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  • June 3, 2014
    In celebration of turning 50 in June, if that is a celebration? I thought I would do a post, or several on 50 things, 50 favorites and 50 memories...
    I will begin with 50 of my all time favorite books, hopefully I didn't miss any...
    The invention of wings by Sue Monk KiddThe goldfinch by Donna TarttThe interestings by Meg WolitzerPaper towns by John GreenMiddlesexFive things I can't live withoutLucky...

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  • June 2, 2014
    Ahh yes, I am blessed with many friends and here is another of my friends that has been there for me through everything!
    "To see yourself through the eyes of a friend is to know how special you really are"
    My girlfriend Val has been my life consultant for years now... whatever life throws at me, she is always there to lift me up, whether with spot on observation, biblical verse or humor, she gets...

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  • May 30, 2014
    I had my mom diagnosed years ago, I knew something was wrong, I just couldn't put my finger on it...
    And here we are years later without a shadow of doubt dealing with my mother and her dementia. It is a cruel disease that robs you of the relationship you once experienced with a loved one. One where you recognize the person on the outside, but can't comprehend what they've become on the inside.
    My...

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  • May 29, 2014
    In honor of my wine tasting I thought I would drop in some favorite wines and quotes, for which I am grateful exist...
    List your favorite wines, whether because of taste or wine names, and wine sayings
    I cook with wine sometimes I even add it to the foodHess pinot noirsip happensWolf Creek white liesyou had me at merlotMirassou pinot noirhow merlot can you goMerlotHakuna moscato what a wonderful...

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  • May 27, 2014
    Wow, wasn't expecting to fair so well! Chelsea and I ran our first half marathon and since  not running over 7 miles this year, I was expecting more difficulty!
    It seems with all that has been going on in our lives, training was not fitting into either of our schedules, and try as we would, it would be a dreadmill run because of the horrible weather, or nothing, because the time didn't allow... 
    The...

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  • May 22, 2014
    While I need to do another update on Deb, it is such a hard thing to write about...
    People ask how are things or how is Deb, and there is no easy answer. If we look back just over 9 months ago when Deb had her surgery, then yes, she has improved drastically, no longer in ICU, walking and talking on her own.
    But if we look back since her coming home at Christmas and what has improved, its hard to...

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  • May 22, 2014
    List your summer goals
    work outdoorsnew patiovacationrun as much as possibleread at least 5 bookswrite while enjoying outdoorsswimplant flowersreading outdoorscampingoutdoor firesdo a cartwheel in the grassnotice the scents of summerlight a candle outdoors at nightbe present 

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  • May 20, 2014
    You are the first thing I think of when I wake and the last thing before I fall asleep. I cry when the reality of you being gone sinks in again. It breaks my heart that the strongest woman in my life, my family, is no longer here for advice, for laughter or that chat on the phone.
    I know in my heart I did all I could for you and with you while you were here. We enjoyed vacations together, especially...

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  • May 18, 2014
    I'm beginning to gather my wish list of races and sign up for those that I know sell out quickly...
     As well as wish list races that we are still trying to plan
    Medina lightning bug 5k - May 10th (9:20pm) - yes ran and lovedMedina half marathon  - May 31, 2014 (7am) - (didn't realize how many hills Medina has)Warrior dash 5k with obstacles - August 9th (2:30pm)Akron half marathon  - September...

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  • May 17, 2014
    While my life has been filled with a lot of traggedy, it has also been filled with amazing things and amazing friends. I decided to dedicate a series to my friendships because they are a huge part of my survival and celebration throughout life. I have always treasured the friends I have, for I am so blessed to have so many!
    If you know me, then you know my girlfriend Lisa, we met in 9th grade at...

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