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Losing Loved Ones

familyIn contemplating what my greatest fear is, I’d have to say it’s the fear of loss.  The idea of losing a member of my family is unbearable to me.  Whether it’s my sister, my mom or dad, my aunt, any of my kids, or any of my family, the thought brings me to tears.  Continue reading

Money Will Take Care of Itself

Money is a loaded topic to me.  When I was younger, I never really gave money too much of a thought.  We always seemed to have enough money to do the things I wanted to do and buy the things I wanted to buy.  I had no reason to feel deprived by a lack of money.  Continue reading

A Full Bucket List

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My Dream Board

I never used to have a bucket list of items I wanted to accomplish, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized there are things I want to accomplish before I die.  I’ve included a few items that I’ve already done just because I like to have at least something checked off my list!  (Like putting “Make my bed” on a daily to-do list AFTER I’ve already made it!) 

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Divorce is the First Step

divorceI’ve had a few challenges in my life, but I think the biggest one would have to be making the decision to get divorced and going through with the entire process.   Continue reading

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

looksI’ve always been told I look just like my mom.  I could never really see it myself until I was about 18.  I was doing my makeup at her vanity and she was standing behind me.  Looking from her face to mine and back again, it suddenly hit me and I started to cry stating “Oh my God.  I DO look like you.”  Really nice right?  I’m sure mom really appreciated my tears!  I don’t know why I cried – I think Mom looks great and always has.  I should be so lucky to look as good as she does.  Continue reading

My Houdini Hamster

hamsterOver the years I’ve had a slew of pets including dogs, fish, hamsters, birds, salamanders, crayfish, and cats.  

My first bird was a yellow parakeet with red eyes that I named Buttercup and my first hamster was a white albino teddy bear hamster (but I don’t remember it’s name).   Continue reading

My Sister – My Hero

heroMy sister was always my hero growing up.  This is not a new thing for me to reveal by any means.  She played the flute, so did I.  She was a cheerleader, so was I.  She went to UW Eau Claire, so did I.  There are many more examples, but you get the idea. Continue reading

The Birth of My Peanut

birthI remember the birth story of each of my kids very well.  Many people will tell you horror stories about childbirth, but I’m not one of those people.  I loved being pregnant and having my kids.  I never had a day of morning sickness and each of my labors was pretty easy (compared to some).   Continue reading