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'Cats & dogs' doesn't even begin to cover it...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      16 comments

We had a torrential rain last night... four inches in less than three hours. We live in an older part of our city, which is also among the lowest, with a history of f... Read more
A Note From the Diva
Monday, May 17, 2010      21 comments

I received this in my inbox today... "Uh-oh. Are you stuck in your head worrying about the flab on your arms, the pimple in the middle of your forehead or ... Read more
Dance, Play Celebrate... YOU!
Sunday, May 09, 2010      19 comments

Mother's Day is a conflicted day for me... and in many ways even more so now that I am a mother, too. It's a day which brings into sharp focus all that *isn't* in m... Read more
Beauty Defined
Friday, May 07, 2010      14 comments

I've got Olivia home with me for the week to try clear up some skin issues and to get a handle on her intermittent fever (one hour she has a fever, the next hour she doesn't)... so far it's not working too well. We've been spending our time, in ... Read more
A Test for Intelligent People
Thursday, May 06, 2010      15 comments

(Don't worry... the questions below are MUCH easier!) This is a test for Intelli... Read more
'Just' Mothering
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      14 comments

One of the enduring questions in my life is, "So why have you never married before you did (at 38)?" ...And it endures because my FIL asks it STILL (we've been married for ten years now) on a somewhat regular basis. It seems he can't seem to abs... Read more
Riding the Roller Coaster....
Friday, April 30, 2010      18 comments

On Monday, the vice principal of Olivia's school read the book 'Our Principal Promised to Kiss A Pig' to the kindergarteners (GREAT read). Being OLIVIA! (anybody read th... Read more
I shouldn't have....
Saturday, April 17, 2010      14 comments

...used the word 'update'! I'm so sorry! There is no new information available... Olivia is still showing evidence of illness (teacher is noticing now), and people are WONDERFUL! We are almost overwhelmed by the out-pouring of love and prayer! ... Read more
Are you my mother?
Saturday, April 10, 2010      26 comments

There was a comment to my last blog entry, "It takes special person to raise someone else's child. Thank you for being there for Olivia." It immediately popped into my head, "Where the h3ll else would I be??????!!!!!!" I trust no off... Read more
Resurrection Moments (Olivia UPDATE)
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      26 comments

There are SO MANY flowers in the Garden of Gethsemane... it was so dark on Thursday that I couldn't see them. Today, and every day since last Wednesday, their perfume is a balm to my soul and spirit... I am fortified. ... Read more
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      34 comments

Lent for me has been a different than usual process this year.... Usually I feel a very strong and specific call to some particular task, or focus. I fast from ... Read more
Celebrate, Resonate, Vibrate!!! God is in the details!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      22 comments

I’ve been trying to find the time, at the very least, to post an update so that you won’t all think I fell off the earth once again (I AM truly fine… doing what I need t... Read more
This Entry Speaks for Itself
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      26 comments

As the world turns its eyes to watch those who have proven themselves, and who excel in the field of sport, I'd like to turn our eyes (if only for a moment) in a different direction. I hope that in pausing here, your eyes may even be turned inw... Read more
L is for... LAUGHTER... indeed!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      16 comments

This is a departure from my usual sort of blog. It started with my husband saying simply, "Honey, don't let the day wear you down." The words, and his tone, startled me... I heard a note of tender concern. He knows better than to ask... Read more
Thursday, February 18, 2010      17 comments

... of the nausea/headache blog. Today I woke up after a really great night's sleep with my headache at about 3. I had energy to burn, and I was looking forwa... Read more

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