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A Minty Blast from My Past

Apparently, it's my 6th anniversary with WordPress. Who knew? I certainly didn't. I simply realized I hadn't posted in forever (again) and thought it might be time to throw down a few lines while my husband watches grown men throw down each other, or throw chairs down on each other. (Wrestling is not my entertainment… Continue reading A Minty Blast from My Past

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Jesus, Wine, and Chocolate (because jail is real)

Y'all, it has been a day of discovery. I learned today that I have not yet arrived to the point in my salvation where I can cover everyone with perfect grace/mercy. Well, it was reiterated. It's a journey, folks, and I know my truth. I also learned today what it means when people say things… Continue reading Jesus, Wine, and Chocolate (because jail is real)

adulting, goals, reflections

My Anti-resolution

I have a confession. I hate New Year's resolutions. I hate them for me, I hate other people's, and I think we should unite as a society and rise against them. Also, it has taken me way too long to realize how fun it is to post a blog and hear my husband's resultant sigh… Continue reading My Anti-resolution

food and health, humor, reflections

The Best of Both Diets – a New Year’s Post

It is New Year's Eve, 2018. If the idiots people down the road would stop setting off fireworks 48 minutes before midnight, I would be asleep right now. Hey, it's been a new year in several other countries for well over 24 hours, already, so I don't need any judgment. *Thanks.* I'm ringing in 2019… Continue reading The Best of Both Diets – a New Year’s Post

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The Greatest Fear: a journal entry in real time

There will probably be some typos, cliches, run-on sentences, and disjointed thoughts here. You've been warned. My husband is asleep in the next room after being home all day, sick. He will not love this post. I have to write it, because I have to get it out of me, and he will not love… Continue reading The Greatest Fear: a journal entry in real time

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Of Grass, Glass, and Neighbors

This is NOT an old draft. Repeat, this is not an old draft. This is new - from today. You're welcome. (Or, I'm sorry - but I'm not really sorry, so ha!) I experienced a selfish delight today that I didn't even know existed. I'm not sure if I'm proud of it because I haven't… Continue reading Of Grass, Glass, and Neighbors

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Ginger Ale and Funeral Plans

Look! I found another blog post I wrote at least a year ago and never published! It's like Christmas in October, but not on the Hallmark Channel! Cheers! There is something deeply unsettling about realizing that if you were asked the age-old question about what you would take with you if you knew you were… Continue reading Ginger Ale and Funeral Plans

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Your Problems Are Stupid

GUESS WHAT!? I just realized this week that I still pay for this domain and that I've written a ton of blog posts that I never published. (Yes, that's silly.) The following is one of them from either last year or the year before, because I have also decided that paying for a domain where… Continue reading Your Problems Are Stupid

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Under Attack

(I know, I know. It has been forever since I posted. You're fine. Deep breaths.) I just waged war against the animal kingdom. I'll keep you posted on whether I win or not. In the meantime, know that it started with a hard-fought battle in the wee hours of the night and that many, many… Continue reading Under Attack

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Goddess of May

In late April a few years ago, I was coming home from work and noticed something. With the windows down, driving over the ridge just past the river, I noticed that the coltish, freshly bloomed youth of Spring in April was giving way to something more mature, something richer. Over the past few nights I… Continue reading Goddess of May