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My Knock-the-Ball-Out-of-the-Park Life

I have been spending time in self help blogs and cds and websites and books lately. It’s partly the result of my recent diagnosis, but more than that, it’s the result of a lifelong obsession focus on self improvement. It’s also the subject of my new blog, to be revealed soon. I have been reading The Brilliant Woman Workbook, a free download from Tara Sophia Mohr. In it, she asks the question: What does a knock-the-ball-out-of-the-park life look like for you? And that got me to thinking. Joe says I overthink. I choose to ponder and reflect on my time, … Read more

Simplifying Christmas

A few weeks ago, Joe and I made a decision. Together. Instead of spending the week of Christmas in the car, we’re staying home. Staying home is scary and lonesome. Staying home makes me feel like Scrooge or like the Kranks. Staying home means that Joe and I will miss our respective childhood Christmas celebrations. And staying home means that Joe and I are creating Grace’s childhood Christmas memories. We’ve said since before she was born that we wanted Gracie to wake up in her own bed on Christmas morning, and this year, she will. It’s important to me, and … Read more