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I Wait

As I write this I’m waiting to hear from New Mexico that my father has passed away. He stopped swallowing the other day and was struggling to breathe yesterday. This is the natural progression of advanced dementia and it feels merciless to me. I am sad. My mom is sad. My sisters are sad. We’re…

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Daddy’s Hands

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong. Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle But I´ve come to understand. There was always love in Daddy´s hands. This is the song I danced  to with my father over 26 years ago at my wedding. Dad…

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Life And Other Troubles

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! John 16:33b A few months ago Todd purchased a roundtrip ticket from Philly to Durango so I could come visit my parents, sister and brother-in-law in Farmington, New Mexico. My other sister decided to drive out from Fort Worth so…

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A few weeks ago I had a scare of epic proportions. I thought I had lost all my digital photo files from 2004 through 2008. That thought made my stomach hurt and my heart ache and I couldn’t concentrate on anything until my hero husband found them on a back up drive. Oh, how I…

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I Can’t Be Depressed. I’m A Christian.

WARNING: The following post may be lengthy, convoluted, angsty and just plain lousy. I have always been a pretty happy person. Things never really bothered me, I got along well with just about everybody, I was usually good for a smile or a laugh. I’m still that same person, but something has changed over the…

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New Life Resolution

It’s that time again. A new year, a new beginning, a chance to do all those things I planned on doing last year but never quite managed. I don’t make resolutions. I make goals. Because I know me, I see resolutions as a set up for failure. I realize making a goal is the same…

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A Lawn Mower, A Snake and a Phone

Because I have nothing to blog about I’m going to tell you a story. It’s a story about a lawn mower, a snake and a phone. I like to call it, “A Lawn Mower, A Snake and a Phone.” Hope you like it. Here’s how it goes… Once upon a time there was a wife…

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**We Interrupt Regular Broadcasting**

It’s 3:30 as I’m typing. 3:30 a.m.. A.M. as in morning. I’ve been awake since about 1:00 and the two things that keep rolling through my mind are: 1. I can’t wait for the dead of winter. If it was freezing in here I’d be blissfully bundled up, sleeping like a baby instead of flipping…

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Percocet Post aka Ooops, I’m Pregnant

I haven’t had any need for the Percocet for a while now, but I did “compose” this post one night after my medication had relaxed me significantly. The funny and/or sad thing is it reads pretty much like my sober posts. Which means we can infer I am the same whether under the influence or…

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Gypped

I know I was supposed to post pictures and tell you all about the trip to New York City, but that’s going to have to wait. Tomorrow is my surgery and I feel compelled to write what’s on my mind. Maybe I’ve just forgotten the emotions and anxiety before surgery – and I’ve had plenty…

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