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Pinay Diaries: Going Dorothy (There’s No Place Like Home)

It’s been a month. After making that fateful decision of starting a new life away from what I’ve grown accustomed to for more than two years (albeit not comfortably as I would have wanted to), I now find myself smelling like a dog, gaining more than a few unnecessary pounds, being a freeloader under Mama’s roof, and basking in the pressure-less lifestyle of the unemployed. 435 more words

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Let it Snow

I have never before dreaded the changing of the seasons, until this year.  Last winter was so long and cold and snowy.  I am not looking forward to being trapped between walls of white and stuffed inside the straightjacket of my thick winter coat for the next six months.  330 more words

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Looking Ten Years Younger

This past June, I went to stay with my mom for a week after she had hip surgery.

Her first physical therapy appointment was at the end of the week.  1,994 more words


Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

November has started, and that means a lot of things. Halloween is over, we are off Daylight Savings Time, Thanksgiving is on the way, and Christmas is careening around the corner. 579 more words


Thoughts on Conversion

Today, October 29, is the third anniversary of my baptism into the Orthodox Church.

I was twenty-two years old and converting out of a strong evangelical Protestant background.  589 more words

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Monday Musings: Reaching The End, and Feeling a Bit Lost

A few years back, I wrote a story. Okay, that’s not all that unusual, as I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember. 691 more words


Senior Dinner Dance Pages

Wow! It is hard to believe that it has been 6 years since these photos were taken and even harder to believe that I have never posted these scrapbook pages.  285 more words

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