Dec

10

Marcel and I spent a few days away earlier in the week and on the first day we were gone, we arrived at our hotel to find that the ground was covered in white.  It wasn’t snow, but a heavy frost that stayed all day (with the exception of where the sun shined directly on […]

Feb

26

Remembering

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Lately, I’ve been having a LOT of dreams about Carol. Some of you who know me know who she is and others who have been reading this space for a while (or one of my other blogs) may also know that Carol was my aunt and best friend for many years. Last year she passed […]

Feb

20

Forgotten Treasures

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The past couple of days I’ve been cleaning out drawers and spaces where I haven’t ventured in a while, and it has almost been like Christmas in some aspects. The intention of going through these spaces was to get rid of things that I no longer used, but in doing so, I’ve also found things […]

Jan

23

When I ever get enough rest that I actually have something that resembles energy- I really have a lot that I would like to talk about on this blog and my others. While some of my friends are starting to think about prom dresses for their daughters, I’m thinking about the best way to train […]

Nov

27

Bale Jumping

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My parents have a large field out their back door and they rent the land to a farmer who grows and cultivates hay. At the end of the season, when it’s ‘cuttin’ time- he bales the hay in large, round bales and lines it up along the tree line on the other side of the […]

Nov

18

First Things First

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Yesterday we had three things on the agenda for our first day home. The first was to get some shopping done for some food and other things that I needed. I usually don’t travel with shampoo, deodorant or anything like that and just pick it up when we get to our destination. Since those are […]

Nov

14

In the Genes

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I was lying in bed last night and my mind was wandering all over the place. For some reason, my great grandmother McCormick came into mind and I couldn’t help but remember how even at close to 100 years old she looked much younger. My grandmother, who died at 72 was also mistaken for someone […]

Nov

4

Enveloped in Sadness

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I called Sheila earlier to see how she was doing. I knew she’d been struggling but I know by talking to her I have to confront the very things that I’ve been trying to avoid- and that something is Carol’s death. I know- for someone who is a take-the-bull-by-the-horns kind of girl, I’ve been avoiding […]

Oct

31

Good Outweighs the Bad

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As I was sitting here eating my big lima bean soup with ham that I made yesterday- I realized that we have 16 days until we leave for our trip.   I’ve counted down month after month, and now that the proverbial brass ring is in reach, it almost doesn’t seem real, yet it is. I […]

Oct

29

Sailing Ships

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we tend to do things that give us some sort of ‘pay off’. It doesn’t always mean that the pay off is a good one, but we do things because it feeds something within us. Even if we are prone to obsessive behavior- it may not be […]

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