Archive | December, 2010

that other site I write at

I recently started writing again at a site I love. Funny. Light-hearted. Sassy. Things I wasn’t sure I could be every day. I just told my story. It wasn’t always funny. It took a special twist to see the light-hearted side of it. Sassy. Well, I’ll be really honest that sassy has always been my [...]

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i’m supposed to be on a break here!!

But I had to write this and tell you: So. not so long ago I wrote about how we were going to have to replace the bed that had so many memories tied to it. (babies, strokes, cancer, three states, MORE strokes) But to make recovery happen better, I was going to have to get [...]

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’tis our season

Everything came out OK with Peyton. I’m crazy relived. Insanely relieved. My parents are on their way here for the holidays. There’s presents to wrap. Cleaning to do. Groceries to buy. Clothes to wash. OMG. Because of the plague, we stripped all the beds and got all new toothbrushes and now there is LAUNDRY. Laundry [...]

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the bags are in the closet…for now

I can never forget what it feels like, I forgot how a thought can steal your breath away. I forgot what shower tiles look like through a cloud of tears. I forgot the strength it takes to pick up your phone when you’ve seen who it is. The doctor made a call that took me [...]

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moving stuff

Some things never change. The leaves falling in autumn. The tide’s ebb and flow. A woman will want to change the furniture around. OH. IT IS GOOD! I have curbed the urge because its something i can’t do for myself. But today i finally did it. I told the family where to put stuff and [...]

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I’ve already done big stuff

Today I cut a tie. I felt it sever and let go. I had held on to it without thought. But being free of it felt liberating. Maybe part of me needed to see that I could still be strong when the need called for it. Part of me just needed to see there was [...]

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rescheduled flights

I was supposed to be packing a suitcase. Preparing for my trip to California to learn about my son’s braces. Ready to see my friend Kim. Unfortunately, the weather caused flights to get canceled. And I found out my healthy child had the bronchial flu, out of school all week. So, I won’t be going [...]

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you can too!

Sometimes I wonder where it went. The spirit that made gave people give. It meant so very much to my family. It went beyond words that care took a human form. I see people passing the buckets that will help others with their pocket change. They don’t have pocket change The money you would find [...]

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overwhelmed in a good way

There are days I want to feel overwhelmed. The husband. The kids. The blogs. The speaking. The book. The things that keep me up at night. The stuff that wakes me from my sleep. I think of the person that stared out of hospital windows. That person who wondered if there’d ever be more. There [...]

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that other site I write at

I recently started writing again at a site I love. Funny. Light heated. Sassy. Things I wasn’t sure I could be every day. I just told my story. It wasn’t always funny. It took a special twist to see the light-hearted side of it. Sassy. Well, I’ll be really honest that sassy has always been [...]

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that other site I write at

I recently started writing again at a site I love. Funny. Light heated. Sassy. Things I wasn’t sure I could be every day. I just told my story. It wasn’t always funny. It took a special twist to see the light-hearted side of it. Sassy. Well, I’ll be really honest that sassy has always been [...]

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that other site I write at

I recently started writing again at a site I love. Funny. Light heated. Sassy. Things I wasn’t sure I could be every day. I just told my story. It wasn’t always funny. It took a special twist to see the light-hearted side of it. Sassy. Well, I’ll be really honest that sassy has always been [...]

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my turn to help: Aiming Low Gives

It was my family. Last year in crises. In years before that. If you’re lucky you’ve never had to ask for help. You’ve never had to accept it. In the years gone by we’ve felt the the tears of the tired being wiped away by the generosity of the strong. This year it’s our turn [...]

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