Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pick a Body, Any Body

I’m going to admit to something shocking. I look at other people’s bodies. Yes, I do. And what’s more, I compare my body to theirs and think about how closely my body resembles theirs. I do this a lot at … Continue reading

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Sweet School Days

Yesterday’s Daily Prompt was to write about a place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, that has been destroyed. I usually don’t respond to the Daily Prompts because I can’t think of what to write about. … Continue reading

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Some Chapters Are Beginning to Close for Good

When I started to write this blog, I never gave much thought to what direction I was going to go with it. I certainly never wanted it to be thought of as an old person’s blog, or a blog about … Continue reading

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Never Ask a Woman Her Age

If there is one lesson in life that is important to remember, it’s this:  Don’t play memory games with a four-year-old. My shortest best friend came to visit me yesterday, and she brought two card games with her, Go Fish … Continue reading

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Civics Lesson for an Old Citizen

I’ve been helping a young Vietnamese woman prepare for the citizenship test she hopes to take at the end of the year. Besides working on her basic English skills, she also needs to master the civics portion of the test. … Continue reading

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Removing the Glue from the Wallpaper of Life

I’m exhausted and sore all over.  Yesterday my husband and I spent more than seven straight hours removing wallpaper from the dining room.  It was the original wallpaper when the house was built, so I would have thought that after … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snow

I’m disappointed. The weather forecasters predicted snow for last night. They were so sure we would get at least an inch or more that many schools already scheduled delayed openings for this morning, my husband’s college included. I must have … Continue reading

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