Tag Archives: life

Beyond the year of double-dog dares

I almost didn’t come back. After three months of ignoring the promise I made a year ago today, how do I have the nerve to show my face here? Here’s how. Even though my commitment to doing one brave thing … Continue reading

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Valentines at the shelter

Yesterday my kids and I made valentines for a nearby homeless shelter/soup kitchen, and today I delivered them, along with lollipops and some other donations. It was great to see my kids get excited about giving to people they don’t … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I’m not the most inspired gift giver. My gifts typically respond to a request or a practical need, and toasters just aren’t much fun on Christmas morning. I used to take more risks, but after a few of my gifts … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels 2

I did another Meals on Wheels run. No one told me I was beautiful this time, but the lady who did beamed at me like I was her favorite person in the world. I just want to hug that woman! … Continue reading

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Why should I be immune to weight-loss resolutions?

I have a weight problem. I’ve blogged about it before. It’s been a struggle for about 17 years. I am sick of it. I think I am more tired of thinking about my weight issue than I am of actually being … Continue reading

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Another mouse bites the dust

After the holiday rush, I sink into my suddenly shortened to-do list like a hot bath. After so much crazy, I can’t help gobbling up the free time that materializes overnight. So that’s what I’ve been doing this week. Sue … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels

When I was a teenager, I worked in a retirement home. The residents were in pretty good health and didn’t need the care provided by the nursing home across the street. I loved working there. It was a great opportunity … Continue reading

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