Vinyl, Concerts, and Screaming

After countless concerts throughout my life, I have come to the conclusion that dancing and screaming to live music is absolutely my favorite past time. Over the weekend I went to see Barry Manilow. I know what you’re thinking….not exactly a crowd to rock out to. I assumed it would be a nice sit and…

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Silver Linings

I’m still in shock. So often in my life, I have been on fire, ready to take on the world, and then BAM! It’s done. Excitement….gone. Big life change….gone. Discouragement….here. My journey into my new career has come to an abrupt halt. I prepared  for months. My confidence and excitement grew. I made a million…

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Looking For An Excuse

  Well I am a mess of emotions these days. Last night my 13 year old daughter asked me how long before I leave for flight attendant training. I said three weeks. She then went up to her room, and came back down a minute later to tell me it was actually 18 days. The child…

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Paralyzing Choices

Sometimes it’s hard being a woman. (but not in the way Tammy Wynette claimed) In some ways the world is our oyster, and in others it’s a big, confusing boat full of too many options. Many of us are wives, mothers, working mothers, stay at home moms, home educators, writers, artists, friends, new moms beginning…

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Ahhh…..The Simple Things

I am currently enjoying a fabulous Italian, red wine. I have been putting off opening it because it is such a lovely bottle….which is silly for many reasons. I bought it recently when visiting one of my favorite towns, Galena, Illinois. On a whim one dreary Saturday afternoon, I asked my husband if we could load…

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Fairy Fail

  I fail often. As I ponder the areas of my life that need improvement, I am well aware that one of my greatest failures in life is the act of being the Tooth Fairy. Yes, I suck at it. The thing is, who came up with the brilliant idea that we should wait until…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go

After staying home raising children for 22 years, I recently interviewed for a position that will take me not just out of the home, but into the sky. If you guessed astronaut, you just don’t know me, and that hurts. For all of you who have interviewed for jobs that would be your career, I…

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It’s Just A New Kind Of Cool

If I was ever cool, I don’t remember it. This thought made me laugh as I put my vintage apron over my sweats and Aeropostale hoodie, so I could make chocolate chip cookies. There are silver linings everywhere. So I am getting older and maybe a little nervous about my fleeting “middle” years….BUT, I don’t…

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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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