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there is always something to learn

Sometimes you need to observe someone else struggling in order to see your own. I have written before about my struggle with control.  From seemingly insignificant things like the way a book is going to end or searching for spoilers to see if I want to see a movie to the feelings I experienced after… Continue reading there is always something to learn

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keeping it real

So this has been a week in my world…. At around 2am early Wednesday morning my man-child woke me up and told me he was in pain.  In my barely awake state, we had a conversation trying to determine what was going on.  My teenage son generally does not come into my room in the… Continue reading keeping it real

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reflection

So I decided to give dating a shot again. Such a strange world to be a part of.  On Friday night I met a man for dinner. We had a nice time, often commiserating on the ‘joys’ of dating.  One of the things he mentioned was logistics.  One story was about someone he dated for… Continue reading reflection

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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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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

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transitions

What we know is that we are always making transitions in our lives, sometimes they happen almost unnoticed while other times they basically hit you over the head. My whole life in the last few years has been a huge transition with little ones sprinkled in.  Virtually everything in my life has changed.  So many… Continue reading transitions