Monthly Archives: August 2010

Baby Steps

I am a wimp and a coward.  This may be news to some of you (I doubt it), but it’s something I’ve known about myself for a long time.  The wimp in me tries to avoid risk whenever possible because risk … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Third Wife

In a recent phone conversation with my dad, I was bluntly informed that he had gotten married the previous weekend.  He told me his new wife’s name was Sue, and my uncle had performed the ceremony.  This was my dad’s third … Continue reading

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Today Is the Day

Today is the day I’ve been dreading all summer.  Today is the day we follow our youngest son Lucas to college, help him unpack all his stuff, take him to lunch, and then get out of his way. I know I’m … Continue reading

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Stupid Cats

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I am starting to passionately despise my cats.  These feelings are intense; these feelings are also embarrassing because I have always been a devoted animal lover.  What’s wrong with me?  I won’t kill a spider or a … Continue reading

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Careful What You Wish For

Recently my husband and I were visiting with relatives when the subject of my blog came up.  Because he had an audience, my husband began to complain (jokingly, I thought) that I NEVER mention him in my blog–that I’ve even written … Continue reading

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My Little Bitties

Scoring a substantial pay raise at work, driving off the lot in a sporty new car, or heading out for a much-needed, much-anticipated beach vacation–these may not be life-altering events destined to forever enhance our being, but they sure are occasions … Continue reading

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I’ll Miss You, Matt Lauer

Goodbye, flip flops, shorts and t-shirts.  Adios, Matt Lauer mornings and Andy Griffith lunches.  Afternoon naps, I’ll see you next Sunday, and beloved lounge chair, save my spot for next summer. It’s time for me to go back to work. … Continue reading

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