Choose.

I can’t change the world. I can control myself and my actions. And I CHOOSE love. In all colors. All shapes. And all sizes.

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Brunch with Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Many of us won’t be able to be face-to-face with our Mom’s today. I keep looking for any little slivers of a silver lining that I can find during this health crisis. I lived and raised my three children with no extended family anywhere near. And I raised them in the South […]

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Tough Times for A Hugger!

First off, thank goodness I’ve been in self-isolation with my husband, kids, and dog! Plenty of loved ones and fur babies for me to hug on. My heart goes out to those truly alone during this health crisis. My Dad was a hugger, most times it was just a quick sideways hug on the way […]

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CoronaDiary: 4-26-2020

Day 46 of self-isolation. I started a bit earlier than most of us here in the U.S. That’s over six weeks ago. I feel like I’m in mourning, deep grief, and I guess in some ways that is, in fact, where I’m at. The stages of grief are: Denial, check Anger, check Bargaining, check Depression […]

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Faith, Hope & Love

Happy Easter! Most of us won’t celebrate Easter today the way we have done all of our lives. Telling a Christian, you can’t go to church, the doors are locked, is unheard of… it leaves me speechless and sad. I get all the reasons why. I really, really, really get it. But what happened to […]

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CoronaDiary: 4-4-2020

The days are all starting to meld together. Florida instituted a stay-at-home order for 30 days – ruining our ‘bug out’ plans because the sheriff did us the courtesy of stopping by several times last Thursday to let the boys know it would be enforced. I find it a bit ridiculous in our little isolated […]

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CoronaDiary: 3-28-2020

I have not been sick but this is Day 17 for me. I was early on the self-isolate bandwagon. I can work remote so it has been a blessing to have that framework of stability around my days. Other than the great TP shortage of 2020, we have not had any issues with food. We […]

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Escaping to the Conch Republic

The Welcome to the Conch Republic sign will be one of the first things you see as you walk across the tarmac to the small terminal. You immediately feel like you are truly in the islands – when driving from Miami to Key West, you don’t feel like you have left the U.S. – but […]

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Totally Into Tucson

I tried to escape the chill of winter by going to the desert. The week I picked was the coldest in Tucson, Arizona in some 30 odd years but that did not dampen my excitement or experience, it just meant more layers. The Sonora desert, full of towering indigenous Saguaro cactuses, pronounced so-roar-a, is endlessly […]

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