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Feb.18.2009
Jessica's pity puddle must be contagious. I've fallen into a pile of self-pity and can't get up. I'm discouraged in my work - although I know I should be happy to have a paycheck. I'm defeated, deflated, depressed and lost in alliteration. Ah, the green eyes of envy are flashing. I covet other's...
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Feb.12.2009
I just realized lately that I've been responded to other blogs more than writing my own and that my responses are quite militant. I hadn't recognized that my belief system was so rigid and tight. I rather think of myself as easy-going, but you wouldn't know it by my remarks. There have been so...
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Feb.09.2009
Yesterday during the 28-week sex ed course that my husband and I teach at our church, we invited the 13-14 year-old boys in the class to give us words that describe marriage. Among those words: slavery. Of course we challenged this perception, encouraging discussion while attempting to broaden...
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Feb.04.2009
My co-workers and I send the wittiest emails back and forth all day, mostly in response to the insanity around us.  One colleague, who sits directly across from a rather offensive supervisor with an unsteady personality, had taken to referring to said supervisor as "Crazy." For instance...
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Feb.01.2009
Someone should tell Doritos that Bush is no longer the decider. The snack chip company has, once again, gone for the crude, mean-spirited laugh in their advertisements during tonight's Super Bowl. Is striping the clothes off a pretty woman walking along, causing an ATM to spit money onto the street...
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Jan.29.2009
There's been a tag-you're-it thing going around FaceBook, 25 Random Things About Me. I've been "tagged" in a few that reveal to me details about people I don't know all that well. I thought for a few days about completing my "responsibility" and started late last night. At #18,...
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Jan.26.2009
We fully realize how grateful we should be to even have a job in this bad economic climate, but Monday morning brings a resurgence of our collective dissatisfaction with our present situation. Funny how many people can be unhappy in one office. Sad, really. We spend our days fitting in resume...
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Jan.25.2009
Who knew? A rowdy bunch of boys like to role play. They actually asked for more senarios. Of course, sticking a couple of disposable cups up your shirt gets lots of laughs from your fellow boys.  Aw, geez. Too funny.
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Jan.25.2009
In an hour or so my husband and I will venture out into the cold to our icy church office to be met by nine 12-14-year-old boys, yes, all boys this year. Our job, to teach these youngsters how to turn into responsible young men. On tonight's agenda: relationship skills. Unfortunately, the...
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Dec.30.2008
I envy my older son's ability to be focused, determined and disciplined. I admire him.  I have never seemed to possess that ability. I lack direction, focus and determination. I lack discipline. Oh, certainly I can muster up each of these traits for a certain project or period of time. I did...
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Dec.23.2008
  It's beginning to look a lot like insanity, everywhere I go. Gift shopping is crazy. I really don't like to exchange gifts. Too many things I don't need, don't want or don't like. Just more stuff to cram into my tiny living space. I have sets of cheaply scented moisturizers, sprays and powders...
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Dec.15.2008
Today was my birthday. Although I am miserably sick with a headcold, it was a lovely day. Still this congested head of mind is making it much too hard to concentrate on writing, and I miss my older son, who is away and seemed rather sad when he called. Other than that, a rather nice day altogether.
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Dec.13.2008
Cleaning is hard work. Emotionally more so than physically. I can't seem to do it all at once, but only in bits and pieces. Today it was a shelf in the 'playroom' that had always been the domain of my sons. I hadn't tackled the tangled mess of hats and flashlights, binoculars and folding saws,...
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Dec.08.2008
For years I kept Christ out of Christmas. I celebrated the sacred winter holiday as secular family time. Yet to me, family is sacred. When my younger son, now a self-proclaimed atheist, was little he was drawn to crèche scenes. Years ago, when my mother was ready to part with her moss-bare manger...
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Dec.05.2008
This afternoon our office closes for the annual holiday party, but we're instructed to tell our clients we're at a meeting and give them our private mobile phone numbers. We will car pool to a local restaurant. A few poor souls, those presently - some chronically - disfavored by what I will...
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