Recording the news, becoming part of history

I’ve struggled with what to write today. I’m on my first day back from a weekend in Key West and I’m busy, busy catching up with work and I couldn’t wait to blog about my recent trips. But we don’t always get to choose when news is going to happen. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have time…

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Make your own kind of music

What’s a redecorating project without art? The only bad thing about working with  me is that I’m a pain in the ass when it comes to art. I like it to be custom. I don’t want someone to walk in my house and say, “Oh, I have that same print!” or “Oh, you got that…

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The adventure I haven’t had

Every time I visit Florida I think about the old days. And when I say the old days, I mean a decade ago – when Jeff and I first started dating. He lived in Winter Springs and I lived in Rock Hill, so I spent Christmas break/spring break/ part of summer break in Florida. Days…

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Life is a gift. Use it or lose it …

So, I’m a little late on the the whole “look back/look ahead” post that comes at the end of the year, but I was too busy celebrating the holidays to take the time to sit down and think about it! So, better late than never, right? Last year I wrote about some thoughts on 2008,…

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Writing designing running hiking traveling – let’s just all move to New York City!

Time to update my bucket list. I wrote this a little more than a year ago. Here’s what the list was then, and how it’s going (items in green are in-progress or done!): 1. Write a novel. How it’s going: I have written the first draft of a novel. And I am working on the…

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Where I was

Last year, I was in New York City and I heard the names being read, first on the TV in my hotel room. Later I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, and they were still reading. So many names. It was so quiet in that corner of the city, that section where the towers…

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My own bucket list

My friend Beth wrote recently about creating a bucket list. She has inspired me to think about my own. What is it that I want to accomplish in my lifetime? 1. Write a novel. 2. Live in New York City. 3. Travel to all of the continents (this is Jeff’s idea actually, but I am on…

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Tips for Amy in NYC

My BFF since 3rd grade, Amy, recently received a spot in a hot blogger calendar and will be in NYC next month for the photo shoot. Yay Amy! I can’t be there as I will be in Vegas celebrating Susan leaving her 20s. I’m no expert to NYC by any means. But it is one…

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Observations on a plane

After a 5-hour flight delay (not to mention the hour later spent on the Tarmac): A husband and wife get on, and the wife is afraid of flying. The plane is tiny, and this doesn’t sit well with her. “I can’t believe you’re making me do this,” the wife says. I am feeling cranky and…

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