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Neutrogena UltraSheer Daily Sunblock

I have been using Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid Daily Sunblock for about three weeks now. I must admit, I am a convert. I have been using spray-on tanning oils and sunblocks for quite a few years, because I like their even coverage and that my hands don’t have to get messy. But this Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid…

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9 Years and Counting

Nine years of marriage. That is the first thought to pop into my groggy mind when I woke up at 7 am this morning. How did I get here? 9 years is a really, really long time to be with one person. We have been through so much together. So much has happened. In our…

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I am

After the very sudden and unexpected death of my grandmother, I haven’t been very happy lately. Today I sat down and thought that if I tried to put it all into words, I might be able to get a handle on some of the things that have been eating at me. I am… thankful for…

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She lives on

Last night was the big night…we had a memorial service for my grandmother. We tried to say goodbye. Wakes, funerals, memorials – they are supposed to bring closure to the family and friends of a passed love one. I do not feel that I have gained closure. You can’t simply wrap up all of your…

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Survey Panels & Free Goodies

I have been known to be quite the bargain hunter. I am a confessed shopaholic, but I am also extremely fiscally responsible. I love to shop at places like Macys, Old Navy, Gap, etc, but I simply can not see paying full price for anything! I do have a certain style, but I am not…

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Death, Poetry & Memories

My grandmother’s memorial service is being held Thursday. All day, I’ve been working on creating a poem to read at her service. My mother would like each family member to take part in the service in some way…some are singing songs, playing guitar, reading her life story, etc. I loved my grandmother. She had quite…

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Preparations

My house is quiet once again…however, my house is now filthy, all of our towels are dirty, and our cupboards are bare. I’d say it was a pretty good weekend for my daughter. Now comes the time when I get things back to normal! Its going to be quite a busy week for us. She…

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Reflections

Sometimes insanity provides a necessary relief. Angeline returned home from a month long stay at an out of state summer camp Friday evening. We immediately brought her to my parents house, where my mother and I ushered her into my parent’s bedroom to break the news about my grandmother passing away last week. She was…

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Day by Day

Although our new above ground pool arrived (and is only about ALMOST halfway full after about 9 hours)…the excitement was overshadowed by everything else that is going on in my life right now. My grandmother passed away on Saturday night. My favorite cat ran away Monday. Today there was drama between two people I care…

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