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Saying Goodbye Your Way

Posted in #3chickstothewind

DNR- Do Not Resuscitate DNAR- Do Not Attempt Resuscitation AND- Allow Natural Death Here are some acronyms that are important to write down, memorize and research. The meanings can vary from person to person and the meaning of “avoid extraordinary means to prolong life” can waiver when the time comes for you, if you don’t have your wishes down. Death can come quickly in a traumatic accident, acute medical condition (aneurysm or massive heart attack). An illness or condition that slowly takes over the body (MS or Alzheimer) or the one day that we take our last breath after decades…

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Christmas Is Canceled

Posted in chik11

Let’s just say that I’m happy the holidays are over. I’m sure many of you have stories to share…and so do I. Why do we put pressure on ourselves to create the perfect holiday season? I have three children – ages 17, 15 & 12 – and for some reason, they weren’t excited about the holidays this year and neither was I. I’m sure it was a combination of things. The kids are getting older, they have bigger “wants”, we weren’t having family in town this year, etc. The day came when it was time to drive out to Babbitt…

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Keeping It Real

Posted in chikntender9

It’s just a little white lie. Fib. Exaggeration. A bit of fiction. Honestly, it could just be called total bullsh_t. How easy it is to say what you think people want to hear versus what you really are thinking or feeling. Whichever word/words you use to describe the name for the response you give to someone, at any moment, on any given day, when you don’t want to say what you’re thinking is still, well, wrong. My auntie, God rest her soul, thought differently. Years ago, I attended a family reunion in Bay City, Michigan and had a chance to…

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New Year, New Me

Posted in starchiksix

So, I’m trying this new thing for 2016. Learning patience, to be kinder and losing some weight. Blah blah blah. Same ol’ crap. But this time. I started before the new year thinking it may help jump start some new year freshness and good juju. Good idea, right?! Nice try, starchiksix. Nice try. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got off to a fantastic start. I lost 3lbs in the last 3 weeks. I have increased my water intake. I only eat veggies at lunch. Moving around more. I’m eating smaller portions but come 5. I’m shoving my face with whatever protein filled…

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Christmas Reversals (3chickstothewind’s Husband).

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Our largest concern on Christmas Eve used to be whether we could get all of the gifts assembled between the time the children went to sleep, climbed out of bed, over and over again, and finally went to sleep. There had to be milk, and a bite out of the cookies, and batteries, and we would have to check that the video camera was plugged in and charged. We would open the doors slowly, and pad around the house in our stockings, looking out for the squeaky floorboards. Now our biggest concern is getting the kids assembled on Christmas Eve.…

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I Love You, Granny

Posted in thatchik30

My maternal grandmother was a special kind of grandmother. She was the one who always had butterscotch hard candies or peppermint disks in her purse for when she became a little antsy during those long church services. She always kept a candy dish full of those candies as well as another for chocolate-covered peanuts on her sofa table. I loved those visits to her house in the country after church services in that small town or on holidays or other special occasions. She made the best Sunday dinners; the best beef roasts with the perfect, thick brown gravy and the…

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Dear Baby Mama

Posted in starchiksix

First off I just want to say, I struggle with my post each month. Not because I have nothing to say, but because I run my mouth and ALWAYS have something to say. This month, I decided to write about a struggle I’m having. Baby Mama drama. I have been with my fiance 7 years. He’s not a man whore, he simply had not had the best of luck before me. Two kids with two different women who can be….well straight bitches. Sometimes they can be cool, I’ll give them that. I wanted to write letters to them to say…

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Posted in luckychik13

Recently I re-read the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The phrases “I am the master of my fate” and “I am the captain of my soul” have always been part of my lexicon, but it wasn’t until the first time I read this poem that I realized from whence these phrases came. And it wasn’t until almost five years ago that I finally understood what they meant. On December 31 of this year, my sister, Susan, would have been forty-five; but, five years ago, throat cancer became a brain cancer that ultimately led to her death. A few months…

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Happy Holidays!

Posted in thatchik30

Happy Holidays I went back home a month ago and during a nightly “check-in” call to my husband and kids, he mentioned asking my mom to come stay with us over Christmas. I immediately brushed it off and forgot because I assumed that she would decline the offer. A year ago my brother had offered to pay her way to fly out with him and his wife and daughter but my mom turned him down. She said something about “air travel being too crazy” or “not feeling up to it”. Some excuse, any excuse would do. Anyway, upon my return…

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Posted in luckychik13

My brain has been skittering around to a multitude of topics for this month’s post. Do I address the coffee cup issue? Should I delve in to the recent clarifications made to the doctrine of the LDS church? Is ranting about the onslaught of Christmas prior to the celebration of Thanksgiving the direction I want to go? No to all of those; this month I decided to share with you just a few of my thoughts on the idea of family. When I was around five years old my parents decided they wanted another child. They already had me and…

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