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Sharing life with a dear neighbor

  “A good neighbor increases the value of your property.” – Czech proverb   We just wrapped up spirit week, and tonight is the last football game of the season, which means if you are a senior on a varsity … Continue reading

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Glitter-covered First of the Last

All that glitters… Our dining table is a disaster. We bought it twenty years ago, when our family expanded from four to six. It has seen numerous dinners and holidays and homework projects. The finish is ruined. There are dots … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to the best mom ever!

“Happy birthday to the best mom, ever!” I remember writing those words on her birthday cards years ago. I am thrilled to be able to do so today. Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. Oddly enough, as I was having … Continue reading

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So which team am I going to cheer for?

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi Fall. Sunny days and cool, crisp evenings. Football weather. The chance to reconnect with  friends at the stadium. Hoodies printed up with team … Continue reading

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Patience – it’s really not my virtue

My lack of patience must be genetic or something, because there is no real clear reason for it. It is such a character flaw, that it has to be inherited. Certainly someone in my family tree coined the phrases, “Are we there yet?” and “How … Continue reading

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The Mom Who Cried, “Pizza!”

“If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.”  Al Bernstein What started out as a little joke was rather revealing. Now, to preface all of this, I’m a mom of four, two of which are out the … Continue reading

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Making time to smell the flowers

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne Reading my dear friend and mentor’s blog the other day made me sit and reflect on Mother’s Day and flower giving. Cindy’s blog, (found on my BlogRoll and … Continue reading

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