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No-vember

If I happen to cross your mind during the month of November, this is how I would like you to picture me: Yes.  Please picture me as a happy farm girl with a smile on her face (pig optional).  November will be a month of me keeping the cows and chickens from going to the…

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Let’s all quit our jobs and move to a commune with our favorite people

Last week, I took several days off of work to be with these guys: This week, I’m back in the office. And I’m having a really hard time with it.

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How to cut up a pineapple

I’ve known Roommate Hannah since childhood. In fact, here’s a picture of her and me from the days of yore. That’s us at ages 10 and 15. This was around the time that Hannah thought that “Les Miserables” was, in fact, “Lame is Rob” – which is basically the best thing I have ever heard.…

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Having already cleaned up barf today

Toad has no remorse.  She does bad things and doesn’t know they’re bad.  She just keeps wagging her tail and dog-smiling, and it’s impossible to be mad at her.  She has never known shame. Ugh, I love this damn dog.

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Inherited

Next week, my mom is moving to Kansas City.  While this is definitely a good decision for her, selfishly, it’s hard on my heart.  I moved to Colorado to be closer to my parents, and starting next week, neither of them will live here anymore.  This brings up all sorts of questions and emotions for…

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Zion Lion

I won’t get a chance to go meet baby Zion in Kansas City until mid-August. But they send me pictures like this: And I’m already wrapped around his tiny, tiny finger. While he’s still in the hospital, the little buddy is pushing 5 pounds now, and showing a lot of healthy signs.  Your continued thoughts…

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Truck driver

After a whirlwind game of “drive to Texas as fast as you can,” I’m back in Colorado today. A few things of note: – I drove the world’s nicest Penske truck.  It had a CD player, and an icy cold air conditioner.  It accelerated on the up-hills, and hugged the turns like it wanted to…

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Hometowning

Hello?   (Helloooo?)   ((Helloooooooo?)) Is anyone still here? If you’re wondering if the iPhone swallowed me, the answer is NO COMMENT. I spent the weekend in my hometown of Montrose, Colorado.  I went over for a dentist appointment, since Dan Clader, D.D.S., is my longest term relationship to date (22 years).  After last summer’s debacle…

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iPhonetastic

I’m kind of a late bloomer.  I was born 2 weeks after my due date.  I didn’t kiss a boy until it was shocking that I hadn’t kissed a boy.  I still don’t know any rap songs. But this week, finally, years after everyone else, I got an iPhone. And it’s the most amazing thing…

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These are all of the things that happened this weekend

It is Monday.  Again. Monday is a difficult way to spend 1/7th of one’s life. However, I’ll have you know that the weekend was a raging success.  I moved all of my earthly belongings out of my apartment and into a storage unit – mainly thanks to my mom (who packed my entire household while…

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