Category Archives: Random

Thank you to the ones who lift me up

Ugh, I just feel like I’m swimming in negativity lately – in the news, on facebook, at work. It’s everywhere, and as much as I joke about being a crabby person, this negativity has taken a turn and is dragging … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa, As I get older, I’ve realized my Christmas list has gotten shorter, because the things I really want for the holidays can’t be bought. So here’s my list: Your Elves Yes, you read that right. I’d like your … Continue reading

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No Mo’ NaBloPoMo

I couldn’t do it. The first day it was a conscious decision. It was getting late in the day. I knew I could rush and post something – another half-concocted thought. But I weighed the options. I thought, If I … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

It’s that magical time of year again – the time of year where there is simultaneously too much Christmas and not enough Christmas to keep the masses happy. Maybe an epic battle would settle it once and for all. On … Continue reading

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Best. Football Game. Ever.

Well that would depend on who you are, but for me and a special subset of my friends, the point is not debatable. Twenty years ago today, something very special was happening on the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s campuses.  … Continue reading

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Old Dog, Young Pup

Our husky, border collie mix is getting old. Next spring he’ll be 12. The two other dogs we know his age (one, his litter-mate) both died this past year. We can see Kokanee is aging – just look at all … Continue reading

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Snow Emergency

I should be at home coming up with something fun to write. Instead, I’m at Target, 45 min before close, looking for snow pants and boots because Mommy, the teacher said I need them for tomorrow! Or else I can’t … Continue reading

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The Story of Creepy Baby

Creepy Baby wasn’t always creepy. Creepy Baby was once a magnificent and cherished baby doll. Early in the 20th century she sat on display, alongside other wondrous treasures, in the window of a proud department store. Children pressed their faces … Continue reading

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My Seven and Only

When I was in 8th grade, we had a discussion about fate and free will in my literature class. I have no idea what book we were reading that would tie into the discussion, but I have a vivid recollection … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

You’re welcome for the ear worm. If you didn’t sing the title, you are not from my generation. But that’s ok, I still love you. Today I am at work for the first time in just over three weeks. And … Continue reading

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