‘m’ is for Mary… my first name.
‘m’ is for Mulder… my (new-ish) last name. I like having a name people have no trouble pronouncing. I also like it when my ropes groups call me ‘Agent Mulder.’
‘m’ is for Merri-Mac… where I spent my sophomore summer in college teaching climbing. Where I met some of my oldest and best friends. Where I learned I was ok on my own. Where I was a Choctaw. Where my envelopes sealed shut with no letters inside due to the humidity. Where Stacy taught me how to jump on a horse over cross bars.
‘m’ is for macaroni and cheese… my most requested recipe [found here]. Thanks, Renee. You’ve changed so many lives by feeding me this in California.
‘m’ is for mortise and tenon… as in, how The Boy built the posts for the front and back porch. No nails, no screws, all genius. Come have a sit. It’s a gorgeous view.
‘m’ is for McKenzie… as in Renee (of mac and cheese fame above),John, Camber, Conner, Jonathan, and Kylie. My ‘other’ family. The family that took care of me whilst I lived in California. The family that got me through sinus surgery. The family that had me over for dinners and baseball games and boyfriend courting sessions. I heart the McKenzies in a big way. Forever. Rumor has it Camber graduated from high school this past May, but that is a lie and a conspiracy. I’m sure of it.
‘m’ is for mom… as in mine, who is a 2nd grade teacher in Nolanville, Texas. She’s pretty famous in them parts for raising school money, going to NASA science conferences, and class sleep-overs at Sea World. She’s a phenomenal teacher, and we should all be so lucky to have been taught by her. She’s also a kick-buns seamstress and has slight pack-rat tendencies. SO glad none of the above is hereditary. Phew.
‘m’ is for mount… as in, Curt’s first deer that we got over Thansgiving last year. He now lives over our basement stairs. A certain 2 year-old I know is in love with him and yells “Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii” to him every morning. And every afternoon. And every night. Oh, and many times in between. He has also fed us for the past 8 months, with many more months to go. [edited to add: Buck is as far as we’ve gone to name him thus far, but it is open for discussion. Sometimes he’s Uncle Buck. Laura votes for Herschel… and I do love me some names with the ‘sch’ letter combo.]
‘M’ is a good letter.