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Who Next?

Writing in the blog challenge has taken on new dimensions over the past few days.With all the other work that I'm doing, finding the time to blog at all is difficult. Deciding on a "relative" subject for the challenge has been getting tougher as the days wear on. God knows how many memory pathways have been trodden during this past week by all of those taking the challenge....more

This Is What Friends Do

This month's NaBloPoMotheme is Relatives. I agreed to participate and THEN I thought about how many days I was gonna have to write about my family. 29 days! That's a lot of family. I then began thinking through various ways to write about family and what I might say about each one. It became a daunting task. But then I thought about what is going on around me. We have had quite the eventful month on our street....more

I Like Candy and All, but I Think There's a Clear Winner Here.

So it was my husband's and my 6th wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago. My mom posted this on Facebook for me, asking which gift I'd prefer, traditional or modern....more

Same situation, different interpretations, and an added helping of guilt trips

For the last two months, I have been gently trying to get my ex to agree to changing his access for the (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend...and today, he finally agreed to do it the way I've been suggesting (insert Happy Dance here!). May I repeat though...I have been working on this for TWO MONTHS...and Canadian Thanksgiving isn't for another two months! ...more

Weight For Weight

I recently went to Tuscon to visit a relative - Mom's side, since Mom and Dad were divorced and remarried( I know, someday I will get over this!...more

How important is a sense of place?

The power of place turns out to be more important than I could have imagined at this time of life. I have friends who say they’d like to live somewhere else but they stay where they are because family is near. I’m the oddball then, because the place where I’m content for now is not the same place where the people I love the most are located.  ...more

Now I've visited over at sweetlittlebrowneyes blog and through your words and pictures, I can ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Coconut Bowl

PREFACE: My apologies to any and all football fans out there. This is my problem, not yours....more

Younger and Older -- Crossing Generations Builds Astonishing Friendships

I went to a birthday party honoring a serious transition -- a landmark, and even for a successful young mother with three kids, it had an impact.  So what did her sweet husband do?  He made her a present, with the help of his 5 year old son.  I don't want to violate their privacy with a description; just know that it was something that only someone who knew her well, and loved her, could have given her....more