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“There are two things we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.”

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do stuff with your kids

one day I’ll look back- grateful for the time I spent being with my girls I love haikus. They say a lot with few words. Sometimes lots of words make me tired, lol! Like yesterday- for some reason I was really, really tired. I could chalk it up to the time change and still getting […]

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make the time

on a weathered bench I play  minutes…hours… half a day! How I wish  to pause the time  play the day away  on this piano of mine! Every year when the Christmas season is over, I always wish I had spent more time playing through my favorite Christmas piano books. Not this year! I am determined to […]

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Anticipation

For a moment, I thought the zombie apocalypse might have come. I had just returned home from running  a few errands, and the girls were no where to be found.  When I was out shopping, I had called both girls on their cell phones, and also tried texting them.  It was very strange for neither […]

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nothing is ever really lost…

My hubby and I had an impromptu date yesterday,  and we decided to walk one of the local trails.  Instead of wearing crocs with no socks (that rhymes, lol),   I took the time to put on socks and shoes-  a rare occasion it was! We got into the car, and marveled over the crystal […]

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ice cream is a necessity

Since I was a kid, I have had a love affair with ice cream. A friend through thick and thin, ice cream was always there for me in my time of need.  Summer heat and need a treat? Ice cream to the rescue.  Boyfriend breakup and need a pick-me-up?  Ice cream always did the trick. […]

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You’re Sew Vain

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted an antique vanity- with a big fancy mirror, and those little drawers to put all your make up and pretty things in.  Unfortunately we don’t have a good place for me to put one, so I have re-purposed an old sewing table as a vanity. Several […]

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nailed it

My girls introduced me to a fab new Netflix show called “Nailed It”, in which ordinary folks try their best to reproduce a gloriously decorated cupcake or cake.  This show is deliciously hilarious and fun to watch! Until one of my daughters said I needed to be on it. Ouch.  What are you tryna say […]

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One thing remains

I think back on the days when the girls were little and I lament over how little sleep I had, and how very much I felt pulled between working part time while I stayed at home with them.   I remember the momma guilt I had when I hurried them to “get in the car because […]

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Christmas Dishes

I was feeling a little melancholy the other day as I was fixing a day-after Thanksgiving meal for the 4 of us.  Now that the girls are getting older, holidays just feel different.   I miss the girls being little and wanting to spend time with me.   I miss the excitement of Santa and long toy […]

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