Category Archives: happiness

Coastal Oklahoma

Temperatures have been hovering in the triple digits all across Oklahoma this week. Yes, it is a different kind of heat from the humid, steamy boil of a Florida summer that I’m so used to, but this dry heat is … Continue reading

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Lavender Love

The past few months have converted me into an incredibly anxious individual. I deal with high anxiety on the regular because I was fortunate enough to be born this way (sarcasm) so when I speak of any kind of stressful … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old for Sesame Street

This morning I watched my first full episode of Sesame Street. I met Murray the monster (he has a beard!) and heard the Count sing a song about the number 8. Super Grover 2.0 (I never knew there was a … Continue reading

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Wish Making

Remember being a kid and coming upon a patch of fuzzy dandelions in your yard? I could never keep my hands from plucking them from the ground. After rubbing my cheek with the fuzzies, I would take a deep breath, … Continue reading

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Little Victories

The other day I received some really good news. While there is a bigger picture here, at the moment I can only write about it in bits and pieces. This year has been bursting with an ample amount of progress … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

One of my best friends drove down to visit from South Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. Despite the horrific weather, her visit fell into a category I like to call perfect timing because I was feeling increasingly in need of … Continue reading

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A Dachshund, in Wartime

This photograph of my grandfather has quite a story attached to it. I’m not so sure that the “Indy” mystery will ever be solved, although I’m not quite giving up on that. The monument itself, however, located in Brussels, Belgium, … Continue reading

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