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The Summer of my Content

It’s been close to three months since I quit working and I feel really good about the successes I’ve achieved this summer. If these accomplishments are any indication of what the rest of my years will be like, then I can look forward to a very fulfilled and satisfied life. I watched the first four…

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Myrtle Beach Adventures

I made it to Myrtle Beach and back in one piece. It was a quick trip, but I loved every minute of it. I even enjoyed the drive there and back. Mostly, anyway. There is, no doubt, much more to Myrtle Beach than I saw, but what I did see was very commercialized. It was…

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Reading and Such

I’ve read two stellar books in the last week and I just had to share! Funny enough, both carry the theme of unimaginably oppressed women, however, they are nothing alike. The first book I read was “Pope Joan” by Donna Woolfolk Cross and was fascinating. Here’s a synopsis: For a thousand years, her existence has…

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Five On Friday – September 23, 2011

I’ve only listed five things, but I’m very wordy today. If you plan on staying with me until the end here, you might want to grab a cup of tea and settle in. 1.     Katie is currently singing “On My Own” for voice lessons right now. Her dream is to play Eponine in the high…

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Gluten Tag, Mein Freunds

I’m thinking of going gluten-free. Or at least mostly gluten-free. Or maybe I’ll start with little baby steps and go gluten-free for breakfast. There’s no gluten in coffee, right?? Last November I had a bout with diverticulitis and it was not pleasant. I’ve also had other issues throughout my GI tract and I’m thinking it…

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Presidents’ Day And Other Happenings

Happy Presidents’ Day – especially those of you who get the day off of school or work. Personally I’d rather be celebrating spring. A warm, but not hot, sunny day with the windows open and the smell of fragrant flowers wafting through a very clean and dust free house (it’s my fantasy, isn’t it?). While…

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Another Six Months

So I saw the White Russian today. As doctor’s appointments go it was fairly pleasant. My biggest complaint every time I go is that they’re too prompt and I don’t get to read nearly as much in the waiting room as I’d like to. Which was a crying shame today because I’m reading this fabulous…

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Continuing…

I’m going to see if I can knock out the rest of the holiday saga. Here we go… * Taylor has continued on with his yearly Christmas tradition of being sick on Christmas. Poor baby. I am not kidding. Every stinkin’ year he has a head cold or a sinus infection or bronchitis or something.…

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Book Review: Belly of the Whale by Linda Merlino

A month or so ago several breast cancer survivors, including myself, were asked to review Belly of the Whale by new author, Linda Merlino. Never one to turn away a free book, I eagerly agreed. Upon reading the book, however, I realized my perspective as a breast cancer survivor may have skewed my opinion. Hudson…

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From Russia With Love

Last night was one of my not so good sleep nights. I blame it on TV and books. Let me explain. I’m currently reading an epic war-time love story called The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons. Here’s the back blurb: Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose beautiful…

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