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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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4 weeks to 50!!

In my last post, I talked about turning 50 next month. I am truly trying to approach this as an adventure instead of facing it with fear. I have been looking for inspiration and have found a few treasures to share with you. Duncan Hines (yes, that was actually a real person!) didn’t write his …

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5 weeks to 50

In about five weeks, I will be turning 50! Yep, the Big Five-Oh! According to just about everyone, that will put me over the hill. And as logic would have it, many of my friends are also facing this milestone this year. It is amazing to me the huge swing in reactions that they ar …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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A Tribute to My Sister

My sister and I were born less than a year apart. This is our shared birthday week. 🙂 In honor of her birthday, I would like to share a musical tribute to her. Every time I hear one of these songs, it takes me right back to the house in Minnetonka. And there we are again spinning …

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The Best Answer to the Hardest Question

One of the hardest questions for me is always, “What do you want?” Every year, as Christmas and birthdays approach, I cringe at the thought of being asked this. Sometimes there is a book or CD that has been calling me, and there is always the standby gift card for a fabric shop. You can never …

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Wishing The Years Away

Last night, we celebrated my great niece’s birthday. She is two. 🙂 While watching her approach the festivities with joyful abandon, I couldn’t help but compare her reactions to those of most adults.  She squealed with delight over the new fairy costume (wings and all!), the pint-sized hockey equipment, the hop-n-pop blow up whale that spews …

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