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Cheers to the Gentlemen

When I read this quote earlier this week from Alice Hoffman, "Some people know the exact moment when they've lost everything.  They can look back and see it plain as day and for the life of them they can't understand why didn't spot the situation as it was happening" in her book Here on Earth, it shot… Continue reading Cheers to the Gentlemen

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Mindless Rambling. Not worth your time to read…

I came across Everyday Strange's post featuring The Sound of Silence, a song by Simon and Garfunkel (one of my mom's favorites so of course it caught my attention).  ES mentions that the song has been popping up again lately and connected the song to a figure skating video featuring Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, a French… Continue reading Mindless Rambling. Not worth your time to read…

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Find a Perfect Moment Challenge, Week One

I challenged myself to be more optimistic for the next month or so, to see if it really works. The answer clearly is yes.  The more I connect those dots in my head in a positive direction, the easier it will be to get there the next time.  I'm not even sure why I need… Continue reading Find a Perfect Moment Challenge, Week One

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It’s not the lie that’s the problem:

I think we can all agree that lies create deep gorges between two people, gorges that take extraordinarily purposeful effort to heal.  I think the quote above is meant to define the space lies create in relationships, but I think it can also be stretched to mean the space lies create within ourselves. I was… Continue reading It’s not the lie that’s the problem:

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Awfully Optimistic

I've been blessed to run across a very positive blog that I would like to share.  Anthony at "Today's Perfect Moment" inspires me to see the good in the ordinary.  His posts always find some sort of perfection in everyday things, whether on a bus or on a bike, in the classroom or out, and… Continue reading Awfully Optimistic

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The calendar is changing, but so am I

Wowza.  It's almost mid January and I am just now feeling rested and prepared to hit the books again.  I guess the U schedulers knew what they were doing. Last year was a gigantic year of change for me.  I went from full time stay at home mom to a waitress to part-time substitute teacher… Continue reading The calendar is changing, but so am I

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Christmas Pageant Fail

My daughter was chosen as Mary for the Christmas pageant at church.  As any mother can attest, this is ultimately the biggest compliment we can be given.  Well our children, but basically us, the Moms, the people behind the scenes raising little Marys.  Right? Well, read on to hear how I was humbled tonight... About… Continue reading Christmas Pageant Fail