Category Archives: Life

Ouch, That REALLY HURT

I’ve discovered over the years that I have a high pain tolerance – I don’t say this is a good thing – it’s just a fact.  I’m not sure if this is something you’re born with or if you develop … Continue reading

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Admitting My Weakness….

On the road to self-improvement, it is important to be able to honestly assess one’s strengths and weaknesses.  If we can’t be honest with ourselves, how can we ever improve our lives, and overcome our foibles? It’s never pleasant to … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning My Life

Things move too fast in my life.  I constantly feel like I am running a race… and losing.  It seems to me that I can only stop and smell the roses if I have a bouquet in my hand as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sweet 60???

You don’t see it coming….you are too occupied with other things – with the minutiae of life…. you just aren’t paying attention. 60 crept up on me.  I remember my Mom telling me that she didn’t FEEL her age.  I … Continue reading

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The Memory of Christmas Snow

  There is a lot to be said for living in the home in which you grew up.  Everything is familiar; every creaky floorboard, every squeaky stair tread.  You know which windows rattle when the wind blows.  There is a … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Pets

Growing up with pets is a wonderful experience for children.  They learn to be gentle, caring, compassionate, and responsible.  They have the wonderful experience of receiving the unconditional love that only a pet can give.  They learn patience, and the … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year

For me, “that time of year” is whatever is just beginning.  I love WINTER- the first snowfall… snowmen…. toasty warm fur lined boots, and hot steamy radiators.  Christmas lights shining in the darkness, warm mittens, hot chocolate, long icicles off the … Continue reading

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MESS 2 – My Diet Update

WOO HOO!! I found my cheek bones today!!! I always knew they were there, because whenever l ate something REALLY cold my teeth would hurt right up into where my cheek bones used to lurk. But they haven’t been out … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Pet Store

I have always had an iron clad rule in my home:  we do NOT get dogs from PET SHOPS.  I left no doubt on this rule – no room for discussion.  I was secure in the knowledge that, as acting … Continue reading

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My Life Lessons

If I could go back and meet myself at 19 there are a few pieces of advice I really wish I could give me.   Among them are; Do better in school, save your money, stay the hell away from THAT guy (exclamation … Continue reading

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