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Make Me An Instrument Of Peace

I graduated from school this past May.  I received my National certification in Surgical Technology.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, think back to those medical tv shows where they showed the surgeons and staff operating on a patient.  In real life, I would be one of those people at the […]

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Drive

I never stepped foot onto a plane until I was 21.  I kid you not.  I flew first class to Las Vegas with my best friend. It was a new and exciting experience for me and I learned that traveling could be quick, efficient and wondrous all at the same time. My family would take […]

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Thanksgiving Wisdom from Mr. Button

Throughout November, I have had the sweet experience of reading the points of gratitude that my friends have been posting online.  So very, very much of what they say rings true in my own life and many times, I could have not said it as eloquently as they have.  Their comments have helped me take […]

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Stranger Than Fiction

I rarely shop Barnes and Noble but this incident just made me laugh.  This happened to me.  For reals.   I survived it.  I’m like that. Redfaced To: The Barnes and Noble employee Who: Turned to complain to a fellow co-worker About: People who can’t find their own books While: Showing me to the Thesarus section […]

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Poppies

The 16 year old girl in my life has a catchphrase that has become more of a catchphrase for her than ever before: “Oh! That makes me happy!” She says this every time something piques that feeling of glee in her soul…the moment she feels a giggle or a grin beginning deep in her belly. […]

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Originally posted on Anya's Observations:
A relative, Jennifer,  recently posted on Facebook how much she was enjoying reading the book Charlotte’s Web to her children. “They are enchanted,” she said. “I love love love this book!” You probably remember the story.  In order to save her best friend Wilbur from the chopping block, a lovable spider…

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Gratitude

Daily Gratitudes

1.  Friends that come through in the nick of time….even after 21 years.  Love you Beenie and Mille! 2.  Finally getting over a cold. 3.  Looking forward to a week without school for me! 4.  Surprising myself on a final.  I was in the depths of despair–but a 91% came along and reminded me I […]

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Poetry

  An Abandoned Church To hatch, to match and to despatch,  Those clichéd words, so glibly said To total all this ruin’s worth,  To bless the bride, to shrive the dead. To christen infants and to be,  To all who sought a comfort sure,  A barque of safety on that sea That laps at last […]

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Daily Gratitudes

1. Visiting with old friends. 2. Finding great shopping deals. Boo yah! 3. Super moon Saturday. Hello moon! Super dee duper! 4. Decompressing from a difficult past few days. 5. Writing. My love.

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I Didn’t Sign Up For This

The first time one of my children vomited on me in the middle of the night I remember thinking, “Wait!  That’s part of motherhood?  I didn’t sign up for this!”  I must have been insane with the ideas of a perfect mothering experience…no vomit, perfect sleep, no tantrums.  This middle of the night introduction into […]