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See ya, 2021.

It’s been another year. While on the surface, 2021 was a better year for Jim and me personally and professionally, I look back on it and feel like it was a much more difficult year. It certainly was a much longer year than the last. It seems to have languished...

See ya, 2020; hello 2021!

As I sit here in my new house, surrounded by my family with the sounds of two slumbering dogs and Hozier playing on the speakers, I am of two minds about 2020. On the one hand, there is no doubt it was an unusual and sometimes difficult year. On the other hand, there...

New Year. New Start.

2019 was not an easy year. Connor continues to struggle with his mental health. Cletus attacked my husband and brother-in-law and had to be put down. Dance drama continued to rule the day. However, it was my job that really ruined the year. It became so bad that every...

November Out

November was not a great month for me. Sure, there were good parts about it, but the lasting impression I have is not a favorable one. I feel like the weather is to blame for a portion of this. Dreary and damp is not my favorite weather pattern. I would rather it...

I don’t get Thanksgiving

When you spend as much time in the car as I do, driving the same route at least twice a day every day, your mind tends to wander and think of the craziest shit. My latest think-fest involves Thanksgiving as a holiday. I don’t get Thanksgiving. I don’t...