Tag Archives: moving

How to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Sometimes we need to remember to stop and soak up the moment we’re in. Quit thinking about the next big thing and just celebrate where we are right now. Sometimes we need to pay attention to the colors of today, … Continue reading

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What I Learned When Emma Turned Six

In August of 2007, Jared and the kids and I loaded everything we owned into a U-Haul truck and a Chevy Trailblazer and drove away from everything we’d ever known about home. We moved from Parkersburg, Iowa to Central Florida, … Continue reading

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A Hole At The Table

My family is having Thanksgiving dinner without me today. My mom and my brothers, along with the rest of their families, will gather around a table and turkey, 1400 miles to the north of me in a small ranch house … 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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Oh, the places you’ll go. Without me.

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” -Dr. Seuss Now that Hilly has had a chance to tell you herself, it’s OK for me to talk about it here. Hilly hasn’t been here … Continue reading

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One Year: the real reason I didn’t blog this earlier

Sunday marked one year since we left our families behind in Iowa and moved to Florida. If I’m being completely honest, that’s part of the reason I didn’t turn on the computer this weekend. I knew that in the computer … Continue reading

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Residency

“And your middle name is Lynn?” “Um, no, it’s Marie, actually…” I rechecked the official documents the DMV site had told me to bring. Surely I was still capable of getting my middle name right. “Oh, yes, I see. Sorry, … Continue reading

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Where the fate of your dessert is a metaphor for your entire life.

Sunday was The Day. The Day I was headed out for my first meetup. I’ll admit, I was nervous. And although I had received a few emails and comments from a couple of women involving the words “beer and wine” … Continue reading

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And sometimes… life is good.

Hello?  *tap, tap*  Hello? Is there anyone left?  I know I’ve abandoned you for… for… well it might as well be forever with the average attention span of a blogger. I’m sorry.  I know.  I’ve been very, very bad and … Continue reading

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Get a room, no, i mean, a life

Fucking. A. I just got done paying bills.  And I know – a part of life and blah blah blah.  And its not the bills or the money or any of that necessarily that annoys me.  It is, specifically, where … Continue reading

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