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And the Good News Is

It was one year ago today that I published my most recent blog. It was my birthday, and I was trying to put a light, humorous spin on turning yet another year older. Publicly, I was trying to smile and be … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Oh My! Where Are the Bears?

I knew in advance that at least part of my day was destined to be unpleasant.  I was headed to the doctor’s office, where I would spend way too much of my precious time being tested and probed, prodded and … Continue reading

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My Sunshine List

Every once in a while I have to pause . . . I have to slow down . . . I have to breathe deeply.  Every once in a while I have to close my eyes to the world’s many … Continue reading

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Embracing My Inner Geek

I have revealed a lot of secrets in this blog over the past year, and I’m quite certain that those faithful readers who have been with me since the beginning now know more about me than they ever needed or … Continue reading

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The Breathings of My Heart

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”–William Wordsworth One year ago today I posted my very first blog.  After a considerable amount of debate and self-doubt (and, I’ll admit, an overwhelming amount of FEAR), I finally garnered enough … Continue reading

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I’m a Simple Girl

I’m a simple girl with simple needs.  I don’t ask for much; in fact, I seldom ask for anything, and in most circumstances when compared to the general population of my gender, I’m pretty sure I would fall on the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from My Three Sons

After almost 27 years of being a mother, I have finally become just pretty darn smart.  My three sons may laugh hysterically at such a ridiculous notion, but they shouldn’t, for most of what I have learned over the years … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Fantasy World

Surely at some time or another every person alive has fantasized about how much different–and how much better–this old world would be if he or she were in complete control.  I know I have had such fantasies.  Often.  (And the fact … Continue reading

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My Reinvention Plan: Mission Accomplished!

On New Year’s Eve a few months back, I reflected–with a considerable degree of disgust–on how far I had let myself go physically in the previous decade, and I was discouraged at the idea of entering into yet another year … Continue reading

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Livin’ in Limbo

Last weekend I stayed up many, many hours past my bedtime waiting for my youngest son to come home from his girlfriend’s Prom.  Okay, to be perfectly honest, I was in the living room, sitting in my recliner and glancing repeatedly … Continue reading

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