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Sordid Saturday

The morning started out gray, with an abundance of bickering about everything: who's looking at who too long, who's saying what, who's doing what wrong, who's stolen what. But, I have lots to do: writing, working, grocery shopping, cooking, getting chores done, and spending time with the four kiddos. I want to make the best of… Continue reading Sordid Saturday

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Giving Thanks

Complaints and whining have come unbidden, without invitation or reservation, and in abundance. And, I, for one, have been diminishing and descending into the depths of despair, feeling discouraged, frustrated, and lost. Figuring my role and my contribution in the community, with rejection looming and the seeming lack of fruitful progress where making a positive… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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Pausing and Being Thankful

Unfortunately, this afternoon didn't fare better than this morning. So, I'm pausing (to take off my grumpy pants) and being thankful instead. Here are ten particular reasons I am grateful for today: The chance to create delicious food. The ability to work out my frustrations and create art at the same time, through painting. My… Continue reading Pausing and Being Thankful