And I Panicked

Well it’s official! The Queen of Worry has finally pegged the anxiety meter and has created the self imposed need for excess toilet paper to get through this crisis. No kidding. I had the most amazing get away in the heat and the sand and I had to fly back into Denver via Phoenix. I […]

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Gone With The….

I feel like Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, (which anyone who knows me well, knows that is my favorite movie of all time!) when she goes to the mill and tells Ashley Wilkes that she can’t think because when she’s wearing a new bonnet “all the figures run right out of my head.” […]

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3 years—-

Three years ago, at 4:30 in the morning I woke up in a hotel room in Cleveland. While it sounds like some weird night of partying gone wrong, it wasn’t. I walked into the all white bathroom and closed the door so I didn’t wake up Mike and I began to pray. I was so […]

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Little Pete

I have been enamored with a picture that my son sent me of my grandson, Finn, playing on the back porch of my Mom’s house. My childhood home. I have looked at that picture for what seems like hours and the thought hit me, “I wonder how many hours my mom and dad watched Ian […]

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Tootsie

“Toot toot Tootsie, good-bye! Toot toot Tootsie, don’t cry!”….I think I was 7, but then again, everything happened at 7….pretty sure that’s when I walked into Gram’s house and I heard the console stereo belting out Al Jolson singing Toot Toot Tootsie! The video is kind of amusing! I thought that was the funniest song […]

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Passport Woes

It’s winter and I can feel the vibration of the darkness welling up inside me. Every raw nerve is sitting so close to the surface I think I can see each and every one. This feeling is a pretty good indicator that I am feeling the hurt that the cold causes. It feels like a […]

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CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT ANYMORE

I find notes all around my house which is actually kind of ironic given that I can seldom find any paper to write on when I need it. Today I was on the phone with my friend, Mary, and I find several notes that I had taken during one of our many phone calls! We […]

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100 Stories

I was thinking today….”I wonder how many blogs I have written?” I was surprised to see that this will be #101. I can’t imagine what I have written to hit the “publish” button 100 times and I am fairly sure that most of it isn’t really even noteworthy; that being said, I have, for my […]

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No Merry Christmas Letter….but Merry Christmas!

Like many of you, part of my Christmas tradition was to create and send the standard Christmas photo card or letter to all of my friends and family but last year was different and this year isn’t looking any more promising. The sad truth is that the older I get, the more I realize that […]

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I’m stronger than I ever thought I would need to be… Aren’t we all?? My Gram used to say, “If you knew what was around the corner, you would never get out of bed.” She was right. Life is laden with challenges and events that make breathing nearly impossible and robs joy like a thief. […]

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