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Almost Done!

I’m feeling moderately optimistic today. I finished my 2017/2018 photo album Monday night. My plan is to proofread it today or tomorrow and then order it. As always, I’m worried about making mistakes, all kinds of mistakes, including the kinds … Continue reading

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Dear Universe

Dear Universe, I have been listening to you. I have absorbed your lessons. I really have. I have learned many things, and I am trying to be a better person. So can we just take a break, just for a … Continue reading

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Ahead of Schedule

I did some Christmas shopping today. I seem to have already hit that desperate, depressed, and sort of mindless realm of shopping that I usually don’t reach until much later in the season. So I’m ahead of schedule. Hooray?

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Wild Town

When my husband and I got home from a shopping trip the other day, there were two packages sitting on our doorstep. I said, “They’re probably for me. I got a little reckless with our credit card.” He nonetheless thought … Continue reading

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Making Progress

So far in Christmas prep: The Advent Calendar is mostly set up. I have enough small gifts, Christmas-themed books from the library, and “tickets” to get through the entire Advent season. I had planned to make a schedule to evenly … Continue reading

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Big Hair

I don’t like getting my hair cut, so I tend to put it off. My tresses had gotten very long and unruly, though, so I finally went to the salon this week. When I got home, my husband said, “Thank … Continue reading

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After Thanksgiving

On this day after Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having survived the holiday. We spent the day with my in-laws and managed to get through the whole thing with no political beefs. I also finally managed to get my parents … Continue reading

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Dream of Green and Turtles

I met author John Green in a dream last night. He wanted to thank me for tipping him off to that “turtles all the way down” thing. That was quite nice of him, and he was every bit as personable … Continue reading

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Greatness

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller Grade: A Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life was my 16th book of the year and much to be admired for both its content and its brevity. Keller’s authorial voice was … Continue reading

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I Can Do This

I already feel the panic creeping in. Christmas is coming, and I just know I won’t be ready for it. I have so many things to do before the holiday. I’d hardly have enough time if I were on the … Continue reading

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