Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s my blog and I’ll shirk if I want to

The unknown can be scary, but sometimes returning to a place that has tested your mettle at some point in the past takes more courage. Today I went somewhere that has made me cry out in frustration, made me doubt … Continue reading

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Horizontally striped glory

Today was a busy day of packing for the beach. So beyond ordering a drink made with scotch (when I know how badly scotch burns my gullet), I have only one microscopic bravery for today. Despite my weight, I wore … Continue reading

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Have belly, will dance

Yes, I took a belly dancing class. It was hard to follow and I looked ridiculous. But it was kind of fun. Of the ten women in the class, six had committed to the wardrobe. They wore hip scarves with … Continue reading

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A whole new mom

Okay Betsy, you dared me; I did it! I changed my hairstyle today. Here are before and after shots. Before: After: It’s hard to tell in the picture, but it is about 2 inches shorter, and now I have bangs … Continue reading

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Breathe in! Breathe out! Now relax!!

In the spirit of trying something new, I took a voiceover class at Edge Studio last night. I loved it. Our wonderful instructor, Randye Kaye, led us through exercises to illustrate the different choices you can make regarding tone, pitch … Continue reading

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A different kind of house tour

I am taking it easy today after a couple of busy days. Instead of leaving my house to do something interesting, I thought I would invite you in. This way you can see what my house looks like when I … Continue reading

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Something you are never supposed to discuss at a dinner party

I told a friend I planned to blog about religion today. Her reaction: “That’s a sticky wicket.” Indeed. My parents were devout Roman Catholics. We had church every Sunday and Catholic school from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. To give credit … Continue reading

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