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14 Days ’til 40: Waiting Games


The tree that is pictured above is the inspiring force behind my post today.  If you look carefully, you will see that the entire top half is about to fall off the tree (it was snapped in half by a snow storm almost one month ago).  This tree is very close to our school playground, which has forced us to close half the playground until we can get the tree cut down properly.  Apparently there is only one company in our area that cuts down trees and the company is not equipped to cope with all the trees that collapsed in our city during the last snow.  So, for now we wait.  We wait for the tree removal company or for mother nature to take her course.  Either way, the students are a little less entertained on the playground until we can declare the half near the dangling tree safe again. Read the rest of this entry »


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89 Days ’til 40: In Defense of Being Lazy (or Tired)


The inspiration for today’s post came from a friend of mine, who knows me too well.  She is a faithful reader (at least, far more faithful than my mother! – Oops, did I write that out loud???)  She can tell what is or is not going on in my life (at times) by what I post…. or what I do not post.  This week she could tell I was tired (or lazy, or maybe both!) Read the rest of this entry »


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99 Days ’til 40: Cold Feet, Warm Heart


I should clarify before I begin this post (on the off-chance that the title was not clear enough)….. I am speaking of literal cold feet – not the cold feet that people get when they are worried that they are making the wrong decision (such as cold feet on one’s wedding day).  Yes, I am indeed talking about feet that are as cold as ice cubes!!! Read the rest of this entry »


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103 Days ’til 40: Roller Coaster Emotions Week


Have you ever had one of those weeks that felt nothing less than a roller coaster of emotions?  I am NOT referring to those weeks that are taken hostage by hormotional moments, I am talking about weeks when you are grounded, stable, feel great, and yet life seems to take you through ups and downs. Read the rest of this entry »


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105 Days ’til 40: Election Hoopla


Elections are always a touchy subject… even more so when the elections are as close as they were this year.  I find it interesting that US elections can be a touchy subject not just among Americans, but among many individuals from other countries as well.  Sometimes I just want to run and hide so that I can avoid all the conversations, as I learned early on that political and religious opinions are sometimes best kept private. Read the rest of this entry »


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132 Days ’til 40: What Do You Keep Locked Up???

Today I was thinking about the fact that we, as people, keep many things locked up in our lives.  We keep physical things locked up and we keep emotional feelings locked up. Read the rest of this entry »


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167 Days ’til 40: Coping with Restlessness

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. ~ Thomas A. Edison

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey Read the rest of this entry »


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179 Days ’til 40: Slowing Down


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~ Lily Tomlin

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ~ Eddie Cantor

Slow down you’re doing fine.  You can’t e everything you want to be before your time. ~ Billy Joel Read the rest of this entry »


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217 Days ’til 40: Needing Nature

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~ Lou Holtz

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. ~ Hal Borland

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ~ Rose Kennedy  Read the rest of this entry »


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282 Days ’til 40: Feeling Fireworks (AKA – LUST vs. LOVE)

Explosion…. Fireworks…  Heaven and Earth colliding in that one moment where you believe all of the universe has created a symphony just for you and your new fling.  It is magic, it is hypnotic, it is addictive, it is temporary. Read the rest of this entry »


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