Puppy Love

Just last week I started the crazy effort of moving back into my home in Colorado and suffice it to say I have too much stuff! Anytime you move you always have that period of time where you can’t find this or that and you have no idea at the moment where that particular thing is.  You walk around for days looking for something wondering where it is.  For me it hasn’t been the sofa pillows or mixing bowls, that are indeed missing, it’s been our dog Buddy. His absence from this […]

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Blessed Beyond Compare

It’s the end of January and I’m just realizing that I missed the start of a new decade.  I’m embarrassed to admit this but today when I was listening to a podcast and the speaker mentioned the start of a new decade I thought to myself, “What?”  Then it hit me that today am January 30th which means we are 30 days into a new decade and I barely noticed the end of the last one. If this admission isn’t embarrassing enough I’m also admitting to the fact that I didn’t realize millions […]

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I Will Be Your Strength

If I wrote a blog post about every wonderful friend that I have I would be writing for days.  I don’t say that to sound impressive as if I did anything to deserve these friends.  I haven’t.  I try to be a good friend but on the friend meter I don’t know that I’m an extraordinary friend.  I’m not saying that to solicit compliments so PLEASE don’t send any. My point is that I’m very humbled by my friends and their obvious love for me and my children.  If I could be more like some […]

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What’s In a Name?

Growing up I remember when I had a crush on a boy I would write my first name with his last name in order to practice my new signature just in case we might have a future. Being very traditional when I married my college sweetheart the thought of keeping my maiden name never occurred to me.  The possibility of that marriage ending was also not something I imagined either.  If you don’t think you’ll ever be faced with the prospect of changing your name again the first change doesn’t seem like […]

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Bar-Beee-Cue

Somewhere down the road of my life a friend of mine and I developed this way of saying the word barbeque that was completely ridiculous.  It sounded more like bar-beee-cue than barbecue.  Whenever the subject of barbecuing came up we would laugh and slaughter the sound of this word with our exaggerated pronunciation.  It was one of those inside jokes that make no sense to anyone other than the people who made it up. Since that joke developed I have come to learn that in some parts of the world barbecue is no […]

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

I swore I would never get another pet after I had to have my cat put down.  I cried for several days and kept apologizing for my tears.  I would say, “She was just a cat”, because I felt embarrassed.  Most animal lovers were very sympathetic but others weren’t as understanding.  Then I had kids and my boys started talking about a dog. My youngest son Chase didn’t have much to say at that point in his life but one thing you could get him to talk about was a dog.  As a result it didn’t take […]

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Penny Rich

Saturday July 11th was my 3 year penny anniversary and it was a banner day! It seemed that everywhere I went I found a penny.  I’d started the day with the hope that I would at least find two so that I would hit the 10,000 mark but the change just kept coming.  By the end of the day the total count was 10,136.  That’s a lot more than a penny a day that’s almost nine cents a day and every one of those pennies bares the same message, “In God we trust.” I […]

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