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Two Inches

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Two Inches

Nothing gets my hackles up like unnecessary cleaning.

By that I mean . . . my cleaning and watching the other people in my household sitting on their duffs eating snacks that get crumbs on the newly vacuumed floor and then asking me if they can turn up the TV because…you know…that vacuum is loud, Dad! 605 more words

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Good Enough Mother: This Dating Thing

Good Enough Mother:
This Dating Thing

Yes . . . I did one of the scariest things I’ve ever done and jumped into the dating pool.   60 more words

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No, You Came Here for An Argument!

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No, You Came Here for An Argument!

I wasn’t a very nice teenager.

I completely admit this, by the way.  I am certainly not proud of it and am even less happy that it’s true. 672 more words

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Who Is Your Hero?

Who Is Your Hero?

There aren’t many things make me tear up the way they used to.

A few years back it seemed like lots of things used to get to me.   582 more words

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The Loss of a King

The Loss of a King

I was awakened last night by the news…the distinct and jarring tones of the BBC News World Service alerts. One of only two that I allow my phone to chime.   1,017 more words

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The Different Paces

The Different Paces

I hadn’t expected the day to be quite so hard.

That’s a harsh, abrupt statement, but it’s true.  Mother’s Day, for us, isn’t normally quite so hard, at least I didn’t think so. 941 more words

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Reminders

Reminders

It’s not often I think social media gives me positive reinforcement – and let’s face it, there are so many arguments and textual screaming matches there isn’t much – but I had some today. 460 more words

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