Reflections of 2012

Reflections of 2012

No matter how old I get, it seems I’m constantly reminded of what I never seem to learn.  Despite my age and experience in life, I still tend to trust too much, to believe people will do the right thing by others, and believe friends support friends and family supports family. If you’ve never read Ann Frank’s Diary, it’s an amazing read considering her age.  From a young girl, such deep thoughts are conjured up regarding human beings.  When I think of what she personally had gone through in the…

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

Thanksgiving Then and Now

Thanksgiving always leads me to think about holidays of the past.  While I’m preparing food, my thoughts turn to my grandmother who was the self-proclaimed matriarch of the family.  Whether or not she actually was is undetermined when you’re one of many independent women in the family, but we let her believe it. My grandmother – AKA “Betty Baby” when we wanted to make her laugh.  She kept those fabulous legs until the day she left this world. My grandmother didn’t socialize much outside of the family after my grandfather…

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Perceptions, Facts, and How You Live

Perceptions, Facts, and How You Live

I’m not a psychologist, psychiatrist nor do I profess to be one.  However, I did major in Social Science, and have made some observations based on things people have stated to me, and wanted to share. Personally, I’m not one to look back on childhood and ponder all the mistakes I think my parents made in life.  It’s not who I am.  As a parent, I realized on DAY ONE of bringing that small baby home that I didn’t have a clue.  There are no handbooks or guides that are…

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It’s So Easy, Even a Woman Can Do It

It’s So Easy, Even a Woman Can Do It

One of the biggest pet peeves I seem to have is to come across a review on items used to fix and repair things in the house where someone will write, “I was able to do this, and I’m a female.” Immediately, my brain kicks into high gear with these questions: What do you mean you could do this even though you were a female? Was something specifically written in the instructions saying it should be MORE difficult for a female? I’ve been fixing and repairing things since I was…

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