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Going Gray Revisited

Two years ago this month I decided to stop coloring my hair and to chronicle the journey. The archives are precisely four posts. That’s all. Do you know why? Because it turned out to be a non-event. Oh, I’m gray, alright. But only in a couple of spots. I had anticipated a very painful and…

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Forget Me Not

It’s kind of funny that I chose the word “Remember” for June over at Grace & Such. I had no idea just how far into reminisce mode I would be as the month began. Todd and I came to Arkansas for a Thompson Family Reunion – the first time we’ve been back in 8 years.…

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Oh Snap!

Oh Snap! I have a small laundry room and I used to hang my clothes on the door jamb as I took them out of the dryer. That wasn’t a great idea because one, I’m short; and two, the clean clothes were easily knocked down on those rare occasions when I didn’t actually move them…

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The Initial Response

I’m a little shocked at the reaction I got to my last post. You know, the one where I said I was going to let myself go gray. All of the feedback was positive and for some reason I thought there would be a little more negativity. No doubt that was my apprehension talking. Just…

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My Newest Adventure

I’ve been coloring my hair for a while now. When it was growing back after chemo I was a little surprised at the amount of gray. Forty was much too young to be that gray as far as I was concerned. So I colored those babies as soon as I could and I haven’t stopped since.…

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Weighty Matters

Way back in November I finally decided I’d had enough. Enough of wearing a size much-too-large. Enough of feeling sluggish and uncomfortable. Enough of self-loathing every time I actually looked in the mirror, not just quickly glanced. And photographs of myself? Fuhgetaboutit. So I joined Weight Watchers. A few years ago I joined to shed…

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Good Intentionals

I am NOT making a New Year’s resolution. I have found they don’t work for me and, in fact, cause more problems than good. Yesterday in church Dan, our associate pastor, talked about taking off the old self and putting on the new self (Colossians 3: 5-11), which is a great scripture for this time…

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To Sleep or Not To Sleep

A couple of months ago I wrote this hopeful post – Maybe, Just Maybe, listing all the ways a CPAP might make my life better. Well, here’s the thing… I had my original sleep study in July. Holy moly, is all I’m gonna say. Oh, who am I kidding? I have much more to say…

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The Right Motivation?

Ever since I started blogging back in 2006 I have periodically complained about my fluffiness. At that time I had a fairly good excuse for it – all the weight I’d gained while going through chemotherapy and various issues and treatments (mostly steroids) after cancer (but because of stupid cancer). That card’s been played, though,…

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Just Keepin' Her Humble

God blesses those who are humble,for they will inherit the whole earth. Matthew 5:5 (New Living Translation) As most everybody who reads this knows, being a parent is hard work. We’re responsible for so much. There are the basics like feeding, clothing, safety, health, etc. That’s the easy part. The hard part is building character.…

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