Cherishing the Present

We have two labs, 11 and 14.  The 11-year-old lab, Butter, passed away almost three weeks ago.    There are still days when I don’t want to get out of bed or do much of anything, but I have to manage those urges to check out and dwell in my sadness.  For my sake, but more […]

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A Creative Deficit

Today’s been an off day for my brain.  I’ve spent most of the day sorting and filing paperwork (taxes, yay!).  No, there’s nothing creative about filing, but the amount of disorganized documents reminded me of all the abandoned projects I have to sort through. And I’m not sure where to start…but I suppose it serves […]

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Always a Reason to Celebrate

You learn something new every day.  I was out shopping today and was perplexed by some of the Valentine’s Day cards and merchandise displayed. Apparently, there’s a Galentine’s Day– yeah, it’s really a thing now instead of just being an episode of Parks and Recreation.  February 13 is Galentine’s Day, an unofficial (but greeting card […]

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The World Made Right

When you’re in severe physical pain, the only thing you want is for the pain to go away.  I think the same can be said for our emotional pain.  Our emotional and mental anguish can overwhelm us to the point where we let it consume us or we try to get rid of it by […]

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Would You Rather…?

They say that life is stranger than fiction, and the universe is never short of dilemmas to dole out.  This post is more of a writing prompt based on a simple question asking you to choose between similar situations, usually from news stories I come across.  I asked my spouse the same question I’m posing […]

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The Cannons

We live less than five miles from Arlington National Cemetery, and every now then, usually between 6:30 am and 8 am, a booming pounding sound would reverberate through the house.  At first, we thought the sound was from the airport (3 miles from us) or some military super-secret jet (there’s lots of super-secret things in […]

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Personal Environments

So far, I’ve been able to keep up with these daily blog posts.  However, it hasn’t been without challenges and consequences.  I’m usually in bed and asleep by nine and up at six, so staying up until midnight to blog and post left me absolutely exhausted.  So, I have to rethink my daily schedule and […]

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