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First Day and Last Day (both good things)

First day of the new job is done. Standard stuff, some interesting, some less so, as all new job orientations have. So glad for this new opportunity! Last day of Mom being in the hospital! She’s home and doing very … Continue reading

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Purposeful Happiness

Earlier tonight, as I sat here watching the news, rubbing tired eyes when I glanced at the clock and realized it was the 6:30 showing and not the 10:30 (this getting back into regular people hours is hard, y’all!), I found myself contemplating … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Future

I haven’t had the best luck over the past two years. However, I have still had some great experiences, fantastic times with friends and family, and the knowledge that there are strong people who have my back and support me through … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, a fire in the fireplace, my three pups gathered ’round. Last night, a wonderful evening of fun and friends at a Festivus party, where we had the airing of grievances, white elephant gift exchange, wine exchange, and a … Continue reading

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Looking For Joy

Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit… invisible. Or, perhaps, like someone who is “old news.” Some of that’s on me, I know. I’m not the greatest at keeping up with people. No worries. Or, at least, not many. I’ve had some great … Continue reading

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Thanks

I gave thanks today for family. Those I’m currently surrounded by and those farther away. I gave thanks for the opportunity I have been gifted with to spend this Thanksgiving in Maryland, just outside our nation’s Capitol, and for the … Continue reading

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Rain and Christmas Lights

No, they don’t always go together. Just today. You see, the rains have finally returned to the Serengeti!! OK, maybe not. But they have returned to Portland, along with a noticeable drop in temperature. Oh, it is glorious! THIS MAKES … Continue reading

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