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Election Day

One of my kids asked me, "Mom- do I have to vote?"  After the rhetorical dumb founded look given from the nature of the question, I started to give her the sarcastic answer." Instead, I replied with, "Yes, it is your civic duty and responsibility as an American.  It really is a privilege that we… Continue reading Election Day

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When I looked back to find a beginning, I had to drag out the very first book compiled with entries.  I began writing/blogging in a public realm on February 12, 2008.  I've had a writersversary.... just this month; or perhaps it is a blogiversary, that might be the better term.  I totally made both up… Continue reading Blogiversary

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Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

The day of my baby girls blessed union, I was asked the same question multiple times. "Are you OK?" Then they proceeded further. "No really, are you OK?"  If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phase prior, during, and after wedding. . . We all could load up and go to… Continue reading Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

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Winter Wedding

From the time of my Bug's engagement back in October of this last year we have catapulted through fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.  What a fast blur of holidays and wedding shopping mayhem it has been? While I can say it was extremely tight and challenging to pull off a wedding this time of… Continue reading Winter Wedding