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Jul.21.2012
 I found myself sitting on the dias with women who have published books and have been doing this writing thing as a profession for many many years and I was humbled. Humbled and honored to be able to sit at their feet and learn just what it takes to become published and to push on through the...
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Jul.02.2012
The best time to eat a holiday dinner is the next day and the day after that. One of the things about seasoning is that the longer it sits it marinates and makes whatever it is taste better. There is nothing like a roast beef, ham or turkey sandwich the day after Christmas. Wrap your taste buds...
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Jul.02.2012
When I began blogging the reason was because I decided that I wanted to write. I wanted to do something that would compel me to write. I wanted to pursue my passion and write in my retirement. My passion will supplement my retirement check with a little extra. I am on my way. I am one of the...
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Jul.02.2012
My daughter called me at work today to ask me if I had looked at the Mermaid Tail. I told her that I had not. I faintly remember her telling me that she wanted to get a mermaid tail. My brain was somewhere else, which means I really wasn't listening and I just said okay. I should have realized this...
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Jun.27.2012
Last Saturday, I attended a homegoing celebration. A goodbye roast for a good man. I have heard preachers talk about 2 Corinthians 5:8 which says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And prior to Saturday I understood this to mean that once you die you will be in His...
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Jun.24.2012
  My friend, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, sent me the following notice about an upcoming free workshop for writers. Mark your calendars.  This one sounds like a winner.  For more information about Teresa, go to http://www.lovemadeofheart.com/.    Saturday July 14, 2012 ...
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Jun.14.2012
Last week around 10:00 at night the doorbell rang. I immediately went into defense mode because no one was expecting anyone to come over and it was a school night. School night simply meaning that someone has to get up early. That someone during the summer is me, the mom. I went downstairs to...
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Jun.14.2012
When I was a little girl living in Beeville, Texas I loved to sing. I still do. I would sit in the garage with my record player and sing Jackson 5 songs over and over. I would be holding a pretend microphone and I would sing as if I was on stage performing with Michael Jackson. He was going to be...
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May.31.2012
When I came home from the office today I was bone tired. I stayed up way too late last night organizing myself and watching mindless tv and enjoying the evening. When I awoke I was jazzed, had a productive day at work and yet around 3 pm I had hit my wall. If I could have crawled into somebody’s...
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May.29.2012
I spent the evening with my pretend best friend Oprah. I record the shows that come on that I want to see. And when I have down time I watch them. Tonight I watched the interview she had with Carrie Underwood and towards the end of the interview her husband came into the room. I was struck by...