Stretch! said the Balloon Lady

and rise to Life! I’m just an unconventional 50+ gal who insists on living a life I love. Pick a lane? No way. This brief blog is me trying to get into the semi-regular habit of writing something. I’m excited to see where this will lead!


“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way, Good Health, Good Luck, and Happiness, For today and every day.” (anonymous)

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Lucky Leprechaun Captured

News Break! Lucky Leprechaun was last seen captured by Lake Forest College, Director of Communications Irene Ratliff, shown here in her vehicle. Last we heard, Lucky was placed in the Admissions office where he continued spreading his Irish cheer!

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What’s More Irritating

than a sock slowly falling down into your shoe? Absolutely nothing.

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That Time When I could Carry My Son Around in a Pot

Throwback Thursday: Seeing this photo always makes me giggle. And, yes, I know time flies, cherish the moments. But still. He’s 24 now.

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I Wish Everyone Received Notes Like This!

There is absolutely nothing quite like receiving a lovely note or comment from someone. Of any age. Whether complimentary or constructive criticism, that someone actually takes the time to do it is always encouraging to me. It makes me feel like everything is sunSUNsun and I’m walking on clouds! (Claire’s note is in yellow and […]

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When Do We Feel Most Loved?

It’s when people show up. Michelle Kuo

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Where Are You, Bowzer…?

Hmm, I wonder where my Bowzer the Schnauzer is? (Sometimes I feel like covering my head, too.)

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Just Because You Have Four Chairs…

three plates and six cups is no reason why you can’t invite twelve to dinner. Alice May Brock

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Clocks Get Set Ahead 1 Hour

UGH. I’ve never been a fan of Daylight Savings Time here in the Midwest. In this day and age I just don’t understand why it continues. Double Ugh.

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Let’s Be Real Together

Women. Let’s be real. Together. It takes no small amount of bravery to speak your truth, show your real face, display your messy counters, talk about how you get through pain.In our sharing the plight, we strengthen our fight.As a woman who has successfully created a business in an untraditional industry, as a mom who […]

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