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| For The Love Of Monday |

"I close my eyes and breathe deeply: Such serenity transports me to tomorrow. I wake up before the sun rises: It’s Monday. I love Mondays. I smile as my eyes flutter open, reach to my right to turn off my alarm. My husband still lays sleeping next to me, so I quietly slip out of… Continue reading | For The Love Of Monday |

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| Juicy Details |

While I didn’t think that the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C. would be my writing location for the evening, my job has a funny way of making things exciting. Nevertheless, I am working a bit later than usual and am discreetly multi-tasking to log my #tut30days assignment. Today’s challenge is all about the specifics: “Getting… Continue reading | Juicy Details |

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| Short But Oh So Sweet |

I wish you a “Happy 2017” from my living room recliner, tired but aware that I cannot go to bed on “Day 1” without writing. I am pushing myself to get a few words down, and am mentally noting that tomorrow will need to exude a different tone, if this exercise is going to work.… Continue reading | Short But Oh So Sweet |

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|8,760 Hours Later|

On this final day of 2016, I find myself reflecting on the last 8,760 hours in the rear-view, as so many others are. This entire vacation has been rather introspective and I have already evaluated the year as a whole in a separate post, but I only touched on my biggest triumphs and heaviest regrets… Continue reading |8,760 Hours Later|

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| The World We Know |

Today marks the halfway point of my vacation, and I will admit that a terrible thought filled my head as I sat down to edit another abandoned poem this afternoon: I fear that this all won’t last. When work resumes, when my frequent flyer miles begin to escalate once more, I am scared that the… Continue reading | The World We Know |

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| Married And Bright |

I woke up with the excitement of a child swirling inside my heart. It was Christmas morning and the house was silent: My husband and two pups still lay sleeping beside me and in nearby beds. It didn’t take long, however, for my not-so- quiet shuffling to stir the family- We had presents to open!… Continue reading | Married And Bright |

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| Heavenly Peace |

I dipped my toes past mountainous beaded barriers and felt warmth soothe my senses. My foot steadied on the bathtub floor as the rest of my body followed, folding beneath fragrant Eucalyptus and Sage bubbles. I leaned back, allowing myself to find comfort before closing my eyes. There were candles, music, a towel and robe… Continue reading | Heavenly Peace |

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| Tis The Season. |

It’s a beautiful 51 degrees here in Northern Virginia, just two days before Christmas Eve. My final work e-mail has been sent out, my “Out Of Office” response is active, and I am excited to step out into the sunshine soon, and embark on a much needed vacation. My husband and I made the decision… Continue reading | Tis The Season. |

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| Migraines & Milestones |

“Make a doctor’s appointment or I am going to make one for you,” my husband said sternly while I cringed at his volume. My head hurt, a lot, and it was the fifth day of my migraine. I sat on the couch, swaddled in blankets, yearning to be left with a value-pack of Excedrin and… Continue reading | Migraines & Milestones |