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Work – Life Imbalance

Eighteen months ago, I took a job I would not have considered for a moment just two years earlier.  However, I entered a new phase in my life.  I wanted to achieve the elusive work/life balance we hear so much … Continue reading

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Bedroom on a Budget

My in-laws will be visiting for the holidays and I wanted to provide them a comfortable and welcoming guestroom – on a budget.  Off I went to the local thrift and Goodwill stores in search of furniture and accessories. The … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – Another Week – Another Challange

It’s been a week – so how did I do on my challenge?  I give myself a B and I think that is pretty good given the holiday stress, etc… I managed to add a lot of extra walking (OK, … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – New Challenges

If I have any regrets in life so far, here they are. As anyone who knows me will agree, I am a rather reserved individual.  There is very little that frightens me.  I have always believed I could do most … Continue reading

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Tarragon Chicken Salad – YUM!

There are many joys to be experienced as we grow wiser and, yep, older – we become more self- confident, hopefully we become more financially secure, our children leave the nest, etc…  Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to the … Continue reading

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Is it a dream? A Carnival Dream!

OK, so it is set – March 31, 2012, I will board the Carnival Dream for a seven night “Exotic Western Caribbean” cruise. My husband and I, along with our 14 yo son, my cousin, her husband, her 8 yo … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday – Cherished Friend

This month, one of my most cherished friends turns 47.  We have only been friends a short time – mere months.   But it that time, my friend has helped me immeasurably.  My friend has shared wisdom, effectuated numerous creative ideas, … Continue reading

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What is in the air?

Last evening, I gathered on my deck with a group of friends celebrating the last weekend of summer as all good Marylanders do – with a couple dozen crabs, corn on the cob, and cold beer.   As it tends to … Continue reading

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Autumn Rising..

I went for a walk Friday evening and was dismayed to see gold and orange leaves strewn about the pathway.  “It’s only August”, I protested to my husband, “I’m not ready for fall yet.” Seriously, I am not ready.  I … Continue reading

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Summer Rain

I opened the bedroom window this morning and the breeze blew – cool and damp – through the screen, billowing my drapery.  I breathed deeply – the summer rain. Oh, I so wanted to slip back into my cozy bed, … Continue reading

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