On Turning 40

December 11, 2013

I spent the day reflecting on my forty years of life while I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. It was a snow day for our school district so the boys were home too. They enjoyed half of the day before I made them clean their rooms. I have been dreading this day for […]

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Forty Things Before I Turn Forty

August 15, 2013

Back in 2010, I wrote a post called 40 Things Before 40 where I outlined 40 things I’d like to do before I turn the birthday that starts with FOUR and ends with TEE. It hurts to even type the word. Here it is, three years later, and I thought it might be a good […]

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Pitching A Fit And Catching You Up

June 5, 2013

I’m going to try to make this quick. Mainly because I’ve been swarping (that’s my word for cleaning with a purpose) and running ALL. DAY. LONG. and I need to get to bed at a decent hour. And also because, my daddy and his friend are coming over BRIGHT AND EARLY to get started on my mudroom […]

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This Season Of Life

May 31, 2013

The bad news is – it was 319 degrees today with about 98% humidity. The good news is, the visitor side of the baseball field we were playing at this evening was completely shaded. I remember the first season the boys signed up to play baseball. The evening of our first practice was cold and […]

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We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

June 26, 2012

McDaddy and I graduated from the same high school in 1992. In a lot of ways, it seems like a lifetime ago. Despite the fact that we grew up just fifteen miles apart (and the fact that he lived less than a mile from my grandma), had it not been for a school closing and subsequent consolidation, […]

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As I Sit In This Room….

May 4, 2012

My mind is at a loss today as I sit and type these words. At this moment, I am sitting in a spacious hospice room watching McDaddy’s precious grandmother sleep. There is a bird feeder outside the window and a chubby, bright yellow bird is perched on the pole. It is a beautiful day and […]

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Twenty Years

February 29, 2012

In approximately five weeks, McDaddy and I are scheduled to attend our twentieth reunion. It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been out of school for twenty L-O-N-G years. That means that this girl is almost forty. Not that there’s anything wrong with being forty, because age is just a number. Mostly. I can’t help but […]

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We Are Rich!

December 23, 2011

The gifts are wrapped. We’ve visited Santa. We’ve enjoyed Louis Hamilton. The snowmen are on display even though it has been warm enough to wear short sleeves for the past two weeks.  Our house is festive. We’ve welcomed family and friends into our home for holiday get-togethers. The nasty burnt stinch is gone from the house […]

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September 11, 2011

Today, like millions of Americans, I am thinking of that day… that fateful day that changed America forever. The day that changed the lives of thousands of Americans everywhere. And, although it wasn’t nearly as dramatic or tragic as the terrorist plot that was taking place, that day was for me, the start of a downward spiral that […]

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A Movie Starring Me

August 9, 2010

A month of so ago, my URL friend Darcie over at Such The Spot did a post about moments in her life that would make up the movie of her life. She called it Movie Moments and at the end of the post, she asked us to share the moments that would make our movie. Then, I started […]

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