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If you pray, please pray

Soooo, Irma is coming through Naples, my hometown. And we're here, me and my insane old dad. He won't go. He won't even go to a shelter nearby, let alone my boyfriend's house which is built to withstand at least some measure of hurricane. Even he and his family are leaving for the eastern coast… Continue reading If you pray, please pray

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Hurricane Irma

Up until now the scariest thing about Florida has been how awful drivers are. Now it's a 50/50 toss up between shitty traffic navigators and a Cat 5 hurricane headed our way. Irma's a little scary, right? I just moved in with family (long story for another day) in Naples. I was already in Naples,… Continue reading Hurricane Irma

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Part 1: It began in Orlando

I think that what I miss the most is the simplicity of life. It wasn't easy, no, it never felt easy. But it sure did feel simple. And it felt right. You didn't have to worry about what you'd wear or where you'd go or what you'd eat or who you'd see or what sort of place you'd sleep in...

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Baby No More

There are nine of us children in my family. Seven boys, two girls, and a set of twins in that mix. As the second oldest, I was pretty much used to there always being a baby in the family. Or at least a toddler. By the time the toddlers were just "little kids" there was… Continue reading Baby No More

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Thoughts on a Tuesday: Maybe This is It

Sometimes things begin to happen or begin to fall into place that you just don't see coming. It happens pretty frequently, actually. Of course there are times where being blindsided is a horrible thing and knocks you to your knees. But there are other times when the thing you don't see coming is maybe, possibly,… Continue reading Thoughts on a Tuesday: Maybe This is It

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Let the Good Times Roll

I think there are much better times to make life altering resolutions than when you're in the hot seat that is New Year's Eve. So I don't do that anymore.  Instead I'd like to spend today marveling at the year that has passed with all the good, the bad, and even the ugly, that has… Continue reading Let the Good Times Roll

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November 26th

...okay I spoke too soon. My sister was on and off the laboring for over 36 hours and little Castiel still hasn't made an appearance. It seems things are getting going again, so here's hoping for a healthy middle of the night baby! I can't imagine being in labor that long.  Well, actually I can't… Continue reading November 26th

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November 21st

I'm a huge fan of photo posts lately, if you hadn't picked up on that. Partly it's because I am lazy. But it is also because I'm very visual, and I like to immortalized memories in pictures I can come back to later. So posting them may say less for you, but it certainly says… Continue reading November 21st

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November 19th

Happy Birthday, my sweet sister. I love you to the moon and round the tree and back.  I made carrot cake cupcakes from a box tonight. Then I made cream cheese frosting from scratch. It's all in the fridge and I haven't tried it. Hopefully it's good.  I guess we'll find out after mass tomorrow.… Continue reading November 19th