For 8 years I was house-hungry. At some point during each of those years I cycled through a pity-party-tantrum of life isn’t fair, I hate renting, my life sucks. The recession of 2007 hit exactly as my husband was switching jobs and we moved from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction, Colorado. We were unable to…

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I bought a planner for 2021. For several reasons I haven’t used a planner for at least 20 years; there are too many cute ones and it’s hard to pick one.  I couldn’t justify the cost when a combination of a wall calendar and my phones’ calendar seemed to work fine. And then what if…

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During the last several months of her life, my Mom received phone calls and visits from many friends. The two that stood out to me the most were Ruthanne, her childhood best friend, and Sharon, her cousin. These two were at the top of her list to contact when she passed away. The day she…

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This Blog post almost didn’t happen. Due to all the Christmas preparations going on and a short visit from my youngest brother, I almost forgot to write it. When I did remember, there was a lot of resistance from my brain. ” I don’t want to do that.” “I don’t know what to write.” “It’s…

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Tonight as a family we watched “Christmas with The Chosen.” The Chosen is a wonderful series about the disciples Christ chooses to follow Him when His ministry begins.  I’ve watched the entire first Season, some episodes twice. But it was in this Christmas special that I noticed the repeated use of this line: “Get Used…

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It’s good to be home again. Well, kind of. You know when you’ve been away from home for awhile and it seems everything needs to be done when you return? ALL the bathrooms need cleaning, the dirty laundry you brought home with you, the stack of mail to go through – and the empty fridge…

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