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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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Season of Goodbyes (part two)

This summer brought another goodbye to our family. Actually, it hasn’t been a total goodbye – there is a 2% chance for it coming back to life. But, with odds like that, the goodbye seems rather permanent. For the record, … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses (or should I say Marthas)

Then there was Brunch. Ah, Brunch. I love to hate you when I’m stressed out the wazoo in the days leading up to you. My children get tired of hearing about you and the laundry list of things that need … Continue reading

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Repeat after me

I I don’t consider myself to be high maintenance, but maybe that’s just a self-delusion. I don’t need to have the latest looks, gadgets, gizmos. Heck, I shop at thrift stores and have curb-mart’ed a few items in my day. I … Continue reading

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What the nose knows (or: Why can’t the smell of chocolate linger like this?)

Have you ever had a smell that got into your nose, your throat –  your whole breathing system – that you just couldn’t shake? One that seemed to almost permeate your whole being? A smell that had you sniffing your … Continue reading

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A whale of a tale (OR: the things we do for our kids)

First, the back story: It’s been nearly two years since that fateful week.  I had a big event at which I was speaking, plus I needed to decorate (and by “decorate” I mean I needed to out-Martha-Stewart Martha Stewart) two tables for … Continue reading

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