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Tina
I love to tell the stories life creates, the things that connect us all. Life is about unraveling, a continuous cycle until you find yourself whole. Blessed with a strong marriage of thirty years, finding our way through life with the loss of our son. Privileged to have two loving grown children. A wordsmith of simple stories that loves to get lost in photography. Running keeps me as stress free as possible. Enjoy performing random acts of kindness...
Interests: Reading, writing, running, paper crafts, photography, scrapbooking
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Continuing with my grateful goal... April 01, 2015 - Today I am grateful for my morning coffee, a chance to breathe, warm showers, spin class, time with Deb, House of Hunan, sending random packages April 02, 2015 - Today I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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Finally after many decisions and changes I have moved to the .com world Creating new stories and pages as I grow... Come visit me at my new site Unraveling my heart the write way Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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We are just finishing up some little details on the site! Adding a few new things and moving existing posts over, it might take a bit for the dust to settle, but I am looking forward to our new location!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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In exercise we often hear, no pain no gain... But when a painful situation comes into our lives we are blind to see any possible growth or gain from it. Distance is necessary to articulate our perspective, and thats the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Finding gratefulness in the everyday things... List at least 5 things in each day you are grateful for... March 01 - Today I am grateful for a day home, fireplaces, spark, coffee, photography, reading, writing, being creative. March 02 -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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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 Mar 27, 2015 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 Mar 23, 2015 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...