Monthly Archives: June 2011

Writing a memoir


“I was forced to acknowledge all over again that writing is not life, or even truth, but merely fragments of both, imperfect reflections. There will always be moments and emotions which refuse to be caught, dark undertows which will never … Continue reading

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Thrift Shop on a Wednesday afternoon


Michelle and I decided to thrift store shop instead of cook this week for an upcoming trip. Michelle is as non-materialistic as I am, and we both prefer the thrift store to the mall. My reasoning is because 1. Buying … Continue reading

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Thrift Shopping


This week we decided to take our show on the road. We walked down to the boardwalk and had lunch on the patio on 10th Street. Jennifer had the most delicious looking chicken salad sandwich. I had a hamburger. Minus … Continue reading

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Contests – My Secret Addiction


I have to admit, I am a contest addict. I believe it began with a box of Weetabix cereal back in the early 70’s. They used to have a contest entry form on the back of every box – to … Continue reading

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Chances of winning a contest


Michelle MADE me enter a contest. She picked out the pieces she thought were my best. She wouldn’t let me leave her house until I pressed the submit button myself. I think no one ever wins contests and it’s usually … Continue reading

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Yo-yo dieting


Michelle and I spend a lot of time talking about food as we cook it and eat it. We’re women and we’re alive so we’ve struggled with body image and food issues. We’ve tried diets, gone off diets, gained weight, … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Elders


I am often amazed at the steps in life that lead a person to one place or another.  Jennifer and I made a decision today that will hopefully affect many people in a positive way. I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Tap-dancing in Norfolk


This was most likely my last performance with the tap club. There aren’t any performances in June, and Matt and I will be gone by July. The group is an all-volunteer club who meets twice a week and performs at … Continue reading

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Tap Recital Fun


It was my turn last Thursday to be the Paparazzi for Jennifer when it was her moment in the spotlight. She is in a tap dancing class with a group who volunteers to go around to retirement communities and perform. … Continue reading

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