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  • November 27, 2018
    "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" ~ Dr. Suess
     
    Funny how a noise wedges into my thoughts like a vise and pries open a memory. Just the other day I heard a man whistling while walking outside, and almost reeled around to see my father. Then just as quickly, that flash of reality pulled me back knowing that sound had been silenced 20 years ago.
    While...

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  • November 25, 2018
    "We won't be distracted by comparison if we are captivated by PURPOSE."  ~Bob Goff
    Every year I start in November looking at lists of words, in search of one. One little word that will help me define my year, with  reminders throughout the year of what I hope to achieve to keep me on track.
    Last year my word was LIGHT and it illuminated my life in many ways. I spent much of the year cleaning...

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  • November 11, 2018
    To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist
    With 37 days until the New Year! What are your plans for 2019? 
    Choosing a word to help define my year, creating a writing practice, mindfulness and of course running are just a few of the details I want to explore deeper. 2018 provided extraordinary growth with intentional living, and I love that feeling of accomplishment as...

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  • September 18, 2018
      
    "The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in no goals to reach."  ~Benjamin Mays
    What can you do in 100 days?
    Beginning my year with plenty of goals was powerful, and I would highly recommend its course. My goal list included, personal improvement goals, life goals and of course, writing. I was learning, getting stronger and following through for myself...

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  • September 8, 2018
    It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.
    ~Cheryl Strayed 
    Grief...  (Guilt, Regret, Ignorance, Envy, Forgiveness)
    Since the loss of my mother I have been taken by grief. Captured as if a monster once lurking, returned. Grief pulls me under angrily and I wonder if it had ever left my side. All this loss in one lifetime, how can grief depart? Life...

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  • September 1, 2018
    So excited to be September's guest designer for Cocoa Daisy.  I plan to share my creations here and on the Cocoa Daisy blog and facebook page...

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  • August 20, 2018
    Today marks 5 years since Debbie had her brain surgery; Thursday is fifteen years since Joe had his brain aneurysm and one month since our mother passed away and on Friday, I will finally have that MRI doctors recommended years ago. My heart is heavy with all these emotions.
    Although I usually attempt to put an upbeat spin on the stories of our life, it’s too soon in this place where so much sadness...

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  • July 13, 2018
     
    Tiny steps 
    As I examined my overflowing bookshelf a thought of dread washed over me. “ Will I ever get through all these books?”
    One book in particular constantly caught my eye. The Encyclopedia of Me, a guided journal I purchased after reading the popular ‘Encyclopedia of an ordinary life’, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This blank journal taunted me with another reminder of my faltering...

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  • May 18, 2018
    Shivering, I hustled to the main entrance eagerly tapping the buzzer. The door, armed with a shrieking alarm, keeps me from entering and I wait anxiously. A prickle of apprehension ushers in the reminder of where I am and the shadow of her decline.
    Finally inside, my hands glide hastily through the pages of the sign out binder and I scribble our names.
    Ambling down the short corridor I am awash...

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  • April 28, 2018
    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  Hebrews 12:11 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 17
    Before the New Year I was in search of new beginnings, tired of days, weeks even months going by and my days full without any progress towards my goals. By deciding to step into 2018 with...

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▾ Other Recent Blog Posts ▾

Grieving through the holidays
November 27, 2018
One little word 2019
November 25, 2018
100 days in 2018
September 18, 2018
Cocoa Daisy Guest Designer
September 1, 2018
Queen Anne's lace
August 20, 2018
Tiny steps
July 13, 2018
Doctors visit
May 18, 2018

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