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Tina
Soon to celebrate 30 years of marriage to Joel, mom of 3 (two with me and one in heaven) Ryan 12/7/87 - 2/23/93, Chelsea and Zach
Interests: Reading, running, paper crafts, card making, writing, photography, scrapbooking
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the most complicated yet the most complex organ in the human body Think about it, our brains are functioning while we read this post, keeping our heart pumping and all other organs on track while thinking and doing other things... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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is good.... It stirs things up, rocks the boat and most of the time points you in a new direction, and over the past few years, I like the changes I've been through. No they haven't all been easy, but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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We were walking to the school bus stop, Joe and I, when coming across the center line, on the wrong side of the road, a car advances right behind us, slamming me onto the hood of the car, and then... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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I feel so blessed to know him.... With a gentle smile and kind heart I always seem to melt a bit when I see him. He is soft spoken, hard working and always smiling. His flannel shirts hang loose on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just a minute of my time...
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Yesterday I really wanted to talk to my dad, so I stopped at the cemetary... As he walks in the door you already know its a good day by a few significant sounds, the change in his pocket is jingling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Filled with insane heartache and intense joy... Such an adventure we are on, one that either has us looking in the rearview mirror, or running full speed ahead, ready to take on the next challenge or experience the next joy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
I began comprising a list of 50 new things that I want to do, see, accomplish, eat or conquer during my 50th year, and have already gotten to cross a few off! Isn't it funny how turning 50 lights a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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A common question I am asked about my sister... and yet there is no easy answer to the question. How she is can differ from day to day, but mostly things stay the same... a snails pace would better describe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Recently I've taken my photography and favorite quotes and combined them with these results... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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and you try and respond in a way that she will realize she just told you the same story... only she doesn't, it is a new thought for her that she is just sharing with you. Sometimes the stories make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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While I've thought about doing this and wrote about doing this in a future blog post, I did it first hand, cold turkey, no warning! 8.5 hours with no cell phone! Yep, you read that right, no phone! At first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Marriage is not easy... Owning a house, having children, paying your bills are just some of the everyday struggles we all go through in a marriage. The odds against us already marrying so young, I just turned twenty and Joel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Recently I've noticed the chatter that 50 is the new 40... and maybe that's because I'm here... And funny because back in my late 30's and early 40's I felt my worst, still smoking and over weight, I knew I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Sometimes we need a break, time to get off the roller coaster of life and relax and just be... A short reprieve, having no worries and just enjoying life for a short time. Kind of like a recharge, to get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
There's lots of places I've traveled, so here goes 50 cities Indianapolis Cleveland Parma Strongsville North Royalton Stow Brunswick Columbus San Francisco San Diego Los Angelos Las Vegas Nashville Columbia Louisville Akron Gahanna Strongsville Lakewood Williamsburg Portage Lakes Columbia Station... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
While I try not to eat much candy, here's 50 to remember! Reese peanut butter cup Reese pieces payday snickers heath bars butterfinger dove krackel marathon mr. goodbar Oh henry take 5 twix special dark chunky cow tales crunch bar... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Searching for the pieces of the sister I once had are easy one moment and more difficult the next. Some days our conversations flow, her ideas and excitement for life are all there, but soon it is gone again, within... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
I am grateful for movies, that place where we can let our minds take a break from whatever is consuming them and get lost in a film... List your favorite inspiring movies Schindlers list Shawshank Redemption titanic forest gump chicago... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Grief comes in waves... Things don't hit you all at once... It is the way for your body and mind to absorb it in little pieces... It has been 30 days since we lost Jane, the laughter still rings in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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There is no greater AGONY then bearing an untold story inside you - Maya Angelou The events in my life have created me, shaped me and changed me in ways I had never imagined, and for that I am grateful.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
Thinking of the simple things in life that make you happy... sitting outdoors with morning coffee clean house everything in its place time to read a book crafting with my sister scrapbooking with friends lunch out with girlfriends date nights... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship We faught like crazy growing up! She worked and had all the new clothes, I had only what was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
June Almost to the halfway point and it looks like I'm on my own for the rest of the year as the links to the 52 weeks of grateful ended at week 20, and so here I begin on my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
In celebration of turning 50 in June, if that is a celebration? I thought I would do a post, or several on 50 things, 50 favorites and 50 memories... I will begin with 50 of my all time favorite books,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Ahh yes, I am blessed with many friends and here is another of my friends that has been there for me through everything! "To see yourself through the eyes of a friend is to know how special you really are"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...