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281 One Year and a Brick

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.

– Julia Child

Happy one-year anniversary to my husband Bill

who will not go to bed without making me laugh

even when I am in the foulest of moods

People say we are twins

(usually as an insult, but we take it as a compliment)…

It isn’t common that two people believe the same things

process thoughts in a similar fashion

calm one another down

refuse to let the other jump off the edge of the abyss

and serve as an island of sanity in an insane world

But that’s how it is in this crazy house

Except when it comes to the birds

Bill is the bird guy now

He’s taken over the maintenance

and filling of the feeders

adding new and trashing old

the bird feeder landscape is ever-changing in the front yard…

but the raccoons, skunks, and possums (oh my!)

were driving him crazy!

One of the three were raiding the peanut feeder nightly

going so far as to pull the feeder up in the tree

and wrap it around the limb

in order to feast on the contents

The top right feeder is supposed to be in the middle!

But my southern-born, quasi-redneck, MacGyver husband came up with the perfect solution

A brick!

Just a simple brick

wired to the top of the feeder

to make it heavy enough that the offender

could not pull the feeder up

but placed in a fashion

to not render the squirrel-guard useless


as southern-born, quasi-redneck, MacGyver

solutions go…

and much better than

getting hit with a brick

upside the head!


when Bill and I met

two bricks who were

set in their ways

joined together

fell in love


are proving


“Bricks are independent but can work well with other, tough to crack, fiercely loyal and put in the right spot will hold anything and everything that you’ve ever held dear with the greatest of ease.”

― Nicole McKay

I am grateful, thankful, and blessed!

XO Lisa

10 comments on “281 One Year and a Brick

  1. Congratulations Lisa and Bill.
    What a beautiful poem and lovely pictures. So glad you have found each other.. 💞

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  2. Congratulations to both of you! Every day God adds another brick as He strengthens your beautiful marriage. God’s grace and peace is evident. Amen!

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  3. Wow. A whole year. Time flies. Congratulations!

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  4. I’m so very happy for you both 💗
    I’m in awe just thinking about your journey, where you were in life when we met. Watching the day by day metamorphosis of your journey and you, unfold, evolve, renew, strengthen, grow…return to life, finding your life and love again.
    What an unspeakable privilege and honor to have witnessed, to have been a loving whisper to your heart saying I see you, I hear you, I care and to call you my friend.
    I love you Lisa and by proxy, love Bill for the love, joy, friendship and hope, he brings to you💗

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