Category Archives: Personal

Fancy Coffee Friday: Phases of the Mood

I stared at the blank page in the notebook. All of the ideas that had zipped through my mind moments before suddenly skittered away like water gliders on the surface of a pond. The only thing remaining was a series … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Weird and Complicated

Maybe the Houlihan’s at the hotel wasn’t the most appropriate location to have a conversation about family relationships. Then again, perhaps it was the best place. Whether it was or wasn’t, it was where we were when the subject came … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Service Pack Update

“The whole procedure will take only about 2 hours, but you’ll need to stay in the hospital overnight so we can make sure everything is working as it should.” Two hours? Really? That fast?

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Raw

Raw. Everything felt raw. The skin around my eyes and nose was red and chapped. It burned, ached, and felt like it would crack if any muscle in my face dared to move. My stomach was the same, it felt … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Destination Unknown

Last Monday morning as I drove into work, I saw a text come in from Mr. Muse warning me about an accident at a major intersection I usually drive through. “You may end up needing to go a different route.” … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: “Peenting”, Peepers, & Petrichor

It was Tuesday night. I had class in the big city, Mr. Muse was escorting his Wife #2 (our good friend) and three (or was it four) other ladies to see Journey in concert. I came home late after class … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Smash ‘n Grab

I’d been warned… for years. The pain. The humiliation. The discomfort. Nobody, however, warned me that I’d get a phone call telling me to not apply lotions, oils, deodorants, or powders. It was time: my first mammogram.

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