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There Will be Days Like This

There are different types of days. There are certain days in one's life that stick with you - you know, the traditional Hallmark type days: Graduations, Birthdays, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Funerals and the like. These

My First Days, Weeks, and Months with TN

My Last Day of Life Without TN My day started like a normal day, busy but fairly normal – up early, hop on a train, edit, and more edits while traveling. Looking back, I realize

The Birthday Gift That Just Keeps Giving

Let's get some facts out there from the get go - The "quilting gene" that my mother and aunt have both been blessed with, skipped me - like skipped me by a mile. I know

Mental Flexibility: Opening My Mind To Other Perspectives

Remember being a bendy pretzel? Remember being young and having the ability to contort oneself into any shape? Ah, those were the days! The times in our lives when our bones were rubber and our

Another Day In “Our Normal” Life

Nothing glamorous or exciting planned for the day, except for a trip to the store to get cabbage. Late afternoon, and it looked like a good time to head out to the grocery store. We

Red Curls For My Girl – Naturally

My 11-year-old kiddo had decided she wanted a red streak in her hair. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me, and honestly I think I had seen it coming for a while. Fact -

Never Too Old

As I was searching through my writing folder, I came upon something I wrote about this time last year.  It was just a short random piece that I wrote while trying to capture the feelings

Painful Lesson

I know better than to apply certain essential oils undiluted (neat) to my skin. I really do know better. I have read the research, and studied the effects of the constituents when applied topically.  I

Welcome

today is the day... today is the day? Today is the day... Today is the day? Holy Crap.....TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!! I am ripping the band-aid off,  jumping into the deep end, performing

Not My Circus

"Not my circus...not my monkeys" This is may not be the best parenting advice I can offer up, however, it is some of the most useful. Now, I am not saying that your precious children