Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Minor Miracles

Being a constant (read that as obsessed) reader, it was a no brainer for me to invest in a Kindle. I had over a thousand books in my personal library, but it was never enough books even though the favorites … Continue reading

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Mechanical? Genius? Not!

I’m obviously way too caught up in all the flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey never mind all the other stuff going on recently. But today is catch up day for all the chores not completed this week plus hopefully … Continue reading

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Small Differences

Life can be routine.  There are chores that must be done daily, weekly, and monthly.  Often, they become a rut with our path always the same.  I found recently, that a small change causes the brain to change as well. … Continue reading

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Loafing Around

it all started with Kroger changing their sourdough bread supplier. The new loaves didn’t have that sour taste that I so love.  I toyed with the idea of making my own knowing that the bread I made way back when … Continue reading

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Fighting for Life

Fighting cancer in families is an all-consuming effort while living each day rife with all the normal details like raising kids, dirty laundry, and dishes.  The normality of life is interrupted only by increased doctor visits and the dreaded chemotherapy. … Continue reading

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Seeking Healthy Eating

    Years ago, I developed a healthy diet for myself and lost somewhere around 30-40 pounds. I felt good and was active, but then real life interfered with my good time and everything in my life went south.  Eating … Continue reading

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Returning To Life

Honesty is the best policy, or at least, that’s what I’ve always heard.  If I’m honest, I’ll tell you that it has taken a longer-than-expected time to get my home into working order.  The time has been spent getting both … Continue reading

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A New Reality

The rest of moving day was spent locating necessities like soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and drinking glasses.  Alicia had made my bed before she left and I was overwhelmingly thankful for that thoughtful gesture.  I was too tired to … Continue reading

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A Moment Of Reflection

As I sat watching the inaugural activities, it was impossible to avoid reflecting on the days when my husband and I lived outside of Washington, DC while he worked at the then Veteran’s Administration.  There were multiple opportunities for activities … Continue reading

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Lovin’ It

Sometimes, a song or book just clicks with me.  This one did when I first heard it.  I quickly looked it up to hear the original version by Leonard Cohen which is my favorite, but Pentatonix comes a very close … Continue reading

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