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Let’s focus on the real leggings issue.

If you caught the news this morning, you might have seen a segment about a Oregon mom who has chosen to no longer wear leggings in public. Yup, you read that right – no leggings, yoga pants or  jeggings – because when women wear them, they cause men to think lustful thoughts.  She wrote a [Read On]

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Anxious Much?

If you know me well, you know I am a nervous talker. I’ve always been a bit of an anxious person. I was an anxious child, a perfectionist – I was more than the usual nervous about saying the wrong thing, putting my foot in my mouth…embarrassing myself… Yikes. I think that is why I so [Read On]

Inthemoment

On Not Living In the Moment

This past weekend, my alma mater Illinois State played North Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision title game here in the Dallas area. It was the first ISU football game I have attended in 24 years. Twenty four years. gulp And that wasn’t even the bit that caused a whole lot of contemplation and reflection [Read On]

PEROT

Exploring the Perot Museum

The countdown for all parents is on!  You know…that countdown to when our wonderful, darling kids go back to school. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love having them home, and we have had a lot of fun over the past two weeks playing board games and hanging out once the unpacking was complete! But [Read On]

Thrive

My One Word: Thrive

Hello, friends, and Happy New Year! We rang in the new year in our new home here in Texas – a new home, new school, new start. I’m happy for fresh starts, you know, despite how I usually drag my feet at the idea of change. Think of that pristine spiral bound notebook at the start of the [Read On]

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Minimalism doesn’t go with all my stuff.

Last week movers packed up our belongings, nearly 20,000 pounds worth. That’s a lot of furniture, and even more crap, and as the boxes left the house, all I could think was “I should have purged more.” What meager possessions we would be keeping with us – clothes to get us through the last few weeks and [Read On]

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My 2014 Christmas Wish List

Every few days my dear Hubs asks “What would you like for Christmas?” He can’t give me what I really want, which is my 30-year-old tummy back, and Santa can’t bring peace to the world if the U.S. legal system can’t bring it, and even the doctors can’t seem to find a way to stop [Read On]

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Lessons from a Crappy Can Opener

Late Wednesday afternoon, a moving van laden with nearly all our belongings pulled away and began its journey to Texas. Now, the furnished townhouse we are renting so the kids can finish their last two weeks of school is indeed furnished, albeit not necessarily in a practical way. The kitchen has a surplus of shallow [Read On]

NaBloPoMo November was a Bust

I think it is safe to say that signing up for NaBloPoMo last month – in the middle of trying to sell our house and plan and out-of-state move – was not the sanest of my decisions. I was hoping that it would give me a reason to sit down and write when I have [Read On]

No Grudges Here

There are many things you can say about me, but one thing you’ll never say is “Boy, can she hold a grudge.” I’ve never been able to hold a grudge, not even when I am really, really mad. Not even when I’m never going to speak to them again, not ever mad. Seriously. I once worked for a [Read On]