Ebb and Flow and Motion

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†It feels as if I’ve applied to a million jobs over a gazillion warm and sweaty days. ¬†During that time, summer faded, and began to disappear. ¬†We let go of family members. ¬†September showed up. ¬†We marked anniversaries. ¬†Calendar pages continued to flip over. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† […]

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To Tenaciously Persevere

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†My mother and I had a conversation the other day. ¬†She wants me to cross-stitch a few things. ¬†This usually happens around the time holiday catalogs begin appearing in her mailbox. ¬†She decides that I could make that* much better (“and a poor-sad-overworked child in China won’t have to”). […]

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Return of Graciousness

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Remember when Dan said, “focus on what you DO have, not what you DON’T?” ¬†Yeah, well. ¬†That’s basically what I was shown this morning. ¬†(And I do mean “morning” – today was our annual trip to the State Fair, so extry-early had to happen. [ Always such an adjustment!]) […]

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Enduring Measured Length, again.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Habits. ¬†We all ¬†have ’em. ¬†Ruts we get stuck in. ¬†Routines which no longer serve a purpose, and yet, we persist. ¬†One of mine is arguing with the Universe. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Why do I still do this? ¬†What causes me to think I know best? […]

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Otherworldly Soft

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†We recently saw a program on the¬†origins¬†of language. ¬†(Slang, to be exact.) ¬†One of our favorite types of shows! ¬†Words! ¬†Learning! ¬†History! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Part of my therapy right now is about describing. ¬†Not judging, merely¬†observing¬†and stating facts. ¬†More opportunities for precise language! ¬† ¬† […]

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