Word Quilt

I don’t sew, but I write — patching together pieces of my life.

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Slope Stories

2021 was, well 2021. Rough year. I’ll write more about that another time. Bottom line is that it left me pretty exhausted so Chris and I made conscious choices to slow down for at least a few months. The energy is starting to come back thanks to a concentration on a healthy diet, sleep and […]

Celebrating Noel in NC

Once again our plans to visit my cousin in Denmark fell through. But hope was not lost. Not only was Lise coming to America to see her parents, but it was during my favorite season of the year 🙂 Just like last year. You might remember that last year I was in too much pain […]

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On Monday I went to the dentist for a maintenance cleaning. The delightful young woman brushing up my teeth (see what I did there? haha) greeted me in a friendly fashion. She hadn’t seen me in six months so she said, “How has your year been going?” I responded honestly, stating that it’s been kind […]

Beach Camping in October

Booking tent camping on a beach in October in northern NY is a gamble. One never knows if it will be beautiful or rainy (normal gambles in tent camping) or if it will be snowing. Not as pleasant imho. Still, Chris and I have been trying to get back to Southwick, our favorite beach, for […]

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Slowing Things Down in a Smart Way

Did you see my Featured Image? I’m throwing it here in the post in case you didn’t. I wish I had the rights to edit it so it says: Slow down for life…. When I cut back work hours I was determined to spend that extra time getting healthier. Mentally and physically. Exercise more, eat […]

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Appreciation in Big and Small Ways (that are also big)

Seven years and one month today. That’s how long I’ve worked for Automattic, helping people using WordPress.com create sites, e-commerce stores and enjoy app usage, etc. Every day I still wake up, excited that I get to work. And you know what? The company appreciates me, too. I just finished reading the book 365 Thank […]

Our Star was a Star

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ― John Grogan Around […]

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Squirrel !

If you are a fan of the Pixar movie UP, then you totally get that title. It seems Chris and I have become adopted as squirrel buddies. We have enjoyed the squirrel antics outside our window for a few years now. But one has decided it likes watching our antics, too. We usually have our […]


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