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Alaska

Meagan had yet another business trip. This time to Alaska. After the business portion of the trip was over and everyone else headed home, she stuck around an extra day to hike a glacier....

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A Fortnight

It’s been two weeks since I last posted. Anyone worried? If so, to alleviate those worries, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening. First, there was a graduation party. A graduation party with I-don’t-know-how-many...

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Portsmouth

My friend Susan was at it again. Monday night, at 11 pm, we were exchanging texts. She was asking me to do something. My first answer was “No.” Then it was “Maybe.” Then it was “I’ll...

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Pits and Peaks

My siblings and I are very different. Very. Case in point: My sister Jo is keeping an online gratitude journal. Gratitude Journal 50/365 4th of July edition The men and women of our mighty...

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The Wedding Party

About 13 years ago, a group of us started hanging out together during 5th grade basketball games. Before the holiday weekend, that group got together to celebrate one of us as mother-of-the-bride-to-be. Our conversations touched upon...

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Scrapbook: The Closet

I think I’ve mentioned before that when the kids were growing up I desperately needed more closet space. So we added a bedroom, a great room, a porch, and a finished basement. In this...

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The Week In Review

Sometimes I feel a little guilty about not having a job. You know – guilt over not fulfilling my potential, not accomplishing anything concrete, and not earning an income. That feeling strikes me when...

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Blue Balls

Phil was moved to a rehab facility Thursday, and things continue to look up. Over the course of the past six weeks, we’ve been keeping immediate family members informed via a group text. There...

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She Did It

She is a high school graduate. There were times we weren’t quite sure that was going to happen. As a result of her experiences there, I can’t look at that high school with the...

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Small Pleasures

Despite everything that is going on, there is still fun to be had. Like: A boat ride to Meredith for ice cream and the annual Memorial Day fair, even in the cold. Having my nephew...