2021: Something to Celebrate Ahead

December 31, 2020

As we say “see ya!” to 2020, there is hope ahead for 2021. The change of the calendar will be like a coat of fresh snow–blowing in to cover up all the muddy ugliness underneath. (Snow is pretty, I’ll take its cosmetic beauty.) But don’t let magical thinking have you believe at the stroke of […]

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Grateful in 2020: All the Little Things

November 26, 2020

This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for all the little things that have carried me through 2020. Let’s be clear: it has been a shitty year. I’ve spent most of 2020 unemployed. I’ve been apart from my children, Mom, extended family and friends more often than not. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks quarantined because I’ve […]

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Farewells, and the Road to Freedom

November 5, 2020

October got away from me without a blog post– it was a beautiful month as far as fall weather goes. But it was an emotionally tough one– somehow the fifth anniversary of my husband Paul’s passing was upon us–I get swept up so easily in those memories–and we finally gave my sister Diana her proper […]

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Suddenly September

September 6, 2020

September arrived and right on cue, the leaves began turning and falling. There have still been some warm days (and there are probably a few more ahead), but the mornings have been blissfully cool, and I’ve started drinking fall beers. I love a good Oktoberfest, Märzens, and there are a handful of pumpkin ales I […]

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