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This week has been one hell of a ride.  From the terrible events on Monday to the explosion in Texas to the flood in Illinois (and a little bit in my basement).  Add to it my mothers excisional biopsy and the little fact that we are moving on Monday and I will tell you I am not sleeping well.  I am not eating well either.  Thank goodness for my kids who can always make me laugh.  I have leaned on them for some joy this week.  

Weekly Ruminations

After another week in the weeds I am back with this weeks installment.  Hope you have some time to chat and let us all know what is up with you.  We are here to lend an ear or a hand when you need it and to cheer for you when you have a success (of any size).


Well, after a one week break, I am back with your spot to tell us all about what is bugging you, what is making you happy, whatever.  


Another week already gone!  Many of us got snow, at least one of us got a job, all of us are working hard.  The sequester silliness continues with no end in sight and there was an actual talking filibuster!  I am no Paul fan and it was only a way to get some facetime on TV but I appreciate the effort of actually doing a real live filibuster and I agree with him on this particular issue.  Maybe the only thing I agree with him on but it is important to look for common ground.  


It is Friday already.  This week absolutely flew by.  So it is time to let it all hang out folks.  Lets hear about the great things that happened and the not so great things that happened this week.  I am here to cheer and to sympathize if necessary.  No accomplishment or problem is too small.  I like to hear em all.  

Lets get to it…What are you ruminating on?


Friday is here again!  We all made it through Valentine’s Day unscathed, I assume.  The line at the grocery store was more fun than usual yesterday will all the older gentlemen with their roses.  Why not do this on other days of the year?  I am personally not much of a fancy flower person – while I think they are pretty, I would much rather have a plant that would last.  Or a gift certificate for yarn which was discussed yesterday.  

Well, lemme have it.  What are you all ruminating on this week?


Week two of Weekly Ruminations is here!  I hope everyone had a good week and has lots of good stuff to report (I would also like to hear the bad stuff too).

This week was a smooth one in our house.  The showings continue and we had our first (really bad) offer so we sent them packing.  My only problem this week concerns my growing daughter.  And it isn’t her that has the problem it is me.  She has reached the age (5) and intellectual level where I am having trouble figuring out how much to tell her about stuff.  My default reaction is to just lay it all out – don’t pull punches and give her the facts when she asks questions.  When her grandmother (my husbands mom) passed away just after Thanksgiving, I did not mince words when discussing death with her.  She went to an open casket wake.  On the way home I asked her if she had any questions.  She just asked “What was that for?”.