Author Archives: marie

Rethink, Reboot, Reimagine

Like you, I have made adjustments to my life during the pandemic. Simple things like going to the grocery store have become an event. I have to plan ahead for the best time to go, so the lines to enter are not too long and the shelves are still stocked. I find myself and others […]

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Hope

Change is a synonym for hope. I believe in tomorrow and want to be a part of it.

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Bad Hair Day

What I’ve learned is when my usual routine is no longer available, new practices present themselves and I adapt. Bad Hair Day…no problem, I wear a hat. Staying Home…no problem, home is my sanctuary. Keeping Busy…no problem, cleaning, organizing, painting, reading, the list goes on. Watching the news, hearing about the pain and suffering of […]

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When the World Gets Sick

I’ve learned  when my usual routine is no longer available, new practices present themselves and I adapt. Like you, I have made adjustments to my life during the pandemic. Simple things like going to the grocery store have become an event. I have to plan ahead for the best time to go, so the lines […]

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Quarantine Diary…Funnies

Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary Day 1 – I Can Do This!! Got enough food and wine to last a month! Day 2 – Opening my 8th bottle of Wine. I fear wine supplies might not last! Day 3 – Strawberries: Some have 210 seeds, some have 235 seeds. Who Knew?? Day 4 – 8:00pm. Removed my […]

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Miracle

My mom had a second bad fall in late March. She has been in a rehab facility for several weeks following a week in the hospital. We were not sure if she would be returning to her home. We got a report today that her condition has improved immensely and she will be going home […]

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On The Simple Life

From you, the people who keep my spirit alive every day I’ve learned you can’t hear words of kindness and gratitude too often. I thank you for being part of my life, and for just being you. True story: Life has changed a lot for me and for you I’m sure. Although when I think […]

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Change, Acceptance, Meaning, Purpose

I have several friends over eighty years old. I don’t think of them as elderly just like I don’t think of my parents as elderly. Then something happens, a heart attack, a stroke, a fall that causes broken bones or another medical condition that needs treatment. “What happened?” I say. She was fine yesterday I […]

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Single Mindedness

The secret to genius is focus. I have a neighbor and friend who is father to two grown daughters and grandfather to four, two boys and two girls. The younger boy has always caused concern for his mother and grandfather as he has one passion in life, baseball. Scouts came around through his high school […]

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I Fell For It

I think of myself as an aware person and, with maturity, a cautious person. I know about the scams of people being ripped off, especially during the holidays. A few days before Christmas I was at a local grocery store. Like most people I have a routine. I put my reusable bags in the cart […]

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