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Dana Matte
My own little world...
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I suppose I have been a bit neglectful of this blog lately. My head is constantly abuzz it seems. I'm trying to get back to the things that I love to do. Things that make me feel like, One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Just Enough
That is one phrase that I vowed not to say to my kids. Before I actually had kids. I thought that in all of my inexperienced, childless, untested wisdom that it would be more beneficial to explain to my child why I said, "No." This, I foolishly believed, would help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at more than enough
Thats what is on my mind today. I was in the shower earlier (which is, oddly, where I seem to get my best blog ideas) and I realized my knee wasn't hurting. That may sound strange. But many of you know that I have had pain in my knees for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at more than enough
Highroad III is a Christian group that sang at our church around the end of June, I think. The lead singer is from Meadville. She is crazy good on the fiddle. The other two girls also sing like nobody's business and play piano and guitar. They also had a guy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at more than enough
So Courtney and I went to see Beth Moore in Shreveport, LA, this weekend. I have been doing a lot more Bible study and was anxious to do something a little different. To have the Word spoon fed to me a bit I suppose. I learned its not really the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at more than enough
There are a lot of Mamas I don't wanna be: Helicopter Mama, I'm-Your-Best-Friend Mama, Drug Addict Mama, My-Needs-Are-More-Important-Than-Yours Mama, Your-Needs-Are-More-Important-Than-Anyone's Mama. You get the idea. Its a hard balance to be sure. Last week was Hayden's 11th birthday. Every year,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Just Enough
Today was awards day in the Brookhaven School District. Hayden is an old hat at this game, but it was Lily's first year. She couldn't quite wrap her brain around the concept. We have been lucky enough to have beyond... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Just Enough
We've been eating dinner at home pretty consistently for the past few months. I took the kids out to eat last night and couldn't remember the last time we had done that. Mother's Day lunch doesn't count. Anyway, I did... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Just Enough
I was thinking earlier today about the things my kids will grow up with. Things that have existed all of their little lives. Stuff like cell phones, the internet, digital music. It seems to be about instant gratification these days.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Just Enough
It's age-old advice for a modern life. Unfortunately, it is something I struggle with not only in my job, but in my daily life. "I can't stand when people text while they are driving." Yes, I am occasionally guilty. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Just Enough
The MS Board of Nursing and the Board of Medical Licensure have long had a fairly contentious relationship when it comes to Nurse Practitioners and their scope of practice. Let me just say up front that, although I may be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Just Enough
I was out at my parents' house today. Painting a little furniture up at my Dad's shop. I was dressed for the occasion. Jeans. T-shirt. Flip-flops. Nothing exciting. My usual. I went down to their house and was running up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Just Enough
Sometimes its the little things that make me happy. Well, most of the time. Like the way Lily's hair smells. Or a book I can't put down. A movie I don't want to end. Or the smile I get from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Just Enough
This is Newman with his girl, FiFi L'Amour. She used to be pure white til he got ahold of her. Newman is generally a very gentle dog. Sweet and loving. Lily comes in the bathroom last night while I'm getting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Just Enough
I am talking about my mother and my mother-in-law. I love that they are so different. I think its great for my kids. Let me give you an overview in case you aren't familiar. Larue's mom, Lanelle, is on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Just Enough
It's been a really long day. I had a bunch of stuff I was thinking about putting up tonight. Unfortunately, I got stung in the neck by a red wasp at my in-laws, so that sorta put any creative urges... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Just Enough
So, it has been a bit slow around work lately. Just that time of year. The days aren't as stressful as they are the rest of the year. Which is nice. It also makes for a less stressful household after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Just Enough
We' ve had our share of heartache at our house this week. Saturday, I noticed that our cat, Bella, was missing. She has some vision problems and pretty much stays in our yard. The last time she went astray, I... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Just Enough
Yes, the topic is aging. Now, you would think that aging and getting sick and losing independence would be something that I would think about all the time. After all, I spend half of the days of my life looking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Just Enough
Buddy the Elf. Keepin' it real. The nine-year-old fully believes in that elf's powers. The almost-six-year-old? She said, "Mama, that elf is creepy. I don't like how he's always looking at me." That is a pretty good microanalysis of my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Just Enough
The thing about Thanksgiving is that it is supposed to remind us to stop and think of all of the things for which we are thankful. Things that make life worth living and remind us to keep breathing when all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at Just Enough
...just busy. Here's what I'm listening to. Better than the Coldplay version in my opinion. Be back soon.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Just Enough
Rest in peace, sweet boy. I love you, buddy. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Just Enough
That is pretty much how I feel about going to Las Vegas. Everybody had come dressed for the party (and the pre-party and the after-party) but me. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. I have to attend a certain amount... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Just Enough
Yeah, I was listening to Amy Winehouse while trying to get started on this post. I figure I am well overdue. But, seeing as it officially the end of summer tomorrow for all intents and purposes (what with school starting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Just Enough