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It’s been several days since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been snowed under. Ian celebrated his 15th birthday and tonight he’s at his 8th Grade Prom. Today is also my husband and my 27th wedding anniversary as well as my one-week mark on non-smoking (I’ve gained 1 pound for each day I haven’t smoked and… Continue Reading

Happy Mom’s Day!

My kids are still asleep and I don’t live near my mother or m-i-l, so there’s no rush. I’ve enjoyed a peaceful stroll around my garden. It’s fun to see my vegetable babies growing! Today is Day 3 of being a non-smoker and it’s supposed to be the hardest in terms of cravings. Supposed to… Continue Reading

Non-Smoker as of Today!

I took the big step and made the decision to become a non-smoker as of today. In some ways it’s been much easier than I thought it would be, but I’ve heard that the mental addiction withdrawal becomes more powerful in a couple of days. I’m looking forward to the challenge (she said timidly). John… Continue Reading

Writing with Butterflies

Until very recently, I hadn’t given myself permission to write lyrically. I tend to strip my prose bare, even though I write to an internal metronomic beat. In the interests of constantly trying to improve my writing, I’ve begun exploring areas I previously feared. Perhaps because of a strong case of imposter syndrome, there were… Continue Reading

Email Arrrgh!

For the past couple of days, I’ve been having email problems. I thought they were finally straightened out, but apparently not. Update! I think my email woes have been resolved! Perhaps because of the email problem, I’ve had a very good writing day, so that’s the upside to this petty annoyance! And tomorrow my oldest… Continue Reading