Welcome To My Bachelor Pad

April 3, 2015

I’m not sure when I lost control over my house. Perhaps it was when the hormonal balance within these walls shifted. Considering my own lack of estrogen and the absence of another female in the house on a consistent basis, the testosterone can be almost palpable at times. I know I’m partially to blame. Last…

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40 Days of Preparation

February 28, 2015

I haven’t practiced Lent in… maybe ever. It’s just not something that the churches I’ve belonged to as an adult observed. I’m okay with that because it’s not actually biblical. I mean, there’s nothing in the bible that says, “You shall observe the forty days preceding Easter Sunday with fasting and contemplation”. That said, I do…

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Oh Snap!

February 8, 2015

Oh Snap! I have a small laundry room and I used to hang my clothes on the door jamb as I took them out of the dryer. That wasn’t a great idea because one, I’m short; and two, the clean clothes were easily knocked down on those rare occasions when I didn’t actually move them…

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On The Road To A Great 2015

January 31, 2015

2015 is a big year with some huge milestones for me. In May I will celebrate 10 years as a cancer survivor and in November I’ll be a half a century old. My 40’s have not been at all what I had planned them to be. I’m fairly certain that if I didn’t have a…

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A Sweet Someday

January 24, 2015

For the longest time I’ve said I was going to make caramel corn someday, but I never got around to it. I didn’t really know how to do it and never took the time to look it up. A week or so ago a friend of mine posted a recipe on Facebook and last night…

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Someday Never Comes

January 23, 2015

When I was young and would ask my mom or dad if we could do this or that, oftentimes the answer was, “Someday”. I finally wised up and (in what I’m sure was my whiniest of voices) countered with, “But ‘someday’ never comes!” As an adult I get it. I’ve put off a lot of…

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Daddy’s Hands

November 11, 2014

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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Pleading for Resolution

October 18, 2014

I’m feeling very somber this morning. Not just somber, but my heart feels rather heavy. My very dear friend, Gretchen, and her husband have been working towards adopting two of the cutest little girls from Ghana. When I say they’ve been “working”, what I mean is they legally adopted them nearly two years ago. OUR…

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Good For The Soul

October 4, 2014

I’ve been stuck in a rut lately . You know how it is – every day you repeat the same task, the same function, the same drudgery . You are merely existing and not really living. That’s just life and I see no help for it. At least not on a daily basis. But sometimes…

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Celebration Surprise

September 6, 2014

Todd is going to be 50 next Tuesday and we have a whole week of celebrating planned. We started the birthday week last night with a surprise visit from Katie. Let me give you a little back story for this surprise. Over the summer she was our ice cream gopher. She would even tell you…

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