Monthly Archives: February 2011

FORTUNE, good

Last week, I attended a fund-raising reception where I work. I was there, really, to show my support, but I kicked in $45 for some raffle tickets. I had a lovely glass of pinot noir, some stuffed mushrooms and smoked … Continue reading

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FINANCES came first

Over the past several months I’ve had a lot of successful “one step forward” moments in my quest for self awareness amid the whirl of work and family life. This week, though, was definitely “two steps back” for me time, but … Continue reading

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FUN and games

My therapist is trying to get me to play more – take me out of my head and stop the monkey brain cold in its tracks. Recently he asked me, “So what’s the plan?” For what? “What are you gonna … Continue reading

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FRUIT of the vine

Elton John has warbled “The Circle of Life” at least a million times over the last decade and while I’m more than tired of the song, its message is meaningful to me. Especially as I try to navigate this time of … Continue reading

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FIXER-upper

I spent some of last week painting my house, mostly woodwork. I have a 100-year-old house, so there are plenty of projects, although it’s really in remarkably good shape for its age. In the 18 months I’ve lived here, I’ve … Continue reading

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FREE agent

One October many years ago, my ex and I took a brief trip to the coast of Maine: three days in Scarborough and two days in Camden. I’m not sure how, but in five days we managed to have a … Continue reading

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FULL of ourselves

I am busy. I am important. I am better than everyone else. I am beautiful, perfect, and a role model for all in my orbit. Enough about me, though. What do YOU think about me? Is this anyone you know? (And … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL growth

It took me two years and the intervention of my boss to get around to signing up for my company’s retirement plan – really stupid, since they have an unbelievable percentage contribution match. I lost thousands of dollars stressing over … Continue reading

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FUNDAMENTALS

Here’s to love, that ever-fickle friend that slays and sustains us through a lifetime of relationships. We can’t live with it, or without it, enslaved as it inhabits everything we do. It’s an easy word to say. I love that dress. I’d … Continue reading

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FOUR walls, closing in

I’m taking vacation next week. I’m not going anywhere, just hanging around the house, knocking out some errands that really require a free weekday and tackling a handful of projects that I just haven’t gotten to. Like any working stiff, … Continue reading

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