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Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

For many years I swore that the year I was currently experiencing was the “worst” ever. Bad things kept happening, and despite the fact that I would wish the badness of the year away, things only seemed to get worse with the change of the new year. At a certain point every year seemed to… Read More Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

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They Called Me “Gringa”

I’m currently working on my portfolio that is required of me to graduate with a degree in Rhetoric/Writing. This is one of the pieces I am including. It has been over 25 years since I set foot in Costa Rica, but the memories I had of that summer will stay with me forever. When I… Read More They Called Me “Gringa”

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Day 30…2 days later.

At 12:15am as I was laying in bed Sunday night I realized that I had failed to post anything for day 30 of the Nablopomo challenge. Lots of reasons for that. My kids and I had a belated Thanksgiving dinner and we finished decorating the house for Christmas. Now I just need to shop. I… Read More Day 30…2 days later.

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Day 29. Second to Last Day.

It’s been a long day. Once again I was overly ambitious in the things I thought I’d get done. And only did a fraction of the things I thought I’d do. But…we got up our tree today. The purple lights I’ve been waiting all year to put on the tree look more like a shade… Read More Day 29. Second to Last Day.

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Day 28: Are You My Friend?

Recently I received a friend request on Facebook from someone whom I haven’t spoken with in a very long time. I wasn’t sure whether or not to accept the request. For one thing, this person was on my mental list of friend requests I would never accept for any reason. I’m pretty sure that when… Read More Day 28: Are You My Friend?

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Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness

So because it’s Thanksgiving I figure I should write about things I am grateful for. Of course, I am grateful for a lot of things. ¬†Always number one on my list is my children. They have changed me and my life in more ways than I can count. My parents. When I knew I was… Read More Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness

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Day26: Maintaining Your Way Through The Holidays

These are the kind of assignments you get when you are an English major. This is a post I wrote for a WordPress blog I have to participate in for the semester. This is one of two blogs I had to create for two separate classes.(If I am creating blogs on WordPress, you can probably… Read More Day26: Maintaining Your Way Through The Holidays

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Day 25: Tuesday Reflections

It was kind of mellow day today. This morning I attended the funeral of the mother of a friend of mine. She passed away from lung cancer. One thing that always intrigues me about funerals are the things that you learn; the stories you hear when people start talking about the loved one. I didn’t… Read More Day 25: Tuesday Reflections


Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis

When I first knew I was getting a divorce I told my then therapist, “I don’t know how to be an adult.” Even though I had done things like register to vote, buy a house, get married, have children, get a job, pay bills and taxes and all of those things that adults typically do,… Read More Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis

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Day 22: Still Hanging In There!

Day 22 of the Nablopomo challenge. I’m still hanging in there! I have a whole slew of things I would like to blog about today but will not. I don’t have time and some of the things I can’t go into much detail about. Like, the fact that I ran into the little brother of… Read More Day 22: Still Hanging In There!