Category Archives: blog

going private

I’m using the new year as motivation to make some changes to my blog. As I have less time to blog and fewer deep feelings to work through (can I get an “Amen!” for that?), it seems that this blog … Continue reading

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To be filed in the good news/bad news category: Yesterday’s weekly update from our agency showed that three referrals had gone out, including two in our age range! (That’s the good news.) Unfortunately, neither referral was for us.  (Bad news.) … Continue reading

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I’ve been playing around with my blog; I changed the theme and some of the widgets. This somehow led to me going through a bunch of old posts and categorizing them. (This is what you do when you have nothing … Continue reading

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a tale of two weekends

Weekend #1 – Mine I made plans several weeks ago to spend this weekend visiting my grandmother in Hammond, Indiana. Although she is 96 years old, she still lives in her home of 60+ years on her own, with helpers … Continue reading

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Over Memorial Day weekend, Craig and I traveled to Seattle for a little getaway. The main motivation for going was my cousin’s wedding and the opportunity to see my mom as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins on her side … Continue reading

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moving right along

Thank you to all who offered words of support and comfort on my last post. One reason I felt compelled to share my meltdown was because I know others out there have times like that, too. And that you get … Continue reading

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It’s a NEW year, and I’m way behind on blogging (at least in my mind). So, in order to get caught up, I’m going to share what’s NEW all in one post. Here we go… Happy NEW Year! I hope … Continue reading

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