Category: hope

Seam Zipper

8.9, that is huge and unimaginable to me.  I live in the desert and while I’ve been to a lot of places, I’ve never been anywhere long enough or at the wrong time to experience an earthquake. Thanks to iReporters I was able to watch video clips of the earthquake that hit Japan.  Unbelievable and…

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Stains

I don’t watch television at all.  Haven’t watched a television show in years.  Well, that’s not true I have watched a few episodes of Mad Men and Glee on my computer, but I have not watched anything when it actually aired in forever.  Weird, I know, but hands down the very best gift I’ve ever…

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Wedding Dress

I’ve been married 18 years as of last weekend.  For some reason this year hit me.  It just seems crazy that I’ve been married to the same man for 18 years.  For a lot of people that seems perfectly normal.  I mean after all you do get married to stay together forever, right?   Apparently…

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Patched Knees

I’ve always loved a new year…well, a new anything for that matter.  When I was in school I loved new notebooks or new school clothes.  As I get older I love new cars or a new purse…I really love a new purse.  All opportunities to get rid of the old stains or used pages. New…

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Worn Out Sneakers

Over the last few months I’ve heard a couple of stories, other than the ones in the media, about young people taking their lives. Ending before they even started.  As a grown woman it breaks my heart.  As a parent it scares the crap out of me. Life is hard and there are times that…

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Fur Coat

I’ve been having a bit of an identity crisis lately. Warning, this blog may be a touch whiney and I realize I could be living in Haiti or missing a leg. I know…there are people a lot worse off than I am and quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about it. I want to wallow…

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Reds, Whites and Blues

I have been crazy busy trying to write something worth reading, so I will leave this day to Walt Whitman.  Regardless of your party or candidate, Enjoy the Process!: Election Day, November, 1884 by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ‘Twould not be you,…

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Whoopee Cushion

Humor is the key. There have been busy and chaotic times around our house during the last few months. More than a glass of wine or some Advil, laughter is what gets me through. It doesn’t just get me through, it allows me to enjoy the whole thing and most importantly it gives me a…

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Silver Thread

I am cleaning out my home office tonight. I have a crazy stack of magazines going all the way back to December that I have not touched. In the midst of my piles I took some time to read. I read an article on Richard Branson, love him. If you have been living under a…

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