Tag: Family

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A Walk Down Memory Lane

One morning, many years ago, a little red-haired girl stood at the top of a flight of stairs, rubbing her eyes and yawning the remnants of sleep away. Her stuffed turtle was clutched in her little fist as she descended the stairs toward the scent of freshly fried bacon and homemade pancakes. That little girl…

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Blog-o-Rama, Day 18: Want

Blog-o-Rama, Day 18: Want

I felt myself becoming one of those moms today. You know the ones, the moms who nag at their children at sporting events as the child puts forth as much effort as she can muster. Yeah. That was me today at Jillian’s swim lesson. And I’m far from proud of my behavior. Okay, so what…

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Blog-o-Rama Day… uh… 16: Mailbox

Blog-o-Rama Day… uh… 16: Mailbox

Well, for those of you who’ve been keeping tabs (although bittersweet, I don’t think there are that many of you) I’ve missed a few days. I could go on about why I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties, but the mundane drivel of my everyday existence may bore you to tears. Regardless, today’s prompt was, “mailbox”.…

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Blog-o-Rama Days 11 & 12: Smile & A Mother

Blog-o-Rama Days 11 & 12: Smile & A Mother

I decided to combine these two prompts because they seem to go hand in hand. My mother has rejoiced in my happiness and helped wipe away my tears, making her inextricably linked to my smiles, and since today is Mother’s Day, it seemed like a perfect fit. I chose this picture because it captured a…

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Blog-o-Rama, Day 5: Paper

Blog-o-Rama, Day 5: Paper

Paper… wow! So much is made from paper! I thought about money, but that didn’t really inspire me. I thought about posting a pic of my marriage license, but that would require me digging through my house to try to locate it… nah, too ambitious for a Sunday afternoon. Then it hit me. I’ve done…

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Blog-o-Rama Day 4: In My Cup

Blog-o-Rama Day 4: In My Cup

This beautiful Imperial glass belonged to my grandmother. I never actually saw her use it. It sat in a glass front cabinet in her formal dining room. I wonder if she ever filled it up and sat back in a comfy chair with a sigh. If she did, I wonder what drink she chose. Tonight,…

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May Blog-o-Rama, Day Two: Morning Ritual

May Blog-o-Rama, Day Two: Morning Ritual

My morning ritual varies a great deal depending on whether or not I have to go to work. Today was unusual for a Thursday. My family and I were home from work today for a sad occasion. My husband’s grandfather passed away and today was his funeral and graveside ceremony. So, my morning ritual was…

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Rendered Speechless

Rendered Speechless

  “The receivers of the Sunshine Award are bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.” Somehow I’ve been nominated for the coveted Sunshine Award, and thus must reciprocate. I’ve been thinking long and hard about how best to graciously accept this nod as the blogging newbie that I am. I’m finding it…

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