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Hug a Wrinkle!

Everyone tries to get rid of them. Cover them up. Smooth them away. Botox the bejeebers out of them. I’ve been hanging out with my mom here in Florida. Every sign at the mall talks of the next best treatment … Continue reading

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This Christian, atheist and ex-military guy walk into a…

We’re like the start of a bad joke: An atheist, a Jesus-lover, an artist, a teacher and an ex-military guy walk into a bar… Only it’s no bar. We met at the dog park and (most) every Monday night we … Continue reading

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Even if you have to switch it up – live your dream!

I’m pigeon-toed. I looked it up on Google and asked the question: “Do pigeons actually walk with their toes turned in?” You would think that question would garner a lot of hits. Oddly enough, it didn’t. What I did discover … Continue reading

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God told you what? That’s just weird.

It always weirds me out a little when people tell me that God spoke to them. Especially when they’re very specific. “God told me to bring cookie dough ice cream to 125 Main Street. I did it and it turns … Continue reading

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Stupid evil scale

I lay in bed this morning eyeing the bathroom door. I haven’t weighed myself in two weeks and today is the day. I think through all my fabulous weight diminishing decisions. No mayo. No sweets. Lots of rabbit food. Work … Continue reading

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Time to put on my big-girl boots

We’ve become pros at picking out a Christmas tree from the Wal-Mart parking lot – check in the back of the lot, look for vibrant colors and pray for clearance tags… but this year our family decided to brave the … Continue reading

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But what will you think of me?

Sometimes I care too much what people think. This hiccup in my personality seems to come out most when I’m on a plane. And since I’ve been traveling a lot, I notice it all the more. For example, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Not a Stalker, Just a Fan

I jumped up and down in my living room yesterday. I screamed at the TV. I clapped and hollered and nearly chest bumped my husband in my exuberance. I never get that excited about NFL football. I occasionally watch college … Continue reading

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Held me a Raccoon

I got to hold a baby human yesterday. Ten little fingers, ten little toes. I was the first grown-up (other than Mom, Dad and nurses) to hold him. He was only 2.5 hours old. And he didn’t even cry. His … Continue reading

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Oma (almost) got run over by a bull elk

(Attention all environmental sorts: no harm came to any elk in the writing of this blog or during any of the experiences described herein. Police officers were on site and kept us in line.) The song began playing in my … Continue reading

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