Monthly Archives: September 2017

INSTANT MOOD BOOSTERS

Instant mood boosters (in no particular order): A fresh haircut. Swimming! A real letter in the mailbox. Coffee with a friend. Pictures of the grandkids. Hearing someone pray for you by name. Baby animals – kittens, puppies, chicks, bunnies,¬†anything baby. … Continue reading

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LITTLE-GIRL DREAMS, BIG-GIRL BOOTS

My 18-year-old daughter decided her frumpy, middle-aged mother needed something to jazz up her wardrobe. When she found these boots on Clearance, Helen (aka, Queen of Bargain Shopping) took matters into her own hands. Okay, I realize the rest of … Continue reading

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HURRICANE IRMA, MEET HURRICANE CAMILLE

Hurricane Irma is spilling the last of her dregs over Northwest Tennessee today: gray skies, a steady drizzle, cooler-than-normal temperatures. It’s about time this mean lady blew herself out! Irma is so much tamer now than when she hit land … Continue reading

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MENOPAUSE ON STEROIDS

Today, I am happy to report that I am much recovered from last week’s back injury. The back muscles are still a wee bit sore and I move verrrrrry carefully, but I am no longer immobile or crying. Along with … Continue reading

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FEED YOUR SOUL

I recently finished my latest read-through of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. It had been a couple of years, and I was overdue a trip to Middle Earth. I am eager for the busyness of the … Continue reading

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