Tag: coping

Pleats

“Have tos” by my definition are things that must be done no matter what else happens. Some are required, but still fun and others, not so much. When you work and are married with three children, you never need worry about feeling wanted because 95% of your life is occupied with “have to”. I don’t…

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Fingerless Gloves

Some lovely gentleman flipped me off yesterday. His mother must be very proud. I was driving my children to swim which is like fighting a battle, but I’m on Scottsdale Road so it’s a battle with Escalades and sports cars. I’m in the fast lane, which I don’t care who you are or where you…

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Hospital Gown

When I was young I loved Cracker Jacks. ┬áThere was a store just down the hill from my house that used to sell the small boxes. The carmely corn was yummy, but I bought Cracker Jacks for the surprise. Wrapped in red and white striped paper with the ┬ásailor guy on it, I loved the…

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Cardigan

I’ve become a creature of habit. I fought it tooth and nail, but at a very young 38 years old I like a schedule and I’m out of sorts without one. I’ve never really been a “go with the flow” kind of girl, but when I was younger I took pride in never doing things…

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Pre-Soak

Sprinklers. I like sprinklers. I like the Ch…Ch…ChChCh sound they make. I like their consistency. The sound of sprinklers either retires a hard fought day, or it welcomes a new day’s possibilities. No one ever runs their sprinklers during the details of the day. I live in the desert, so I do not have sprinklers…

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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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