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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 
 
 
 
 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Join the Club

Sunday, April 30, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (2)
Join the Club

Membership is fairly simple. It involves throwing your pride to the wind and conceding defeat, even on Sunday mornings. Once you can take your youngest to church in a John John, shirtless I might add, you'll get your key. It's a key to the club called Being Real and it is fantabulous. It's tough though, you've likely been striving for this thing called perfection for a while now and it won't be an easy break up. Abandoning any addiction takes willpower and fortitude, reminding yourself  ..

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My Dad Strikes Again

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
My Dad Strikes Again

I hate to disappoint the many rabid fans of my father, but he has clearly been on his best behavior though I've got a few isms. 1. All the astronauts were from Ohio. John Glenn & Neil Armstrong, he told us, not once but six times as we watched Hidden Figures. 2. The Wright brothers were from Ohio too, even if people from North Carolina pretend they're not. My dad is from Ohio in case you were wondering. 3. My son: I didn't know the volume could go up to 99.  ..

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My Favorite Things

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things My name is Amos. I may not say much, but I can articulate the important stuff. Fortunately, these people I live with understand me. My blankie is key. I have two of them and like them within shouting distance at all times. My mother is a given too. She is my interpreter and mind reader, not a great one but good enough. I adore a swing. I mean, I use the word fwing a thousand times a day. My family gets bored with fwinging, but not me. Sand is q ..

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Recipe for Troll Slaying

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Recipe for Troll Slaying

1. Don't be rash. One must not get their panties in a wad over hurtful comments. Seriously, this is a time to grow in adversity and firm up your backbone. 2. Say nothing. This is the best method, but if you're like me, you can't stand to be quiet so scratch that one. 3. Remember to say thank you. I like to offer my appreciation and a query regarding their passionate interest in my topic. 4. Kill 'em with kindness. Be specific, like, you're expertise must be s ..

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The Suit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Suit

It was a surprise for me. The suit, I mean. I had stayed home with the little three all afternoon and everyone else was out galavanting. Daddy needed some work clothes and my parents, who love an adventure, hauled him and Little T to a clothing store in a slightly sketchy Miami neighborhood. They texted me photos all afternoon, my oldest son had spotted a hummer limousine and was allowed a peek inside. They looked at cars, shopped, had ice cream and investigated the monorail or sky trai ..

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Holler If You're Not A Size 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Holler If You're Not A Size 2

Lululemon. A store that doesn't believe in capital letters and yet it has quite an army of unkind yogic defenders. I wrote, a bit tongue in cheek as always, my observations of the fancy athletic store on a recent trip to Miami. A bit of country mouse goes to the big city; she gets a view outside her snow globe that isn't limited to a few thousand folks, who come to find out, are so much nicer than the big wide world. Maybe it's Edenton or perhaps, just North Carolinians, but we do ..

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Middle of the Night Nonsensical Pondering

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Middle of the Night Nonsensical Pondering

1. How in the Hell does anyone co-sleep and not look one hundred? I'm getting older by the second. Wednesday is senior citizens day at Rose's. 2. Again, people choose this as a way of life? I'm ready to drink a bottle of cough syrup just to get some shut eye with a spindly special needs three year old who is real chatty even though he's basically nonverbal. 3. Why is the dog so thirsty? She is old and wonderful, but she lies there and the minute she senses me being a ..

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Threesome

Monday, April 24, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Threesome

These three are thick as thieves and fight like Hell. Have there been any siblings that defied that law of gravity? I'm sure somewhere, but not in our house. My brother and I were were nearly five years apart and though we squabbled, we didn't run in the same groups or long for the same types of things. Three children in three years has been a far different ballgame than the childhood I remember. They do have Amos, a younger sibling by four years and though he roams parallel with them,  ..

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Dear Lululemon

Monday, April 24, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Dear Lululemon

I went in your store last night. 1. You need a real sign. Some sort of horseshoe insignia is supposed to attract country bumpkins from eastern NC? How are we supposed to know what you're selling? I was nervous it was some sort of private club. 2. Your clothes seem very small. Maybe they are just tight as the salesgirl told me they should be, but I don't like tight. 3. You only have one size 12 in everything. One, it has usually vamoosed by the time I make t ..

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Introduction

Monday, April 24, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Introduction

Hey! I'm going to introduce myself because many of you are new here and I want to explain a bit about where you have landed. On the page of a girl who lives in a small town called Edenton in NC. Yes, it's been over a year since I picked up a pen after twenty years. Why? Well, the short of it is, I was hiding. Worry and fear had ruled me too long and as I pondered the future, I made a choice. Choose joy, seek light, find good in the teeny little things in life and you shall be happy. ..

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