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I got carried away. I have no excuse for whooping and hollering except, perhaps for the fact that my emotions got the best of me. I blame my aunt. 21 years ago, I asked her how I could repay her kindness and her hospitality after she agreed to let me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Come join us! My 2nd published essay is being released in a new anthology! Please join us Friday September 20th, 2013 at 5:30pm at Beaverdale Books in Beaverdale, IA. Books will be available to be purchased that evening or at this link Order the Book. Local featured authors will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
My hair is growing very quickly. That may seem odd to you if you don't know me or haven't kept up with my adventures. In fact, it was very odd to me as well when a woman I know from church greeted me Sunday morning. Your hair is growing out.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
My daughter has never been car sick... until today. Mama, Daddy, my tummy hurts because you didn't give me uppies. Then she broke in the new car. That's how our very strange trip home began. Having attending Metropolitan State College (of Denver was added a number of years after I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
There are some things that seem impossible to write. A proper description of our trip back to Colorado is currently on my list. This is our first trip back home since Dad's funeral and I knew this would be a toughie. This is day 3 1/8. We arrived Monday evening.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
It doesn't happen very often anymore. I do have days when I can do just the minimal and then collapse exhausted. Today is day 3 of such a time. I admit I did too much today. My car lease is up this fall and I feel like the sooner we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
Every few years, my birthday and Father's Day merge. I am thankful today was not one of them. I have been moody and unpleasant for at least 2 weeks. Today, I started my feel just downright crumby. I am every fortunate to have found a wonderful kind husband who adores... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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THE BOOK!!!!! June is proving to be a busy month! In 12 days, my essay will be published in an actual physical book. This is an amazing dream and I feel a bit separate from reality. June 21st, I will be a "featured writer" in a collection of writings gathered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
I'll admit it. I had no idea what I was signing up for. That fact didn't matter. My church wanted 5 people to attend. I offered and the leadership agreed. Today I am attending the first day of the 2013 Southeastern Iowa Assembly of the ELCA. No one has told... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
I've always been stubborn... and naive, both. Last year, I raised $1000 to support St Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research. So, this year, I decided to match my goal. I emailed my friends and family. I posted on Facebook and Twitter. Then, I sat back and waited. I waited... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
I know what you're thinking. She's always been naive. She's been under some stress lately. She's lost her mind. Yes, I have always been naive and I like it that way. Yes, I have been facing some challenging times. Haven't we all? Nope. I am as sane as anyone reading... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Today I welcome a new friend, Tracy Steel. Tracy Steel is a mentor, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping women become who and what God wants them to be, one degree at a time. Whether the setting has been a small group Bible study, youth ministry event, women’s... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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I wish I could tell you that a head cold is causing my mind to wonder. I can't. My mind wonders constantly. Here are my thoughts for the week. My nearly 4 year old daughter is having a love affair with Thor, Iceman, Hulk, Flash, Ironman, and Captain America. She... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
Really a wonderful touching tribute, Susan, Thank you for sharing! I hope you will visit here again, soon! You are always welcome - Kirsten
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This week, I am featuring a friend and member of the Writers Unite group, Susan Heiser. Susan is a judicial assistant by day, proofreading and editing appellate court opinions, but at night she gets to indulge in her real passion – writing. She is currently working on her first novel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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It has been one month since my dad died. I am marking this event by introducing a series: Grieving the Loss of a Parent. Each week, I will feature a post by a different writer and friend. Please participate in the conversation by commenting at the bottom of each post.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Bedtime has become very interesting over the past 2 weeks. When my dad died, we sat down with our 3 year old daughter and explained that her papa had died and gone to live with God in Heaven. She seemed fine. Until bedtime. TIme for Prayers, Mija. I folded my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Tonight I am sitting on my own couch eating chocolate and watching a movie. My child is tucked in and peacefully sleeping. My husband is beside me. I am thankful that we made it across the plains ahead of the snow. I know I have so much for which to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
James F. Tapscott Obituary, Denver, CO | Horan & McConaty: Obituaries. God bless you, Dad. Love, Kiki Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
Disclaimer: I think it's only fair to warn you. My sister and I wrote this eulogy for our dad and will be delivering it this morning during his funeral mass. You may want to have a box of tissues ready. His name is James, Jim, Dad, Papa, JimBob, Brother, Uncle,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Posted Mar 2, 2013 at ...and Maddie too!
I am absolutely honored to be visiting my friend, Denise today. Head on over to check out my contribution to Denise's Love Found Me series. Much love to all! Kirsten Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
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Posted Feb 17, 2013 at ...and Maddie too!
Sitting here in the dark wondering what to write tonight. I figure I have about and hour before I have to turn in. My big project had to take a hiatus while I prepared for and took my licensing exam last month and now I'm ready to start back up.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt
My daughter is 3 years and 6 months old... nearly to the day. I didn't think I'd have to have this conversation with her until she was .... ummmm.... 8 or 9... atleast. No one had it with me until I was 9. Maybe I was 10. I am the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Eating Neon Yogurt