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the power of words

Not sure that this is necessarily a part 2 to the word post but another important thing to think about, so I shall. We give words their power. Let’s examine a few examples “I love you so much baby” “It’s over” “I can’t believe you did that” Just words but you probably felt different things… Continue reading the power of words

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the door & the window

‘When a door closes, a window opens’ There are probably untold variations of that quote.  The inspirational message that although something ended or you didn’t get what you want, there is always another direction for you to travel. I know for me personally, sometimes I don’t realize until much later that there was a window… Continue reading the door & the window

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hodge podge

Nope, not a ‘crafty’ post More of a post with no specific purpose, a hodge podge, if you will, of a few things that aren’t big enough to warrant their own blog.  Little things that just help magnify my personal crazy.  In fairness, I shall attempt to provide a general topic for each. Life Hacks:… Continue reading hodge podge

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hindsight

I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately.  In large part due to the anniversary of my losing my mom.  I remember so many times over the last 18 years just wishing I could have her back.  For me personally, I have been living with this life altering loss for almost 2 decades.… Continue reading hindsight

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it’s not all sunshine & roses

So, while I try to be positive & grateful, truth be told, there are things that make me cranky. Here is one.  I have already mentioned in another blog that while I’m not a fan of pumpkins, I do love me some fall.  The cooling tempratures and the changing colors make me happy.  I like… Continue reading it’s not all sunshine & roses

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I’m moving

in about 4 years. I am a list maker.  I make lists for everyday things & some longer term things as well.  I was never the person though who created 5 year plans or have very specific things that they felt they need to accomplish by a certain age or number of years. I have… Continue reading I’m moving

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these dreams…..

I, like many people, go through stages when I don’t think about or remember my dreams. Sometimes, bits and pieces float in & out of my thoughts. Sometimes, I try too hard to remember. Then there is lately.  Recently, I have woken up aware of my dreams or big chunks of them. A week or… Continue reading these dreams…..

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which mother…..

Which mother actually purchased an additional calendar this year to keep track of all of the crazy this band life & college child has created? Which mother printed out the schedules, updates, emails & has been trying to keep everything a little bit organized, making sure she is updating any changes and additions? Which mother… Continue reading which mother…..

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this or that

So, if you have read any of my blog posts lately, you may have noticed, I’m not really a fan of Halloween.  Just not my thing. What I am also not sure of (among many things) is this new life as a competitive high school marching band mom.  I was woefully unprepared for this new… Continue reading this or that