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220 to 40 ~ the paper pile

President’s Day, so no school today. I spent the morning tackling a chore that I absolutely loathe to do… the paper pile. The current paper pile was so very, very large. It consisted of 4-5 smaller piles of house bills, … Continue reading

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Potential

Spent the day outside. Got a good lesson on life while digging in the dirt but I can’t get the words out tonight. Maybe tomorrow when the rainy season starts again…

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The Women that Stand Beside Us.

The most valuable thing a woman can possess is the ability to see that she is not alone. It may be that this is something that we don’t truly understand until we get older, when the stubbornness and independence of … Continue reading

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239 to 40 – Rest and Recover

Just a quick note today. No exercise today. Just my most wonderful ever hair appointment. When I quit teaching, I started making a point to “treat” myself to regular hair salon appointments. I was in a pattern of only getting … Continue reading

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Bloom, regardless.

  Maybe you’ve been neglected for a season. You haven’t been watered. You haven’t been fed. No one has checked on you to see how you are fairing. You were never planted. Your roots are bound in a pot that’s … Continue reading

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His Name is Louie

We sat down next to a table full of them. I recognized them for what they were immediately. Emotion swelled in my chest.  Aging Veterans.  Their caps gave them away more than anything. Proud badges worn as crowns, declaring their … Continue reading

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The Secret of the Mid-life Crisis

I was at a group dinner when a cute, sweet girl (I say girl because she’s a good 10-15 years younger than me) made a comment that has burned its way into my soul. I just can’t forget anything about … Continue reading

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What I Do Instead

I drive my kids to school every morning and pick them up every afternoon. We talk about their days during the 30 minute commute. I Crossfit with some lovely ladies and linger after class to talk about what’s going on … Continue reading

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Anticipation of Change

I couldn’t stand it anymore. The acorns are dropping off my oak trees, halloween costumes are haunting the aisles of Target, pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks, and I am supposed to be able to drink my morning coffee outside … Continue reading

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Subtle Racism

From the moment the woman spoke the words to me, I knew I had to write about it. It all rolled off her tongue in a way that told me she has done it many times before. Second hand nature. … Continue reading

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