Tag Archives: work life

Happy Birthday (79)

Birthdays can be difficult, even depressing for some people, but I’ve always enjoyed mine. Better than the alternative, right? It’s also a good excuse to spoil myself for a week or so. If I see a book or a purse … Continue reading

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Unbalancing Act (51)

You know your life is off balance when you put ‘something fun’ on your weekend to-do list. Even worse, when you don’t manage to cross it off. That pretty much sums up my life lately. It’s not that I’m miserable, … Continue reading

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Traveling again (24)

I’m about to leave on another business trip and I’m feeling anxious. It’s been about six weeks since I returned from the last trip and got that call from my neighbor David about the fire in the house and my son on … Continue reading

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Creature comforts (17)

You never really know how you’ll react to a crisis. It helps to have family and friends circle around, but in the end, you still have to deal with it by yourself. Especially when you’re single. For most of my … Continue reading

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A new normal (14)

The first morning I wake up in the rental house, I am disoriented. I don’t remember where I am. Then the dogs come running into my room, bouncy and wagging tails, much too energetic for me in the morning. I … Continue reading

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Sweating the small stuff (10)

I am definitely sweating the small stuff. Maybe because there’s so much small stuff every single day in my post-fire life that added all together, it becomes sweat-worthy. I spend hours and hours – no exaggeration – on the phone … Continue reading

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Temporary Accommodations (9)

It is time to move. My neighbors have been great, but living next door to my burnt house is too intense for me. Also, I’ve gotten used to living alone or with just one adult child most of the time. … Continue reading

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