Monthly Archives: January 2011


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…  This refrain has been running through my head all day.  My long term babysitter gave me her informal two week notice last night.   I knew it would be coming.  Her family moved to Texas last year.  That didn’t, however, … Continue reading

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Great Rewards

At this very moment, my dear friend and organizer extrordinaire, Melanie Dennis of NeatStreak Professional Organizing, is teaching my 11 year old how to tame her clutter.  The joy this brings me is hard to put into words, but I … Continue reading

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More Picture Winter

January 5, 2011 – A Little Sunshine My daughter’s hoodie on the banister brought a little sunshine and tropical flare to my day. January 6, 2011 – Cracked Open Sometimes the cracks are obvious, and sometimes they are nearly hidden. … Continue reading

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Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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Car Conversation

After stopping for KFC carryout, where Malaika asked for corn on the cob for a side: “When I eat corn on the cob, it reminds me of squirrel kabobs,” Malaika said. I giggled, but not out loud. “Where did you … Continue reading

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Start your day with a smile

As I was leaving Panera this morning, and elderly couple was coming in.  They reached the door before I did, so I stepped aside to let them enter.  The man stood, burnished cane in one hand, holding the door open. … Continue reading

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Picture Winter photos

I enjoyed Tracey Clark’s Picture the Holidays so much that I decided to do Picture Winter as well. Funny how beautiful and sunny it has been here since the new year.  It makes for good opportunities for getting some nice … Continue reading

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