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50 Word Thursdays #4 – Gringa

Maybe I needed to learn to stay more alert when traveling in a foreign country” – Lisa Bullard, Turn Left at the Cow. Gringa The urchin scampered up as I parked the van. Huge eyes shone out under his mop of hair. When I popped the sliding door, he broke into a smile. Irresistible. I… Continue reading 50 Word Thursdays #4 – Gringa

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Bathroom Renovation: Part 1 – It’s a Go!

At the end of February, it will be ten years since we moved into our house. We have been oh so responsible in dealing with the renovations, starting with the very unsexy updates of new gutters, roof and windows. Having three kids and both of us being allergic to debt means we've taken things slowly.… Continue reading Bathroom Renovation: Part 1 – It’s a Go!

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50 Word Thursday #3: Relapse

I'm trying something different this week, in an effort to kickstart my fiction brain. I'm joining the 50 Word Thursday challenge hosted by Tales From the Mind of Kristian and Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. Thanks to both of you for hosting this, it was a great simple challenge to stretch my writing muscles. If… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #3: Relapse

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The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

It's strange how you make a simple choice, then the universe sends you signs that it wasn't a simple choice at all, there is a reason you made the decision you did. Kismet. In the summer, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to read The World According to Garp by John Irving again.… Continue reading The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

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Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

I wake up slightly hungover and more than ready to get home. Strung out after four days facing my own anxiety and the fact that some women never leave high school, I need some serious solitude. I phone a cab and wait outside in the crisp morning air, dying for coffee. The cab pulls up… Continue reading Grant, the cabbie has the cure!