Category Archives: Personal

Sunday Coffee – And Then There Were Four

Morrigan left home this week. Let me take a moment to have that sink in. Morrigan left home. He didn’t leave for two weeks for Japan. He didn’t leave for a week on the Appalachian Trail. He isn’t coming back … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Sooner Than Expected

The week started on a surprising note. Morrigan got a call from the nuclear coordinator at the navy with the news that his security clearance had gone through and he’d be shipping out in October. We were told that we’d … Continue reading

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September 2019 in Review

I can’t believe today is the last of the month. It’s flown! And while it’s been fairly good, I’m really looking forward to October, my favorite month of the year! Reading It has been a fantastic start to RIP month!! … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Money, and Debt, and Panic

One of my big goals this year was to work to get our family out of debt. For most of our marriage, Jason and I have managed to stay out of credit card debt. In fact, from 2006 until our … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Rebuilding My Story (Part 2)

Last week, I talked about school, career, and finding a path for my future. It has been very hard for me to focus on what I want to do going forward, because at present, and for a long time now, … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Downton Abbey

Ah, Downton Abbey. For years, I resisted my friend Karen’s insistence that I would love the show. Then one day back in early 2014, I saw the first two seasons on the Express shelf of my library, and checked them … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Hiding in Plain Sight

When I was a sophomore, a misunderstood incident* caused my parents to send me to a therapist for a short while. I barely remember those sessions, but one thing stands out. My counselor asked me what I enjoyed, what I … Continue reading

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