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Pinktober

October is breast cancer awareness month, and I'm proud to say I'm an 11 year survivor.  So as a survivor, you might be surprised to learn that I hate the pink ribbon.  I have grown to despise the pink ribbon, in fact.  The entire month of October has me doing whatever I can to stay out… Continue reading Pinktober

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Stillness

There is something in the air.  Maybe it's the change of seasons - I love Fall, or maybe it's something else, but I feel it.  I feel like this time next year, I will look back on this post and think 'Oh yes, that was the beginning of...(insert thing here)'.  I like it. It feels like quiet… Continue reading Stillness

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Blessings & Beer

What a wild week it's been!  My Big Brother is visiting from out of State and he has brought his amazing girlfriend with him to introduce her to the family.  We all concur that she is a keeper.  We've never seen my brother so happy and she is a really cool chick to boot. I… Continue reading Blessings & Beer

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Boyfriend???

Do I have a boyfriend?  Have I met Mr. Right?  Or have I met Mr. Right Now?  I have news, folks.  I have a new significant other in my life. Please be kind....and say hello to Bruce.   Bruce the Body Pillow, that is.  Yes.  The new significant other in my life is my new… Continue reading Boyfriend???

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Storms & The Single Gal

Phew! The last month....amiright? Well, almost a month,  it will be three weeks tomorrow that Hurricane Harvey rolled through South Texas.  My city has pretty much gotten back into the groove of things and we've taken some huge leaps in getting everyone back to some type of normal. I was struck with the urge to… Continue reading Storms & The Single Gal

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Rescue

Just about two weeks after we survived Hurricane Harvey, the east coast, primarily Florida, is preparing for an equally catastrophic hurricane.  Irma. My ex-husband lives in what currently is the projected path of Hurricane Irma and I am finding myself fighting the urge to save him.  I have the almost annoying, irresistible urge to make sure he's ok,… Continue reading Rescue

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What surviving a hurricane taught me about myself & other people.

  It has been a 9 days since I took this photo.  We survived the hurricane and it was like nothing I've ever experienced before in my life.  Some people are still without power.  The water has been restored in most places, but we are required to boil it before we can use it for drinking or… Continue reading What surviving a hurricane taught me about myself & other people.

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Hello Harvey! Go away!!!

  We are in store for a major hurricane.  Earlier today it was projected to make landfall a good bit south of us, but as the day progressed, it continued to inch closer and closer to our little spot on the map.  As of this moment when I'm writing this, its projected to make land… Continue reading Hello Harvey! Go away!!!

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Fear and Uncharted Waters

"In truth, I wanted to reach out to that touch-stone of past comfort." Over the last months I've been really proud - downright cocky - about my fearlessness.  I've taken tremendous pride in my ability to Adult like the grown up I am and have felt down right accomplished. Then we got word earlier today that… Continue reading Fear and Uncharted Waters