December 31, 2019. This year has been one of the best of my personal life, and certainly, like any year had plenty of ups and downs through the months.  I began this year with a word:   Free.   I saved a note on my phone from church on January 6, 2019 and a song we sang:  …

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This morning my Facebook memories reminded me this was the day, seven years ago, I began building my first trade show booth at Texas Antiques Week which kicked off a year of work “on the road”. The year which I now call my adult gap year, a year in between my second corporate layoff and…

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Even though  the calendar says September, the temperatures say summer, so we’re still going with this as the spring and early summer book review.  I haven’t read as much as I usually do in the summer, but I have gotten a few books in. How to Walk Away – I enjoyed this book. A seemingly…

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I love the Friday Favorites link up, it’s a fun way to see all kinds of things blogs I love are loving lately.  I’m linking up today for Friday Favorites with a few things I’m loving lately.  I have had my grill pan for a few years and have used it mostly for chicken or…

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Here we are after Labor Day when all the white fashion choices should be put away and I’m just getting to the post about an Easter trip when our white shoes and jeans get the official “ok” to be out in the world again without judgment.  However, I like my white jeans year round, so…

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Honestly. I’m over it. The ministry of losing besties.  I’ve walked this road multiple times, and last Friday a friend was tragically killed in a car accident, she was a bestie to many of my friends. I’ve also walked alongside several besties who have lost their parents. Seemingly way too young, as well. Most after…

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August 12 rang in a new year for me, and for some reason this birthday has really felt like a new year.  I usually only feel like a new year starts in January, I know for some the start of school brings the feeling of a new year, but my birthday doesn’t usually invoke those…

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Recently my Facebook memories have been from a season of perseverance 10 years ago, when I was laid off in January 2009 and spent most of that year without a full time job. I often tell people my Facebook posts are mostly for my own memories sake, the goings on of life I want to…

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Happy February! This month gives lots of feelings to lots of people. If you love red and pink, February might be your favorite! Maybe it’s a re-start to the beginning of the year because the resolutions of January didn’t happen. Some dread February because of Valentine’s Day.  Maybe there a painful memories attached to February.…

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Welcome back! How is it already half-way through January!? Or really, more than halfway through January and next week is already February?  I have been reading lots through the holidays and thought now is a good time to share my recent winter reads.  In case you missed my last Book Review, you can click here…

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