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Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year – especially if you are a parent! It’s December 23, and if you are a parent, today is – without a doubt – the longest day of the year. I … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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Adjusting to fall

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s I caught a glimpse of her from across the way. She stopped to check her phone, not knowing where we … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

“Every story has an end, but in life every end is a new beginning.” Dakota Fanning “I don’t think I am handling this very well,” I admitted to my husband. It all started last week. I went to the high … Continue reading

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Life is a full circle

“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” – Jacqueline Carey Isn’t it funny how life is a full circle? I remember it so clearly, though it was almost 32 … Continue reading

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Embrace the change

Childhood is a short season. – Helen Hayes It is hard to believe that our youngest child graduates from high school this month. For 25 years, we have ushered children out the door, snapping photos of the first day of … Continue reading

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Slang used today and words I should not say

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.” – Carl Sandburg As a writer and an avid reader, I find words and language usage fascinating. Just call me a word nerd. Admittedly, … 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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Why I cried on Mother’s Day

I feel rather silly admitting this, but this morning when I woke up, I cried on Mother’s Day. It really hit me how life has changed. I cried because I am missing my dad, even more with each passing year. I missed the excitement of … Continue reading

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When minutes add up to years

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein Doing my “bicycle exercises” is definitely helping the … Continue reading

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