Keep on Truckin’!

I think my personal mottos could use some work.A friend read me my horoscope last week, and, to me, it was the most comforting, wonderful thing I ever heard and I've been repeating the last line over and over to myself. The line? "It's not too late."I've been meaning...

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It’s all relative.

I just found my elder son, teary-eyed in the basement."What's wrong?" I asked, concerned.He looked up at me, bottom lip trembling, and said, "We're poor."Oh, for the love of pete. Hubby and I had just had a talk with the kids expanding the current notion of...

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Birthday blog.

That's right. Today is my birthday. Because I am the meanest mom in the world, we started with a forced 5K/family fun run. Yup. I said "fun run" and don't let my kids tell you otherwise. They just don't understand grown-up fun is all.I'm not sure what the rest of the...

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You have got to be kidding me.

Dang, that was fast. We made it to day six of school before someone was home with the flu. I don't know how she does it, but we've got a daughter (hereafter known as "the carrier") who catches every single strain of bug that comes through the public school system. I...

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Oh, no, he din’t!

If you are friends with me on Facebook, then you've already heard this one, but still....I came back from an 8 mile run this morning and hubby asked me how it went. "Okay, I guess, but it took 1:27 and I really wanted to finish in 1:20 even."Hubby rolled his eyes,...

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Just think about it….

That's it. I'm not kidding. My birthday is coming up and dang nabbit, the only problem is that I'm turning 41 years old and not 71.Today cemented it. Apparently, one of our local newspapers ran an article about our little retail corner. All day I have been inundated...

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Who knew?

Well, isn't this just a kick in the head? I'm not even sure how it happened, but I've become someone who, when facing down a seriously mean and crabby attitude, looks over her options (liquor, chocolate, running far, far away from home...) and spontaneously decides,...

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Back to school blues-

Eeeep.   You know, I'm a fairly busy person. Five kids, my own business, these things require a certain amount of organization. Usually that looks like me, squirreling away things that I know that we'll need so that just about anytime one of the kids says, "Mom!!! I...

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Out of the Wild, into the Fire.

Lordy, lordy... you'd think that after being married for roughly a hundred years that I would know better than this. You see, to my way of thinking, hubby and I are not just roommates or "co-parents" we are each other's biggest supporters. We do, or should, help each...

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Zzzzzzzz…..

Somewhere, there is a television executive who doesn't want me to sleep. I don't know why he has made it his life's work to torment me, but he does. Maybe we rode the bus together back in elementary school, and he had an unfortunately easy-to-rhyme name. Like...

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  • Patty on Shhhhh….Some of Us are Sleeping, here.You DO win at life! I am with you about mornings...wish I didn't have to get up as early as I do. You keep doin' what you are doin'!
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