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HOME AGAIN

On the flight home from Japan, my travel buddy asked me, “Besides certain people, what have you missed about home?” Other than family and friends back home? “Ummm, well…I don’t know,” I stammered. “I really just missed the people.” Now … Continue reading

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EAT EVERYTHING

Before I boarded the plane for an almost-never-ending flight to Japan, my older sister gave me one piece of advice: Eat everything. I may weigh 10 pounds heavier when it is time to board the return flight home. Eating all … Continue reading

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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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HOLD ALL MY CALLS

Thinking of writing as a JOB, and then defending that position, is the hardest thing in the world to do! Endless demands on my time and the internal pressure to meet the needs and expectations of others chip away at … Continue reading

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I SURE DO LOVE THESE GUYS!

I have a video clip saved on my laptop, taken a few years ago when everyone gathered for some holiday or family celebration. In the foreground, a group of musicians play an Irish tune: my nephew James plays guitar; my … Continue reading

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15 THINGS GUARANTEED TO MAKE MY DAY BRIGHTER

Some days, for no apparent reason, I get stuck in the doldrums. I feel BLAH and can’t seem to get any productive work done. Here are 15 things guaranteed to lift my spirits when I hit a slump or a … Continue reading

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