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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


The Bathroom

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Bathroom

I am in the bathroom. I will be the first to admit I actually do take refuge in the bathroom under the guise of actually using it. Yes, it is a good place to escape, hide, rest on a not so comfortable seat and scroll through Facebook, check my online banking or look into my suspect email to see if the Washington Post is frantically trying to get in touch with me to publish my writings. Sad but true. However, I firmly believe I should be afforded this act of freedom as part of a ..

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The Phone Call

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Phone Call

Please, no. It can not go unsaid any longer. What could be worse than giddy children monitoring their windows, late into the night, for snowflakes, possibly more excited than awaiting the sound of bells and reindeer hooves? No, it was not me watching the weather report, several in fact,1,823 times to earn my unofficial degree in meteorology so I could gain status amongst the other idiots at the playground. In our defense, we felt driven and brainwashed by the crazy weather peop ..

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It Must Be Monday

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It Must Be Monday

It must be Monday. Ahhh, Monday morning. No other time presents feelings of being so inept, disorganized, behind on grocery/cleaning/laundry. Once upon a time I used the weekends to work as a frantic housemaid; I trudged off to the grocery store and purchased the requisite weekly itemsbananas, a bag of green apples, Trix yogurt, and even a bag of Doritos purchased with the thought of dispersing neatly into snack ziplock bags. Alas, it usually ended up being opened by my green e ..

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Defining Family

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Defining Family

A Brother Lost: A Sister's Journey Defining Family The Third Chapter Family. Webster's defines family as quite simply, "a group of people who are related to each other, a person's children, or a group of related people including people who lived in the past". Nice and neat by verbal parameters but so lacking when applied to real life. At least for me. My brother was obviously a member of my family but had been gone so long that living in the past just sounds too cut a ..

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Ode To The Hunting Widow

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ode To The Hunting Widow

If you detest hunting season, then you may as well excuse yourself from this eulogy that could be shocking or just plain annoying. I adore hunting season and no, I have never even held a gun. Yes, it's that time of year again and my forty year old self cheers with sheer delight. Seriously. I am sheepish to admit that the unexpected joy is so rampant, that I feel I have to stifle my happiness so as not to hurt the departing huntsman's feelings. I hope I'm not the only one but I absol ..

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Dear Mr. President

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, I wish you had been here this morning when my oldest son cried because his sister got the cinnamon roll he wanted. I wish you could have heard him yell at his younger brother to get his own milk. I wish you could have seen his pure joy just minutes before when I whispered I had made cinnamon rolls just for him, his excitement and loving touch when he gathered his two year old brother into his arms and made sure to get the blankie that follows us everywhere.  ..

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I Won The Powerball

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I Won The Powerball

I won the Powerball. No I did not actually and I will not as I am too vain to buy a lottery ticket. After years of poo-pooing the lottery system and a liberal education that brainwashed me into thinking the people who buy lottery tickets are the very same people who should be saving their money. Our children do not yet have tidy college cushions, they each have an account, though with about enough to cover one semester, maybe two at a state institution and 90% was given as birthda ..

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Grace Defined

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Grace Defined

A Brother Lost: A Sister's Journey Grace Defined The First Chapter Of course I did not know. The gifted opportunity for breathing, space and time in the face of reality, so much pain that God made sure to shield me. Grace defined in its very nature. I quite remember the seconds that lapsed as I was instructed on the definition of grace by a far away Christian woman on a Bible study television screen. She said in not so many words that grace was when God protected us f ..

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Wardrobe Of A Stay At Home Mother

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Wardrobe Of A Stay At Home Mother

I have a love hate relationship with my exercise wardrobe (Ie. a random mix of Nordstrom rack and TJMax running/ tennis apparel- neither of which are sports that I actually participate in willingly). They are a constant reminder that I should be exercising when I am not which is usually. They also are a visual cue to the outside world that I am unable to shower and get dressed if I need to leave the house (when I look at all presentable I am asked repeatedly where I am going- presen ..

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He Still Cannot Talk

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
He Still Cannot Talk

He still can not talk. Wow. Talk about a flag that I need to go ahead and raise or rather, throw out my car window while speeding along the lonely highway 17 in eastern North Carolina. As soon as I think I am doing pretty well, I take another hit. Not from anyone in particular, mind you, but my own psyche that loves to play tricks on me and the devil who believes he is the ultimate mastermind and just uses the same old tricks which have been found to be effective for each of us ac ..

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