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About conniejo9

Independent. Creative. Sarcastic. Kind.

Quest to change the “empty nest”

Empty. How does that word make you feel? What images do you see? Empty is defined as “containing nothing; not filled or occupied.” Not exactly a word that brings to mind sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. However, I’ve been hearing the … Continue reading

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This is the year I learn to like bananas

It is true. I detest bananas. Yes, I know they’re good for me. I cannot bear the flavor of banana candy, pudding or  banana cream pie. (My nose is wrinkling as I write this.) The years have made me more tolerant of … Continue reading

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You’ve cat to be kitten me right meow

The story you are about to read is true. It happened in our home about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  If you’re not a cat lover, read it anyway. My hope is that it brings you a chuckle. Hoss … Continue reading

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New beginnings

The words, “New Year’s Resolution,” seem to either hope, loss, ambivalence…or a blend of all three. I confess to being one of “those people” who actually enjoy reflecting on what I need to improve, what I enjoy and look forward … Continue reading

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There’s always a first

I’ve been watching friends post pictures of their kids returning to school and lamenting how fast time has gone by as “Princess” starts second grade while another loads her oldest child on the bus for the first time. And I’m … Continue reading

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