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Wedding Planning

*I know, I'll have to go back and tell some stories, but for now I'll start where I'm at. My dear friends, wedding planning is the worst. Girls talk about it like it's the most gloriously fun and exciting thing they ever did, but I'm here to tell you they're fibbing their butts off. Wedding… Continue reading Wedding Planning

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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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All is fair in Love and War…

I can't hear that without about a dozen cliches popping into my head and about twice that many corny movie scenes with vengeful damsels in distress or cocky knights in questionable armor. Where does that quote even come from? Surely some twisted tragic romance. I'm sure it didn't end well.  I don't think it's true,… Continue reading All is fair in Love and War…

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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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November 17th

I may have accidentally convinced my third graders that I am retiring during Thanksgiving break and not returning. They keep bringing me stuff to try to bribe me not to leave. Or in other words to prove their love to me. Yesterday I got a potted plant. Today I got a vase of flowers and… Continue reading November 17th

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November 11th

Life changes in the most mysterious ways.  Some people have nothing and then one day their dreams come true. Some people are super happy for other people but are also super selfish and either want what the newly happy person has, or want them not to have it so the newly happy person sticks around… Continue reading November 11th

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November 10th

I'm grateful for a lot today - perhaps because I'm also frustrated by a lot, and I'm subconsciously forcing that out of my system. Typically I'd be ready to sit down and rant, but I can't do that right now, because I'm too happy. Not ecstatic happy or over the top happy or even outwardly… Continue reading November 10th

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Found

from sometime in 2013. sometimes you love a friendĀ in a way they can't access, and that just leaves you butting your head against a wall and writing shitty poetry. And I want to crush you with the love I have for you, to show you the force it holds. But I do not want to… Continue reading Found

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Words, unspoken

So when more time has passed than you know what to do with, and somehow the words have found their way to you, what do you do with them? For me they just don't stop ricocheting back and forth across my consciousness. It's distracting at best, painful at worst.