Just Write: On Writing

I’ve recently recommitted myself to writing. To writing here, to writing for my writing group, to writing for me. I don’t think I’m ready to take the NaNoWrMo challenge, but it sure is exciting to think about! Last night I hit the send button on my first submission. It’s the first time I’ve sent my […]

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The Marathon

I watched part of the Twin Cities Marathon this morning, mostly because the course goes past my house, but also because it’s such an inspiring event to see in person. From the first wheelchair racers that have faced life-changing challenges, to the leaders who sail past gracefully, to the run/walkers that told themselves they could run […]

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I Need to Clear Something Up

(photo taken last week on Lake Superior) I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful posts, emails and comments about selling our house. But I think I might have created some confusion. We have not sold our house yet, we have not moved yet. The point of that post was to just let go of […]

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On Hold…

For the past few weeks  I’ve felt that my life is on hold. Time keeps moving, days are getting shorter, school is starting, the State Fair is happening, but I feel stuck. We hoped to be in a new house by this time. Or at least be packing up the last of the wine glasses […]

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My Third Triathlon

I did my third triathlon this weekend. Now that it’s behind me, I can say it was a blast. But up until that moment where my toes hit the water, I felt totally unprepared. The first time I did this triathlon, two years ago, I followed the training schedule faithfully. I packed my bag carefully, […]

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What I’ve Learned This Week

The friends can be funny and thoughtful and loyal and so truly amazing. The family matters and even though you didn’t get to chose them they can be just right. That loyal coworkers that send you home when you really need to go home are worth every long day that comes along. And that a […]

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It’s Monday

It’s Monday night. Daughter just went to sleep after many, many disruptions. Husband is working on the crossword. Little Dog is napping by the front window. Big Dog is napping next to me. I’m pounding away on the keyboard. Determined to get something written for this blog. Determined to kick start my writing the only […]

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Time to Move…

You’ve probably figured it out, or maybe you haven’t, but we are planning and hoping to sell our house. We’ve been here for nearly 11 years (wow, eleven years??) and with daughter starting school next year we’ve decided to make a move to the suburbs (I know, eegads). It was no easy decision, but with […]

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Goodbye, 1952

Say goodbye to the mint green tile, the peach and yellow accents and the crumbling walls. I won’t miss the 80s lights or the cracked grout. And I won’t miss the broken shelves in the medicine cabinet or the too-large-for-the-space sink. Or that nightmare of a glass shower door. Really, eleven years we’ve been together. […]

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