Author Archives: Stephanie

Devil, Thy Name is Hurry

I’m in a hurry to get things done I rush and rush until life’s no fun*   Or until I slam my finger in a locked car door. That brought my hurry up life to a screeching halt about 2 … Continue reading

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Minimalist Me

Ok, that’s a stretch. But I am moving in the right direction. As a follow up to my last post, Defeathering Our Nest, I am proud to report that in this past week I have “dealt with” 23 Rubbermaid boxes in … Continue reading

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Defeathering Our Nest

Our Colorado son texted me a couple of months ago, asking if I knew where his lacrosse gear was, and could I send it with his friend who was coming out to ski next week? Gladly. Any attempt on their … Continue reading

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Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Nothing remains quite the same. Jimmy Buffet was right. Life is full of changes. Some are predictable: children moving away from home, getting married and the empty nest that ensues. Others, not so much. We never saw this coming. Two … Continue reading

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It’s finally happened for me. After what seems like a lifetime of waiting and waiting I am FINALLY a grandmother! The majority of my friends and one of my sisters are all grandmothers before me, and they all had the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Mojo

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and I’m sitting down to take a deep breath before all the crazy starts. Crazy in a good way, of course. Right? My beautiful fall candle is burning a festive fragrance and the afternoon shadows … Continue reading

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I Like Hope

I like hope. The real kind. The kind that gives comfort during these uneasy times of politicians shouting crazy. The kind that helps me hang on when I see another bombing in a far away city, or one even closer … Continue reading

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