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If You’ve Ever…

… had to read with your child for school – this link is for you. … been told the night before a big project is due that, well, a big project is due – this link is for you. … had to dress your kid up in some kind of a costume for school –…

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Out of Focus

This is going to be one of those really short posts, but I’ve got something to say. Today was Katie’s spring recital – one of my favorite events of the season. I took pictures for the academy’s website and tried hard not to sing out loud along with the vocalists. What a bunch of talent!…

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He Speaks!

About two weeks ago I had a texting conversation with Taylor. I told him we bought a new car and he asked when we would be driving it down south to see our son. We’d had a weekend trip planned in March and one in April, but they both came to naught and our next…

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The Next Chapter

I am staring at a new chapter of the cancer chronicles. It’s not a bad chapter, precisely, but it has me feeling a little uncomfortable. Or maybe restless. Or maybe I just don’t know what it is I’m feeling. Next week I see my oncologist for my last biannual appointment. That is a great thing.…

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NoThanks – Day Twenty

Today I’m thankful for… I’m not exactly sure. Oh, there’s plenty I’m extremely grateful for. It’s not like I can’t think of anything. It’s just that I’m so hopping furious right now it’s hard to land on something good. You see, I have this friend. In fact, I have these two friends. They’re a mother…

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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 Fifteen

Today I’m thankful for children who can drive. This morning I texted Katie a short list of grocery items we needed to make a sweet potato casserole for her bible study group and mini cheesecakes for a fundraiser on Saturday. Early this afternoon I texted her with a request to get some coffee for work…

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NoThanks – Day Ten

Tonight I’m thankful for the many great moments I had today, a portion of which included both my kids. And that’s all the writing I can muster. I’m whooped from all those great moments today. So whooped I couldn’t manage to take my computer out of the bag so I’m writing this on my phone.…

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NoThanks – Day Nine; A Thankful Interview

Katie and I are going to a college open house tomorrow morning so we’re hanging out in a hotel room in Southern Virginia. It was a long (but fun) day and I’m totally exhausted, but I don’t want to blow my record before we’re even a third of the way through the month. So today’s…

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