Thank you, Rhonda! Randy liked your comment, too. He thinks he's funny though, so he tells me. Might take another 14 years for me to see it though! Talk to you soon.

  3. I can't be the only one who wants the recipe for Washington State Pot Pie...It sounds yummy. Belated Birthday wishes to Randy.

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