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So Dry... So, So Dry
Friday, December 11, 2015      2 comments

My December hasn't exactly started off stellar. I woke up last Friday in the wee hours of the still-dark morn with a brutal sore throat. I mean it was amazing to go to sleep feeling a-okay and wake up a few hours later totally unable to swallow ... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Day 30
Monday, November 30, 2015      4 comments

The final day of thankfulness for this round. I mean, I hope to practice being thankful for the rest of my time on earth. But, for my November blog series that I do every year, this will be the last. Today I am thankful for SparkPeople. Thi... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 26-29
Sunday, November 29, 2015      3 comments

Day 26 Today I am thankful for my crazy family! We had a nice Thanksgiving together. Dinner was held at my cousin's house, so we jammed about 25 people into that little condo! It was actually cold outside, too, which was pretty awesome and ama... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 22-25
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      1 comments

Day 22 Today I am thankful for my church. There may things that are said and done in my church that I don't necessarily agree with, mostly because I'm a liberal progressive and pretty much all the churches here are conservative traditional. Bu... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 18-21
Saturday, November 21, 2015      2 comments

Day 18 Today I am thankful for my job(s). I mean, really for really reals. Not only has getting this job been an answer to a prayer allowing for a little more cash flow into my empty pockets, but it's also part-time and pretty flexible when ne... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 15-17
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      3 comments

Day 15 Today I am thankful for what I call "Border Livin'". I'm sure I've mentioned before that I live a few short miles away from the US-Mexican border. There are cultural aspects about that that are really sucktastic (like subjugation of wom... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 11-14
Sunday, November 15, 2015      4 comments

Day 11 This should be fairly obvious. I'm thankful for our veterans! My grandpa and great uncles all served at some point. Great Uncle Cy and Great Uncle George served in the 40's and my grandpa, as the youngest brother, served in the 50's. I ... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Day 10
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      4 comments

Today I am thankful for modern medicine. Believe me, I try to turn to natural remedies or "suffer through for the greater good" stuff if and when I can to help heal my body. But, my asthma and allergies are no joke, and sorry, no amount of essen... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Day 9
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      4 comments

Today I am thankful for gummy vitamins. Truthfully, I'm not really sure if these gummy vites actually have any vitamins in them. But, I don't take them to get my full daily value of vitamins and minerals, either. I take them to make up any poten... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 5-8
Monday, November 09, 2015      5 comments

Well, I'm a little behind on my thankful posts, but I am thinking about what I'm thankful for. I'm just not writing it down. But, now I am. I've been delayed thanks to a big project and some so-so health. I'm sitting here typing this with kleene... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Day 4
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      6 comments

This one may be pretty obvious. I'm very thankful for Kleenex. I go through it like it's going out of style. My allergies are just the absolute suck. For the last two or three days, we've been having some pretty wicked wind blow consistently. A ... Read more
30 Days of Thankful- Days 1-3
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      6 comments

I do this every year all through the month of November, although I should truthfully be practicing it daily all year long. I'm starting late this year due to a few things, but now more than ever I need to focus on the things that I am thankful ... Read more
Retreats and Allergies
Friday, October 23, 2015      5 comments

I think I'm more or less recovered from my long weekend. It was every bit as busy, fun, and fulfilling as I thought it would be. In the weeks leading up to the party, the four of us organizers were busy little bees. I was elbow-deep in craf... Read more
Yup
Monday, September 21, 2015      7 comments

It's been a bit since I last updated. I just don't feel like I have much to talk about. I am now officially the “cleaning lady” at YFC and the Wednesday office gal. It still only amounts to about 10 hours a week in work, but it's something... Read more
Hanging In There
Thursday, August 27, 2015      8 comments

So, I had myself a brief, but fun, couple of weekends away. I was cooking for a few retreats related to the place I volunteer and do temp work, and for church. It was a lot of work, very exhausting, with little sleep, but I would do it again in ... Read more

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