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What A Year!

My dad died in 1997. In 2005, I lost my business. In 2006, I lost my dream home, my vehicle and my husband divorced me. But 2016…now this has been a hard year. This has been a year of realizations for me. I realized that my dreams aren’t going to come true, not the way… Continue reading What A Year!

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The Death of a Dream

There is no better feeling than when dreams finally come true. Thankfulness fills your heart, happiness fills your days and hopefulness overflows from you to others. I have had dreams come true. I have gotten married, had babies, built a house and achieved more in my career than I ever wanted to achieve. But, I have had… Continue reading The Death of a Dream

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Romance and Ranch Dressing

What is romance? One of the definitions for romance on dictionary.com is a baseless, made-up story, usually full of exaggeration or fanciful invention. If you go to the movie rental place and look for a movie in the romance section, you will most likely find movies with a whole lot of lust. Romance is not necessarily the… Continue reading Romance and Ranch Dressing

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An Open Letter to the People Who Were Wrong

Today, my baby sister got married. My sister is a beautiful, wonderfully sensitive, caring person. She is also 35 years old and this is her first marriage. She did not put off getting married and having a family for a career. She has, in fact, dreamed of this day for many years. Dreams are hard… Continue reading An Open Letter to the People Who Were Wrong

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Keep on Truckin’

That’s my new motto: Keep on Truckin’. My husband recently graduated from a commercial trucking program, got his CDL license and headed on down the road. He left on August 25 to begin training to drive for a particular company. We have been married for five years and, other than the five days he was in… Continue reading Keep on Truckin’

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Gardening Without a Garden

I get so excited this time of year about growing our own vegetables in the garden. Unfortunately, we are not where we can do that this year so I am already thinking about a container garden. This is a picture of our pallet/container garden from a couple of years ago. We lived in a townhouse… Continue reading Gardening Without a Garden