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Without Balance

I have seen and done a lot in New Orleans in the last week. I don’t have any pictures I can show you of any of those things, because they are still in RAW format and my brain is simply … Continue reading

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The Stuff We Keep Just in Case

Tomorrow is garage sale number two, and this time we’ve advertised it in the local Penny Saver and have a little better idea of what to expect since we had our first by-the-seat-of-our-pants sale last week. We’re prepared. I feel … Continue reading

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Today

Jared is moving home today. It’s taken me 12 13 14 tries to write that sentence out. Actually, I’ve written that sentence over and over and over again – it’s what comes before and after that sentence that keeps tripping … Continue reading

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Two Years.

  I actually missed the anniversary date. That in itself is a sign of progress, I think. August 10th, two days ago, marked two years since we moved to Florida. Last year, I marked this date with a resignation and … Continue reading

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In lieu of flowers, I forgive.

It is said that somewhere in Iowa, a small town’s football team still takes a knee before each game.  The players and coaches join hands and bow their heads, and they defy the laws that tell them that they cannot … Continue reading

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Murder in Parkersburg, Iowa.

I am from Parkersburg, Iowa. I wasn’t born there, I don’t live there now, but it is, without a doubt, where I am from. It is – and will always be – integral to who I am. On Wednesday morning, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cymbalta, Hello Shopping Marathon

The condensed version of this post is, basically: I had a good weekend. The long version is: Wednesday night I took my last Cymbalta.  My primary care doctor recommended I switch my anti-depressants in order to fix everything that was … Continue reading

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One is silver and the other gold

“Mom, when are we going to change houses again?” Emma doesn’t speak to me for the first half of our morning drive to daycare.  I think it takes her that long to get over being pissed about having to get … Continue reading

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What I Did This Weekend: A Picture By Number

1 – Got real, big girl dining room furniture. Sure, it’s secondhand (and therefore missing the real, big girl price tag), but it’s beautiful. And mine. And I love it. 2 – Rearranged all of my china into my new … Continue reading

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How Miss Britt Redecorates Her House And Makes A Dramatic Impact – A Photo Essay

When you’ve been away from your house for oh, let’s say, about 10 days, one of the first things you’ll notice when you get home is that it’s been damn near a year since you’ve made any progress on decorating … Continue reading

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