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No Pushing!

This morning was like every other school morning.  The alarm goes off, and I hit snooze.  The alarm goes off again, and I reluctantly roll out of bed to go wake my youngest son for school. I then turn on the TV, straighten up the kitchen and living room and get my son breakfast while I listen to the news. As […]

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One More!!

Yesterday was Halloween. I have always loved the fun of dressing up.  I have to be honest about my sweet tooth and confess that I may LOVE the CANDY just as much as the costumes, especially banana laffy taffy. My grandmother used to count the number of kiddos each Halloween and give the report.  I’ve never […]

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WINNING!

My youngest son plays basketball. (and he’s good at it, but that’s beside the point)  One evening he explained that he didn’t like playing or scrimmaging the teams that weren’t very good, or weren’t as experienced.   He told me, “It’s not a challenge, and we don’t improve as a team without a challenge.” Wise boy! I […]

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My Coveted Normal

It was just a little over 3 years ago.   I had had my annual mammogram the previous week, and they had seen something they didn’t like.  I was on my way to get a diagnostic mammogram and sonogram. I wasn’t too alarmed, as I have had several call backs since I was 37. As I was driving […]

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White Knuckled

I had a day yesterday.  Yea, I know, most of us had a day yesterday, but I had one of THOSE days. I will confess, I can be a bit of a pile-it.  Hey, it’s my filing system until I take the time to actually FILE things. I’ve been waiting on another developer to provide information so […]

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FreeStyle

I was sitting at the swimming pool the other day observing several kiddos as they played.  Suddenly, I noticed that they were getting out of the water and taking turns jumping in.  Eventually, one little girl yells across the pool to her mom, “Was my jump better than Rebecca’s?” The mom explained that she hadn’t seen […]

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Not Today

It’s that time of the year.  Summertime.  Time for physicals and teeth cleanings and all of those appointments you put off during the school year because it’s too difficult to juggle the schedules. My kiddos are getting old enough that their physicals/check ups aren’t near as important, but teeth cleanings never go out of season.   Sometimes, you […]

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This Time’s a Charm

It’s been four months since my last relationship. Unfortunately, I got my heart broken.  It wasn’t fun and it certainly wasn’t pretty, but it happens. As I finally feel ready to move on and open myself up again, I found myself thinking, maybe THIS time is going to be the charm. Then I realized, EVERY time […]

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God’s Match

This might be a bit of a ‘soapbox’ blog… As many of you know, I have been divorced for nearly 3 years.  Last winter, I joined Match.com to “kick start” the dating process.  I met a lot of men and, overall, I would say the experience was positive.  I’ve also dabbled in eHarmony a bit, but am not […]

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The Tale of the Chicken Nugget Disaster Revisited

The other night, as I was requesting my family to make their way to the supper table, things took quite an unexpected turn. Enter Mr. PB&J (whom I have mentioned before, and is 13, by the way). He complains: “SEE! I told you that you make the same thing every night. ALWAYS meat, ALWAYS a […]

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a note from gina…

PLEASE pardon my 'mess'... I'm still fine-tuning the graphics and the content and, well... Let's just say I shouldn't have invited "company" in just yet, but I got too excited!

That said...I am so glad you're here!!