14 Phrases Describing Last Week

  1. 695, the approximate one-way mileage of the latest road trip.
  2. Family, family, family.
  3. Sweet Tea, the table wine of the South.
  4. A group of (black) people not allowed in the pool, right before the police are called.
  5. “No accidents,” which can also be replaced, by something like “potty like a big boy.”
  6. A baby having a baby.
  7. Mild stroke. 
  8. Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles.  Twice.
  9. Consistent and sustained love, often expressed by hugging.
  10. Sumptuous red velvet cake.
  11. Inexplicable tantrums of varying lengths by the boy at the oddest times.
  12. Back pain upon stopping to stretch or to get gas or to feed.
  13. $2.49 for a tire gauge.
  14. Sleeplessness that one night.


  1. I want to hear all of those stories. Especially #3, 4, 6, 7 (I hope you mean heat stroke and not the blood clot kind), 8, 13, and 14.

    Hope you are well!



  2. And there are stories, Josh. Unfortunately, I mean the blood clot kind of stroke, though it wasn’t me experiencing it directly. More to come, when I can. Thanks for the comment.



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