Reflections…

This was a hard week. We lost my husband’s grandmother at age 91, almost 92 after a short battle with cancer. She was really more like a mom and mother in law to us as my husband lost his parents over 30 years ago. Jimmie Dean Qualls touched her own corner of the world in…

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Serendipity 2019

Well it’s the beginning of a new year. I’ve decided to kick it off with a word to guide 2019. I always take the tried and true path and I don’t allow myself to venture too much from what is expected. I usually finish what I start, don’t like to try a lot of new…

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The game of life…

I remember as a young girl playing the game called Life.  You traveled around the board in a little car, as you took your trip around the board, you went to college, were awarded a career, took a spouse and continued to travel through life ups and downs.  As a young girl I didn’t really…

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North Carolina dreaming

Every trip we take is an opportunity to explore somewhere to retire. Earlier this month we spent a little over a week in the North Carolina mountains, up near the Tennessee border.  There are beautiful little towns, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Newland and if you go an 1- 1/2 to 2 hours you will…

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Finding your voice

My target retirement date is rapidly sneaking up on me.  It’s now less than 9 months away.  In place of my excitement and anticipation, this sneaky feeling of fear is creeping in. The voice in my head is telling me, “don’t quit your day job”, “have your next job lined up before you quit your…

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Fall is in sight

I’ve been pretty busy at my day job for the last couple of weeks.  I am really ready for the long Labor day weekend.  When I have a little break I am a bit obsessed watching the little hummingbirds battle for control of the feeders in the yard.  I think they are in a bit…

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