Category Archives: preparation

NSNF Month

It is September.  That month that is not really summer and not really fall.  Unless you live in the southwest, and it is hot-as-hades-stop-talking-about-sweaters season. But here in the Northeast, school has started, pumpkins and mums are available at farm … Continue reading

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The Next Good Thing

We women are trained to be Queen Copers. Granted, some of us are better at coping than others, but for the most part we all do the best we can.  We can all identify with this definition of Cope: Verb, … Continue reading

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This Time We Mean It

We said “never again”.   Then three years ago, we did it again.  Then we said “ok, really, no more.”  Then last weekend, we did it again. We held a Tag Sale. Or a Yard Sale or a Garage Sale, depending … Continue reading

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Visibly Invisible

In true DIY fashion, for the past few weeks my husband has been doing a refresh of our kitchen. He scraped and repainted the popcorn ceiling (not a project for the faint of heart – messy and no fun for … Continue reading

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One of Many Firsts

I started my day today feeling a bit off, a little sad.  After all, it was the first holiday, the first Easter, since my older brother passed.  I woke up keenly aware that today there was no Easter basket for … Continue reading

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Quit My Bellyaching

I have a love-hate relationship with lunch.   I love to eat.  It is the what & how of it that I hate.  The deciding on what, and the prep of whatever it is, feels like drudgery to me.  Yeah, I … Continue reading

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The Other Stages

At the risk of sounding like a Debbie Downer and having many of you avoid reading this full post (but I hope you will hang in here with me), I’m going to state the obvious: Death, rather unfortunately, is an … Continue reading

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