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end of summer grumpies

YO.  How YOU doin’? Me? Yea. I’m grumpy.  End-of-summer-in-Phoenix-tired-of-100-plus-degree-heat-and-not-the-dry-kind sort of grumpy.  Over. It. Traffic makes me grumpy.  Seeing trash on the side of the road? Super grumpy.  Social media rants + totally uninformative news broadcasts + political propaganda = … Continue reading

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springtime in the desert

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I had such a lovely time! The weather was incredible.  Not to rub it in for those of you suffering through the winter still, I’m really sorry about that.  But I spent almost the … Continue reading

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getting my hopes up

It’s a gloomy Sunday here.  Cloudy and grey and chilly.  But nice I guess, if you’re in the mood… How’s yours going? So… OK.  This is what’s on my mind: I’ve never handled disappointment well. As a kid, I’d cry and … Continue reading

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all the things i didn’t do

LOL! I know that’s not the ideal way to start this, but seriously, the dog just let out an incredible sigh as I was getting ready to write this post.  He just spent hours with his fur-cousin and is straight-up … Continue reading

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birthdays all around

Hi buddy, how are you? I’m really good – it’s our niece’s birthday, she’s 18!  A year younger than I was when I met her uncle Joe.  How weird is that? We share a birthday, her and I.  It’s been really … Continue reading

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just a quickie: our weekend in pictures

So I’m sitting here at the computer, listening to Joe’s music coming from the back of the house, the TV broadcasting “How It’s Made” (because Joe keeps coming out and staring at it for a minute before wandering back to … Continue reading

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the spirit of christmas

Hey, hey, hey! How was your weekend? I’m sitting here, Sunday night – exhausted but content, listening to the Arizona Cardinals game in the background, drinking a glass of wine, smelling the Christmas tree and the holiday scented candle burning … Continue reading

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a different kind of Christmas…

You guys!  How are you?!? I feel like it’s been so long, and it probably hasn’t been, but time has sort of been doing this weird dragging-slash-flash-forward thing on me these last couple weeks.  I think I might have mentioned … Continue reading

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weekends around here

PSSST! it’s monday again… if we pretend not to notice, maybe it won’t suck so bad? Let’s at least try, OK? How was your weekend? I hope it wasn’t too cold where you are, I know there is a lot … Continue reading

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because i’m an aunt

I made a choice not to have my own babies, and that decision was made exponentially easier because I’m an aunt.  I know it’s not for everyone, being childless.  But it’s the right selection for me.  And for Joe.  Not many people understand … Continue reading

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crazy ass weekend

Ug. I’m tired. A little grumpy. Tired. This last weekend was a whirlwind of activities, and seriously, I have to ask.  Have you ever done so much and still accomplished so little? What I mean is, so this: Friday night … Continue reading

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a case of the lazies

Hi there! How is your week starting out? Yesterday was a little trip through crazy town, trying to catch up with all the stuff I’ve been putting off due to a case of the lazies.  Do you ever get those? … Continue reading

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library tuesday

A few years ago, one of my sisters asked if I would mind taking her three daughters to the library after work once a week.  Being a dedicated auntie, I happily obliged.  There’s something about me you should know: I … Continue reading

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growing

My mom recently gave me an arrowhead shoot she transplanted from a mother plant she’s raised for the last 34 years. It’s the second time she’s entrusted this plant to me, the first being when she moved, albeit temporarily, back to … Continue reading

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