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So What’s Your Story?

Does your family have stories they tell over and over? You know the ones I mean. The ones  dragged enthusiastically out of the closet at family gatherings like well-worn shoes. They are repeated among friends and co-workers as either cute … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Tired Mom or Not Cranky for Christmas

In years past, my household mantra at Christmastime was “clean, clean, clean.” I am known for driving my family insane to get the house in order before all our Christmas parties begin. Although, I’m proud to say I’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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If I Had It to Do All Over Again

If I had it to do all over again, I’d only use baby books as a guideline, instead of treating them like a bible. Practically no child is textbook in their development, and trying to force them into that mold … Continue reading

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Singing at the Winspear

What an adventure I had the other day! Our church choir was one of several invited to sing carols and background vocals for a group from Northern Ireland called The Gettys, performing at the Winspear Opera House located in the … Continue reading

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5 Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving

My family and friends. I am thankful I have a hubby (aka Hunka Burnin’ Love), three great kids, a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and bunches of friends, who are all pretty much loving and supportive. A roof over … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Driving home from our trip to The Woodlands brought some introspection.   For one thing, there was plenty of nothing to do and plenty of time to do it. Also, we were traveling home from a memorial service that celebrated the … Continue reading

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Secrets

Secrets. We all have them. Little secrets, big ones, and vast in-between ones. Some are family secrets, skeletons hidden in the closet, or maybe only whispered during family reunions or get-togethers. Some are secrets about our past exploits that we … Continue reading

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Walking Around in Pointy-toed Shoes

Recently, I read a novel entitled Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Yes, I read romance novels, in addition to other genres, but the romance novel guarantees a happy ending, which is something I am in desperate need … Continue reading

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Are You A Good Friend?

Recently, in the span of one week, we lost two friends. One lost after a long illness, the other from a rapidly progressing illness. Each, too young to be gone from us, in my humble opinion. One, a good friend, … Continue reading

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Post Op – Choose The Face That Best Describes…

My spouse and I were your basic nervous wrecks by the time the alarm went off yesterday morning, having gotten little sleep. My hubby more so than me, because face it, it’s all about him. After all, all I have … Continue reading

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