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Transitions

I normally stink at transitions. Just over two years ago, I was laid off. When I went to the outplacement session, one of the facilitators there said that we stay too long in a job that no longer suits us. … Continue reading

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This is Ten

My sweet munchkin, I cannot believe you have been in my life for an entire decade. You inspire me with your intelligence, your creativity, your kindness, and your work ethic.  Your birthday month was a super stressful month for me … Continue reading

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10 signs of a musical nerd family

1. You and your husband sing together and pick out songs that have harmonies. 2. You have several copies of the same song in different keys. 3. Your children watch YouTube videos of their parents’ favorite musicians. 4. You have … Continue reading

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Five years

My sweet Skeeter, It has been five years since you made your unexpected appearance, a day earlier than your scheduled entrance. Clearly you wanted and demanded to be born on October 10th of 2010. Your dad and I never have … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

Last week was spring break for us.  I hadn’t planned on taking a break from the blog, but I did.  I got to finally make my way through three books (paper editions) which was so fantastic. We went to the … Continue reading

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The power of community

I had planned a quick trip to Kohl’s to pick up a few Christmas gifts. I made my way through the store with confidence. I faltered in the home goods section. All the picture frame choices overwhelmed.  I struck up … Continue reading

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In honor of a WWII veteran

My late paternal grandfather, John L. Pody, served as part of the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.  He in the Aleutian Islands just off of Alaska.  His skill in fishing and hunting helped keep his fellow soldiers warm … Continue reading

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