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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just because

don’t need a reason don’t need a holiday don’t need a million dollars  or a firework display don’t need much  but one thing is true  it’s the little things  that make me love you  My hubby and I have never been big gift-givers.  He has surprised me with the occasional big gift for my birthday […]

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adulting

My girls went back to school yesterday. It brings me JOY.. and it also makes me a little bit sad.  I remember all those years I dreamed of having a baby, and in my own naiveté, I thought those toddler years would last forever.  But I blinked, and my girls have grown up overnight. We […]

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pardon me, dude-

Pardon me, dude- I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m not in the mood for your ‘tude! We had the most aMAZing week earlier this summer! The girls and I took a trip with our friends to Florida.  We went to Universal Studios Theme Park and it was absolutely fabulous! If you know anything […]

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