Category Archives: life

Adjustments Needed.

It’s stunning how one decision starts a cascade of changes in life, like dominoes…propelling forward revealing new things, but once that domino falls, it takes some work to get things set back right.  That’s where I find myself these days. … Continue reading

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Two Ingredients and a Big Step

A simple recipe, one with only two ingredients, served a dual purpose for me last night. It was my menu, and my own personal challenge. Yesterday marked 7 years since my mom passed.  I felt it, I do every year.  … Continue reading

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From the View of a Child

I should start by saying this post is far overdue.  Months actually. Last year I was contacted by members of the National Cancer Society in my home state.  A woman had worked with my mother, remembered me, and asked if … Continue reading

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Counting & Colors

I’ve started to believe the whole Resolutions thing should be done in the late spring. The impending threat of bathing suit season gives much more incentive to keep fitness/healthy goals than sweater weather and frigid conditions where ‘extra warmth’ can … Continue reading

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What My Father Has Given Me

It’s Father’s Day weekend.  Tomorrow I’ll join my brother and spend a ‘Day of Labor’ at my dad’s (this is now his favorite gift, as opposed to something from the store.) The writing below is part of what I gave … Continue reading

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Hitting the Brakes, Taking Stock and Switching Gears

       Wouldn’t it be nice sometimes if life were like those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Where you could realize ‘Hey! This isn’t NEARLY what I thought it’d be!” and just go back to some beginning, start over … Continue reading

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Keep Holding On..

Over the past weeks and months, Mother Nature has held a fairly firm grip on the headlines.  While we’ve all heard it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, in 2011 she’s been a downright hormonal, fit throwing shrew.   … Continue reading

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It’s on the Plate

Lately things in my life are a little out of whack.  That doesn’t mean things are necessarily bad, or good, but there is a substantial amount of change…and waiting.  (I’ve had difficulty with both in the past) In just about … Continue reading

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Wisdom & Wisecracks

The holiday season is coming to a close. There was plenty of food made and devoured, but that’s a different post.  The holidays are a time for family, and that’s what brought about this post.  One thing I like about … Continue reading

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Naughty, Nice, & “Oh Not Again!”

We’re smack dab in the middle of the Holiday Season. While tinsel, lights and ornaments have draped our houses and businesses, Christmas music is billowing from store speakers and radio stations. Christmas/Holiday music is a polarizing thing.  Some love, some … Continue reading

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