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Totally Beccaficient
Friday, September 21, 2012      8 comments

Okay, let me start by saying that my sister’s name is Becca, and she is the most efficient person I know. She is all things organized, crafty and clever. So any time I do something organized, crafty and clever, I am being Beccaficient, see? ... Read more
Moving right along
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      8 comments

Well, golly. Where do I begin? Maybe with me hitting pipes sticking out of the back of a plumbing truck in claymore? Clodmore? Cluckmore, Oklahoma yesterday? I broke the straps on the truck, and bent the pipe-holder thingy. Pipes everywhere. So ... Read more
What selfish creatures, we
Saturday, August 18, 2012      16 comments

It never ceases to amaze me how selfish we are as whole. Even when doing unselfish things, there is too often a ‘for me’ component, or a ‘for me’ thought. Or maybe I’m just more selfish than most. Next Thursday my mom and I are flying to P... Read more
The Fallen
Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

I did a run yesterday in honor of the Fallen. The Sgt. Major who gave the speech before the race could barely finish, he was so choked up, and one family there who had recently lost their Soldier son had tears just flowing and flowing from... Read more
Centers and teachers and logistics, oh my!
Friday, August 03, 2012      7 comments

Melancholy. There’s just no other word for how I’ve been feeling lately, but don’t worry. This isn’t another poor me blog. It’s just that as I try to get back into living more mindfully these thoughts sometime assail me. I don’t know WHY I’ve ... Read more
Friday, July 13, 2012      7 comments

Anybody looking at my SparkTeams, or who has read any of my posts knows that, now I’ve met my weight-loss goal, I’m working on a few things a bit more internal here. I’m trying to build a more positive life. I’m trying to find a path tha... Read more
A Pleasant Sunday (Photo Essay)
Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

This is really just a continuation of the picking blackberries blog, I guess. The blackberries are gone, scorched by the relentless sunshine. This morning I noticed that the birds were enjoying them, though, so it’s not all bad. I had my share, ... Read more
Picking blackberries
Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

We have not had a lot of rain in the Show-Me State this year. Yet, somehow, we have the plumpest, sweetest blackberries ever. While picking a basketful of berries last night I thought about that. How sometimes the things we think will happ... Read more
Saturday, June 16, 2012      6 comments

I’ve been sweating the half-marathon I signed up for in October. I mean, really, who the heck do I think I am? Jim Fixx? Mark Remy? HALF MARATHON, am I NUTS?????? ... Read more
Being alive
Monday, June 04, 2012      3 comments

What an absolute, unbelievable joy! After over five years I was back in the pool. I slipped into the water, wrapped it around me like a robe, kicked off the wall, and became alive. There is nothing in this world like the feel of water s... Read more
Feelin' Groovy (with pic!)
Monday, May 28, 2012      13 comments

So Friday I ran into the store to pick up a few things and saw a rack with dresses on it. I had a high school graduation to attend and it was hotter than hot so I thought, eh, what the heck? I’ll try one on. I, of course, picked out the Med... Read more
No More Sad Songs
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

10 May 2012 This morning I wrote a blog about not singing any more sad songs. That it was time to look up and face life and look on the sunny side of life. I hadn’t posted it because I was at work and it was time to start working, and I hadn’t... Read more
Dandelion Fluff
Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

You know, the seed heads that dot our parks and yards. As kids, and even adults, we have picked these, given them a blow, and watched as the seeds scatter in the wind. I feel like one of those seeds right now : drifting on the wind alone. M... Read more
Treat? Or trick?
Sunday, April 15, 2012      2 comments

Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has an adorable blue-merle Border Collie sniffing a dandelion on it, and it says, er, it says March! Hang on. Okay, let’s try this again! Yes, yes, Soxy has a calendar! It has a beautiful black & white Bor... Read more
The Fork Tattoo
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      9 comments

It came to me as I sat in the hospital waiting room. It was definitely the old saying : Stick a Fork in Me, Because I Am DONE that brought it to mind. A tattoo of a fork in my right butt cheek. (My tattoo artist is actually very excited about t... Read more

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