Tag Archives: stressing out

Spending too much time with the dog, apparently

I have been cleaning house lately. Part winter nesting, part kids sick and home from school so plenty of time to spare, part getting tired of chaos on one particular kitchen counter that seems to be a junk/trinket/paper magnet. It … Continue reading

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Wanting a life of cipitation because anticipation stinks

I think I started the anticipation of the Christmas blues in October. It got strong in November and unbearable in December. Poor Country Boy was dealing with an emotional roller coaster ride that didn’t seem to have any end (or … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

You know me, (OK, you might not really know me, but you’ve read my blog so you sort of know me…then again, you may have just stumbled onto this post after googling “Blue Christmas” hoping to get Elvis and instead … Continue reading

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Gale force winds possible through this evening

It started around 5:10 am. Cloudy skies and high winds. By 7 am, the first rumbles of thunder could be detected. It was chaos by 7:30. Lightening crashing, winds tossing things everywhere. Kids running for cover. Things started to improve … Continue reading

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First signs of impending doom

Alright, maybe it isn’t “impending doom”. Maybe I am overreacting. Maybe I am being too dramatic. Or pessimistic. Or maybe, just maybe, I am seeing the truth about what is looming on the horizon. Or more accurately, REMEMBERING how I … Continue reading

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That Feeling…

That feeling you have the day after the Super Bowl when your team loses…for the fourth time straight. That feeling you have the day after your team loses the World Series in game 7, after your league-leading closer blows the … Continue reading

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Music to my ears (I hope)

5th Grade Band. I thought it sounded like a fantastic opportunity. Learn an instrument. Get involved. Wahoo! Mind you, being in band or learning to play an instrument is one of those things I never had the chance to do. For … Continue reading

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