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Blog Entries - tag: 'General musings'

Why wait?

Posted on: December 7, 2011
Tags: General musings

I heard a song on the radio yesterday that made me stop and take a figurative double take. The woman was singing about being worried every time the phone rang because she was afraid it would be “the other woman” calling her husband away. She went

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What time is it?

Posted on: November 4, 2011
Tags: General musings

Years ago there was a show on TV called Northern Exposure. It’s one of my favorite shows of all time. It was quirky and fun and always surprising. One of the things I like the most about it was that there was always a bit of philosophy in it, a bit of

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A mole hill out of a mountain

Posted on: October 24, 2011
Tags: General musings

How many plastic bags do you have in your house? You know, the ones you get at the grocery store and Target and Walgreens and on and on and on. They do come in very handy for things like garbage can liners. Sometimes it's hard to believe that we got along

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Well, it's sort of true

Posted on: October 17, 2011
Tags: General musings

Over the weekend I heard the phrase again that "80% of success in life is just showing up". Well, I'll agree that you have to show up in order for something to happen but simply showing up doesn't guarantee that something will happen. Trust me, I've gone to

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Too busy fighting to eat?

Posted on: September 5, 2011
Tags: General musings

Recently I was at a friend's house and got to watch the hummingbirds at her feeder. The feeder has four perches on it but that doesn't mean that I ever saw four hummingbirds feeding. It was amazing to see how infrequently any of then got any food at all. They

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Glitter Girl

Posted on: September 2, 2011
Tags: General musings

What do glitter and fine china have in common? Both tend to be reserved for special occasions. At least in my life. Well, I don’t actually have any fine china but I have heard that most people who do only use it for holiday or special meals. I used

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What price enthusiasm?

Posted on: May 5, 2011
Tags: General musings

Recently I had to go through the unpleasant (to me) process of buying a car. I love driving Honda Civics and thanks to a recent accident, I was in the market for a new used one. After a long internet search, I found 2 in my town that were close enough to what

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A good day's work.

Posted on: April 22, 2011
Tags: General musings

Last weekend my mom and her husband came into town for a visit. I love it when they show up because I know that lots of projects are going to get done! The main project of this trip was to run electricity to our shed in the back yard. When I heard the words

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Shut up!

Posted on: January 23, 2011
Tags: General musings

Some films have narrators that fill you in on the thoughts that the characters are having. You know, that running dialogue that goes on while you watch the scene. They do this so that you understand more of what’s going on and what the character’s

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Still awesome after all these years!

Posted on: January 22, 2011
Tags: General musings

I could hardly believe it! This morning before work I was watching coverage of the Australian Open. When the live coverage ended, the Tennis Channel aired a match that took place in the Spring of 2010. I was speechless. The match was between Jim Courier and

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Dog zen

Posted on: January 21, 2011
Tags: General musings

Dogs are amazing. Every day they wake up without a thought of what happened yesterday. They don’t obsess about having been yelled at the day before or worry about whether or not we will love them any more. They are always in the moment, putting

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Tennis anyone?

Posted on: January 18, 2011
Tags: General musings

It’s that time of year again. Tennis time that is! I’m a huge fan of the game even though I don’t play. I remember my dad taking me to a match between Bjorn Borg (my favorite player!) and Ivan Lendl. Borg lost but I didn’t care. I was

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Obsession

Posted on: January 3, 2011
Tags: General musings

It’s amazing how something that I didn’t even know existed yesterday can take me over. Let me explain. I got a pair of pants for Christmas from NY&C. Not a store I would usually shop in. To be honest, there is no clothing store that I frequent

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They take work.

Posted on: January 2, 2011
Tags: General musings

Relationships take work. Period. Unless you’re the type to cut and run at the first sign of trouble. So maybe I need to change that first sentence to “Long-term relations take work.” The challenging thing is that the type of work required

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