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The One Ball I Cannot Drop

I'm not sure if I'm a juggler or a catcher. Most days it feels like both. Keeping balls in the air and fielding the ones tossed my way. Definitely both. On a daily basis, I drop one ball or another.  I'm working to see this not as a failure, but as a "missed" try--something to… Continue reading The One Ball I Cannot Drop

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Counting Syllables

Yesterday we went on a Family Adventure to celebrate the light that is our Princess.  She is about to enter the double digits, and that is worth a special day of happy happy joy joy just for her. I was eager and excited to make it happen.  And thrilled to plan the surprise. But when… Continue reading Counting Syllables

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Three Things (or more) We Learned at the ER

Today started out soon in the morning. 4:40. a.m. that is. I awoke to the sound of the phone ringing in the other room.  Once fully awake, I moved with purpose to get to it, only to miss the call.  Hoping it was a weather alert or some such as that, I looked at the… Continue reading Three Things (or more) We Learned at the ER

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Breathe, Shirley

It's been over a year and a half since my dearfriend had her out-patient procedure.  The one that gave us the words that we go back to and use with each other so much. Breathe, Shirley. She went in to have the procedure and was put under anesthesia.  She doesn't remember a thing until she started waking up. … Continue reading Breathe, Shirley

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Gators, Cats, and Panic Attacks

I've been up since five this morning.  And I've not had a nap today.  Neither of these things was planned, nor did they contribute to my general pleasantness today.  But I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet.  (Besides I might need it for next year's Towel Day.....never throw in a perfectly good towel.) I… Continue reading Gators, Cats, and Panic Attacks