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Tina
Married 30 years to my husband Joel, mom of 3 (two with me and one in heaven) Ryan 12/7/87 - 2/23/93, Chelsea and Zach
Interests: Reading, writing, running, paper crafts, photography, scrapbooking
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His existence shaped our lives, his death transformed our hearts... Ryan Kenneth Zarlenga 12/7/87 - 2/23/93 The sun had not yet risen when I awoke with a stir of fear, today our lives would change. Slowly we eased onto the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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We all forget to observe the world around us, I know even I get distracted... Despite the cold, did you notice the beauty in the glistening diamonds when the sun dazzles the blankets of snow that mask the scenery. Or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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there are days I need to stop myself from sinking... I begin to disappear, immersing into the anguish that has transpired, like a tepid bath that keeps drawing one near. Bracing myself from the brevity of it all as I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
Hi Heidi, Oh I love that idea with the 3 things. I think we could all use help in recognizing the daily blessings we receive. I think you can follow blog on the bottom left? But I will look into it more if that is how one follows (I moved it to upper right side)
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on January goals at Just a minute of my time...
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Time flies and here we are with another year behind us...A year that was filled with more dreams created and memories made. A unique bond forms when people struggle together through the ups and downs of life, that glue which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Maybe the date has nothing to do with things.... Or maybe it does? My father died 17 years ago on my husband and his brothers birthdays, he would have been 71 in March. I often wondered of all the dates... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Yesterday we spent the day together pampering Deb... with a trip to Sam Wanna spa for a facial and a hair appointment with Amanda! Our childhood so vibrant in her memory Her 50th when I took her to Amanda hanging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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In the recent years after my return to school, a favorite part of English class was poetry... I decided to go back and look at some of my favorite poets, including some recommended by others. The timing on finding this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
thank you and of course share! I'm going to continue in February as well and check out my other goals for the year here... hope to inspire! http://ryzmomplus2.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/12/2015-goals.html
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on January goals at Just a minute of my time...
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Thirty-one days of grateful... I chose the month of January to begin a grateful journal. To recognize the good that surrounds me, even on the toughest of days. I plan to continue beyond the 31 days, but this was my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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as I listened to the puppy quietly whimper, I decide to get up... My favorite, absolute favorite part of the day is morning. Savoring that first cup of coffee, so perfect, nudging me to start the day. The quiet house... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
thank you both for your kind words
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2015 on and we cried... at Just a minute of my time...
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The bitter cold grips my body as I hurry through the parking lot seeking shelter from the arctic winds... The frigid gusts are silenced as the doors slide to a close. With the winds restricted, I shrug off my jacket... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Some days you laugh and some you cry... My adventures with Debbie are a chance to find a fragment of her that once existed. Our discussions crowded with confusion move from childhood stories, our own children growing up and our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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It is this year! Such a wonderful time in our lives, as we count down we look back to what got us to this day... when he asked Joel - while we were off at race where he proposed I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
Organizing has been one of my goals in 2015, who wants to wait until spring, removing clutter from house and heart! Yes, I must learn more about Bali too!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on about those intentions at SouleMama
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Have you ever wished time away? I know I have... When I am going through a rough season I close my eyes and wish the time away, offering it a voice. Praying for space to distance me from the pain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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How you came into our lives bringing an abundance of joy and laughter... We got a dog... well of course you already knew that, but this dog was something we've talked about for a few years now. debated, discussed and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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can lead to many life changing transformations... Twelve years ago today I quit smoking, something even I did not think I could do and I'm sure many others who were aware of my bad habit grew doubtful of this undertaking.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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BE... Unraveling is not a bad thing. It's not coming undone or losing control. It's letting go in the best possible way, untangling the knots that hold you back, unwrapping the gifts you've hidden for too long, unearthing the potential... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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People see Deb and comment on how well she is doing... Although she is doing better, the progress is intensely stagnant. Having a couple promising days with with Deb will manifest hope, then the bad days return to dampen your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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"I let it go, it's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let it go, and the river brings you home." -Joanne Harris Have you ever held onto something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I saw it and new it was the word for me... There are words that can define our year or help us define our year and what we wish to focus on. I have followed Ali Edwards ONE LITTLE WORD... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I hear her, she is off in the distance, but her voice gets powerful...Increasing the urgency faintly, then more vigorous as she bellows, over and over. Closing my eyes fixedly, I pretend I don't hear her and try to return... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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With only two weeks left in the year, you know you're thinking about it... coming up with that goal or word or plan for the new you that begins with the dawning of a New Year! There are so many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...