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Juggling Water

Some days I swear I'm just sitting here juggling water, if you can imagine that. I imagine that. I imagine all of it just washing over my hands while I wonder why I tried to juggle it in the first place. Stupid. Before getting married I was always afraid that I would be bad at… Continue reading Juggling Water

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5K II

On Saturday I ran another 5K. The last time I did that was two years ago, and I'd been building up to it for a while. While practicing and training for it, I'd decided that after the race I had no need to ever run again. No need and no desire. That part still holds… Continue reading 5K II

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Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post

Tomorrow is my 27th birthday. It's kind of hard to believe. I feel ridiculously young. I haven't had any shift of self-perceived-maturity or grown-up-ness since I hit about 21 - as many things as have changed, I don't really feel that I'm older than that, but that sure was six years ago. Ancient history. 27… Continue reading Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post

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Mrs. Jones

Last month, after what seemed like a lifetime of planning, preparation, and building anticipation, we got married! I went from having a common-Polish last name, to a common-Welsh last name. Ratajczak to Jones, just like that. It sure is easier to spell, but I've got to practice my cursive capital "J"s because my signature is… Continue reading Mrs. Jones

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Merry Christmas

We live in a world where things come first and people come second. Every once in a while we get things right and put back in order, and do things the right way. I didn't get to see the majority of my family for Christmas this year, which is fairly common for us, but was… Continue reading Merry Christmas

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One Year

I took Friday off of work. It was a holy day so I had to go to church, but that's not really why I took off. December 8th of last year Jefferson and I hung out all night and then at 4 in the morning he asked me to go on a date with him.… Continue reading One Year

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Carrot (and Pineapple) Cake

I don't bake much at all, especially since I've been trying to get into (a less round) shape, and have been doing a Keto diet for a while. But the other day was Jefferson's birthday, and you can't just let that slide without making a to-do about it. So I asked him what sort of… Continue reading Carrot (and Pineapple) Cake

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Hello again…

It seems unreal that the last chance I got to assemble a post was just before Irma hit us. I feel bad that I never resurfaced to say that we were okay, but I'm here to say it now. We didn't get power back for what felt like forever, and internet and phones took even… Continue reading Hello again…

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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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ITS OFFICIAL!

Anyone who has been reading here for any duration is probably sick of all the plans I make that either fall through, or that I don't follow up on. Today is the day I finally write about something that is certainly, definitely, beyond the shadow of a doubt HAPPENING. WE BOUGHT FLIGHTS FOR THE CAMINO! My sister… Continue reading ITS OFFICIAL!