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Sisters are the coolest thing!

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Yes, I know I’m late for my writing. It has been quite a week with a surprise call from my Mother in law that my Father in Law had become very ill and we all needed to get to California as quickly as possible! Of course, my husband was on business in Colorado and I was at home in Arizona and the rest of the family was in Tucson. So Monday night, the frenzy of phone calls began of figuring out the logistics to get to southern California. Rather than leave you hanging as I get to the point of…

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STOP, the clock….Just Kidding, full speed ahead

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Yep, next week is my birthday and I am loud and proudly announcing that I will be the big 4-9! I mean why not shout it from the rooftops? Life is pretty darn good. I have my health, despite the extra pounds that I once again start a new year vowing to eliminate forever….(last months article). I have a great family…sure we have a few warts here and there, but despite the Facebook illusion that everyone’s life is perfect, we all know, the really good stuff doesn’t get posted, so I consider my blended family pretty darn normal and that…

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Bridget Jones of Arizona

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I find myself thinking of a book I read nearly 15 years ago. Bridget Jones Diary came along for me at a perfect time. It was 1999 and I was recently divorced and ironically, leaving Arizona to work abroad in London as an expat for 2 years. The movie came out and I remember thinking I had found my soul sister in Bridget Jones…. ok, so I didn’t smoke or have quite that foul of a mouth, but the weight struggle, oh, the weight struggle… my, oh my, Bridget and I were connected at the proverbial morning step on the…

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I’m a Girl and Bleed Green

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Yes, I am a girl. Yes, I am a mom. Yes, I am a wife and many more important roles, depending on the day and hour, but this past Saturday afternoon all other roles were put aside for the BIG game. You see, before I was a wife, mother, high tech executive or more recently an owner of a pet rat, I was a Spartan! Yes, Michigan State University Spartan. I joke that my blood has run green since visiting the campus during my junior year of high school. Saturday was the big, in state, rivalry game between my Michigan…

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The Change

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No, I’m not referencing that fun time for women where the temperature is never low enough. Personally, I can’t bring any experience to that type of change yet, but will probably hope someone writes an article about that at some point. I want to talk about the changes of family and career that most of us make over the course of life. You see, I just went through one of the most impactful changes in my life, Retirement! Yes, after 25 years at an amazing company I decided the timing was right at 48 yo to take a new path.…

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