goals, humor, personal travel, reflections

#Goals (#vacation? I still can’t decide.), the next part

Or, weird things that happen when I travel. Okay, if you haven't seen the last post, go read it. Trust me. It's fine. I'll wait... Great! Now that you've read it, you have the back-story that you probably didn't actually need in order to appreciate (read) this one. It was worth the wait. I'm so… Continue reading #Goals (#vacation? I still can’t decide.), the next part

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Hashtag Goals (#goals? #vacation?), the first part

Several folks have asked my husband and I over the years how we met and have gregariously proclaimed that we are, "hashtag couple goals." Considering sometimes I have to look at him and say, "do that thing I like" - which means take your kid and vacate the premises for a minimum of two hours… Continue reading Hashtag Goals (#goals? #vacation?), the first part

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Tally

60 documented conditions. 46 documented medications - many of them repeats of the same drug at different doses. And that's just from two years. On top of the 15 prior years when those from before got it wrong according to those from today. But they only just think it. There's no proof either way, except… Continue reading Tally

goals, reflections

Focus

I'm sitting on my couch in chunky-knit socks with holes in them and a stained sweatshirt with the neck cut out of it. I'm watching musicals and eating a Christmas box of assorted chocolates like I just went through a Bridget Jones-level breakup. And I just found out over the past week that times like… Continue reading Focus

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Random, Yet Brief

A quick but clear look into my life as an adequately successful 37-year-old woman... ...because that renewal I mentioned for this domain happened sometime in the last week. (Surprise!) All of these things are true: I received a leadership award last week during our annual summit at work.I presented with other esteemed and incredibly gifted,… Continue reading Random, Yet Brief

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At Least the Dog Is Living His Best Life

I spent the day as a human bolster for my dog, who loves to snuggle and who spent his day rearranging himself on my lap for optimal napping. He is undoubtedly living his best life considering we found him under a tobacco wagon after a nursing home attendant told my husband she had been feeding… Continue reading At Least the Dog Is Living His Best Life

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Remembering

I got the news at 20 minutes past 10 PM on Wednesday night, July 1st. I was told there was a motorcycle accident and you didn't make it. You were the one on the motorcycle. I can’t process it. Jordan Benjamin - or "Jordy B." as I've called you since your birth - you went… Continue reading Remembering

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Hairy Situations (instead of tips on acing a colonoscopy – you’re welcome)

Here's something fun: I went to the doctor in March right before the pandemic situation went crazy and she told me she's pretty sure any GI diagnosis I got in the past has been incorrect or - at the very least - was not treated properly. She said this because no one in my medical… Continue reading Hairy Situations (instead of tips on acing a colonoscopy – you’re welcome)

adulting, emotions, reflections, relationships

Fire and Ice… and Hope

In December of 1920, Robert Frost published what would become his most famous poem of all time, "Fire and Ice." (Don't worry - this post isn't literary criticism, but I would like to set the stage for my thoughts.) The poem was not like his prior work; it was compact, succinct, but layered with meaning.… Continue reading Fire and Ice… and Hope

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Love Letters

"Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are Christ's letter, delivered by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the… Continue reading Love Letters