A matter of those wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think.
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Ever dream of winning the lottery?

My husband and I aren’t big gamblers. I suppose it stems from the fact that we’ve never really had a large pile of cash we were itching to lose. Plus neither one of us was born the lucky gene. So if you ever see us at a casino, rest assured, we’re there for the buffet.
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Kindness works wonders during the hard times of life

Life is hard. I’ve told my kids this dozens of times. I’m not trying to be a Debby Downer parent, but I do think I owe them honesty. And honestly, life is hard.
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Our time: Joys of paying attention

Wasted time. We do it all the time. Fritter away a moment, an hour, an entire day.
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Reflections of a football aficionado

Football is a big deal at my house. I live with a bunch of guys who love the game. My daughter married a guy who loves the game. It only makes sense I’d be pulled into the gridiron mix.
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Feeling sentimental over TV’s golden era

I grew up in the era of classic, they-don’t-make-them-like-that-anymore television shows. Of course this is my opinion. But who can argue with the iconic status of the Brady Bunch, Little House on the Prairie, Carol Burnett, Love Boat and Fantasy Island?
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A mom’s multiple talents run deep

My talents never cease to amaze me. Multi-talents, actually. I am multi-talented and living in a household where my elaborate skills are acknowledged and revered. Well, maybe not revered, but they are used on a daily basis.
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The solution to life’s problems: wrestling

When my boys play together it always ends the same way. It doesn’t matter what they are doing, the result adds up to intertwined bodies, leg locks and takedowns. In a word: wrestling.
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National anthem brings teams and spectators together

High school sporting events are often inspirational. The athletes on the field, court, track or ice give it their all and are beyond fun to watch. For many of them, this is the pinnacle of their sports careers and they deserve our attention and respect. Seldom, however, does the crowd take the spotlight.
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Holiday cheer in a ‘different way’

There is too much guilt in the world. Still, I have a propensity to make myself more of it. Lately I’ve been feeling guilty about holidays. Days that are supposed to be celebrations filled with joy and fun fill me with dread and anxiety. I bet I’m not alone.
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