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Sunday Stills: Sixty #Birthdays

This year, 2019, marks 59 years of my existence. I was born in December, so for most of 2019, I am 59. Being that I was born in 1959 makes this my golden year, I’m told. I have to admit that it has been a golden year, albeit a little tarnished with stress and surgery, …

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May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

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Coffee, Birthdays and Colds

I had big plans this weekend: finish my Christmas decor, attend church to enjoy some advent and share some coffee with my readers today, while enjoying my birthday. If we were having coffee (or tea) today, I would sit in another room so as not to give you my germs from the head cold that …

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Where Are You Going, My Little Ones?

Thirty years ago today marks the birth of my first daughter, “MAM.” First off, I am in awe that 30 years has gone by. Secondly, how can I be the mother of a 30-year old? At age 24, working a part-time job with no benefits, and having just moved back to my home town in …

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Ban Gray Days

January and February have been looked at as depressing months as winter in the northern hemisphere leaves us with gray, cloudy days. A few years ago, during a particularly gray January, we traveled two hours to the San Jose area to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays in the latter part of the month. My oldest daughter lived …

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Perspectives On…Happy Birthdays

December 4 marks a major birthday milestone for me today. The BIG 5-5! Why is age 55 a milestone you might ask? Why not 60 or 70? If you follow my blog you know that I retire in less than three weeks. For public employees who have been working in the government and public service …

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