Author Archives: Laura

She Said / She Said: Goodbye

Laura I realize my view of life is a bit like collecting badges in Girl Scouts.  Each piece represents a small skill or experience.  When taken by itself the occurrence is just a scrap of fabric, but when taken as … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Why is it that we can be so sure of some things and so lost about others?  I was sure that I wanted to have children.  It may have seemed impulsive at the time, but I didn’t hesitate because I … Continue reading

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Just for Today

I get quote of the day, and today I was blessed with this gem: “The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it; the future will one … Continue reading

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I took Friday off because I was on vacation and figured I deserved at least one small token of respite.  I’ve worried about it since, but it was a good exercise anyway.  On the way home from Florida I realized … Continue reading

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Just Wrong

I recently saw a Queen Latifah movie called Just Wright.  (If you have a problem with romantic comedies as a genre you wouldn’t like it, but I have a point so stay with me.)  The gist of the movie is … Continue reading

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Easter Monday

Easter Monday Did you know in some countries the day after Easter is a holiday?  I’m not sure why this is.  I was in Germany on that day many years ago and there were all sorts of special offerings because … Continue reading

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I love The Happiness Project (book and blog), and recently Gretchen Rubin wrote about how it made her happier to start her vacation early.  She would usually have blogged the Friday before she left, but decided that she’d get into … Continue reading

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Oh Cripe

I’ve found myself creatively swearing.  Not in colorful, interesting ways, but in the “I’m-going-to-use-a-close-approximation-of-what-I-really-mean-because-my-kids-are-standing-right-here,” kind of way.  You’re familiar with the language I mean: cripe, fire trucks, oh my goodness, cheese and rice, shut the front door.  Not only is … Continue reading

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The Train

I was in the drive-thru at Starbucks when the cashier informed me my drink was free.  The person who’d gone before me had paid for it.  In fact, in the previous ten cars everyone had paid for the person behind … Continue reading

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I believe with all my heart that you get what you pay for.  And I also refuse to pay for anything useful.  I need career counseling, the good kind that costs money and gets results.  Of course, I can’t seem … Continue reading

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