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My mama’s shoes

Two overfilled cardboard boxes, taped and confined, have been harboring in the trunk of my car for months. I catch sight of them when I stash a sack of groceries or stow a bag of bird seed. I know they are … Continue reading

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Running, Running, Running.

A turquoise-clad bottle, perched on the counter beside the Keurig and the coffee pod rack, reminds me to unlace the running shoes and hang up the game. Running, Running, Running. I have stopped running. I have stopped running because of a water … Continue reading

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Not bad, really, not bad at all

You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you find yourself crouching in a bathroom stall, wiping dog poop off of your shoe with cheap paper towels. Yep, folks, it’s been quite the day. As the husband snores … Continue reading

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Little BIG things

“Enjoy the little things in life, because one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Like many, I am guilty of  squandering precious moments and have taken far too many things for granted in the haste … Continue reading

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Sleep, perchance to dream…

I punch my pillow, throw off the blanket and turn over, again. The dance of car lights streaks pattern across the wall beside the bed in the room I now share with my mom. It is dark, but light from … Continue reading

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My bonus day off

One would think that a bonus day off work would merit a fall frolic somewhere fun like The State Fair, The Dallas Arboretum or at least a picnic in the park. Yesterday’s sudden and serious storm has many of us without power, … Continue reading

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Helpless

I feel helpless, watching my slumbering daughter, asleep on the couch in our family room. She is covered by her favorite blanket, her long, tousled locks splayed out across the college boyfriend’s Dodgers pillow; her sweet features hidden by the … Continue reading

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