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NoThanks – Day Twenty-Two – Memories

Today I’m thankful for memories. Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday when I was growing up. Better to me than even Christmas. Turkey Day usually meant a long weekend in Northern California with my grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and people I wasn’t even related to but thought I was. Both sets of grandparents…

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NoThanks – Day Nineteen

Tonight I’m thankful for a great celebration of the anniversary of my 39th birthday! The morning didn’t start out so well. I had planned to leave early so I could stop by Starbuck’s and get my complimentary birthday beverage. Everything was running on schedule, but I didn’t account for my chatty family. Or the loose…

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NoThanks – Day Eighteen

Today I’m thankful for lazy Sunday afternoons, delightful naps and the comfort of having everybody under the same roof. These are a few of my favorite things.

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NoThanks – Day Fourteen

Today I am thankful for busyness. If you know me, I mean really know me, you know I don’t like busy. Too much busy makes me crazy and then I start feeling overwhelmed and I just want to run away and hide in the back of my closet. Not on the side with the shoes…

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Crackalackin’…

… as in “here’s what’s happening” or “this is what’s going on.” The Urban Dictionary used it in this example: Bob:  Yo Joe:  Yo, what’s poppin’ fresh? Bob:  Not much kid, what’s crackalackin’  But as usual, I digress. A ton has happened since my one sentence post from a week ago. Kids’ Camp was, as usual,…

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Bragging Rights

I love our church and Sunday mornings are nearly always a joy for me. But there’s one Sunday each year that is my absolute favorite. Student Worship Sunday. This year it happened last Sunday, July 1st. Yes, I’m a bit partial to one of the singers, seeing as how I birthed her and all. But…

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This Week in Review

No, I have not received my new computer yet. No, I am not typing this on my phone. I’ve hijacked Katie’s computer until I get my new one next week. Shhh. I have a full plate today, but thought I might throw a few words up on the page while I have a minute or…

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Heart Like a Balloon

Last night as I sat down to see what was new with my Facebook friends I whooped it up when I saw my friend, Shelley, hit her five year no cancer goal. I’ve known Shelley for what feels like forever. She’s the little sister of my junior high, high school, matron of honor, etc. partner…

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Love Notes

Todd and I went to second service yesterday, after which he went home and I went to a meeting. Katie had to wait on me for a little bit so she hung out at my desk until I was ready to leave. I didn’t pay any attention to my cubicle as we left and was…

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