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  Heya! How’d your weekend shake out? I had such a lovely two days celebrating my birthday in all sorts of ways, as it should be done. After-work drinks and bowling, an unforgettable brunch filled with laughter and delicious food, a couple naps, family and friends and hugs all around. It sure made this girl feel […]

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TGIF!! Every Friday brings me this much closer to the trip of my dreams (I’ll fill you in later) and you probably have an idea of that sort of excitement, but you still have no idea, because YEEEEEEEE!!!! Like, I can’t even think or talk about it without getting the bubble guts, ohmygeez!!!! But even more exciting is […]

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YO.  How YOU doin’? Me? Yea. I’m grumpy.  End-of-summer-in-Phoenix-tired-of-100-plus-degree-heat-and-not-the-dry-kind sort of grumpy.  Over. It. Traffic makes me grumpy.  Seeing trash on the side of the road? Super grumpy.  Social media rants + totally uninformative news broadcasts + political propaganda = lose my mind kind of grumpy right now. Work makes me grumpy.  My 108th phone […]

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It’s a gloomy Sunday here.  Cloudy and grey and chilly.  But nice I guess, if you’re in the mood… How’s yours going? So… OK.  This is what’s on my mind: I’ve never handled disappointment well. As a kid, I’d cry and cry if I had my hopes up for something and then it didn’t happen. I […]

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LOL! I know that’s not the ideal way to start this, but seriously, the dog just let out an incredible sigh as I was getting ready to write this post.  He just spent hours with his fur-cousin and is straight-up exhausted. Like, can’t even lift his head tired.   And honestly, life is kinda just […]

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Hi buddy, how are you? I’m really good – it’s our niece’s birthday, she’s 18!  A year younger than I was when I met her uncle Joe.  How weird is that? We share a birthday, her and I.  It’s been really special over the years to watch her grow into an amazing young woman and get […]

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Hey, hey, hey! How was your weekend? I’m sitting here, Sunday night – exhausted but content, listening to the Arizona Cardinals game in the background, drinking a glass of wine, smelling the Christmas tree and the holiday scented candle burning away, smiling at our snoring puppy.  It has been a pretty fantastic weekend, and I’m feeling […]

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