Posts Tagged "wife"

Love Letters on our “Cancerversary”

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Lisa and Mike dialogues, Mike's cancer journey | 15 comments

Love Letters on our “Cancerversary”

  Dear Lisa, Five years ago today we stood in front of family and friends and we vowed to share with each other life’s joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains from that day forward until death did us part.  I guess it goes without saying that I never expected to spend this anniversary sitting next to you in a Cancer Treatment Centre.  This morning as the sun was rising above the ocean, I looked at the slideshow of photos you put together from our first five years.  Tears came to my eyes several times.  You know how it’s possible to increase the color saturation of photos to make them...

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Two years ago today

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Miscellaneous, Posts with photos | 22 comments

Two years ago today

Two years ago today Mike and I put on fancy clothes and stood up in front of many people that we love and made a whole bunch of very serious promises about, essentially, loving one another. It was a wonderful, glorious, happy-filled, day that still makes me smile when I think of it. To be honest though, it wasn’t all bubbles and champagne that day. I threw my back out the morning of the wedding, forgot to put together a reception run-sheet for our long-suffering MC’s, Emma and Asha, until four hours before the ceremony, and felt more serious and stressed out than giddy and love-struck...

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Second wife

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 3 comments

Second wife

On his first trip to Laos for his job interview in January, Mike was warned that should we move to Laos he would be encouraged by many locals (in fact, expected) to take a Laotian wife. Mike sent Lisa one post-card during that trip. It was of an elderly Laos woman smoking a cigar. All that was written on the back was: “Check out your competition for wife number two.” Since getting to Laos in April Mike has indeed been encouraged to take a Laotian wife. Mike: “The district governor I met with today said you were beautiful when I showed him our wedding photos. Then, later in the meeting,...

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Find a better wife

Posted by on Apr 10, 2010 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 0 comments

Find a better wife

It’s 9:45pm. Mike and Lisa have just finished watching West Wing together on the couch. It’s dark. It’s late. It’s romantic. Lisa gives Mike a fond squeeze. Mike suddenly wiggles free and jumps up. Mike: “Dishwasher’s finished it’s cycle. Need to unstack it.” Lisa (confused) “Did you just say you need to unstack the dishwasher? Right now?!?” Mike: “Yes, honey, yes. Otherwise the dishes stay all wet and yucky overnight.” (Long pause while Mike unstacks the dishwasher and Lisa plays on facebook) Lisa (towards the kitchen): “I think you’re fantastic.” Mike:...

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Find a better husband

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 0 comments

Find a better husband

Weekday morning. McWolfe household. Mike: “OK, time to go, you’re running late. No more dawdling.” Lisa (not in the mood to go to work yet, Lisa wanders into the bedroom to pick up her scarf): “Anyone would think you have a secret lover arriving at this house at 8:45am sharp.” Mike (handing Lisa her lunch) “Maybe I do. Her name is Madame “Todo List.”” Lisa (meandering towards the front door): “Where are my keys?” Mike: “I have no idea.” Lisa: “Well what good are you, then?” Mike: “No good at all, clearly. Maybe you should look on www.findabetterhusband.com. You...

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Dark Shadows in Marital Mirrors

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 0 comments

Dark Shadows in Marital Mirrors

They say that getting married can place you in front of a mirror to your soul. Naked. And that you won’t always like what you see in there. But until this week – a full year into marriage – I thought that danger was over-rated or that I had an inherently beautiful naked soul. Because while there have been some adjustments and minor frustrations to underpin all the fun of togetherness, I haven’t often looked into that mirror and really cringed at the selfishness I see reflected. My mother would say that this is due to the fact that my life has been disrupted far less than Mike’s as...

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Being mean

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 0 comments

Lisa and Mike are in the car. Lisa now cannot remember what it was that she said to spark this exchange, and she conveniently neglected to jot that down along with the rest of the dialogue. But, for the record, she maintains that it probably wasn’t really that mean. Mike: “That was mean.” Lisa: “Oh, you like your women with a dash of mean, or you wouldn’t have picked me.” Mike: “What does that say about me?” Lisa: “That you have an over-developed theology of the inherent value of suffering” Mike: “Lucky me then, to have found yo

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The engagement ring

Posted by on Jan 20, 2009 in Lisa and Mike dialogues | 0 comments

Mike and Lisa are driving down the freeway. After four months of engagement, three trips to Robbins Brothers, two thousand internet searches, and a partridge in a pear tree… Lisa has finally decided on an engagement ring. Mike (shell-shocked): “We just bought a small car for your finger.” Lisa: “Well, yes. A small, second-hand, car.” (Then, hastily) “But it will be much more beautiful than a car.” [There is an extended pause] Lisa (trying to be helpful): “At least this won’t lose value like an actual car would. That could come in handy.” Mike: “How’s that?” Lisa:...

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