Archives in Category: Me/Family

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Weekend Casualties

Easter weekend was wonderful, but it wasn’t without its moments. Moments of angst. That’s the way life is. For the record, here are some things that could have derailed our enjoyment, if we’d let them.

First, we broke a little

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Honoring the Day

Many Americans remember that on this day in 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States subsequently joined World War II. I say ‘many’ because as the decades tumble after each other, there are fewer and fewer people

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Cleaning House

About a month ago, I un-hired my cleaning lady and hired myself instead.

My cleaning lady did my home in about two and half hours and often commented on how easy it was. That didn’t surprise me, because my husband

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Tea Anyone?

I found a story in tea cups during book club at my home yesterday.

I was preparing to serve the usual coffee, tea, and water.  Got the mugs out for the Joe; found my pitcher for the water; and then

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Doing Swimmingly

For several years I swam at a local health club two to three times a week. I even took some refresher lessons and learned to do the butterfly. Almost mastered the breathing that accompanies it too.

But then I became

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He Had It First

My son’s forty-seventh birthday is today, and I am sharing it with him in Fargo, ND, along with other family members.  My longest friend, Carol, also shares this date; and I’m wishing her the best too.

In a way, September

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What Else I Did This Summer

I found a large rock and hid under it in terms of the news, rants and raves, and the political process.  I guess those are three ways of saying the same thing.

Through hearsay, I learned there were more than

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Curly

I’m sure I’ve written somewhere along the way that I’ve been growing my hair longer.  It’s almost to my shoulders, even though most people my age wouldn’t go there.

Still, since August 2012, I’ve been trying to eliminate all the

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St. Patrick’s Day

My Mother was the world’s greatest proponent of St. Patrick’s Day.  No, actually, she was the world’s greatest proponent of being one hundred percent Irish.

Green was her favorite color three hundred sixty five days of the year, and once

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Antsy

My motto has always been, “When it’s time to paint it’s time to move.”

I understand most people don’t share this sentiment; they prefer to stay put and add a coat of paint. Or change the carpet or reupholster the

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