March 2, 2015

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Let’s: Talk About Art (Nudes & Kids)

choosing nude artwork for your home

Let’s … talk about art. Specifically nudes. I like them in the bedroom and bathrooms. I’m sure there’s a Freud joke in here somewhere. I’m looking for a pair to go over my bed, on a wall I’m about to paint navy, that will be seen from the door to the bedroom and partially in […]

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February 26, 2015

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Let’s See: A Lesson in Retrograde

I have a tendency to either under or over think things. There really is no middle ground. It’s LET’S GO! or it’s eight million details organized by category and vetted so thoroughly you can see the threads from wear. What I haven’t done well, but I am getting better at, is “Let’s SEE.” A lot […]

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January 17, 2015

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Because We Fail

Real talk: I’m having one of those moments when I know I have rather sucked as a parent. Contrary to many pretty, shiny blogs out there in the parenting space, these moments happen, and I’m having one. There. For the better part of six months I have let the kids be baby sat by electronics, fallen […]

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January 16, 2015

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Life List: Let’s Saber a Champagne Bottle!

Sabering a champagne bottle

Yesterday, I had my final meeting with my neurosurgeon to take the last images of my back and make sure everything is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing. And it was! I was granted a full release from any physical restrictions that were still remaining, and then proceeded to dance with hips in […]

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January 2, 2015

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A Word for 2015

  Helluva year, huh? The kids and I were sitting around the table the other day trying to think of all the things that happened in 2014. When we started the exercise, I was really hoping they could show me some good things that happened, because the world and the news basically beat up my […]

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July 16, 2014

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On Forceful Quiet

I have been under House Arrest for almost two weeks now. I am under strict instructions to do basically nothing. No lifting, no bending, no twisting. Rest. Nap. Take medicine as needed, preferably on time. Walk around a few times a day, but if you get tired, or struggle in any way, stop. This was […]

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July 8, 2014

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Not Complaining

I’m not complaining. I know better than to complain. Anything that is bothering me or causing me pain right now either has a solution, or some time and patience will take care of it. So, instead of complaining, I am gently requesting one, small thing. I think it’s okay to ask for. I mean, it’s […]

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July 7, 2014

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Stunned

It’s Day Four post-surgery and cannot even believe I am sitting here typing this right now. But, before anything, let me just say thank you. Thank YOU. For all of the support, the prayers, the laughs, the notes, the wishes – all of it. You will never know how much all of that meant to […]

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July 3, 2014

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Firing the Starter Pistol

So. No more days. Last night I had dinner with my parents, and dropped Leah and Benjamin with them to spend the night so that I can report to the OR at 6:00am. That last part seems particularly cruel, no? But, yes, 6:00am. Some paperwork will be signed, some discussions will be had, some kisses […]

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June 23, 2014

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Entries for a Missing Page

There is a blank spot on my calendar. July. Like, the page might as well just be ripped completely out and discarded. There are these things that keep coming up that I want to write down on that page, but, there is no use. I won’t be able to attend. I find myself making all […]

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