Overcoming Self-Imposed Obstacles

Have you ever been proud of yourself for doing something incredibly mundane and simple? Last year, my husband and I purchased my grandparent’s family home from them. The house was built in 1959 and we knew it was going to require a lot of work to bring it up to date. They had traveled back…

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Depression

It rushes towards me in waves, that ocean of melancholy before me… tempting, inviting, menacing, threatening. At times I am tempted to allow myself to be taken in. Overwhelmed; swallowed in the sea of sorrow it offers. Strange comfort… it promises a feeling of belonging, a sense of understanding. This sadness knows me, doesn’t judge me, sees me for who I…

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10 Things to Say to 10 Different People

My lovely friend Nicole over at Write Spell posted a “Get it Off Your Chest” post a bit ago entitled “10 different things you want to say to 10 different people”…and I love the idea so much that I am doing my own list right here. This is something you would probably do in a…

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Catching Up

Its been a busy week or two…This is some of the insanity that has kept me busy and away from the blog lately: My uncle visiting from out of town Holding a family memorial gathering to grieve with my uncle and aunt Spreading my grandmother’s ashes at sea Helping to clean out my grandmother’s house…

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The Ties That Bind

Dictionary.com defines the word “family” as “a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a  group, whether dwelling together or not”…in my opinion, that definition is a far cry from what a family really is. It simply does not do the word justice. The bond between family members automatically supersedes marriage, friendships, work relations…it is something created by blood, created by history, created by something bigger, stronger,…

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