February 2012


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I have been dwelling on a deep thought for about a week: Why am I here?

Am I here to write words that I only hope eventually land in the New York Times bestseller list? Am I here to wipe noses and butts? Am I here to be my husband’s helper? Am I here to mentor? Am I here to make an impact in the dyslexic community? Am I here as a prayer warrior? I know my passions, but what’s my point of existence?

In pondering these various thoughts it hit me what my real meaning is:
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A change of plans (part 2)

February 23, 2012
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As a continuation of Monday’s post, here are some additional kinks in my weekend. Kink #8: There were indeed some covered options within the Park. Each had charges which we were completely willing to pay, none, however, were anywhere close to a restroom. So we opted to look for a restaurant in the area. To […]

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A change of plans (Part 1)

February 20, 2012
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I am a list person. I know what needs to be done on a given day to meet my self-imposed deadlines. And I generally get them done or wear myself out trying. And then sometimes, kinks get thrown in my plans and I have to learn to adjust. I had about a 72 hour “kink” […]

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The only thing constant is change

February 16, 2012
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I have heard the saying a thousand times, “the only thing constant is change.” People age. Pets die. Jobs require relocation. Kids struggle. Illnesses come.  Jobs are lost. Change is constant. I have always been one that could find the silver lining in everyone else’s life though I could rarely see it in my own. […]

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Memory Lane

February 13, 2012
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Yesterday morning my almost-4-year-old ran into our formal dining-turned-library while I was sitting on the couch sipping coffee. He was barefoot, but he did have clothes on which, honestly, is saying a lot for my streaker. He is all about speed. He is faster than a speed car (aka Lightning McQueen), faster than a “speedy […]

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You’ve got to stand for something…

February 9, 2012
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I love country music. It speaks to me. Where ever I am in my life, there is some musician that seems to have the words that let me know they “get” it. The top song on my all-time list is Aaron Tippin’s “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.”  The chorus is: You’ve got to stand […]

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Making room

February 6, 2012
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I love people watching. Last weekend, the people watching happened at a coffee shop. I went in at 11:00 AM on a Sunday ready to get some work done. Evidently, half of the city had the same idea. The place was packed and I had a half-dead laptop in my backpack. The line was 12 […]

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