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About banana61547

I'm a lively, fun-loving lady with a dramatic view of life-that is, I tend to be a dramatic person. I cry at sappy commercials and at touching scenes in movies. I'm somewhat selfish with my time. Actually I've come to a place in my life where I delight in being alone, especially if I've got a good book to read or if I'm feeling particularly inspired or excited about something I'm writing. On rare occasions I miss the me I used to be, but to feel safe and comfortable surrounding myself with solitude seems to work well, and I am healing. I wasn't always such a recluse. There was a time when I loved being in the limelight hostessing a party, teaching a class, even speaking confidently to large groups of women at luncheons and retreats and such. Experiencing four frighteningly traumatic life events every other year for eight years caused my panic level to pull me back into a shell of myself. My husband died in a freak automobile accident; my father who had dementia died in my arms from skin cancer; I moved from my home of 33 years without the help of my three children awhile I could barely force myself to leave home.

Flashback Friday

Originally posted on Cute Overload:
Looks like somebody’s gone cold turkey. “Dec. 7, 1950. A turkey wrapped up in a blanket and scarf to keep it warm and free from colds and chills. Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images” Via Live…

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WordPress TV

Ooooooohhh my gosh… I just watched a question and answer session with the young man, brilliant young man who created WordPress. It was mesmerizing! I am such a novice, and every time I think I’ve figured out how something works … Continue reading

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Blindly Blogging

I wish I could say I’ve got this blogging thing down pat, but I still get confused logging in sometimes. Well…not really logging in, which I finally accomplished on my laptop. Problem was I’ve only ever logged in on my … Continue reading

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Great Quick Summer Read

Just finished THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green…started last night before bedtime and picked it up again this afternoon to read just one more chapter, then load the dishwasher. Well…the dishes are still in the sink. But I … Continue reading

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Howling.

Originally posted on Meanwhile, back at the ranch…:
Husband’s gramma is in the hospital a few towns away. Yesterday we went to visit her. I don’t normally talk about things like this, but I think I should because there are…

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Learning to Blog/Write Professionally

Learning, learning, learning! Have you ever written something that will be read by many many people and gone back to read it one more time right after the final draft has gone out and found some glaring error that you … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Cutter on Happy Blogging

Originally posted on rarasaur:
Today we have a guest!  Please welcome The Cutter, from The Cutter Rambles.  The Cutter is a happy blogger, which is really what this post is all about, so I know you’ll love his blog.  Pop…

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