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School != Learning

Not that I’m super old, but my priorities have shifted significantly over the last 2-3 years as I further cement my place in the “middle age” category. (You’re welcome, U.S. Census.) Having experienced losses and challenges definitely nudged the process along, although I wish it didn’t always take so much sadness and regret to remind […]

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Of House and Home

I’m thankful for where I live, and frustrated at the same time. Why am I always homesick?

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The Oreo TV ad lies.

It’s been over 3 months since my previous blog entry, and I had every intention of coming back on a positive note: ROAR! But today, it’s going to be more of a meow. Funny how grief actually helps me focus on things. Whenever a stressful situation strikes, my first reaction is to step up and […]

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Pushing boundaries

This past Sunday was a beautiful sunny autumn day in the Northwest. TJ and I took Ty with us to a tweetup held at Mack & Jack’s brewery in Redmond, WA. Our friend Evonne organized it. It was also her birthday. About a dozen Twitter friends enjoyed a fun afternoon together. The weekend before, we took […]

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Poke, poke.

For the record, I’m anti-poking on Facebook. FB hugs, ignored. FB quizzes, hidden. FB farm animal tossing or drink passing, rejected. Basically, I’m just a party pooper on Facebook. No fun at all. There’s one game I don’t hide if my FB friends play it, and that is Bejeweled. My very talented friend Joey Trimmer […]

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A place at our table

Entertaining family and friends at home is one of the greatest joys in my life. I like to cook and bake. It’s fun to try new recipes, modify them or create variations. For holidays or special occasions, I love hosting nice gatherings, from menu planning to decorating, to sending guests off with carefully packaged goodies. […]

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