The Final and Most Difficult Chapter in a Completely Unreal Year

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Whew. I cannot believe that I made it through the last 12 months. To say it’s been hard is an understatement of mythical proportions. Last Saturday was the one year mark since I lost my mom. To many this may seem sad but maybe not something that would completely change their world, and I get … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mom…

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Today would have been my beautiful mother’s 83rd birthday. I write this post in her honor. Birthdays, as with Christmas, were always a big deal in our home. Since I don’t have a family of my own, and mom spent the last several years living with me, I always did something big for her birthday. … Continue reading

For My Daddy…

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The last 12 months have seen me spend many a night writing about my mom, most of it not public but a few posts here that I wanted to share. It has been incredibly therapuetic and I expect the next week will see some of the more emotional posts, as I reach a milestone that … Continue reading

New Ventures, Life Expectancy and Online Dating

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┬áIt’s been a few weeks since I’ve written anything and I finally have some news worth sharing… I got a new job. (yay!!!) Yep, someone is going to pay me a salary, benefits, the whole thing to write. It’s a technical writer position, so not too glamorous, but important none the less, and it’s a … Continue reading

Viva Las Vegas

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This post is dedicated to my close friends: Kristi, Nancy, Bill, Margi & Dan. I love our little family and miss Dan incredibly. Here is to fabulous memories and good times ahead. Love you guys.

Happiness project- Jan 26

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The Nugget… Happiness Project, San Fran edition

Should they make it to the Big Game, I expect to see this on my roommate's head.

It’s been a tough week so I’m way behind on my posts. I intend to get caught up this week. In the meantime, this is dedicated to my dear friend, Nancy, whose San Francisco 49ers have made it to the playoffs. Since my Boys are out… I’ll temporarily assume the role of supporter and 49ers … Continue reading

Happy Times

I ran across this picture in one of my niece’s Facebook pages. I have no recollection of taking this but I know exactly where we were. This photo was taken at The Beach House restaurant on Bradenton Beach, FL. I wish this picture was bigger because it brings back many happy memories shared with my … Continue reading

Happiness at the Big Tree

Today I saw the biggest tree in FL. This has been the highlight of my week. It’s name is The Senator. It did about as much for me as our current senators so I’d like to honor it with a photo…

Happiness Project – Day 2

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I love to cook but my roommate Nancy does not share my enthusiasm for this hobby. So today, on a total whim, when she decided she would like to try to make homemade pickles, I was totally stoked. A couple of hours later, they’re in the fridge and we’re counting the days till they are … Continue reading