‘X’-chromosomes

While I am wildly inspired by women in my life, I am not wildly inspired to be writing this post. I just needed something to fit X! Since X-chromosomes are a major part of my life — and not just because they make up me — I thought it appropriate. Do you know the biggest risk factor of getting breast cancer, which I’ve had twice? XX, baby. Being a woman. Ta da! I often find myself counting all of the ways I surround myself with...

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‘U’nexpected
Apr24

‘U’nexpected

One little guy on the ground. I drive a long way for work twice a week. On Tuesdays, I drive about 160 miles. On Thursdays, I drive 80, then drive the other 80 on Fridays. Tuesdays are a very long day. I usually work at least nine hours and drive a total of three. I’m usually very happy to be home. I’m also usually starving, tired and ready to put my feet up, although that never happens. I usually drag myself inside,...

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‘T’ale of two Teds

A couple of years ago, thanks to an old-fashioned technology once referred to as “e-mail,” I discovered the TED talks. If you don’t know what these are, let me share with you their tag line: “Ideas worth spreading.” I think that’s it in an nutshell. TED is a series of talks on a wide variety of subjects by people who are experts — at least experts about the one thing for which they were asked to...

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‘N’orval
Apr17

‘N’orval

My dad, on the right, and me right next to him with the bigshit-eating grin. Those are my grandparents (dad’s parents)and my sisters and brother. My mom is behind the camera. Well, a tribute to my mom just wouldn’t be complete without a follow up tribute to my dad. His name is Norval and he was named after his father, Orval. (When I told someone this once, she said, “So, he was the ‘new’ Orval?” It...

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‘M’ommy!
Apr15

‘M’ommy!

Mom and me in 2008. I love my mom. She is a little insane, but I love her. I find something out about her all of the time. I think, too, as we both get older, I see more and more of her adult personality, as I revert less often to the “child” when I’m with her. I realized recently she is a very creative person when she proposed a funny solution to a weird problem and it totally worked. It occurred to me she is always...

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‘I’nspiration
Apr11

‘I’nspiration

Cindy made a comment on my last blog post about “inspiration.” So, I’ve decided to use that as inspiration for this “I” post. (Lazy, I know. Sue me. I’m a busy woman.) Inspiration seems like a word that couldn’t possibly go wrong. I mean, who doesn’t want to be inspired? But I have had plenty of times when the very thought makes me feel a little sick to my stomach. Inspiration brings...

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