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A New Car!!

I’ve never been one to really put too much stock in the whole “New Year, New You” movement. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I believe whole-heartedly in the ideas of renewal and growth and change, but at your core, you are who you are. That’s the reason why expecting partners to change drastically usually ends in heartbreak.

But, and it’s a pretty big but at the moment, it seems that my new year is forcing me to embrace change!

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October 2015 Recap

A lot has happened since my last recap, way back in the beginning of August! I’d hurt my ankle in the month of July, I was unsure of where I was going to live, I didn’t know where I stood with just about anything. Now, with the beginning of November (and NaNoWriMo), I feel much more stable in most aspects of my life.

There are exceptions of course.

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It’s About Time! (I finally saw Ant-Man!)

Per request, I finally saw the Ant-Man movie and am thus doing a review. I also have to admit that as an avid watcher of most things Marvel, I was excited about this one, but not so much as I was about Avengers: Age of Ultron or some of the other parts of the franchise. I mean, come on! A guy who can shrink to the size of an ant? How can that be cool?

I’m glad to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one. My expectations were low, and while that’s not why I hadn’t gotten around to watching it, it is partly why I wasn’t in a hurry. I’m glad that a few of my friends have asked where my review was, and even more glad that a certain friend of mine told me that she found this one worthy of being part of her very selective personal collection! It was mainly because of her recommendation that I pushed myself to see this one (wore that godforsaken boot today… not fun).

But it was a good call! I would have been really disappointed if I’d missed seeing it in the theater. And in 3D to boot!

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JWC Day 4 : Ode to my Mother

Today in the challenge, I’m supposed to write about someone who inspires me. My mother is probably my biggest inspiration. Shhh… Don’t tell her! We don’t want her getting a big head about it!

Seriously though, she’s done a lot for me, and even though I thought she stole my dream of becoming a teacher, I am still in awe of her awesomeness.

Yesterday also happened to be her birthday. Yes, she’s an Independence Baby… or whatever it is you call someone born on the Fourth of July (which is not my favorite Tom Cruise movie, by the way). Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be Strong?

Recently I admitted that I feel myself slipping. It’s always hard to admit something like that, or at least it is for me. I grew up watching my mother silently struggle to keep “all the balls in the air,” as she says. She managed the bills and still made sure that we had all the things that we not only needed but wanted as well. She managed working for my grandmother’s company while going to school and still being involved in all of our events…well most of them.

Even now, when she should be thinking about retirement, she went back to school to get her Master’s degree, while working two jobs, and somewhat recently added a Nerium partnership to her list of responsibilities. Plus, with the death of my grandfather, September before last, she’s also helping out with my grandmother’s ranch: taking care of cows and horses and exotic birds.

That’s a good many balls she’s got to keep in the air.

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