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Out of Commission

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

It's been a difficult time. My twin sister passed away on December 27th, surrounded by her family. I held her hand for much of the night. You think you are prepared, well, at least, I thought I was, but really how can you prepare to lose someone who is a part of you? I miss her so much. Her laugh, being able to call her, stop by and see her beautiful face. I NEED to know that she is somewhere and is okay! We talked about her trying to leave me signs, if she coul...

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Birthday Celebration Time

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

March 6th-it's our birthday! My twin sister and I are the ripe old age of 61. I am so glad we are celebrating it together!

A lot of people have to search for a best friend-I was fortunate; mine was born along side of me! We "get" each other and most of the time, not a  lot of words are needed between us. A certain look or laugh can say so much to each other.

Though my twin has a terminal illness...

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Being The Last To Know

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I am seeing red! For those of you not familiar with that expression, let me enlighten you- I am very angry!

Look, I get it that the younger people like to post their entire life on facebook, as if it were a diary. However, I really do believe that there be respect for your family members. What I mean is, family members should hear important news from you, in person, before yo...

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Attempting To Accept The Unacceptable

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It was June or July of this year, when my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We had an idea what was in store, as our Mom passed away of the same disease at 55 years of age. Not a pretty picture. After being told about surgery and chemotherapy, my sister decided to have neither one. I understand her decision thoroughly. She would go into surgery with no idea how much of her body they would remo...

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Oh, The Joy Of Old Photos

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (1)

My little brother, who isn't so little anymore, has acquired a disc with about 2500, yes, that's tewnty-five hundred, photos from our childhood. While I think the rest of the kids in my family look darling as children, me, not so much. It was bad enough to have to look at myself in a mirror those many moons ago, but to be subjected to having to see what I looked like, once again? I call a foul! I am posting a few below, for your amusement!

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Capitalizing On My Pain?

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Three to five days before it is going to rain, I get the most intense pain in my back and down my leg, into my left foot, than I ever have on a daily basis. It seems to me that there must be some way I can make money predicting the showers. It's a guaranteed forecast with me, but I haven't figured out how to use it financially. There ought to be some silver lining in this cloud, somehow. Oh, by the way, it's going to rain in about three days....

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Laziness or Re-grouping?

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My three day per week nanny position ended a few weeks ago. I find myself laying about more and more. It feels wonderful, fantastic, yet, I feel guilty for doing it. Shouldn't there be SOMETHING else I should be doing? And then, I berate myself for feeling guilty. I deserve to give myself any and all breaks I need. Chronic pain tires a person out, big time. Considering all my body has been through, I do more than my fair share of chores and errands.

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Devastating News

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I cannot speak for all twins, but my twin sister and I are very close. It feels like she is the other half of me.

Any time something great is happening in my life, Sue is the one I call. When things are bad, who do I call for moral support? Sue.

We both have a sarcastic sense of humor. She 'gets" me and I "get" her.

When I was very sick and couldn't fathom having th...

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have read past blogs, I wrote of needing a car, after I had hit a deer. I put my mind in overdrive and came up with a plan.

For two weeks, I emailed, texted or called every ad on Craigslist for cars selling at $1800 or less. I explained my situation and my need to make payments, with a down payment of $500.00. Two people were willing to do it, if I could pay a bigger down payment. $500.00 was...

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Fast Forward

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Keep fast forwarding til you come to July 23, 2012! The older I am, the faster time flies! Or is it that I am so slow, it takes me forever to get things done?

I am going to make an extra big effort to keep up with this blog, even if I am the only one reading it!

I have spent a lot of my time babysitting. I have the little boy three afternoons a week and I picked up 6 families, for who I do date ...

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