Category Archives: California

6 years of Tatum

⭐️ Tatum Maris Reed ⭐️ …turned six years old on 21 February!  My precious Pisces princess [alliteration, anyone?] celebrates another year of making our world a better place.  Time truly flies.  Within a matter of days her brother blows out … Continue reading

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Life

So what’s been happening in the many months since I blogged regularly?  Allow me to present a summary in photos…. One of my dearest friends, Shay, treated me to an unforgettable vacation.  We went to Orange Beach, Alabama, where we … Continue reading

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Brandi the goddess

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  II miss you like hell.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay I cannot believe … Continue reading

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Trivia Crack and the Mediterranean Bar

My darling Tatum turns three in three days.  We have yet to plan her party because winter weather [round two] looks to be heading our way this weekend.  Most likely we’ll have a small celebration at the house and a … Continue reading

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Last leisurely weekend

….before my chaotic schedule commences. Tomorrow morning I’ll hit the ground running with my new job.  My itinerary can best be described as a clustereff.  Working full-time in sales with a side job tutoring after hours proves challenging for the … Continue reading

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Beginning of everything

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her self respect.  And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be.  I love her and … Continue reading

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Last December Saturday

Saturday sent me on an emotional rollercoaster.  Cliché as it may sound, I found myself pondering the circle of life and all its bittersweet manifestations.  Two people very dear to my heart commemorated their birthdays.  A very special little girl would … Continue reading

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