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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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The hardest part for me... Once the dust of another morning routine has settled, and everyone has gone off in a different direction I find myself lost in thought, my attention spinning from what I need to get done and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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There are days when things are moving forward and others where I feel I have lost direction... Bellowing out songs from the seventies station brings about a grin, especially when Debbie serenades with her best "David Cassidy" moves, audaciously singing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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The sounds of annoyance escape her breath as she plunges into the couch... Bitterly, she abandons her attempt to put on her sock and looks around frustrated. Resentful of her abilities, or the lack of, she struggles with what was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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what I've learned from Dementia... When someone is mean, it is usually because they are hurting in some way. My mother has never been a mean person, in fact she never spoke up for herself, even when it would have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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I never knew having a daughter could be so amazing... We had always guessed Deb was supposed to have a daughter. She would love playing with a girls hair and trying different styles. 25 years ago today we were all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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I did this through January and it felt so good... February 01 - Today I am grateful for a good book, puppy training with Joel and time to unravel, my favorite chicken meatballs and fireplaces. February 02 - Today I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Have you heard of them? How do you live them? I enjoy reading about meditation and mindfulness. In the book Living Beautifully: with uncertainty and change, are listed the eight worldly concerns, presented in four pairs of opposites. Our job... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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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 Feb 23, 2015 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...