Frustrated Yet Thankful

Devastated today. A dear friend lost her battle with cancer this morning. I am nauseous and exhausted from thinking about it. I’m just so sad. There is never enough time. Nothing can prepare us. We have to face pain sometimes. One of my strongest feelings today was frustration. I was making plans to go see…

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Frozen Pizza, Horror Movies, & Other Imperfections

  I’m pretty sure the last time I wrote in a journal I didn’t need reading glasses to see my writing. As I sit by the fire in quiet solitude, sipping wine, writing in my “Follow Your Dreams” journal, the Jason Mraz iHeart station playing for inspiration…..my angelic children are in the basement watching “Jaws…

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Chasing Fear

  I took a break from most everything in life recently, and studied for my real estate broker exam. It was worth it….I passed. 🙂   Taking a break from everything is a bit of an exaggeration. The laundry, groceries and cleaning did not patiently wait for me to return. Nor did the children’s hungry…

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Unforgettable

A little more about Ireland and the sweetest old man whom I wanted to keep…… I have so many beautiful scenery pictures from Ireland….but the highlights of the week were finding my great grandfather’s cottage, and then the next day finding the remains of my great grandmother’s cottage. I shared that story here….https://apronsheelsandyogapants.com/2016/05/28/wanderlust/ It all…

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Wanderlust

I arrived in Ireland two days ago, along with my mother and my son. They are here to do family research and find the homes of some of our relatives who left many years ago to come to America. It’s been an emotional experience thus far. I came along to basically be their driver. (…

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Some Things About Me

Thanks Rachel, over at http://www.lifebeyondmommy.com ! I was tagged to answer some fun questions and pass it on, so here goes…. Four names people call me other than my real name: Mommy/mom/mama (depending on the child) Honey Missy (friends who’ve known me since I was a kid) Sunshine Four Jobs I have had: Waitressed pizzas Loaded trucks…

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One Lovely Blog

I have been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog” award, by my friend, Rachel…a talented artist, writer and blogger at http://www.lifebeyondmommy.com The rules are as follows: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. List the rules. Display the award on your post of the award. List 7 facts about…

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We’re All Okay

I wrote this in July of 2015, after my high school reunion. Just feel like sharing it now……. Twenty – five years went by pretty damn fast. I was thrilled to finally be able to make it to a class reunion last night. It’s had me wondering if I am alone in feeling ridiculously sentimental…

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