Divorce Diversion-Food, Let’s Try a New Recipe, Moist Pumpkin Bread

It’s fall and a good time to try some pumpkin recipes.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I was excited to give it a try.  The recipe comes from a website called Mom, Wife, Busy Life. I studied the ingredients and took a trip to Harris Teeter to bet all the needed ingredients. I used…

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Morning Motivation. Fear of the Unknown; Brodie and the Grocery Bag

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 On your typical day, my dog Brodie is not afraid of bags of any kind.  He is not fearful of handbags, grocery bags, or trash bags.…

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Divorce Diversion-Travel, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson NC

A couple of weeks ago I found myself driving to Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson North Carolina.  I had heard about this park several years ago and I have wanted to visit for some time.It was a holiday weekend and I had no plans and the drive was just a bit over an hour so I…

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Finding Joy Even in the Pain-The Joy

Divorce is one of the most painful events in a person’s life.  That being siad there is still joy to be found if we take the time to find it. How have I found joy this month?I have found joy in my family, food, the change from summer to fall, food, and my dog Brodie.How…

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Journal Prompt-Write About A Dream You Remember and How That Dream Made You Feel

 I have lived long enough to have had thousands of dreams.  I have had my share of nightmares and also my share of fun and memorable dreams.  I can remember themes in my dreams that recur, such as being in a play with hundreds of people in attendance, and I forget my lines, and I…

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Divorce Diversion-Home, How to Re-Soften Scratchy Towels

I have noticed lately that my towels are no longer soft.  The towels have taken on a very coarse or rough texture, and they just don’t feel very pleasant to the touch.  I found an article on The Spruce that was titled how to soften your towels, and I thought I would give it a try. Here is…

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The Journey-A Quote by an Unknown Author

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life.” ~Unknown I  love this quote.  I believe healing from a devastating event is a process.  The length of time this process takes is individual.  For some of us, it will be a life long process.  I have seen over the last…

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Journal Prompt- What is Your Favorite Season of the Year and Why?

The answer to this question comes to my mind immediately. I don’t even have to think twice about it. My favorite season of the year is fall.  One reason it is my favorite season is that I live in North Carolina.  The NC summers are so hot and humid that beginning in June, I start…

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My Story, The Beginning-Little Did I Know

Back to a some what better time and I was extremely excited. What I had hoped for was finally coming true. (all thanks to my parents giving me a very nice inheritance). We could finally go on a family vacation and I had dreams of many more to come. We loaded up the car and…

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Journal Prompt-Share a Time You Helped Someone in Need

Over the years, I would like to think that I helped someone along the way.  I guess that regarding helping someone, my mind goes back to my years as an RN. I worked in hospitals and clinics and met many in need of a touch to ease their physical and emotional pain. Working as a…

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