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A Life Misunderstood

My sister’s and I do this thing where one of sends a pic from when we were young (usually it’s me) because it triggers a good memory, or a chuckle from me.  Sometimes, it may even tug at my heart in a melancholy way. It always starts the same way with good vibes and added insights from each of us…

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A dash of HUMOR

In Which it was Moving Day

So the day came and went, but Darien is now officially moved to the cities.  Dari and I spent the entire day moving him yesterday, and although overall I was SO excited for him, it did not go without it’s hiccups. Let’s go back a few weeks ago.  Previous to this new move, we decided to buy new furniture for…

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Mom-hood

Single Tasking vs Multi-Tasking

The other day I opened my pantry to find my almond milk in there. Me:  “Who the hell put….this….in….. <realizing that it was me>  …..oh yeah <haha>…me” I have done many things like this.  Some of my top brainless wonders have been forgetting to pick up my children, cooking a pork roast for 12 hours, and flooding both my old…

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Life Stories

Some Call It Chaos, We Call It Family

For my entire life I have lived what most people would call an unorthodox life.  Some would maybe even call it dysfunctional, and that is true.  Honestly, I would not have it any other way.  Don’t get me wrong, looking back there a few things that could’ve been improved upon, but as Dawn said, our childhood, albeit challenging, made us…

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The Story I Never Wanted To Write

There are some things in life that always make you smile.  Sometimes it is an entirely happy thought, free of any sadness.  At other times, it is a mix of the two.  It may be a summer day, reminiscent of a time long ago, maybe its seeing an old 77 chevy (now a collector) pass you by, or possibly its…

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Mom-hood

Bad Mom’s

With so many “bad mom” movies out today, us real life ‘bad mom’s’ can finally admit our own ‘mom fails’, and share our own (often hilarious) stories.  The best part is that we can realize that we are not alone. https://www.today.com/parents/14-real-life-bad-moms-confess-their-most-hilarious-parent-t101216 From forgetting the Tooth Fairy, getting caught with “Santa Gifts”, forgetting a kid, losing a kid (always in K-mart)…

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Middlepause

I woke up this morning with a laundry list of things that I would like to accomplish: exercise walk Elsa go to Winona and start to pack up Darien clean the house at some point etc I made breakfast, and as I was waiting for the load to fluff in the dryer, I glance at my phone.  There was a…

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A Small Kindness Not Forgotten

I’m a nurse, but this is in no way a tribute to what I do everyday.  Instead, it is a tribute to what my fellow nurses do everyday. It has been said that ‘nurses are the worst patients’.  We are because we know too much.  We know every possible scenario of what could go wrong, no matter how small the…

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A dash of HUMOR

The Thing About Vacation

Traveling is a fairly new experience for us.  When my boys were small, our biggest “vacation” was flying to AZ (ONCE) to see Bruce’s parents who “wintered” there every year.  It was my FIRST time flying.  I wasn’t excited.  You can imagine my disdain at the whole ordeal when I realized that it wasn’t a direct flight.  Poor Bruce.  While…

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My Little Big Brother on His Day!

Today (July 11th), is my brother Lonny’s birthday!  He is 46.  I can’t believe that it has already been 6 years since we were all together for this picture for his 40th SURPRISE day!  And yes,  you were surprised Lonny! This guy is a curious mix of midwestern Redneck (meant in the lovingest of terms), and overprotective patriarch.  Which I…

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Random Thoughts

My dogs are having a stressful week for very different reasons. First, we have a doggy guest.  My furry niece Lulu is here for a few days because Ally and her family are on a little vacation.  She’s about 10 pounds soaking wet, but you would think she was 100 pounds the way she sends Zorra running. Here’s the ferocious…

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Mom-hood

The Benefit of ‘Slow Parenting’

I don’t know about you but I am constantly in a hurry.  I always have been.  I am usually late for everything and somehow, even when I’m not late, I feel late, so I am constantly rushing. My mind is a constant whir of activity, which does’t help anything either.  There is a laundry list in my brain of things…

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My Superheroes

Ever since I was young, I have loved the superhero world.  Growing up it was Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, 6 Million Dollar Man, The Incredible Hulk, McGuyver, Batman and Robin and so on….. 40 some years later, my love for superhero movies continues.  I love them all still.  Batman, Wonder Woman, and all things Marvel.  Many times as I am…

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Memories of a Daughter

I have this old picture that I took from my parents home years ago.  I love this picture.  I think that the girl in it looks like she is waiting for something, with her hands on her heart.  My sister Ally thinks I’m crazy, she thinks that the girl looks scared and she has no idea why I love this…

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